Category: Car Amplifiers
How to Adjust Amplifier Gains Using a Digital Multi-Meter

How to Adjust Amplifier Gains Using a Digital Multi-Meter

The gain adjustment control on an amplifier is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the car audio world. Well, basic concepts that is. The purpose of the gain control is to ...

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Damping Factor

Damping Factor

When you look at an amplifier’s specifications you may come across one that says “Damping Factor”. The damping factor describes the ability of the amplifier to control the ...

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Car Amplifier Troubleshooting Guide

Car Amplifier Troubleshooting Guide

Follow this basic car amplifier troubleshooting guide to help you determine possible problems with your amplifier.  Basic errors are most often the cause of sound system ...

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Amplifier Classes (Topology)

Amplifier Classes (Topology)

A car audio amplifier increases the power of the signal being fed to it by taking energy from its power supply and matching the signal but increasing its amplitude. Whoa, yeah ...

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RMS V.S. Peak Power

RMS V.S. Peak Power

Car audio is all about the power ratings. The objective is to match up the power of your amplifier with the power handling capabilities of your speakers or subwoofers. Seems ...

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High-Level V.S. Low-Level Inputs

High-Level V.S. Low-Level Inputs

Car audio amplifiers come in a variety of configurations that can contour perfectly to your installation scenario. One aspect of an audio amplifier is the way it accepts a signal ...

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CEA-2006 Compliant Amplifiers

CEA-2006 Compliant Amplifiers

All CEA-2006 compliant amplifiers are tested using the same specifications so you can easily compare any CEA compliant amplifier. The old Consumer Electronics Association power ...

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How to Tune and Adjust Amplifier Gains and Bass Boost

How to Tune and Adjust Amplifier Gains and Bass Boost

You might want to force this into your head because tuning your equipment is one of the most important things you can do. Car amplifiers have lots of knobs and buttons that, when ...

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What Types of Wiring Do I Need to Install an Amplifier?

What Types of Wiring Do I Need to Install an Amplifier?

Power wire…ground wire…everything seems to involve wires. There is no escaping it, your amplifier needs wires or it won’t provide you with high quality sound. To make sure you ...

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Where Do I Ground My Amplifier?

Where Do I Ground My Amplifier?

What is the purpose of a ground wire? A ground wire provides the least resistance to “earth ground” or chassis ground so that there is little possibility for a human to get ...

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