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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- 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 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.
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|
|Bandpass Dual box - 2 x 12" subs|
|AMP - Before LED|
|AMP - with LED|
|LED in cap / 3 way Block|