And here's what we all came to see-- the stereo. One word of warning before you wonder if I'm smoking crack or what... but this system is made for listening to actual music, rock, electronic, all that kind of stuff. Very rarely do I ever play any rap... but it does manage to impress the bass-heads enough to say "Wow, thats only one 12?"So let's get right down to it.Here's an old shot of my interior... looks great-- you can see the deck, the steal-me sticker, the remote, and part of my leg.Of course, I thought i'd throw in a shot from the backseat, because thats where it sounds the best from... and no, that's not a joke for the ladies... really... it's not. :DThis also shows off my '02 tassel... which likes to dance to the music... maybe I'll get a shot of that sometime... or a blurred rearview shot. It kind of makes me wonder why that crack in my windshield keeps growing every time one of my friends wants to listen to some Dr. Dre.I know you all wanted to see it, my deck, the Sony CDX-M600, which, even though it looks BADASS, it is probably the part of my system I have been least impressed with. It skips over washboard or potholes... (which is also due in part to my struts that I need to replace) it has no equalization other than bass and treble, and comes with 2.3v preouts-- a bare minimum. However, it does look great, has both high-pass and low-pass crossovers, and impresses all your buddies. The remote is also pretty sweet..These are probably my best investment so far-- A set of 6.5" JL TR Coaxials mounted in the stock door locations. Not too bad for $140 considering I got free installation and a speaker kit of dynamat for a trade of my old Memphis speakers. They were installed before I was confident enough to take off my own door panels. Since then, I've put them on my Clarion 200.2, which used to be bridged and used as my sub amp. I have also noticed now that my midbass gap is completely gone with the deck's crossover off and the amp correctly set up. Any sweeping bass or diverse bass lines just crescendo while getting deeper... no annoying dips where the front speakers die out or where the sub can't hit. It's all there... nice and flat.This is the box for my JLs... along with the grilles that I'm not using-- if anyone wants a set of mint condition 6.5" speaker grilles, send me 5 bucks and they're yours. The grilles came with the appropriate hardware and gaskets and everything... but unfortunately they are made for people who will be putting them in kick panels or build-outs or some other kind of application that doesn't have protection like a door panel does. They're extremely nice grilles and I would hate to see them go to waste.This is, of course, the Clarion 200.2 I was talking about a few minutes ago. Though it's not brand new or really flashy, it's a pretty clean and musical amp-- lots of depth in those little 6.5"s, i was impressed. Pardon the carpet, it's a tad dirty, I didn't have time to clean up beforehand! For anyone who cares, the power and ground are ran around the right side, while the speaker wire and RCAs were ran underneath the center console, right next to the shifter for a short distance (no noise, a few feet is ok), ... that was a ball to run... there is really no place to make the RCAs gracefully appear from, so you just have to make it look like it comes up close to the amp. For the power and ground, I had to make a small hole in the carpet, which is not noticeable since the wires are not visible anyway. The amp is grounded right under the running boards for easy adjustment if something would ever go wrong-- the paint and primer were actually pretty thick on that part of the car for some reason. Power wire is ran from the amp to the battery underneath the carpet, grouped with any wires that run along with it, which was duct taped perpendicular to the wire about every foot, and taped lengthwise the entire length to keep it all from moving. The wire travels through a grommet in the firewall on the driver's side... plenty of space, and of course it is all loom tubed and electrical taped the entire length of the engine compartment. All in all an easy task if you have seen it done before.Here, we have the balls of my system, the sub... A JL 12w3 D4, wired to 2 ohms to make my Memphis amp happy. I have been extremely impressed with this SOB. Before the w7, I would say this would have been JL's most impressive all-around demo-me sub. The box was made to match the sub, it's tuned to 28Hz, which means that this puppy can play down to 18Hz easily without unloading. A lot of electronic tracks have bass lines that sweep down from lower midbass all the way to subsonic frequencies... kind of like a roller coaster. Where most single 12s would die off towards the end of the sweep, this beast shakes the steering wheel even after you can no longer hear the bass. (Humans can only hear down to 20Hz, which means that the sub reaches its peak 20 times in one second.) It's kind of crazy to watch. Impressive is an understatement. It will sound shitloads better when I get a high-volt deck and a JL amp. Also notice the JL grille, which is the real deal, it cost $25... quite a bit for a grille but a great protective measure at that... gives the box an extremely "finished" look. The first grille I had on here came off when my box slammed against the back of my trunk, and was subsequently bent in half and mangled by the box going around a corner. I brought it into the shop and I think they kept it as a joke because it looked so fucked up. I went home that afternoon and bolted my box down and never had another problem with it. :D I also still have the trim ring for that grille (JL brand)... if you feel the need to have one, get in touch with me.Installation for my sub was done professionally the first time around... I got bored one day and loomed the entire setup to make it look cleaner, and then installed this remote bass knob at a later date. Yeah, that's telephone wire, kind of odd, but it's what it uses... I like the bass knob tons better than trying to negotiate with the deck to set the sub level... this way, I can have signal voltage to the sub up all the time, and still adjust the amount of bass. Some stuff needs kickass bass, some stuff needs bass that plays along with the frontstage. When it's turned just right so that it blends with the fronts, it sounds awesome.Running my sub is my Memphis 250D. Cheap power, not extremely musical, but its a great amp for the cash. This will be replaced soon by a JL 250.1, which will give much deeper and more realistic bass with more punch. You can also see that my box is held down by four L-brackets, mostly because it's not wide enough to hold itself down like my last box was. I can still get into the spare tire, and the box doesn't move... You can see a small accumulation of FeO on the crook of the L... time to get scrapin'!This is my old setup, which just proves to anyone who doubts out there... that INSTALL is EVERYTHING. I can tell you for a fact right now that my 12w3 plays deeper, louder, and much much cleaner than this setup did. You may ask, how does a 12w3 play cleaner than a 10w3? That box is hugely ghetto and high-strung. Before my 10w3, I had an Alpine ZR 10" which pretty much sucked in every direction... but hey, it made boom and I couldn't tell the difference-- and I bought it for $20... So you could imagine that I thought this 10w3 was god after comparing it to a ZR... but of course the 12w3 completely blew it away-- and it will be getting better shortly.For a security system, I bought a cheap but effective Autopage system, which has remote locks, an extremely loud chirp and alarm, dual-stage shock sensor, car finder, remote panic, and an optional extension-- which for some reason I couldn't use as a trunk pop because my car was gay enough to be proprietary or something. Don't ask me.Here's the "studio", where all my tunes are produced, I just thought I'd throw this in for fun, it's wonderfully outdated but by golly it's my setup... you get to know your own stuff better than the back of your hand. You can see in the pic my original iMac (soon to buy a PowerBook G4/800 for college), my 3-high stack of used CDRs on spindle (more where that came from), my 4x burner (to the right), my superdisk drive which I need to sell since I don't use it much anymore, my palm cradle, my wickedass headphones, my redhat.com hat, and of course my '00 Mustang Cobra ;)I think you can barely see my crappy old RCA desktop speaks sitting on a stack of jewel cases, and my Mitsubishi amp under my desk, the lovely piece of crap that it is! A modest tangle of cords decorates the bottom of my desk, and I have finally been fortunate enough to add some CAT-5 to that mess-- our family just got hooked up with cable, thank goodness.My background is, of course, everyone's favorite car, a brand new Lamborghini Murci�lago... with a custom paint job done by yours truly in Photoshop.