Skip Navigation

Patrick Finger's 2006 Toyota Camry

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

Items installed:

  • Pioneer DEH-P6900UB CD receiver
  • Pioneer CD-iU50 USB-to-iPod adapter
  • Delphi SA10276 Roady XT XM Satellite Radio w/Sure Connect
  • Alpine MRD-M605 600 watts RMS x 1 at 2 ohms
  • Q-Logic QLH-1.2512DS Dual 12" Hatch/Trunk Box
  • EFX Amplifier Wiring Kit 4-gauge w/patch cord
  • Previously, I had two Alpine Type-S SWS-1223D 12" Dual 2-ohm Component Subs and a Kenwood KSC-WD250 10" Powered Subwoofer
  • Now, I have two 12" Memphis M3 DVC 2 ohm subs in a custom box
  • Street Wires 8-gauge wiring kit
  • Optima Yellow Top Battery
  • Street Wires 1 farad capacitor
  • Two Pioneer TS-A6962R as rear speakers
  • Street Wires Patch Cable
  • 18" Drifz Rims
  • Super White Headlights
  • Window tinting
  • PYTHON871XP car alarm and remote start system

Installation Description

For the most part all of the products that I have installed have been purchased from Crutchfield, so I had helpful instructions on how to install them correctly. I have done all of the audio products myself. I think that the install is the funnest part of the whole thing, other than showing off the system to other people. I began with two 12" Alpine type s subs and a 10" powered Kenwood sub, but replaced those with two 12" Memphis M3s and a custom box.

Q&A Section

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

I wanted to have something to set my car apart from all of the rest.

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

My subs are always the first things that I show off.

Why did you choose these products?

I liked the brands, reviews, and performance that they offered.

What was the most difficult part of the installation?

Getting everything ready for the install, like planning.

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

I plan to replace the rest of the speakers. Also, And then I will hopefully be done.

Front/><p class= Front

Tinted/><p class= Rims and tinted windows

Rims/><p class= Receiver, satellite radio, and gain controls for the subs.

The two 12

The two 12"s, and the 10" and the amp behind them

The view from inside the car, rear seat folded down/><p class= The view from inside the car, rear seat folded down

New Memphis subs and custom box/><p class= New Memphis subs and custom box

Amp and capacitor mounted on the sub box/><p class= Amp and capacitor mounted on the sub box

Me/><p class= Me

Me and the car/><p class= Me and the car

  • Antonio Carter from Charlotte,NC

    Posted on 8/23/2016

    Nice car

Great Gear Giveaway

THE

GREAT GEAR GIVEAWAY

Ask an expert advisor

No pressure, no commission — just lots of good advice from our highly trained staff.

Find what fits your vehicle

 
 
 
 

Can't find your exact vehicle?