Richard K's 2000 Chevy S-10 Blazer
Joshua Crane has enjoyed working for Crutchfield since 2007. As a Crutchfield Advisor (known to his customers as "Kramer"), he helps customers select new gear. For a while, Joshua helped run the Custom Car Showroom, which features do-it-yourself installations by Crutchfield customers. Currently he is helping us with a special project, creating a database of photos from our many years of extensive vehicle research. In his spare time, he teaches guitar and music theory, and enjoys live bluegrass whenever possible.
More from Joshua Crane
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