A client in Jacksonville dropped by Audio Designs and Custom Graphics to ask about upgrading the stereo in his 2021 Ram 1500. After talking with the client about what he liked about the stereo and what he wanted to improve, we designed a custom upgrade that would deliver the output and bass performance he was after. As often happens, the project delivered on the client’s request but also resulted in a Ram truck subwoofer solution that we can offer other owners of the new body style 2021 Ram 1500.
Audio Dynamics Amplifier Upgrade
The client was happy with the features of the radio in his Ram but wanted the system to play louder without distorting. We installed a six-channel Audio Dynamics MK700.6 amplifier in the vehicle to provide more power to the front and rear speakers. This amp is rated to produce up to 50 watts of power from the four main channels and an impressive 150 watts from channels 5 and 6. We used the high-power channels to drive the woofers in the doors and the other channels for the dash and rear speakers. Our technicians used an AmpPRO AP4-CH41 interface to extract a clean audio signal from the factory radio to maximize the system’s clarity. We also installed the bass knob that comes with the interface in the front of the vehicle, so the client can adjust the output of the subwoofer system for whatever kind of music he wants.
Custom Ram Truck Subwoofer Enclosure
The heart of the upgrade was a new subwoofer enclosure that would fit under the rear seat of this Ram 1500. After making many measurements and spending some time on the computer designing an enclosure that would sound great, we set our CNC router to work. The enclosure we constructed is home to a pair of Audio Dynamics 2208 eight-inch subwoofers and is powered by an Audio Dynamics MK1100.1 amplifier. The enclosure is unique because it’s a bass reflex (vented) design that uses a unique folded vent that we created using stacked CNC-cut MDF panels. It’s often difficult to fit a large vent in an under-seat enclosure, but we made it work.
Ram 1500 Stereo System Upgrade
After a few days of work, we had the new Ram truck enclosure constructed and it and the new amplifiers installed and configured for the client. He returned to Audio Designs and Custom Graphics to pick up the vehicle and was thrilled with how it sounded. If you have a new body style (not the Classic) 2021 Ram truck and are interested in a custom subwoofer enclosure, you can buy an identical one here (https://store.audiodesignscg.com/product/2019-and-up-ram-1500-dual-8inch/). If you have any questions, feel free to drop by our store in Jacksonville, give us a call or send our team an email using our online contact form.