Nick B's 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee
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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- Profile HA1040 (80 watts RMS x 4ch Amplifier)
- DHD NTX-2007 (500 Watts 2-Channel Amplifier)
- SCOSCHE ECAP1 (1-Farad Digital Capacitor)
- Pioneer TS-A1682R (6-1/2"/6-3/4" 4-way car speakers)
- Pioneer TS-A1672R (6-1/2"/6-3/4" 3-way car speakers)
- 2-JL AUDIO 12W0 (250 RMS)
- Q-Logic QLH-12D125 (Type 1 dual 12" hatchback box)
- Sony CDX-GT300 (CD player with MP3/WMA playback)
- Harman Kardon Drive + Play (iPod control system)
- JL Audio 4 AWG Amplifiers Power Kit ( For 2 Amps)
- Yellow Top Optima Battery
I wanted to create a sound system that makes people say wow and turn heads. To do this I put in a new Sony CDX-GT300 CD player that has many great features. Then I put all new Kicker door speakers that were blown out from my 4ch amp. So after that I put in all new Pioneer speakers that provide great sound quality and some thump too. Then the main part of my system I installed my 2 JL Audio 12w0 that hit hard!!! Harder then my friend's 2 12 inch Alpine subs. Finally I put in The Drive and Play for those days I don't really care what music I listen to, it works very nicely and looks great too. After installing all this I am pretty sure I accomplished what I wanted to do, people turn heads every where I go and now every one wants to ride in my car.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
Time to get with todays Technology
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
My two JL Audio 12w0 subs
Why did you choose these products?
Top of the line
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Wiring my amps and making sure every thing looks clean
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
and 2 amp
Cd player & Drive and Play
Me..nothing more to say