Rick Collins' 2000 BMW 323i
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.
More from Robert Ferency-Viars
- Alpine CDA-9835 Stereo
- MB Quart PSD-213
- JL 650csi
- JL W3V2 Subs
- JL 450/4 Amp
- JL 500/1 Amp
- Rockford Fosgate .5 Cap
- iPod AiNet Alpine Adapter
Custom fiberglass trunk spare tire well, sub box with two 12" JL subs covered with carpet, grill cover, custom carpeted amp rack. Aftermarket component speakers with Alpine CDA-9835 in-dash CD player with iPod hooked up.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
Needed better sound.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
The iPod playing ability through the Alpine deck.
Why did you choose these products?
Best value for my budget.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
Satellite radio and possibly adding subs.
Custom Door Tweeter
Custom in-dash light switches and bass knob