Brad L's 1995 Cadillac Sedan Deville
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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- Pioneer DEH-P6900UB
At first I was all over the internet looking for a mounting kit for this car and could not find one that seemed like it would work, so I fabricated one of my own. I used a kit for a 1995 Cadillac Seville and made two aluminum extensions so I could screw the mounting kit to the dash. It took a bit to get lined up, but once it was it looked like it belonged. Then I ran the 14 wires and antenna wires to the truck and hooked them up to where the original brain of the radio was. The stock speakers were great for being 13 years old, because the engineers at GM put an amp in there from the factory so I had my 22 RMS amps going to the amp, and getting amplified then to the speakers. Turned out great.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
Stock CD player broke.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
My custom mounting bracket and how loud it gets on the factory speakers and amp.
Why did you choose these products?
The USB function and the reliability of Pioneer.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Soldering and fabricating, then running my custom wiring harness to the trunk.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
No future upgrades, my sister bought the car.
|This is a straight on veiw of the radio, it looks like it belongs there.|
|I ran the USB cable into the glove box and kept my iPod locked in there.|
|View from the driver. I velcroed the remote to the steering wheel for added control and it worked great.|