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Keith M's 2004 Pontiac Sunfire

Joshua honed his knowledge of home audio/video gear during an 8-year stint as a Crutchfield Advisor. He can talk tech with the best of them, but he lives for the emotional experience of music. He brings that outlook to his writing, and to his side gigs as a folk guitar player. He stays active by chopping firewood and exploring 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 9:32:24 AM

    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 11:54:50 AM

    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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