We don’t only install great sounding stereo systems in cars, trucks, RV’s and boats, we also make golf carts sound good too! The owner of this EZGO golf cart had previously brought his son’s Polaris to us to install a soundbar in it. He was so happy with the work we did on his son’s Polaris that he decided to bring us his golf cart for a stereo upgrade. Follow along as we go over his EZGO stereo upgrade.
EZGO Stereo, Controls and Amplifier
Typically on golf carts we use some sort of Bluetooth controller for the audio source. This client wanted something a bit nicer, as well as the ability to listen to FM radio stations. The radio he picked out was a Fusion color radio. It has tons of features and along with its’ bright color screen, was a great choice. We would be installing the radio and two switches in the dash of the golf cart. To integrate all of the electronics in the dash we used our laser to make a custom acrylic plate to house all of the gear. In addition to securing the gear, we also etched labels for the switches into the plastic. To power the new speakers we went to our go-to EZGO amplifier, the JL Audio MX 280/4. This little powerhouse provides the speakers with lots of power, while being a nearly waterproof amplifier. We mounted the speakers and lighting controller on a HDPE plate that we fabricated.
Rockford Fosgate Speakers with Lighting
One of our favorite locations for speakers in golf carts is in the front pockets. We have templates made to custom fit the pockets of the EZGO carts. These templates help us create perfectly fitting speaker adapters in the EZGO’s. In these templates we installed a pair of Rockford Fosgate coaxial marine speakers. In the rear, behind the seats, we installed another set of Rockford Fosgate speakers. To reinforce the plastic on the cart, we cut a piece of black HDPE plastic and mounted the speakers on the plate. When discussing the build with the client we mentioned that the Rockford Fosgate speakers had lighting built in to them. The client wanted to take advantage of the lighting so he agreed to add in the Rockford Fosgate lighting controller. This gives him the ability to control the lighting via the Rockford Fosgate lighting app on his smartphone.
EZGO Audio Pros at Pinnacle
Our final step once the gear was installed was to setup the JL Audio amplifier and make sure the lighting functioned properly. When the client picked up the EZGO he was blown away by the sound from his golf cart. We are sure he was happy that his toy was much louder than his sons! Contact us online or stop by if you would like to know more about stereo options for your powersports vehicle.