Matthew Ledbetter's 1999 Toyota Corolla
Todd Cabell is the Senior Director of E-Commerce at Crutchfield. He drives a 2000 Ford F-150 with an Alpine stereo in the dash, Polk/MOMO speakers, a Rockford Fosgate amplifier, and an MTX Thunderform under the rear seat. He hopes to one day outfit his 1962 Mercury Comet with a worthy sound system as well. He received a B.A. in English from Davidson College, an M.A. in English from the University of Virginia, and a Cambridge/RSA CELTA Certification for ESL Teaching from Cambridge University.
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Instructions from Crutchfield made installation of the head unit a snap. After connecting the wiring harness wires (at the comfort of my desk!) I installed the receiver in about 20 minutes. I'm still reading the manual to learn ALL the features.
Plan on installing:
Blaupunkt VX662 6 3/4" full range speakers in the rear deck
Polk Audio Db6750 6 3/4" components in the front doors
Infinity Reference 7541a 104x4 amplifier to power everything
Ceiling mounted monitor with wireless headphones (I have a child on the way!)
Infinity Perfect 10.1 sub in a ported box (custom built)
Profile AP400 amplifier for the sub (with remote on/off switch)
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
My job puts me on the road every day. I want to enjoy my travels!
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
The MP3 capacity on a DVD! And USB input is awesome!
Why did you choose these products?
The receiver has all the features I need to enjoy my trip. Plus I can attach an iPod if I need more audio!
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Connecting all the wiring to the harnesses, then realizing I'll have to re-do all of it when I get an amp.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
See installation details.
View of entire dashboard
Closer View of the Console
USB Input from thumbdrive