Stanley F's 1994 Mazda Miata
I've been with Crutchfield since 1999, where I began as one our advisors, helping our customers choose new gear. After a couple of years, I moved to the writing team where I spent a decade researching new products and getting hands on with car stereos, amplifiers, speakers, and subs. Yeah, I've been doing this for a while.
For the past few years, I've been the managing editor of Crutchfield's Car A/V web article content. I couldn't ask for a better job — we get to play with car audio gear every day! I'm a Virginia native from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Outside of work, I love listening to music, playing board games, and installing new audio systems for my friends.
More from Robert Ferency-Viars
- Apline ida-X100
- MTX 10" Subs
- Apple iPod 5G
- Infinity Reference 5350a 5-channel amplifier
- Apline CHA-1214 12 disc cd changer
- Dynamat Extreme
- MB Quartz 4" PVI 210, 2 each head rest
- StreetWires Zero Noise 5 4-channel Patch Cables
- StreetWires Power Station PSK04Ri
My wife's Miata was in need of an upgrade a few years ago so I called Crutchfield for an assist at that time we already had the custom 2 10" mounting system sold by RavenWing Performance in her car. Ziggy and I decided on the Alpine with the Infinity 5-Channel Amp. It was a perfect fit. The sub enclosure is lined with Dynamat Extreme and all cables are higher end. We also upgraded the 12 power system for the amp at the time. The single-din Alpine is installed with a Crutchfield wiring harness. Everything is soldered and shrink wrapped and cut to length. Even the iPod mounting bracket was done thru Crutchfield.
My wife has won many awards with her car. She was fortunate enough to have her favorite actor Steven Seagal sign her car. Recently she won the Best ICE (In Car Entertainment) at Mazda's 20th Anniversary Miata Fest.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
Needed some more higher end components
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
Why did you choose these products?
A Chrutchfield advisor Ziggy helped us
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
The Custom enclosure and wiring cleanup
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
|Mazda ICE Award|
|MiataFest ICE Winning Car|
|Steven Seagal Signature|
Amp Subs and Changer
|Trunk Rear View|
|Miata Fest ICE winner|
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