Joseph R's 1997 Nissan Maxima
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.
More from Joshua Crane
- 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|