Handcrafted Car Audio

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  • 526 E. Juanita Ave. Suite 3

    Mesa, AZ 85204

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  • 480-779-9770

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I have to say that Jon is amazing! He listened to everything I wanted and asked a bunch of questions to be sure that I got the perfect system. Before deciding on Hand-Crafted, I went to a couple other highly-recommended custom audio installers - none of them took the time to listen to my needs, one even made a recommendation that at the time sounded good, but I later learned it would have worsened an issue that I specifically said to avoid.

So, here are some details... I listen to a wide variety of music: bluegrass, techno, folk, pop, classical (both full orchestra and solo), and jazz. I want everything to sound full and clear. But, my ears are sensitive to too much bass and to shrill highs. Lastly, I needed all this to interface with my factory stereo (I don't want my car to look modified). Jon recommended one 10-in sub with a bass knob so that I could adjust the bass when needed. I got separate mids and tweeters to round out the sound. To minimize shrill highs, Jon recommended that I go with a 5-channel amp with active crossover so that we could reduce the power going to the tweeters and increase power to the mids. (I screwed up though and didn't listen to Jon on this - I decided to save money and go with a 3-channel amp with passive crossover - now after 3 weeks with my new system, I'm going back to Jon to get the 5-channel amp.)

Anyway, the end result is that I have (or will have once I switch out the amp) exactly the system that I wanted. Everything I have listened to sounds incredible, the quality of the installation is fantastic, and Jon's professionalism is outstanding.

I just want to give a couple more bits of info then I'll stop this endless rambling... (1) The inside passenger door handle got scratched during the install. I would never have noticed it, but Jon pointed it out immediately. He apologized for the mishap and had already ordered a replacement. (2) Before going to Jon for audio, I had gone through the dealership to get aftermarket leather seats and electric lumbar support. While installing my audio, Jon discovered a couple issues from the leather/lumbar installer: the driver-side windows and door locks were not working, and the electrical line for the lumbar support was not done properly (it ran right next to the metal car frame rather than through the appropriate conduit). Jon fixed both of these issues for free.

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I have to say that Jon is amazing! He listened to everything I wanted and asked a bunch of questions to be sure that I got the perfect system. Before deciding on Hand-Crafted, I went to a couple other highly-recommended custom audio installers - none of them took the time to listen to my needs, one even made a recommendation that at the time sounded good, but I later learned it would have worsened an issue that I specifically said to avoid.

So, here are some details... I listen to a wide variety of music: bluegrass, techno, folk, pop, classical (both full orchestra and solo), and jazz. I want everything to sound full and clear. But, my ears are sensitive to too much bass and to shrill highs. Lastly, I needed all this to interface with my factory stereo (I don't want my car to look modified). Jon recommended one 10-in sub with a bass knob so that I could adjust the bass when needed. I got separate mids and tweeters to round out the sound. To minimize shrill highs, Jon recommended that I go with a 5-channel amp with active crossover so that we could reduce the power going to the tweeters and increase power to the mids. (I screwed up though and didn't listen to Jon on this - I decided to save money and go with a 3-channel amp with passive crossover - now after 3 weeks with my new system, I'm going back to Jon to get the 5-channel amp.)

Anyway, the end result is that I have (or will have once I switch out the amp) exactly the system that I wanted. Everything I have listened to sounds incredible, the quality of the installation is fantastic, and Jon's professionalism is outstanding.

I just want to give a couple more bits of info then I'll stop this endless rambling... (1) The inside passenger door handle got scratched during the install. I would never have noticed it, but Jon pointed it out immediately. He apologized for the mishap and had already ordered a replacement. (2) Before going to Jon for audio, I had gone through the dealership to get aftermarket leather seats and electric lumbar support. While installing my audio, Jon discovered a couple issues from the leather/lumbar installer: the driver-side windows and door locks were not working, and the electrical line for the lumbar support was not done properly (it ran right next to the metal car frame rather than through the appropriate conduit). Jon fixed both of these issues for free.

