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Oliver S's 1997 Subaru Outback

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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Installation Description


Me and a friend thought that it would be awesome to get a 12" and two 10" subs. I wanted to stick with Alpine because I am a very strong believer in their equipment. I bought two sheets of 3/4 inch MDF at Home Depot. My friend and I spent two days making the box, but it paid off.

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

When I traded a PSP for 3 10" JL Audio subwoofers. I thought that it would be awesome to have two 10"s and a 12".


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

My sub box.


Why did you choose these products?

Because I have been very satisfied with Alpine products in the past.


What was the most difficult part of the installation?

Spending late nights trying to finish the massive 7.2 cubic foot box.


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

Contact Alpine about maybe starting a sponsorship.


My IDA-X303 My IDA-X303
either The back view of the three subs. Thats the 12
either You can only really see the 12
The test to see if the box fits. And it does! The test to see if the box fits. And it does!
Alpine sticker and the subs! Alpine sticker and the subs!
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