Tracy Stack's 1997 Honda Accord



Items installed:
  • Blaupunkt Hollywood cassette receiver
  • Blaupunkt IDC-A09 5-disc CD changer
  • Kenwood KFC-P602 6-1/2" component system — front doors
  • JBL GTO962 6"x9" 2-way speakers — rear deck
  • MTX Amplified ThunderForm for Honda Accord — 10" woofer, 100-watt amplifier
  • StreetWires amplifier wiring kit
Tired of the factory radio in her 1997 Honda Accord LX, Tracy Stack wanted to expand the entertainment options for her daily commute, and to get a little more bass in her music. She designed a sweet-looking system that cranks out great sound without sacrificing trunk space or requiring any significant alterations to her car.

Tracy picked Blaupunkt's Hollywood cassette receiver — its excellent tuner, strong internal power (25 watts RMS, 40 peak x 4), six-level loudness control, and 4-volt preamp outputs make it a great choice for a system controller. The Hollywood and its companion IDC-A09 5-disc CD changer are custom-mounted in the 4-inch tall dash opening for a simple, yet elegant look.

Kenwood's KFC-P602 component system makes sweet music in the front doors — the 6-1/2" woofers fit nicely in the factory door openings, and the 1" tweeters are flush-mounted in the upper door panels. The JBL GTO962 6"x9" 2-way speakers pump out some extra mid-bass punch from the factory rear deck locations. All interior speakers are powered by the Hollywood's internal amp.

Tracy was resigned to losing a good part of her trunk to an amp and sub enclosure, until she checked out the MTX Amplified ThunderForm for the Honda Accord. A special-design MTX 10" woofer teams up with a 100-watt Class D amplifier in a color-matched high-density polyethylene enclosure. The ThunderForm is molded to the curves of the Accord's trunk, so compact it's easy to overlook at first glance. Tracy used a StreetWires amp wiring kit (instead of the power harness included with the ThunderForm) to route power from the battery to the MTX enclosure.

Tracy now grooves on CD, cassette, and radio at her fingertips, with excellent imaging and powerful bass, all without altering substantially the look of her Honda. Check out the photos and you'll agree — nice job, Tracy, on your all-powerful Accord!


Tracy Stack and her 1997 Honda Accord LX.


The Blaupunkt Hollywood and the IDC-A09 5-disc changer make a potent one-two punch in this slick-looking, custom-mounted dash installation.


Tracy installed Kenwood's KFC-P602 component system in the front doors for an in-your-face front soundstage.


JBL's GTO962 2-way 6"x9" speakers lurk beneath the rear deck, kicking out strong midbass and sweet highs.


Stealth sub — the MTX Honda Accord Amplified ThunderForm puts out big bass from a very low profile enclosure.

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