Alex J's 2001 Cadillac Deville
My love for all things audio started back in the '90s when I built my first subwoofer enclosure. After joining Crutchfield in 2007, I spent seven years as a product advisor, designing A/V systems for homes, cars, and the occasional party bus. These days I specialize in home speakers and distributed audio systems, focusing on translating technical jargon into easy-to-understand language. My goal is to make shopping for speakers and amplifiers simple. After all, this stuff is supposed to be fun! Outside of work, I'm a hobbyist photographer and enjoy visiting our national parks.
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- Memphis Audio 1" tweeters(4)
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- JL Audio 15" Woofers (2)
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- Rockford Fosgate Gel cell battery
I wanted an installation that would not interfere with my everyday commute, so I chose to sink the amps into the trunk floor allowing me space for groceries or luggage. The JL Audio equipment provided me with that killer punch that I was looking for. My entire trunk area and side panels were sprayed with noise protection. The entire install took approx. 4 days, with most of that time being spent on the trunk area.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
I love music, and I had a lot of peer pressure. All of my friends have outrageous sounds.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
Has to be the trunk install.
Why did you choose these products?
They work well together, and give me the power that I need.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Choosing a head unit.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
Trunk actuators, custom paint, and a body drop modify.
|Receiver and single-DIN equalizer installed.|
|Rockford Fosgate Gel cell battery.|
|JL Audio 15" subwoofers.|
|Plenty of power in the trunk.|
|Rockford Fosgate wiring keeps everything properly connected.|