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Rickey M's 2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse

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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Items installed:

  • Kenwood KVT-717DVD 7" in-dash flip out DVD player
  • Kenwood Excelon XXV-02A 960 watt 4 ch amp
  • Kenwood Excelon XXV-03A 1600 watt mono amp
  • MA Audio 2.0 Farad Capacitor
  • Rockford Fosgate 0 gauge 2 amp wiring kit
  • Kenwood 4-way 6" x 9" 250 watt ovals
  • Pioneer 4 way 6 1/2" 260 watt rounds
  • 3 12" Sony Xplode 4 ohm 1200 watt subwoofers (350 RMS)
  • Rockford Fosgate 300 AMP 0 gauge to dual 4 gauge distribution block
  • Audiobahn sealed tri-sub enclosure
  • Monster Cable RCA AUX inputs
  • KYB Shocks with Vogtland lowering springs
  • Liteglow LED underbody lights
  • Magnaflow exhaust

Installation Description

First and most important was running all the wires. After that was done, mount the brain for the DVD player, install the DVD player, wire the new speakers in the doors and rear panels, mount the amplifiers on the rear of the back seat, wire the suboofers up at a 1.33 ohm load, connect the 2.0 farad capacitor, get a good ground, reconnect the battery, turn it up and make anybody in a half mile radius deaf!My cardomain page has more details on all the work I've done. Everything was done at my house by yours truly.

Q&A Section

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

Factory speakers just don't cut it

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

The flip out DVD player

Why did you choose these products?

Best bang for the buck

What was the most difficult part of the installation?

Running the 0 gauge power wire

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

New box to put a 4th subwoofer in the back and $500 worth of Dynamat

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  • Ray from St.louis

    Posted on 12/17/2015

    Sick car, bro. I've got an '03 GT same color

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