Terry S's 2006 Scion xA
Kramer launched his career with Crutchfield in 2007. He spent eight years as a product advisor, delighting in helping customers choose the best solutions for their systems. His passion for A/V gear and new technology led to a specialization in speakers and smart home equipment, which he covers for the Crutchfield website and Discovery Book catalog.
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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.|
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