Welcome to the page of Matt's 2002 Red Cavalier LS Sport
The Head unit has become somewhat of a seasonal change in this car so far I've had the stock one, Kenwood V619, Alpine 7894 and now the Pioneer Avic N1 for about the past year and a half. I think I've finally found one I like. My first trip with it was down to TN, we're in the middle of a park on the screen.
I have quite alot of wires and not alot of space fitting this head unit is always a real pain to finish, this is an older pic of a much simplier setup with the Alpine deck. It's ten times worse now with the video and more switches for da bitches lol
I replaced the factory door speakers with Infinity Kappa 4x6s. They are marginally better than the stock speakers which to my amazement for factory speakers were ok.
I decided that I wanted a stronger front sound so I added components but to hold them I needed these Qlogic kick panels which are a very good fit to the stock interior. The components I added was the Infinity Perfect 5.1 5.25inch. These have very good highs but lack very much bass which is disappointing considering the cost. I will change to something better if I can find it.
Heres the rear 6x9s top mounted in the rear deck these were Infinity which were the first speakers I put in the rear I got rid of them in favor of the stronger 5 way Pioneers I have now.
Why top mount them you ask? because they are simply too darn tall to fit under the rear deck. Besides they look hotter this way. Initially I kept the child seat teathers in but since they rattled badly and hampered the sealing of the rear deck I removed them.
I removed all the screws and filed all the holes with B-Quiet in the rear deck
I did the same thing with the rear deck covered it with b-quiet this gave it some strength and lessened the vibration as it is made of very thin cardboard and doesnt hold up very well under sound pressure..it does now. Just recarpetted the whole thing
I run these speakers now in place of the Infinity in the trunk to give more midrange, I run the system with the rear seat folded down so yes it does make a difference. These new Pioneer 5 way Speakers are great, one is broken from sound pressure but they are a pain to replace so havent just yet, also not pictured is the new XM ant. XM is great and works through the AVIC-N1
Heres the general idea of where they go in the trunk. This is an older setup from late 2002, I was hitting mid 130s at this time running about 1500 watts RMS, I'm several times that now.
This is the current sub I'm running its a 15 inch Kicker L7, just as loud as my immortals were maybe a tad stronger, eventually I'll be moving to two 12 inch L7s as it will look a little cleaner
This is the sub amp that runs the L7, its a Audiobahn 2300HCT, badass amp and has been with me for a year and a half with reliable service, its currently running 1200RMS at 2ohm, The chrome looking canister thingy is the 5F Mobile Spec Cap
Heres the other amp its an Audiobahn A4801T which runs all the speakers along with the Mobile Spec 3F cap and crossovers for the front components. Normally I wouldnt have the bucket and jumper cables in there but since right now with the smaller box I have the space why not put it to some good use