John Hedges' 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix
Dave Bar has worked for Crutchfield since 1981. After a brief 23 year stint in the sales department, he now writes about home audio gear and camera equipment for Crutchfield's catalog and website. Dave has been hooked on electronics ever since putting together a 5-tube AM radio in his high school shop class, and still enjoys tinkering with stereos in his spare time. His interests include gardening, cooking, fishing, photography, and music.
More from Dave Bar
- CDXGT510 Sony Xplod Reciever
- 2/ 12' Infinity Refrence Series 1250Watts Max Subwoofer
- Homemade Ported Box (HUGE BOX)
- Eclipse 6x9's
- MA Audio HK598 4 Ch Amplifier Fan Cooled 1600 W HK-598
- High Performance, Oxygen Free, Complete 2 Gauge Amp Wiring Kit
- Kenwood CA-C2AX Auxiliary Input Adapter
- Rockford Fosgate P152S 5.25" Component Speakers Tweeters
- Absolute HYC40 40 Farad Stiffening Capacitor
- 3.8-liter Super Charged V6
- More to Come...
To much to describe...
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
I did it because I went to an auto show and saw many cars that were just slammin' and I knew when I turned 16 my car was going to be just like that...I'm 16 now and and have been working for a year... I've paid for all of the equipment in my car with my own money, and finally five months into having my license I have got it all set up right... I really would like to get a better setup in my trunk to make it look a lot cleaner other than just a box... but for now it will do : )
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
Probably my wiring, no no... haha I go straight to popping my trunk and showing everyone the setup back there...
Why did you choose these products?
Well I bought the subs used, but for a great price! Everything else was new, and really I had no experience in choosing. It was more along the lines of online review that got me into the stuff I bought...
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
I'm not gonna lie but the hardest part about all of this was I bought a used amp to start and it worked fine for a little bit then I noticed there was a short in it... So that cause a lot of problems, but finally I raised about $400 and got my new amp!
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
I would love to get some sort of lights in my trunk to add to the blue LED's on the amp. I think it would spice it up a bit, but over all I'm happy with my sound quality and performance of my car.
Ah first day driving