Jake A's 2001 Ford Supercab F-250
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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This was the first system I have ever installed. I was trying to find a decent system without paying to much. For the installation, I saved a lot of money thanks to Crutchfield. Their online videos showing how to install amps, subs, and door speakers helped a lot.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
I wanted to get some good quality music with the extra bump
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
The subs and amps
Why did you choose these products?
These products were the most affordable and price beneficial.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Re-wiring the door speakers with better quality wire
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
Probably upgrade to better quality subs
|Ford F-250 in all its glory.|
|Custom install of amps against back wall|
|New receiver with a storage pocket for the iPod or my sunglasses.|
|Two amps provide plenty of power for both the door speakers and the subwoofers.|