I have a 2012 Frontier SL with the RF head unit and amp. I just picked up the Atoto S8 Premium and I'm wondering if this part combination would work for me as well. Did you need a additional adapter for the radio antenna?Here's everything I purchased to install my Atoto A6 Pro into my 2011 P4X with the Fosgate hu and amp/sub:
Double Din Dash Kit
Metra 70-7551 - retains amp functionality
Metra Axxess ASWC-1 - steering wheel controls
Axxess AX-NIS32BT - bypasses bluetooth controls so your steering wheel controls will work
Carlinkit Wireless Carplay Dongle - for wireless Apple Carplay
It's pretty straight forward once you get all that. Let me know if you have questions.
If set up correctly should sound just as good if not better. Aftermarket units tend to have more detailed sound options to tweak vs oem.Nice right up and thanks to all for sharing their experiences with this. I’m thinking about upgrading also, my initial question is about sound quality,
I’m assuming sound quality didn’t change or get worse with this head unit did it? I read comments in the review section that claimed sound quality was poor. What are your experiences with sound quality??
Good to know, I appreciate your feedback!If set up correctly should sound just as good if not better. Aftermarket units tend to have more detailed sound options to tweak vs oem.
I think most of the sound quality issues are people using either the pre amp outputs to the rf amp or line outs but not using a line output converter. The rf amp is designed to take a specific voltage that is NOT equal to standard pre amp outputs or direct line out from the head unit. Like output converter must be used to match rf amps expected gain.
Did you not use it because it didn't work? I'm starting to think I can have either the SWC or the RF sub, but not both in a pre-made harness...I originally bought the 7553 and the ground loop isolators as well when I did mine. I know what you mean about shoving stuff behind the stereo. But someone here told me to go with the speaker lines and get the 7552. I originally ended up replacing the factory sub with one from Amazon for under $100. See my above post with the link. YOu can send the 7553 back and put the money towards the sub. And you'll not have all that clutter in your dash. I still have the isolators in my garage. lol