Terry S's 2006 Scion xA
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.
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Originally, I used this in my wife's Scion xB but then I bought my Scion xA and took back my parts. The original box would not fit my car so, following the specs I built a new sealed box @ .27 cuft per subwoofer. Good thing Crutchfield has the know how to help me build the box properly.
I designed the box so that I am able to access the spare tire area that most tuners lose when putting in a subwoofer box. The majority of people are truly amazed that the amount of bass in my car is only 50w and 8" subs. I added a couple of blue cold cathodes that go great with the blue led on the amp. I'm all about modifications on a budget and Crutchfield knows how to accomplish that.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
Although the factory head unit is 160w, it is limited on bass capabilities.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
That people can modify on a budget. My whole system cost about $250
Why did you choose these products?
Price was a big consideration.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
I am used to modifying my own cars so probably the hardest was routing the wires.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
I will eventually go to a bigger system with video as well.
|Great sound on a budget|
|Overview of subwoofer enclosure.|
|View from the bottom.|