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Alex J's 2001 Cadillac Deville

I started my Crutchfield career as a product advisor. I fielded thousands of customer questions about A/V equipment, designing systems for homes, cars, and the occasional party bus. Do that for eight years, and you begin to understand what people really want from their gear. You also get a lot of hands-on experience with the latest products. That's one of the coolest things about working here. As a writer, I enjoy 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 enjoy playing and teaching music. I'm always on the lookout for interesting left-handed guitars.

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Receiver and equalizer

Items installed:


  • Kenwood Excelon KVT-717DVD DVD/CD player with 7" video screen
  • Kenwood KGC-9044 Full-DIN passive EQ/crossover
  • Kenwood KFC-1660S 6-1/2" 2-way car speakers
  • MA Audio 4 channel amp (500 watts)
  • Memphis Audio 1" tweeters(4)
  • Memphis Audio mono block subwoofer amp (1100 watts)
  • JL Audio 15" Woofers (2)
  • Rockford Fosgate 1-Farad Capacitor w/digital monitor
  • Rockford Fosgate Gel cell battery

  • Installation Description


    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.

    Q&A Section


    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. Receiver and single-DIN equalizer installed.
    Rockford Fosgate Gel cell battery. Rockford Fosgate Gel cell battery.
    JL Audio 15 JL Audio 15" subwoofers.
    Plenty of power in the trunk. Plenty of power in the trunk.
    Rockford Fosgate wiring keeps everything properly connected. Rockford Fosgate wiring keeps everything properly connected.
  • mike mechtel from rochester

    Posted on 9/8/2015

    I have a 2000 deville and I'm having trouble finding a wiring harness for the head. I see you guys don't carry one as well. Can you tell me who would,. thanks or a part # I can refer to when trying to find one

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/8/2015

    Mike, we actually do have a wiring harness for your vehicle. An advisor will be contacting you soon.

  • ICEBERG SLIM from Jackson

    Posted on 5/7/2016

    On my way to do a complete replacement of my audio system in my 2001 Deville can i get recommendations on everything!!! And i also want to replace my front and rear center channel speakers i see that you'll dont carry the a pillar speaker also... Any idea where i can get advice and recommendations? Thx

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