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David H's 2003 Saturn Ion

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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Installation Description

The entire installation of the sound system took a few months while searching for all the right equipment. The fact that the car battery is in the trunk made the amplifier installation a breeze.

Q&A Section

Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?

I wanted to experience better sound quality and the joy of subwoofers.


What's the first thing you show people about your installation?

My two Rockford Fosgate subwoofers.


Why did you choose these products?

The products I have in my car are all quality name brand stereo components that over time have proven their roles.


What was the most difficult part of the installation?

The most difficult part of the installation was building the custom box to the manufacturer's specifications.


What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?

I am building a smaller, sealed enclosure that is only 7 inches deep for the subwoofers, and I am also planning on adding Dynamat to all 4 doors and the trunk.


    Front view of the car Front view of the car
    Alpine head unit, among others Alpine head unit, among others
    Subwoofers in the custom enclosure Subwoofers in the custom enclosure
    Amplifier and capacitor set up Amplifier and capacitor set up
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