Jordan B's 2000 Chevrolet Camaro
I've written about car audio and navigation at Crutchfield since 2006. During that time, I've driven to a lot of concerts in many different cities, so portable navigators have come in quite handy. I've also worked at several record stores and volunteered as a DJ at a community radio station, so I've applied the lessons of listening to music from several sources and in various environments to my own evaluations and writing.
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Jordan B. from Florence, SC, takes a great deal of pride in his 2000 Chevrolet Camaro Y87. However, when he first got it, it didn't have a stereo at all. He got a "worthless" stereo to start off with, but then decided to get a new one after his first stereo gave him a lot of problems.
Jordan decided to go with a new head unit from Pioneer because "it had good reviews, looks, and features. And Pioneer is one of the best names out there."
With a feature list including iPod® control, a detachable face, Advanced Sound Retriever, USB and auxiliary inputs, and a strong MOSFET amplifer, it's hard to argue with him. The stereo also got aggregate high marks from 103 of our customers, so the reviews speak for themselves.
- Pioneer DEH-3300UB CD receiver
- Pioneer TS-A1767 6-3/4" 3-way speakers in the doors
- Kenwood KFC-1682ie 6-1/2" 3-way speakers for the rear seat side panels
The Pioneer stereo mounted in the dash
You've got to love an easy receiver installation
"The Pioneer head unit was very easy to install. The required wiring was there, and all I had to do was switch out the connector of the previous stereo with the Pioneer one," Jordan tells us. You can see the Pioneer above, being mounted into the Camaro's dash.
And some speakers
Jordan rounded out the sound in his Camaro with some sweet Pioneer speakers for the doors and some hard-hitting Kenwood speakers for the rear seats. The Kenwood speakers in particular get high marks from our customers for their excellent midrange and highs.
This Kenwood KFC-1682ie 6-1/2" speaker fit nicely into the Camaro's driver's side rear seat side panel.
As for the future, Jordan says he would like to "redo the entire sound system, while keeping the head unit, adding a subwoofer with a stealth box, new wiring, and new speakers."
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