Ken Carr's 2000 GMC Sierra 2500; Ext. Cab
Dave Bar has worked for Crutchfield since 1981. After a brief 23 year stint in the sales department, he now writes about home audio gear and camera equipment for Crutchfield's catalog and website. Dave has been hooked on electronics ever since putting together a 5-tube AM radio in his high school shop class, and still enjoys tinkering with stereos in his spare time. His interests include gardening, cooking, fishing, photography, and music.
More from Dave Bar
- Kenwood Excelon KDC-X591; In Dash Single CD Receiver
- (2) Clarion 6-1/2" 230 Watt, 3 Way, Front (Door Mounted) Speakers
- (2) Boston 4"X 6" 3 Way, Rear (Door Mounted) Speakers
- Dynamat 'Extreme' Door Kits, (Front and Back)
First I added front speakers, because one of the factory speakers went out. It sort of blossomed from there. The factory tuner never was up to the task, so I replaced it and the rear speakers. I then decided to "Dynamat" the doors. I'm in the process now, of selecting a subwoofer arrangement of some sort. Hopefully this will improve on what I consider, 'not quite there yet' performance.After that, I intend to replace the carpet. At which time, I'll 'Dynamat' Sound and Heat insulate, the floor and firewall. When I do the seats, I'll 'Dynamat' the rear cab wall and possibly the roof.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
Subpar factory equipment.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
The only thing they can see, which is the in-dash tuner.
Why did you choose these products?
Price and perceived quality.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
The Dynamat products.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
A Subwoofer, more Dynamat, and possibly an Amplifier.