Brett M's 2004 Chevrolet Impala SS
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.
More from Joshua Crane
- Alpine SPS-69C2 6"x9" in rear deck (x2)
- Alpine SPS-17C2 6.5" speakers in front doors (x2)
- Sportster 4 Sirius satellite radio
- Rockford Fosgate 2 channel Amp
- Rockford Fosgate 10" subs (x2)
- Sony CDX-GT610UI CD Player
First thing I wanted was more bass, and I got a great deal from a friend for two 10" Rockford Fosgate subs in a sealed box with a matching Rockford Fosgate amp. I had help installing these early on. The next step was replacing the factory head unit, which wasn't easy! Thanks to Crutchfield's great product support I was able to buy the extra accessory needed to install the Sony head unit with little difficulty. Once that was completed, I had my subs re-wired to run through the pre-amp out on the Sony head unit. Replacing the rear 6"x9" and front 6.5" factory speakers with Alpines were a breeze. I have had Sirius before in my car so the Sportster 4 install was extremely simple, because I could go direct through the Sony's front auxiliary input!
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
I love music and any upgrades to improve its quality should be considered healthy to the soul!
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
Actually, it's the sweet USB port on the front of the Sony CDX-GT610Ui.
Why did you choose these products?
Low price for the quality and ease of install.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Taking my backseat out just to remove back carpeted panel to replace 6"x9" factory speakers.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
Upgrading my amp and subs package. The subs will need to fit in present box. 4 guage wiring already in place.
Set of Rockford 10" subs blending right in