Page 3: Interior & ICE
High-End Security System
My alarm (not telling what brand, sorry) has door, hood, and trunk sensors, a glass-break sensor, shock sensor, microwave motion sensor, light and lock relays, transmitter verification, start disable, and a battery backup. The two-way pager calls me when I'm out of earshot of the siren. No warning LED or decals. Bottom line: hands off!
Early SAABs are notorious for sagging headliners. I had mine professionally reupholstered, as opposed to having it cheaply "pinned up."
My Cobra Radar/LIDAR detector sees 11 bands of LE technology in a full 360-degree arc. It's also invisible to detector detectors.
Uprated Stereo Receiver
I'm no audiophile, but the factory system (with its paper cones and RF modulator) was showing its age. The stereo was the first thing to be modified. My head unit is a Kenwood KRC-335 receiver. Yes, it is a tape player (I still have some tapes I can't let go of,) but it is also the brain behind a very versatile system.
The receiver sends 180 watts to my two front 4x4" Clarion speakers and my two rear 4x10" Kenwood KFC-415C speakers. The polypropelene cones on these 2-way units sound so much better, that it's hard to believe anyone uses paper anymore. My installer got really excited when he saw the speaker-locations on my car. Most cars aim the sound at your shins with door-speakers. DUMB! Saab puts them on the dash and the rear deck, so that they bounce the sound off the glass right at ear-level. My audio guy insisted on doing my stereo imaging for me. I have to admit: movies sound better on my laptop (through my aux. adapter) than they do on my home theater system, thanks to the Dolby 5.1 surround.
6-Disc CD Changer/iPod Adapter
Under the driver's seat is a Kenwood 6-disc CD changer. I also have a Monster auxiliary input cable for plugging in my iPod or laptop.
Uprated Amplifier/Two 12" Subwoofers
Hello, hearing-loss! My two 300-watt Rockford Fosgate 12" enclosed subwoofers are powered by a 325-watt Rockford Fosgate amplifier. (975-watt peak @ 2 ohms.) Again, polypropelene cones and dual voice coils make the sound-quality here top-notch.
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