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I was referred to Handcrafted by the installer of a to remain un-named chain that decided to stop doing installations, two days before my appointment. At first, my appreciation for this was purely sarcastic. Then after speaking with Jon on the phone I knew I found my home for car audio, the sarcasm left and all that remained was the appreciation.

I had already purchased most of my gear but Jon didn't care. He even went out of his way to reassure me that I shouldn't feel bad about not getting it from him.

He explained everything about the installation and tuning process and it went exactly as he said it would. He had to fabricate a bracket for me, but that was because I changed speaker sizes from oem. He whipped that out quickly and efficiently.

Here are the nuts and bolts of the install.
1) There IS a reason Jon was Installer of the year.
2) You will not find a cleaner, more professional install.
3) The work will not put a hole in your wallet.
4) The Osilliscope tuning of the amp Jon is worth 3 times the price. The clarity this gives your system will be amazing. None of my friends believe me when I tell them the components that they are listening to.

All and all, you CANNOT go wrong with Handcrafted and Jon.

I am beyond pleased with the price, install and performance of my system.

Thank you Jon!!

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★★★★★

I was referred to Handcrafted by the installer of a to remain un-named chain that decided to stop doing installations, two days before my appointment. At first, my appreciation for this was purely sarcastic. Then after speaking with Jon on the phone I knew I found my home for car audio, the sarcasm left and all that remained was the appreciation.

I had already purchased most of my gear but Jon didn't care. He even went out of his way to reassure me that I shouldn't feel bad about not getting it from him.

He explained everything about the installation and tuning process and it went exactly as he said it would. He had to fabricate a bracket for me, but that was because I changed speaker sizes from oem. He whipped that out quickly and efficiently.

Here are the nuts and bolts of the install.
1) There IS a reason Jon was Installer of the year.
2) You will not find a cleaner, more professional install.
3) The work will not put a hole in your wallet.
4) The Osilliscope tuning of the amp Jon is worth 3 times the price. The clarity this gives your system will be amazing. None of my friends believe me when I tell them the components that they are listening to.

All and all, you CANNOT go wrong with Handcrafted and Jon.

I am beyond pleased with the price, install and performance of my system.

Thank you Jon!!

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Jon is the best in the business. My experience with him far exceeded my expectations. I have a late model Infiniti with a factory Bose system that proved extremely difficult to integrate with aftermarket amps and speakers. Jon dedicated so much time and effort into the install and worked through multiple roadblocks with patience and professionalism. In the end I couldn't be happier with my audio system and it sounds great. If you are looking for someone fair, professional, and knowledgeable then look no further than Jon at Handcrafted Car Audio.

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★★★★★

Jon is the best in the business. My experience with him far exceeded my expectations. I have a late model Infiniti with a factory Bose system that proved extremely difficult to integrate with aftermarket amps and speakers. Jon dedicated so much time and effort into the install and worked through multiple roadblocks with patience and professionalism. In the end I couldn't be happier with my audio system and it sounds great. If you are looking for someone fair, professional, and knowledgeable then look no further than Jon at Handcrafted Car Audio.

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I went in with the intent of purchasing new speakers for my vehicle, but didn't want just any speaker. I was referred to Hand crafted, and was told they do great work. I received the attention and service I expected and more. I was not sold anything I didn't need. I felt very confident about my purchase.

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I went in with the intent of purchasing new speakers for my vehicle, but didn't want just any speaker. I was referred to Hand crafted, and was told they do great work. I received the attention and service I expected and more. I was not sold anything I didn't need. I felt very confident about my purchase.

