Albert V's 2007 Chevrolet Cobalt SS
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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When I bought my car it had the factory Pioneer 7 speaker amplified system. I wanted more so I decided to upgrade the head unit with the Eclipse CD3100. I also chose the Metra wiring harness to keep the door chimes and all my speakers without splicing the factory wiring harness. I already had a Kenwood Tornado series sub and a Jensen amp laying around from my previous vehicle, so temporarily I installed them in my Cobalt until I get my Alpine Type S. Also, I haven't decided on an amp yet so hopefully I can decide from all the amps Crutchfield.com has.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
Without a doubt THE SOUND.
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
My Eclipse Head Unit
Why did you choose these products?
The price of the sub and the features of the cd player.
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Fitting the head unit in the dash.
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
2 12" Alpine Type S Subwoofers in a custom made box are in the works, Cold Air Intake, Underbody and Interior Neons, custom shifter, and hopefully a carbon fiber hood
Factory Pioneer 10" Sub