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John Hedges' 1996 Pontiac Grand Prix

Dave Bar worked for Crutchfield from 1981 until his retirement in 2016. After a 23-year stint in the sales department, he joined the home A/V writing staff. Dave's expertise and good humor will be sorely missed.

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Q&A Section

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

Ah first day driving

  • Jamesjester from Vicksburg

    Posted on 9/12/2015 7:36:43 AM

    Hey love the car I have a 97 and it's bad to the bone, was just wondering what you did with the other amp with the short. If you still have it I would love to see if I could fix it. You see I am disabled and I can't just save like that wish I could,hit me up at my email address if you would.

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 9/14/2015 11:24:57 AM

    James, this article is quite a few years old, so hearing back from Mr. Hedges' may be a long shot, but best of luck!

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