Category: Car Audio and Video
Car Amplifier Buying Guide

Car Amplifier Buying Guide

Intro Buying an amplifier for a car audio system can be a daunting task. It can be a challenge for someone new to the industry to select the perfect amplifier for their ...

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The Backup Camera Buying Guide

The Backup Camera Buying Guide

Backup Cameras By far one of the most practical add-ons you can get for your vehicle, backup cameras are rapidly becoming more and more common on high end luxury vehicles. Yes, ...

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5 Steps to Eliminate Headlight Dimming

5 Steps to Eliminate Headlight Dimming

1. Check Power Contacts, Grounds and the Battery The electrical system needs solid contact to transfer power as efficiently as possible. Contacts that have grown dirty or ...

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How To Perform The Big 3 Upgrade

How To Perform The Big 3 Upgrade

Performing what is known as the “Big 3” upgrade to your vehicle will improve the performance of your electrical system and increase its current handling capabilities. This should ...

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What Is the Gain Setting On an Amplifier?

What Is the Gain Setting On an Amplifier?

The objective of an audio amplifier is to boost the incoming audio signal that is supplied by a radio or receiver. When we say audio signal, we mean a low voltage electrical ...

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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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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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