Terry S's 2006 Scion xA


Joshua Crane

Joshua honed his knowledge of home audio/video 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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Installation Description

Originally, I used this in my wife's Scion xB but then I bought my Scion xA and took back my parts. The original box would not fit my car so, following the specs I built a new sealed box @ .27 cuft per subwoofer. Good thing Crutchfield has the know how to help me build the box properly.

I designed the box so that I am able to access the spare tire area that most tuners lose when putting in a subwoofer box. The majority of people are truly amazed that the amount of bass in my car is only 50w and 8" subs. I added a couple of blue cold cathodes that go great with the blue led on the amp. I'm all about modifications on a budget and Crutchfield knows how to accomplish that.

Q&A Section

Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?

Although the factory head unit is 160w, it is limited on bass capabilities.

What's the first thing you show people about your installation?

That people can modify on a budget. My whole system cost about $250

Why did you choose these products?

Price was a big consideration.

What was the most difficult part of the installation?

I am used to modifying my own cars so probably the hardest was routing the wires.

What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?

I will eventually go to a bigger system with video as well.

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