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Car Audio, Mobile Video, Navigation

89 Chevy S-10 car stereo, car audio Perception of sound is subjective to each of us, just as some of us find black cars more appealing than other color cars. If you like your car stereo system more than any other in the same vehicle, then you have the best. But, if you like some other car stereo system more than yours in the same vehicle, then that one is better. Only you can decide which is best for you. For a car stereo system and installation to be a good or great system and installation, it must meet or exceed the user's expectations.

For the best references to compare to your car stereo system or any other, experience live music in as many different environments as possible. One of the best ways to accomplish this is to follow several artists that you really like from venue to venue (one environment to another). You'll immediately notice the difference in sound characteristics of each location and with the same artist. You will find some environments that you prefer over others, if not a favorite. This is how we would like our systems to sound.

92 Dodge Dakota Unfortunately as many of us know, this really is not possible, especially within the confines of an automobile. After only being in a few vehicles our ears recognize the inherent characteristics of this unique environment. Most of what we hear in a vehicle from a system is a recording of the original artist in a given enviroment, usually in two channel stereo, now playing in a totaly different environment with the listeners placed in awkward listening positions relative to the placement of speakers. But we can create great sounding systems with the understanding of acoustics, basic electronics, and the products we have to choose from.

Acoustics (the study of sound) is worth a whole new site of it's own. I will write a condensed version when I'm finished with the many sections I've already started (see below). These include a glossary of terms, passive crossovers & calculators, impedance calculators, subwoofer wiring, component wiring, enclosures, and other installation tips and necessities relating to mobile audio and electronics.



Car Audio:
Glossary of Terms
Ohm's Law
Passive Crossovers & Calculators
Metra Application Guides
Power and Ground Cable Sizes
Subwoofer Enclosures & Calculators
Subwoofer Wiring
the12volt's Application Guide
the12volt's Install Bay (forums)
Thiele - Small Parameters
Tools & Equipment

Passive Crossovers:
Low Pass Filters
High Pass Filters
Band Pass Filters
Narrow Band Pass Filters
Acoustical Output & Power
First Order Filters
Second Order Filters
Third Order Filters
Zobel
2 Ohm Charts
4 Ohm Charts
8 Ohm Charts
Formulas & Calculators

Car Audio Hot Topics:
 How to Set Your Gains
 Running one vc on a dvc sub
 How to wire through a door molex.
 use the application guide
 Fuses or circuit breakers?
 What is a proper sub box?
 How to choose an amplifier.
 Ground Q/A sticky
 Guide: Using WinISD
 Comprehensive front stage setup
 Too Little Power
 How to choose a car CD receiver.
 How to upgrade the Big Three
 How to achieve awesome mid bass
 Fuse size?
 Ohms, using resistors with woofers?
 Advanced front speaker systems how-to
 How to identify stereo wiring.
 What is a proper ground?
Subwoofer Enclosures:
Calculators: Parallel, Series, Port Length, & Volume
Second Order / Infinite Baffle / Free Air
Second Order / Acoustic Suspension / Sealed
Fourth Order / Bass Reflex & Bandpass Enclosures
Sixth & Eighth Order / Bandpass Enclosures
Subwoofer Wiring Wizard
Thiele - Small Parameters
Fiberglass DVDs

Mobile Video & Navigation:
 Video In Motion Law
 heads up, dead battery after video
 Headrest how-to, 06 Chrysler 300c
 Headrest Monitor How To, 91 Accord

Fiberglass, Fabrication & Interiors:
Fiberglass DVDs
 Tinting Clear Plastic
 How to Make a Fiberglass Enclosure
 Flushing a remote, fun little project
 Fiberglass, Roush Mustang
 Fiberglass shopping list
 How to make circular rings
 Sticky Packing peanut volume measurement

Car Audio Wiring and Relay Diagrams:
American Wire Gauge Sizes
Connecting Additional Devices to Remote Turn Lead
Power and Ground Cable Sizes
Radio On Until Door Opened
Stereo to Bridged Mono Switched Outputs
Subwoofer Wiring Wizard for SVC and DVC Speakers
Switching from Series to Parallel and Back
Switching from Stereo to Bridged Mono & Series to Parallel
Typical Head Unit Wire Harness

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Recommended Books, DVDs & Magazines
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Car Audio Fiberglass Fabrication II - DVD Car Audio Fiberglass Fabrication II - DVD
by Audio Publishers Group
Mobile Security and Remote Start Installation - DVD Mobile Security and Remote Start Installation - DVD
by Audio Publishers Group
Car Audio Fiberglass Fabrication I - DVD Car Audio Fiberglass Fabrication I - DVD
by Audio Publishers Group
How to Install Your Own Car Stereo System - DVD How to Install Your Own Car Stereo System - DVD
by Audio Publishers Group
Car Stereo Speakers Illustrated Car Stereo Speakers Illustrated
by Daniel Ferguson
Stereophile Magazine Stereophile Magazine
by Primedia Magazines
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