It wasn’t long ago that the UTV segment was devoid of integrated audio equipment from OEM and aftermarket manufacturers. SSV Works was the first company to create UTV specific audio products, and have since pioneered all of the great features you find in UTV audio-systems today. From plug-and-play kit solutions to full audio systems with true weatherproof ratings, everything with factory fit and finishes. So, when the team at SSV Works decided to showcase their Phase X series, a premium product line aimed at providing the loudest, best sounding audio-system for the UTV market, they decided to go all out with a Can-Am Maverick X3, built by the crew at Superior Motorsports.
Before we get into the Phase X Series of audio components, in particular their all-new Phase EQ amplifier, let’s take a look at the X3 build itself. The SSV Works crew opted for an HCR Dune Elite suspension system with Zbroz Spring Kit and Sandcraft Limit Straps. Radius rod and plate also came from Zbroz, while CT Race Works provided a gusset kit and shock tower brace. For lighting, the X3 is equipped with a Baja Designs headlight and shock tower lights, accompanied by Dunegear accent lights and Infinite Offroad Whips, Rocklights and Halos. Out back you’ll find an RLB Rear Chase Light to make sure the X3 gets the attention it deserves when being chased through the dunes!
A pair of Simpson seats and a Superior Motorsports 2 Seat Rollcage takes care of driver comfort and safety, while a PRP steering wheel helps the pilot control this wild X3 build. The stock motor has been tuned by Whalen Speed, with a KWI clutch and a Treal Performance exhaust system to keep things simple, but spicy. Underneath the X3 you’ll find a set of 15-inch Package Performance wheels wrapped in 35-inch System 3 XCR350 tires. Aesthetic upgrades were minimal, but included a Superior Motorsports front grille, SDR 2-Seat Doors and a full reflective wrap by Oregon Design Co.
But this build wasn’t intended to show off SSV Works’ ability at creating a high performance Can-Am equipped to do just about anything a UTV enthusiast might ask of it – although that is what they managed to accomplish. The SSV Works X3 was built to highlight their new Phase X line of audio-kits, and the team went full tilt, with a tremendous amount of attention to detail and a focus on their new Phase EQ amplifier developed by SSV after being frustrated with what was available on the market before hand.
To keep the Phase X audio system running they installed a Full Throttle battery which powers a JVC MR1 Head Unit with an SSV Works Dash Kit. A pair of 4-inch Kicker Dash Speakers and 6.5-inch SSV Works Front Kicker Speaker Pods pump sound out up front, while a couple of 8-inch SSV Works Rear Cage Mount Speaker Pods handle the sound from the back. A 10-inch Kicker subwoofer with an SSV Works Under Seat Sub Enclosure takes the system from car stereo to full on night club. And all of this is connected and controlled by the brand new Phase EQ Amplifier with Rock & Ride DSP Switch.
According to the team at SSV Works, many companies offer amplifiers that come “pre-tuned,” although much of what they are doing is only tweaking a few audio settings such as the gains. The Phase EQ amplifier, however, comes with a DSP (Digital Signal Processor) tuned to your specific vehicle and the audio-kit you’re purchasing. This means the frequencies have been tuned to process your favorite audio to sound the absolute best, no matter your riding style. The way the Phase EQ amp and DSP processes audio output is the same as you would find in today’s luxury on-road vehicles. Because of this, SSV Works can better utilize the power output, allowing Phase EQ to outperform larger and often more powerful amplifiers.
To go one step further, the Rock & Ride DSP Switch, sized to fit any standard rocker-switch location, allows the driver to switch the Phase EQ amplifier between multiple audio profiles.
Ready to hit the trail? Select RIDE and the Phase EQ amplifier will process the audio to compensate for wind and engine noise, as well as boost the frequencies lost when wearing a helmet. This allows the driver and passengers to have the most energized listening experience in the cab while riding. Back at camp? Hit ROCK to switch to a profile tuned to sound more optimal outside of the vehicle, providing the fullest sonic and most optimal sound while you’re knocking back a few cold beers by the fire after a long day on the trail.
SSV Works audio kits are intended to be plug-and-play systems – no soldering, cutting, or crimping of wires required. They’re designed to be installed as easily as possible to give you more time to enjoy your stereo on the trail. Simply bolt down the speaker enclosures with the pre-installed speakers, run the vehicle specific wiring harness, turn the key and enjoy the tunes. Additionally, SSV Works has created a line of audio kits that look like they came straight from the factory and are built for off-road environments, with weather-sealing that can withstand sand, dust, water and snow.
The new SSV Works Phase X series of audio-kits set the bar much higher than before when it comes to UTV stereo systems. They’re designed and built for hard charging UTV drivers that plan to spend long days in their rigs and long nights around the campfire with family and friends. Able to withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at you means the Phase X kits will keep the party going no matter the weather. It wasn’t that long ago that a 100-watt stereo in a UTV was top of the line. But now, with the 800-watt five-channel Phase EQ amplifier and its ability to power and adjust the audio profile of a complete stereo system thanks to the DSP switch, we have next level sounds coming from our UTVs!
SSV Works Can-Am X3 Phase X Audio System Build
JVC MR1 Head Unit with SSV Works Dash Kit (PN: X3-DMR1)
- Dash kit fits JVC MR1 and Rockford Fosgate PMX series head units
4” Kicker Dash Speakers (PN: X3-F4)
- 60w Speaker
6.5” SSV Works Front Kick Speaker-Pods (PN: X3-F65A)
- 25mm Tweeter
- 120w Speaker
8” SSV Works Rear Cage-Mount Speaker-Pods (PN: US2-C8A)
- 25mm Tweeter
- 195w Speaker
10” Kicker Subwoofer w/SSV Works Underseat Sub Enclosure (PN: Passenger side X32-PUS10K / driver side X32-DUS10K)
- 800w Kicker Comp RT subwoofer
Phase EQ Amplifier with Rock & Ride DSP Switch
- 800w 5-channel Amp
- Digital Signal Processor Switch included
- IP66 Water/Dustproof rated
- Pretuned to the specific audio kit and vehicle