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Jacob Kelley's 1996 Dodge Neon

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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Installation Description

The installation was hard, but this is my first time installing anything in my car. The hardest part was installing the head unit, the easiest part was connecting all the speakers.

Q&A Section

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

To have better sound quality in my music.

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

The way you should wire up everything.

Why did you choose these products?

I wanted Sony products for a long time.

What was the most difficult part of the installation?

Installing the head unit.

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

I plan on purchasing 2 more Sony Xplod Subwoofers.

My Pioneer Head Unit

My Pioneer Head Unit

my amplifier

My Amplifier

sony xplods

Sony Xplods

my APC short ram intake

My APC Short Ram Intake

my tsunami capacitor

My Tsunami Capacitor

this is me

This is me.

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