Chaevis A's 1993 Ford Bronco
I've been with Crutchfield since 1999, where I began as one our advisors, helping our customers choose new gear. After a couple of years, I moved to the writing team where I spent a decade researching new products and getting hands on with car stereos, amplifiers, speakers, and subs. Yeah, I've been doing this for a while.
For the past few years, I've been the managing editor of Crutchfield's Car A/V web article content. I couldn't ask for a better job — we get to play with car audio gear every day! I'm a Virginia native from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Outside of work, I love listening to music, playing board games, and installing new audio systems for my friends.
More from Robert Ferency-Viars
- 8 Alpine Type-E 12-inch subs in custom box in the back
- 2 sets of Alpine Type-X ref components 6-3/4"
- Kenwood excelon "Gouriki" amp dropped to one ohm at 2400 watts running the subs
- Tsunami capacitor (20 farad)
- Kenwood excelon "Gouriki" amp 100wx4 for the components
- Dixie horn mounted under hood
- Kenwood kvt-817dvd flip out tv
- Kenwood kca-1p500 iPod adapter
- Farenheight 7-inch tv mounted in the passenger side visor
- 4 gauge street wire power cables soon adding 1/0 gauge
- playstation 2
- wireless ps2 controllers
- cb radio galaxy 44 peaked and tuned
- wilson 1000 antenna for cb mounted on hood
- alpine visor tvs haven't installed yet
- 16gb ipod touch
- ac to dc converter
- straight pipe exhaust
when i first got the truck i put the alpine type x's in the doors with soom modification of the holes because they wouldnt fit then i drilled a hole in each door panel to mount they tweeters.after that i saved up some cash and went into crutchfield and bought all my 12's and they amps. i had bought the cap off the inernet. i went to lowes bought some 3/4 inch mdf board and went home and me and my dad built the box. we installed it the next day. after that i purchased the headunit off line and installed it i had a alpine dva 9861 before the kenwood flip out. i insatlled the dixie horn after christmas. it was a gift from my grandma and grandpa. i did the straight pipe exhaust when i first bought the truck.and thats bout all i think. it was a pretty decent install not too hard but also not too easy.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
when i got my truck i always wanted a crazy system ever since i was a kid.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
well i let them sit in the front seat and i let the 12's do the talkin.
Why did you choose these products?
because alpine and kenwood have great quality performance and sound.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
picking up the sub box and putting it in the back.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
4 for alpine 12's and make a wall.
|the visor tv and Alpine deck|
|the Alpine deck|
|the box test fitting the subs|
|wrapped top in black vinyl|
|what a beauty|
|in the truck after back breakin lifting|
|puttin subs in and checking the wiring|
|the truck when i first got it|
|they look good in there|
|me and my girl|