Juan Medina's 2007 Dodge Charger
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.
More from Todd Cabell
- Pioneer AVH-P6500DVD Head Unit
- Alpine SWS-1042D Woofer
- Alpine MRV-F450 5-channel Amplifier
- Pioneer 7" Rear Screen with Adjustable Elbow
- 2 Sets of Infinity Reference 6012si 6-1/2"/6-3/4" Shallow 2-way Speakers
I have done numerous installations and always purchase my equipment from Crutchfield. I love their policies and great customer service. This particular car is too new so there were no MasterSheets available from Crutchfield yet, and I had to figure it out on my own. The system sounds good for my needs -- I have outgrown the days of heavy bass. I may step up to a Kenwood or Alpine as this Pioneer unit doesn't filter out engine noise very well.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
I am an audiophile and enjoy hearing all recordings as they were intended.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
How clean the installation was done.
Why did you choose these products?
I had these products from another car, except for the speakers. I wanted the best possible equipment I could afford.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Keeping everything clean and organized.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
I plan to replace the DVD unit with a top-of-the-line Alpine or Kenwood as well as upgrade the front speakers to component speakers.