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Connected in Connecticut: 2012 Altima Gets Audio Upgrade

Altima factory radioA customer visited our P.C. Richard & Son North Haven, Connecticut showroom looking to upgrade the stereo in his 2012 Nissan Altima. There was nothing wrong with the factory stereo, but it was lacking the current technology available in most vehicles today. 


The customer was interested in incorporating the convenient features of his smartphone, but he was concerned that the new radio wouldn’t look right in his dash given its unique shape and design.


After speaking with our professional mobile installer, he felt reassured. Our installer explained that he could choose any radio and it would fit and function just as the old radio did. Plus, he could retain the steering wheel controls with an additional module if he wanted.


Our installer suggested the Kenwood DDX374BT for its ultra-modern features, large intuitive touch screen, and easy smartphone connectivity.


Using the appropriate mounting kit, wire harness, and accessories, seamless integration of new radio was achieved in just a couple of hours. The customer was impressed with all the new features that were added…plus, the installation looked flawless!


So, what are these new features?


Altima dash with Kenwood radio installed The Kenwood DDX374BT added a 6.2” touch screen display that’s easy to use and has the ability to play DVD movies. AM/FM radio, CD, USB, and Aux input are also featured. The Bluetooth function adds a safe way to connect while driving, stream music, or favorite music apps.


The simple press-and-hold of the customer’s iPhone button unlocks Siri and all of its features, including turn-by-turn audio navigation, voice dialing, and text messaging, all accessible while keeping his eyes on the road. The powerful built-in amplifier added some volume to his audio system and 13 bands of customizable equalizer settings made everything sound much better than the basic treble and bass adjustments available with the factory unit. The customer was ecstatic with the results and was pleased it took place in one convenient location


One week later, he came back to the shop...                


Since the customer was so happy with the stereo upgrade, he returned looking to get a new set of speakers, too. He chose Alpine speakers based on their reputation for excellent sound reproduction and high-power handling.


Once the new Alpine SPS 610C component speakers were installed, he noticed a dramatic difference in sound quality and musical clarity. He didn’t think his stereo system could sound much better, but the combination of a new radio and speakers made a world of difference.


Alpine speaker installed in doorWe’re not sure what’s next for this young man and his upgraded 2012 Nissan Altima, but he said he’s thinking about getting a subwoofer to add some impact to his music and finish off his audio system. We hope to see him back in the P.C. Richard & Son North Haven, Connecticut Mobile Installation Center soon!


Looking for a mobile electronics upgrade?


Whether you want to protect your vehicle with a security system or add some speakers for amazing sound, our P.C. Richard & Son Mobile Installation Centers will help you select the right system for your needs and provide the installation you require. We can hook you up with a subwoofer, hands-free Bluetooth stereo, remote car starter, and tons of other electronics and vehicle accessories. We offer a lifetime warranty on our installations and the lowest pricing. Stop into one of our Mobile Installation Centers now to learn more.


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