Joseph R's 1997 Nissan Maxima
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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- Clarion DUZ385SAT CD receiver
- Alpine SPS-600 Type-S 6-1/2"2-way speakers
- Kicker S10L7 4ohm DVC subwoofer
- JBL GTO75.4 II 4-channel car amplifier 104 watts RMS X 4
- Rockford Fosgate Punch P8002 2-channel car amplifier 200 RMS watts x 2
I originaly had the stock Bose system that came with the car but found if just wast enough for "today's" music. Removing the wood trim around the radio wasn't bad, but be aware that when you remove ashtray the clips can fly off and be a pain later to get. Radio was a direct fit with a clean look. I drilled through the firewall on the drive side for the amplifier power wire. All RCA wires were ran under the moldings where there's a channel used to guide wires in the car and there's plenty of room. The amps were mouted to the back of the trunk and are solid. Alpine speakers all around the car wired togeter with the stock bose tweeter in the door, they sound great! Everything installed smoothly with zero engine noise.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
Stock system was not clear for sound.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
How my amps are mounted.
Why did you choose these products?
Trusted name brand and look of it.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
|4g wire to the amps|
|All cleaned up|
|Kicker S10L7 4ohm|