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Kyle H's 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE1

I've been with Crutchfield since 1999, where I began as one our advisors, helping our customers choose new gear. After a couple of years, I moved to the writing team where I spent a decade researching new products and getting hands on with car stereos, amplifiers, speakers, and subs. Yeah, I've been doing this for a while.

For the past few years, I've been the managing editor of Crutchfield's Car A/V web article content. I couldn't ask for a better job — we get to play with car audio gear every day! I'm a Virginia native from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Outside of work, I love listening to music, playing board games, and installing new audio systems for my friends.

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My car

Items installed:


  • Alpine Deck
  • 2 Sony 6x9 rear Speakers
  • 2 pioneer tweeters in rear
  • 2 punch 12" subs in rear
  • 1- 15" Memphis in rear
  • 2- 400 watt Visonik amps
  • 2- 4x6" sony speakers in front
  • 2- 7" AVE monitors in Headrest
  • Wired with scosche

Installation Description


My installation process has been trial and error. Still learning the in and outs of it all. i love it though, all the wires even learning what they all mean. Drilling running the wires. Breaking things on my car. It was worth it though. Installation was pretty simple after it was all said and done.

Q&A Section


Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?

Quality, Quality,Quality!!!!!


What's the first thing you show people about your installation?

I let the back set down and show the Amps then the subs.


Why did you choose these products?

Price for some but most are like four years old.


What was the most difficult part of the installation?

Putting the 15" in the trunk with the 12" subs.


What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?

Better Quality products, Rewiring, and custom do everything.


My amps My amps
My Alpine My Alpine
My screens My screens
My trunk My trunk no space.
My car My car
Thats me Thats me
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