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Kellen T's 1999 Pontiac Grand Am SE

My love for all things audio started back in the '90s when I built my first subwoofer enclosure. After joining Crutchfield in 2007, I spent seven years as a product advisor, designing A/V systems for homes, cars, and the occasional party bus. These days I specialize in home speakers and distributed audio systems, focusing on translating technical jargon into easy-to-understand language. My goal is to make shopping for speakers and amplifiers simple. After all, this stuff is supposed to be fun! Outside of work, I'm a hobbyist photographer and enjoy visiting our national parks.

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Items installed:

  • Kenwood Excelon KDC-X491
  • Polk/MOMO MMC460
  • Rockford Fosgate P1694C
  • Kicker 12" Competition (x2)
  • Kicker ZX750.1
  • Soundstream XTA360.4
  • JL Audio 4 GA Amp Connection Kit
  • JL Audio Twisted 2 Channel RCA
  • JL Audio Twisted 4 Channel RCA
  • Dynamat Original
  • Kicker Subwoofer Grills
  • (2) Stinger 0 GA 3-Way Distribution Blocks
  • Stinger Battery Terminal
  • JL Audio 100 Amp Fuse

Installation Description

Started with the installation of the Kenwood headunit. Very simple installation. Next was the rear deck speakers (Rockford Fosgate). This was fairly easy as well with the speaker wire adapters from Crutchfield. Next I installed the Polk Momo plates in the front doors. This was somewhat difficult because it wasn't an exact fit and I had to do minor modifications. Next I started with a factory Kicker subwoofer box but decided to build my own using fiberglass. This was a fairly difficult process because I had never done fiberglass before. Turned out to be harder than I thought. Next I installed the two amps and all the wiring. If a 16 year old can do it, so can you.

Q&A Section

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

Love loud music, stock system wasnt working out.

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

Custom fiberglass enclosures

Why did you choose these products?

Did a lot of research, decided these were the best bang for the buck.

What was the most difficult part of the installation?

Fiberglass enclosures

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

New car soon, meaning an upgraded everything!

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