How to tell if a car stereo is too loud (video)

Here's a hint: If the stereo is loud enough to shatter a windshield, like the one on this 1989 Nissan truck, then it's probably a tad over-powered.

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The fact that the operator of this car stereo has to wear protective ear-wear and keep the driver's door of his 1989 Nissan Pickup Truck open to fully demo the system should be your first warning sign that the outcome of the YouTube video below will be either disastrous or hilarious.

The sound-off competition starts about the way you'd expect: with a whole lot of shaking. Then, at around the 20-second mark, the bass (which is already overwhelming the camera's puny microphone) proves to be too much for the Nissan's 23-year-old glass windshield and...well, just check out the video below to see what happens.

Whether these so-called "SPL sound-off" or "dB drag race"-type competitions are your cup of tea will determine whether you think the above video is awesome or awful. What do you think? Is this car stereo too loud? Sound off (see what I did there?) in the comments with your 2 cents' worth.

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