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Travis S's 2000 Ford Explorer

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.

More from Kramer Crane

  • 12" Infinity 1252w Dual Voice Coil Subwoofers (x2)
  • Infinity 611a Reference Series Amplifer
  • Pioneer 260w 4-Way Speaker in Front Doors (2x)
  • Pioneer 240w 3-Way Speakers in Rear Doors (2x)
  • Kenwood 50w x 4 Deck
  • Rockford Fosgate 1 Farad Capacitor

Installation Description

I installed the entire system myself. The whole process took me about 6 hours.

Q&A Section

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

I always wanted a system of my own ever since the first time that I heard a good upgraded system.

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

The subs and amp on display in the back.

Why did you choose these products?

Price and look

What was the most difficult part of the installation?

The deck took the longest.

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

I am building a box and I plan to add another amp.

New head unit

New head unit

Tremendous sound quality upgrade

Tremendous sound quality upgrade

The Amp

The Amp

Close up on subwoofer

Close up on subwoofer

The Subs and Amp

The Subs and Amp

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