Difference Between Graphic and Parametric Equalizers

Equalizers have been seen a lot in car audio headunits and home audio setups. They both serve the same function; to adjust and enhance the strength of the frequencies in the signal running through it. Most individuals are familiar with bass and treble controls from stock car stereo systems. These are simple equalizers ...

How to Discharge a Capacitor

How to Discharge a Capacitor

Car audio capacitors add stability to any audio system by keeping a small reserve of power available for the amplifiers when they need it for quick musical peaks. If you need to remove your capacitor or move it into another vehicle, it is always a good idea to discharge it. Capacitors store energy and can take a long ...

How To Charge A Capacitor

How To Charge A Capacitor

A stiffening or power capacitor is a great addition to any stereo system. Sometimes however the installation instructions for these devices tend to be lacking in description and can cause a bit of confusion. Let’s straighten things out and make “pre-charging” your capacitor as painless as possible. There are often two ...

What Is HD Radio?

What Is HD Radio?

HD Radio is a new way of broadcasting the AM and FM radio stations you love. Standard AM/FM radio broadcasts have been sent through the airwaves as analog signals for the past 50 plus years. An analog signal is an audio or video signal, in this case the human voice, which is translated into electronic pulses to be ...

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 movement of a speaker, more specifically, unwanted movement. This is especially important for lower frequency speakers such as car subwoofers.  ...

HID Color Temperature

HID Color Temperature

If only everyone could have a fancy new luxury car with those blue-ish white lights that put normal Halogen bulbs to shame. Alas we are not created equal, so what is one to do when they put the hammer down and decide to upgrade to High-Intensity Discharge Headlamps(HIDs)? The first step is to decide what color ...

Remote Car Starters

Remote Car Starters

It is 7am and a brisk 9° F outside in the middle of winter with the wind blowing angrily about. A warm cup of coffee would only last a few seconds outside during the short trip to your car. Once inside you have to sit and wait for the engine to warm up all the while shivering underneath your many layers of clothing. ...

What Are HID Lights?

What Are HID Lights?

You're driving down the street at night with your headlamps on, their glorious golden light breaking through the darkness ahead. From behind a vehicle passes you at breakneck speed and you glimpse the aura of light ahead of it. It's not golden light that illuminates the road, its white light with a bluish tint from ...

Marine Receivers

Marine Receivers

Water is known as the most dangerous and destructive force in the world. It is responsible for overflowing rivers, flooding cities, ruining foundations to buildings and eroding land masses. Let’s not mention what water will do to electronic devices. When it comes to music humans go to great lengths to enjoy it ...

Difference Between Graphic and Parametric Equalizers

Difference Between Graphic and Parametric Equalizers

Equalizers have been seen a lot in car audio headunits and home audio setups. They both serve the same function; to adjust and enhance the strength of the frequencies in the ...

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The Importance of Proper Gauge Power and Ground Wire

The Importance of Proper Gauge Power and Ground Wire

AWG is the American Wire Gauge system that standardizes wire diameters predominantly in the United States and Canada. This standard is determined by the total cross-sectional area ...

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How to Discharge a Capacitor

How to Discharge a Capacitor

Car audio capacitors add stability to any audio system by keeping a small reserve of power available for the amplifiers when they need it for quick musical peaks. If you need to ...

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How To Charge A Capacitor

How To Charge A Capacitor

A stiffening or power capacitor is a great addition to any stereo system. Sometimes however the installation instructions for these devices tend to be lacking in description and ...

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What Is HD Radio?

What Is HD Radio?

HD Radio is a new way of broadcasting the AM and FM radio stations you love. Standard AM/FM radio broadcasts have been sent through the airwaves as analog signals for the past 50 ...

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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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HID Color Temperature

HID Color Temperature

If only everyone could have a fancy new luxury car with those blue-ish white lights that put normal Halogen bulbs to shame. Alas we are not created equal, so what is one to do ...

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Remote Car Starters

Remote Car Starters

It is 7am and a brisk 9° F outside in the middle of winter with the wind blowing angrily about. A warm cup of coffee would only last a few seconds outside during the short trip to ...

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What Are HID Lights?

What Are HID Lights?

You're driving down the street at night with your headlamps on, their glorious golden light breaking through the darkness ahead. From behind a vehicle passes you at breakneck ...

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Marine Receivers

Marine Receivers

Water is known as the most dangerous and destructive force in the world. It is responsible for overflowing rivers, flooding cities, ruining foundations to buildings and eroding ...

READ MORE +