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Keith M's 2004 Pontiac Sunfire

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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Items installed:

  • Pioneer AVH-P4100DVD DVD receiver
  • Pioneer TS-G4642R 4"x6" 2-way car speakers
  • Dual BP1204 Illuminite bandpass enclosure with two 12" subwoofers
  • Dual XiA3145 2-channel car amplifier - 100 watts RMS x 2
  • StreetWires Power Station PSK08Bi 8-gauge amplifier wiring kit with patch cable
  • Scosche 500k Capacitor
  • Stinger 2 x SPD510 3 way power distribution block (with LED)

  • Installation Description

    Installation was simple, thanks to Crutchfield's easy MasterSheet. There is much more to do, but it's fun to do. Still working on hidding the wires, and sound proofing. I added more LEDs to the amp/cap/blocks. Added an LED between switch and AMP.

    Q&A Section

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

    It was finally time to upgrade, started blowing basic speakers. More power is always a good thought.

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

    Bandpass box with LED, or the Pioneer receiver.

    Why did you choose these products?

    More price than anything; I did a lot of research before buying. I wasn't going out to blow the windows off, or have every other car around mine rolling up their windows. I went more for feeling of bass.

    What was the most difficult part of the installation?

    The receiver with the new antenna adapter doesn't fit perfectly, so it took a little work to get in.

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

    Dynamat, LED's, more power.

    Pioneer AVH41000-DVD receiver using USB Pioneer AVH41000-DVD receiver using USB
    Bandpass Dual box - 2 x 12 Bandpass Dual box - 2 x 12" subs
    AMP - Before LED AMP - Before LED
    either AMP - with LED AMP - with LED
    LED in cap / 3 way Block LED in cap / 3 way Block
    exterior Keith's Sunfire
  • phillip from saginaw

    Posted on 9/4/2016

    I got power but power but no sound I used a just a standard stereo connector from Wal-Mart do I need a sound interface wore harness?

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/6/2016

    Phillip, give us a call for the best answer, or you can use our vehicle selector to confirm what gear is needed for the installation.

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