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Thanks a million John and crew! Before I had known HCA was around I had several different installers messing around in my 69 Beetle. More recently this cost me two melted sub-woofers. I made an appointment with HCA and within 20 minutes they had the problems resolved. I decided to replace my box, of course my sub and my mids and highs. They spent the time to dial in everything and tweak the settings according to my liking. Result is I am pushing a smaller box a smaller sub, less watts and this thing has never sounded better! Thanks again!!! (Got a DDLE 10" loaded enclosure and some HAT Imagine series components)

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Thanks a million John and crew! Before I had known HCA was around I had several different installers messing around in my 69 Beetle. More recently this cost me two melted sub-woofers. I made an appointment with HCA and within 20 minutes they had the problems resolved. I decided to replace my box, of course my sub and my mids and highs. They spent the time to dial in everything and tweak the settings according to my liking. Result is I am pushing a smaller box a smaller sub, less watts and this thing has never sounded better! Thanks again!!! (Got a DDLE 10" loaded enclosure and some HAT Imagine series components)

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I was replacing my factory amp with one I purchased on my own. Jon did the research to determine the best configuration and achieved an excellent result. Very professional work and service.

Excellent customer experience. I will recommend Handcrafted Audio to all my friends and family.

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★★★★★

I was replacing my factory amp with one I purchased on my own. Jon did the research to determine the best configuration and achieved an excellent result. Very professional work and service.

Excellent customer experience. I will recommend Handcrafted Audio to all my friends and family.

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By far the greatest experience I've had customizing a vehicle. If it is something as simple as a stereo tune up or a complete custom install they are top notch. Honest rates, great communication, professional and respectful.
I initially purchased a set of door speakers and was so pleased with them that I returned to have an alarm installed, a new deck, additional speakers, as well as some custom work.
I am glad to have found a place I am proud to refer to friends and family.

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★★★★★

By far the greatest experience I've had customizing a vehicle. If it is something as simple as a stereo tune up or a complete custom install they are top notch. Honest rates, great communication, professional and respectful.
I initially purchased a set of door speakers and was so pleased with them that I returned to have an alarm installed, a new deck, additional speakers, as well as some custom work.
I am glad to have found a place I am proud to refer to friends and family.

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I first became acquainted with Jon Kowanetz and Handcrafted Car Audio in July 2009. I was in the process of developing a high-end audio system in one of my vehicles and had sought out the services of a quality-oriented professional installer.

From our first meeting, I realized Jon was different from most other car audio pros I had previously dealt with. He listened to my desires, asked appropriate questions, and made reasonable recommendations for my system build. The installation work he performed in my first appointment was first-rate. Since then, I have been a multiple repeat customer of Jon??s.

Jon has great attention to detail in addressing my needs for my audio equipment to be cleanly and seamlessly integrated into my vehicles. His quality of workmanship is excellent. He takes pride in his work and it shows in the results. Details that are often overlooked in installation, such as optimizing driver locations, establishing proper imaging/soundstage, and level setting/tuning are elements that Jon always considers in the installation. I like to frequently change it up and try new things, and have taken my vehicles back to Jon numerous times for changes as small as a simple rewiring, to as involved as custom fiber glassed speaker pods. I??ve never felt over-promised or oversold on the equipment or work Jon has provided and installed. Jon is the best install professional I have dealt with, period!

I have more audio work to be done, and Jon will be the guy doing it. I don??t trust my vehicles to anyone else.

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★★★★★

I first became acquainted with Jon Kowanetz and Handcrafted Car Audio in July 2009. I was in the process of developing a high-end audio system in one of my vehicles and had sought out the services of a quality-oriented professional installer.

From our first meeting, I realized Jon was different from most other car audio pros I had previously dealt with. He listened to my desires, asked appropriate questions, and made reasonable recommendations for my system build. The installation work he performed in my first appointment was first-rate. Since then, I have been a multiple repeat customer of Jon??s.

Jon has great attention to detail in addressing my needs for my audio equipment to be cleanly and seamlessly integrated into my vehicles. His quality of workmanship is excellent. He takes pride in his work and it shows in the results. Details that are often overlooked in installation, such as optimizing driver locations, establishing proper imaging/soundstage, and level setting/tuning are elements that Jon always considers in the installation. I like to frequently change it up and try new things, and have taken my vehicles back to Jon numerous times for changes as small as a simple rewiring, to as involved as custom fiber glassed speaker pods. I??ve never felt over-promised or oversold on the equipment or work Jon has provided and installed. Jon is the best install professional I have dealt with, period!

