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Alan R's 2007 Chevrolet Corvette

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.

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Items installed:


  • Eclipse AVN6610 navigation system
  • JL Audio XR650Csi component speakers
  • JL Audio TR525-Cxi 5-1/4" speakers
  • JL Corvette Stealth Subwoofer
  • SIR-ECL2nt Sirius Traffic Controller
  • Eclipse iPod adapter
  • Eclipse CH3083 CD Changer
  • JL Audio XD700/5 5-channel amplifier
  • Front and rear cameras

Installation Description


I had Area 41 of Kennesaw, GA and Sounds Sensations install the audio equipment and Dynamat throughout the car. I installed the Dynamat in the truck myself

Q&A Section


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

I had Eclipse in my previous car and wanted the same quality in my Vette


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

The Amp rack installation in the truck


Why did you choose these products?

I chose the products for the quality of sound


What was the most difficult part of the installation?

The cost.


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

Upgrading the entire system to something more current like Pioneer and Alpine


interior Picture of interior of car
amp rack Amp rack from interior
amp rack Amp rack and stealth subwoofer from trunk
Eclipse stereo Eclipse navigation headunit
Eclipse stereo iPod in the console
Dynamat Dynamat installation
Dynamat Another photo of the Dynamat installation
Front of car Front of car
Side view of car Side view of car
Alan Me — deal with it
  • Bill from NC

    Posted on 5/9/2015

    Front and rear cameras? How?

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 5/11/2015

    Bill, Rear-view cameras for easier parking and reversing have become a popular choice for drivers these days. The same is true of dash cams mounted on a windshield or dash, which loop-record the road in front of you to document unexpected incidents. Installing a rear-view camera can be a bit of work depending on the system you choose, but there are wireless options as well. Installing a dash cam can be as simple as suction-mounting it and plugging into your car's 12V power source. Check out our wide selection of car video options.

  • Todd from Atlanta

    Posted on 4/24/2016

    Hello Sir I love your set up!! But I have a question about your stealth speakers.. I have a 1998 Vett, and would like to set up the subs like that as well.. Where did you buy them or were they made for you?? Thanks...

  • Alan R from Marietta

    Posted on 6/18/2016

    Todd, the subwoofer enclosure is available through JL Audio and they may have one that is designed specifically for your car.

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