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Valuable articles on how to choose, match, build and install components for custom audio applications.

About Speakers

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Acoustics
  Sound, what it is and how it works.

Electronics
  Volts, Ohms, Watts and how they all work together.

Speakers
  Description of the construction of a Loudspeaker

Why Add an Amplifier?
  Speakers sound better with a separate amplifier.

About Choosing A Car Subwoofer?

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How To Choose The Best Component Subwoofers
  If you are new to car audio, choosing the right subwoofer can seem like a challenge, with so many subwoofer options out there. How can you decide which one is the best for you?

Five Tips For Choosing The Best Subwoofer Package
  Choosing the best ready-to-install subwoofer package for you.

Subwoofer Cooling
  Choose a car subwoofer with adequate internal cooling features to ensure sound quality and durability if you listen at loud volume for long periods.

Subwoofer Power
  Assumption: The higher the rated power handling, the louder it will sound? Perfectly logical, but not always true.

Ported Versus Sealed Subwoofer Enclosures
  Which style subwoofer enclosure is best for you?

Matching Amps: Subwoofer Impedance
  Calculating impedance of multiple subwoofers to match system to the proper amplifier.

Choose Car Subwoofer SPL or SQ?
  Sound pressure level (loud!) or sound quality? Or both?

Why Add an Amplifier?
  Subwoofers need a separate amplifier. Consider a five channel to include your speakers.

Videos...

The New 95 Series Superwoofers - Thermal Management Video
  How the best subwoofer keeps cool to deliver accurate, high sound quality at loud volume for long periods.

The New 95 Series Superwoofers - Inverted Apex Surround Video
  How the best subwoofer delivers maximum SPL for a given diameter cone.

About Installing A Car Subwoofers and Speakers?

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Crossovers and Filters
  Make sure the right parts of the music go to the right speaker.

Speaker Application
  What the Recommended Enclosure information means.

Formulas
  Unit Conversion and Electronic Formulas

Glossary
  What does Xmax mean?

Subwoofer Phase
  Ensuring multiple subwoofers are wired in phase unless reverse mounted.

Subwoofer Wiring Diagrams
  Car subwoofer wiring diagram lookup for various number of subs at various impedance.

Car Subwoofer Installation & Mounting
  General guidelines for installing car subwoofers.

Car Speaker Installation & Mounting
  General guidelines for installing car speakers.

Car Amplifier Installation & Mounting
  General guidelines for installing car speaker and subwoofer amplifiers.

Do Big Stereos Need Extra Batteries?
  How to calculate when you need to add batteries, or upgrade alternators, for large power audio systems.

Videos...

How to Wire Your Subwoofers to the Correct Impedance for Your Amplifier Video
  Choose the most efficient amplifier delivering adequate power to rock your subs, but without spending too much for wasted power.

How To Install Factory Replacement Door Speakers Video
  Replace stock speakers with great sounding component replacements.

How to Set Your Subwoofer Amplifier Gains Using Ohms Law Video
  A critical procedure to balance the amplifier output to the subwoofer maximum output.

About Building Car Subwoofer Enclosures?

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Enclosure Design
  How to make sure you have the right application for your speaker.

Enclosure Construction
  How to make sure you built your enclosure correctly!

Speaker Application
  What the Recommended Enclosure information means.

Formulas
  Unit Conversion and Electronic Formulas

Glossary
  What does Xmax mean?

Home Audio

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How to Design a Surround Sound System for your Home Theater
  Make your television viewing into a theather experience.

 

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