Stephen J's 2000 Dodge Intrepid
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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- JVC KD-S15 CD reciever (20 watts RMS x4).
- A pair of 6-3/4" Infinity speakers in the front door.
- A pair of 6"x9" Infinity speakers in the back.
- A pair of Infinity tweeters in the front doors beside the windows.
- A pair of Kicker comp 12" inch subwoofers.
- A Sony Xplod 1200 watt amplifier. You can hear every word said loud or not so loud and without it sounding cheap and fuzzy because this amp wasn't cheap.
I got someone else to put my 6"x9"s and 6-3/4"s in, but my tweeters came in great condition with the car. I bought my wiring harness kit, dash kit, and my CD player and installed them myself in under a hour. For that all I needed was a screw driver, wire crimpers, and electrical tape, but different people use different ways.
My subwoofers and amplifier sound nice together. I just had them professionally installed because I knew how to put them in but the whole running the wires under the carpet and tuning the amp are the parts I wasn't good at. They sound great and you can hear me coming when I'm driving from a distance.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
When I got a job and realized that I needed to upgrade it.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
My subwoofers and how they sound.
Why did you choose these products?
Because all in all they weren't too expensive but the sound quality is great.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Figuring how to get the dash out at first.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
My 6"x9"s ,6.75"s and possibly tweeters. I want new Kickers, or Infinty brands for those so they'll sound great.
|My 2 12" Kicker Comps and box.|
|My amp before it was hooked up.|
|One of my Infinity tweeters.|
|My CD player in my car.|
|Me the day I got my subwoofers.|
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