I have more audio work to be done, and Jon will be the guy doing it. I don??t trust my vehicles to anyone else.

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I wanted to surprise my wife with a Sirius car radio for her birthday and anniversary, I contacted Jon and told what I wanted to do and also told him that I had very limited time because I was going to get my wifes car while she was at work and I needed to get back to her by time she was done working. Jon was very accommidating and extremely knowledgeble about the products and the installation. Jon was also very easy to deal with and extremely professional. After installing the radio and adjusting the levels, Jon recommended that we think about replacing the speakers because the factory ones were pretty bad, we ended up doing at a later time with another great experience. I would difently recommend Handcrafted Car Audio to anyone and I will keep using them for all my Car Audio needs.

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I wanted to surprise my wife with a Sirius car radio for her birthday and anniversary, I contacted Jon and told what I wanted to do and also told him that I had very limited time because I was going to get my wifes car while she was at work and I needed to get back to her by time she was done working. Jon was very accommidating and extremely knowledgeble about the products and the installation. Jon was also very easy to deal with and extremely professional. After installing the radio and adjusting the levels, Jon recommended that we think about replacing the speakers because the factory ones were pretty bad, we ended up doing at a later time with another great experience. I would difently recommend Handcrafted Car Audio to anyone and I will keep using them for all my Car Audio needs.

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In this day and age, it's difficult to find a company or business you can trust. But Jon and Handcrafted Car Audio exceeded my expectations. From the initial consultation, through the completion of my project, Jon was professional and attentive to exactly what I needed and wanted- no more no less. If your looking for quality craftmanship, without annoying sales pitches- Handcrafted Car Audio is the place. I couldn't have felt more comfortable with the choice.

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★★★★★

In this day and age, it's difficult to find a company or business you can trust. But Jon and Handcrafted Car Audio exceeded my expectations. From the initial consultation, through the completion of my project, Jon was professional and attentive to exactly what I needed and wanted- no more no less. If your looking for quality craftmanship, without annoying sales pitches- Handcrafted Car Audio is the place. I couldn't have felt more comfortable with the choice.

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Finally I have found a car audio shop that does quality work! Handcrafted Car Audio is the best shop I have ever experienced. I have had multiple shops work on different cars I have owned in the past and none are as good as this one. They are more of a perfectionist then I am, which is saying a lot! I know I can leave my car in their hands and be amazed at what I get back. Keep up the great work guys!

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Finally I have found a car audio shop that does quality work! Handcrafted Car Audio is the best shop I have ever experienced. I have had multiple shops work on different cars I have owned in the past and none are as good as this one. They are more of a perfectionist then I am, which is saying a lot! I know I can leave my car in their hands and be amazed at what I get back. Keep up the great work guys!

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Message from Handcrafted Car Audio

Handcrafted Car Audio is home to one of only two MECP Master certified installers in the state, Jon Kowanetz. Jon has also been recently recognized as one of the top 12 installers of the year by Mobile Electronics Magazine and is in contention for the number one spot!



Here at Handcrafted Car Audio, we strive to be the change that we want to see in this industry! Many places will sell you pre-packaged wiring that may be much more than you need. They might sell you products that don't fit your needs just because they need to move them or because they didn't bother to listen to you in the first place!



We have a process that we call the Scientific Method that is designed to narrow down exactly what you are looking for. From what kind of music and how loud you listen to it, to the color of fabric you'd like your new custom built subwoofer enclosure upholstered in, it's all covered up front! This allows us to put together a system that will meet your budget and exceed your expectations!

More about Handcrafted Car Audio

Handcrafted Car Audio sells and installs all things Mobile Electronics and Entertainment, including; Kits to integrate iPods, Cell Phones and aftermarket audio with your factory radio (as well as replacement radios), Speakers, amplifiers and subwoofers (f

 

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