Eric B's 2005 Chevy Colorado
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
- MTX T-Form with 10" sub and 200W amp
- Blaupunkt GTx542 5-1/4" 2-way Speakers
- Blaupunkt GTc652 6-1/2" Component System
- Blaupunkt THA475PNP 75W x 4 Car Amplifier
- Blaupunkt THA 2.5M plug and play amp power cable
- Blaupunkt THA/PNP adapter cable
- Tsunami Lite Wave 2.0-farad capacitor
- EFX amplifier wiring kit 4-gauge w/patch cord
The stock Chevy Colorado XM stereo has good sound for the size of the crew cab. After enjoying XM for the first year of owning this truck I wanted to upgrade with the help of Crutchfield. Since they have wonderful knowledge of factory systems, it was easy to get started. First was the addition of the MTX powered sub, and balancing the sound with the component speakers. Since the factory deck does not have the power rating to push these new speakers I added a new four channel amp to do the job. Since the MTX is self-powered, the audio balance was easy to adjust. The final add into this system was the 2.0 Farad Tsunami Lite Wave capacitor, and higher gauge wire takes care of the power flow. Thanks Crutchfield for all your help!
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
I wanted to increase the volume of my factory XM stereo.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
The great factory look and integration of the components.
Why did you choose these products?
For the fit, finish, and custom cabling available from Crutchfield.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Not much due to the custom cable adaptors
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
Possibly adding an integrated DVD video system.
Full view of vehicle
Tsunami 2.0 Capacitor
MTX Thunderform powered sub
Four channel amp under seat