i've had the 99 xj for a couple of weeks and decided it was time to improve the stereo. it's been a long time since i had a jamming stereo system. i really enjoyed installing everthing. i messed around with stereo equipment alot on my youth, and i haven't done that in years. a friend of mine hooked me up with some sweet NOS Sony equipment. i've been a sony person since i was a teenager, always had good service with it. i got everything in the picture for under $200, including the new $130 receiver. i outgrew the big bass craze a long time ago. now i'm into clarity and well-rounded sound. i popped in some metallica, santana and disturbed for the maiden trip after the install and holy s**t it's amazing the output the receiver can generate. way back when huge woofers and powered eq's were the craze, it took a ton of equipment to generate the power and clarity you can get from a single head unit now.
before i installed everything i decided to bypass the factory wiring to the front speakers since they are so prone to be rubbed in two at the door grommet, so I ran the wires for the fronts straight from the head unit to the crossovers.
two weeks from now i will be totally deaf. cool.