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Joshua honed his knowledge of home audio/video gear during an 8-year stint as a Crutchfield Advisor. He can talk tech with the best of them, but he lives for the emotional experience of music. He brings that outlook to his writing, and to his side gigs as a folk guitar player and music teacher. He stays active by chopping firewood and exploring our national parks.
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I wanted to start with a good head unit and work from there. I ordered the JVC KD-AVX11 from Crutchfield. They gave me everything that I needed for the install. Instructions were key to a very easy install. I thought about an amp and sub, and I went with the 10" Rockford Punch Stage 1. I wanted bass that would not take up room and I could have a nice feel to the music. The Rockford Punch 10" provided that. Now I'm looking into entertainment, and wanted a TV/DVD combination for long trips. I had seen the Valor RM-921C, and I talked to a Crutchfield product advisor who said this would be the right choice. It was, and I'm happy I bought it. My nephews love it, and the installation was a breeze.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
Features that I can get from aftermarket rather than stock. I like to entertain my friends and family on long trips.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
All the features and how clean the install looks
Why did you choose these products?
The quality, features, and price
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
The only difficult part is just making sure all the connections are right. If you've never done this before it can be intimidating, but Crutchfield makes it much easier to do.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
Bluetooth, tweeters, and a 4 channel amp for my door speakers