Matt L's 1998 Nissan Altima
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.
More from Kramer Crane
- Valor ITS-301D in-dash DVD receiver
- Alpine SPS-17C2 6-1/2" 2-way car speakers, two in front doors, two in rear deck
The installation process was not hard, but it was not extremely easy either. The speakers were very easy to put in the front doors, but were harder to put in the rear deck simply because I had to rip the back of the car apart to lift the liner up to get at the speakers. The Valor 301D was a fairly simple installation once I got all the wires crimped and the heat shrinking in place.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
Wanted a more advanced system then the factory one.
Why did you choose these products?
They were good prices for the quality I was getting.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Crimping the wires and putting the rear speakers in.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
Subwoofer, back seat monitors, back up camera.
|1998 Nissan Altima GXE|
|Valor 301D In-dash DVD Receiver with storage pocket|
|The new receiver in action!|