This kit is based on the Alpine INE-957HD Navigation/Radio, and includes all of the required parts, instructions, and hardware for a complete installation. Porsche 911, 997's, Cayman's, and Boxster's of the 987 generation ship with a speaker system that is substantially more capable than its predecessors. The weak link in the system however is the radio and amplifier combination that comes as factory equipment. Replacing the radio with our kit dramatically improves sound quality and lends the entire sound system to a more aggressive live concert sound. Our 997 radio kit also adds a modern digital sound processor that allows each channel to be digitally realigned in order to compensate for the fact that you sit much closer to the speakers on the left hand side (or right hand). This puts you (the listener) in the acoustic center of the sound system for a studio grade sound.
(Note: Bose-equipped cars require a new amplifier or our headunit adapter when installing an aftermarket headunit)
Our upgrade kit includes one of two optional powerful replacement amplifiers that are compatible with either factory Porsche speakers, or aftermarket speakers. The radio is compatible with both Bose and non-Bose audio systems and retains the factory subwoofer. So, no mater what trim level your car is; this kit will work for you. The amplifier has a tiny footprint and runs nice and cool. This makes it a strait forward swap for the existing factory Porsche Amplifiers.
You will notice that we offer both 4 channel amplifiers as well as 5 channel amplifier options with this kit. The reason for this is that it is possible, and reasonable, to only amplify the dash speakers and the door speakers (total of four speakers), and then power the rear speakers off of the radio's internal amplifier. This arrangement yields a good "bang for the buck" with minimal compromise in performance.
Alternatively you can opt for a five channel amplifier and get maximum potential from all speakers in the system. When using a five channel amplifier the 5th channel (subwoofer channel) is used to drive the two door speakers in tandem as a true subwoofer. then the remaining four channels are used to power the two dash speakers and the two rear speakers.
Both options sound great and are a huge improvement over the factory Porsche arrangement. With either amplifier configuration you will now be able to use the radio's integrated subwoofer control to dial in the exact amount of subwoofer response that you desire.
When you purchase an amplifier from CAI-Store.com you get both the amplifier as well as all of the hardware and accessories that you will need to properly mount and use that amplifier in your specific vehicle. We provide a mounting rack, bolts, instructions, and more. We go to lengths to make sure that your entire experience is a positive one, and that includes the installation. The price noted at the checkout option box reflects the amplifier as well as all of the hardware and cable required for the installation.
We preprogram the radio with the Porsche crest on the start-up screen. This makes the new radio look right at home in the 997 interior.
The dash kit is available in either black or Anthracite Grey (silver). Please choose before adding to cart.
This kit has been designed to be installed with just basic hand tools. Every part that you will need to complete the job ships with the kit. Full step by step instructions with detailed photos and 1(800) tech support makes the installation smooth, trouble free, and the final product predictable. This kit is for both the professional as well as "the do it yourself" type. Some of our customers want to dig into this project themselves and are comfortable with the multiple connections (not plug and play-some familiarity with such things and patience is required), routing wires and cables from the cabin into the trunk area, removal of trim panels, factory radio, etc. Some of our customers take their cars to a local shop (or drive a good distance to us. The record is the Eastern coast of Canada, with runners-up from several other states) and have part or all of the work done there. We see many happy customers with both options.
Shipping Time: This product is "made to order" and is custom made for your particular vehicle. This package typically ships within 2-3 business days of order.