Josh L's 1992 Chevrolet Camaro
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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- Alpine CDA-9884 CD receiver
- Kenwood KAC-7204 2-channel car amplifier
- Two 12" Kicker Comp Subwoofers
- Two 6x9 Phoenix Gold Rear Speakers
I installed my Alpine head unit first, then started on the rear. The Phoenix Gold speakers were simple, just plugged and screwed them in. Then I had a custom box ordered to fit perfectly in the back of my Camaro, so that the subwoofers placed inside had a tilt towards the front of a car (it is a hatchback). I put the two Kicker subwoofers into the box, and placed it in its spot, and couldn't be any happier with how it looks.
After running all the wires through my interior to the battery/head unit, I wired up the Kenwood amp and placed it nicely in front of the subwoofers, giving the back of my car a nice, clean look. Hooked up the rest of the wires, messed around with a couple settings, and now those subs hit great!
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
I love flashy head units and I need good bass while driving a car, so subwoofers are necessary.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
Just open up the hatch, and show the custom-fit box with the two subwoofers and the nice clean amplifier setup.
Why did you choose these products?
I got a very good price on many of these items.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
I've had some troubles with the amplifier, sometimes overheating and usually shutting off on me.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
For this car, not much. Maybe stronger amplifier and subs, definitely some front speakers, possible new rear speakers as well. However I am buying a truck early next year, and I have big plans for that.
|Bass travels all the way to the front of the car, right over the back seats|
|Once I get my army bonus I will upgrade :)|