Greg D's 1992 Eagle Talon TSi
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.
More from Kramer Crane
- JVC KW-AVX800in-dash DVD/CD receiver
- Audiobahn AW102N 10" 4-ohm subwoofer (x4)
- 4 - Rockford Fosgate 6.5" coaxial
- 2 - Alpine MRP-F500 bass amps
- 1 - Alpine MRP-450 four channel amp
- Full feature alarm with Turbo timer, remote start, and paging
- 2 layers of FatMat / Rattletrap sound proofing covering everything in the car
With the car gutted we installed 2 layers of soundproofing, installed the double DIN JVC, the RF 6.5's and 1 AWG power. We then proceeded to begin the sub enclosure / amp rack build which took three days to complete. The pictures do not show the finished product, but they do show the enclosure and amp rack almost complete. Each enclosure consists of 6 coats of fiberglass and is built to spec.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
It's our showcar / racecar and a big part of our business.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
The fiberglass sub enclosures built on a budget of $200.
Why did you choose these products?
We sell them.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
The four days we spent applying the sound proofing.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
Enclosure / amp rack re-build; we're now using Pioneer Comp subs and Phoenix Gold amps.