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How to Break In a Subwoofer

If you frequent any of the popular car audio forums, you’ll notice that this question “how to break in a subwoofer” comes up quite a bit. So, is it real or just a myth? Let’s find out. Breaking in a subwoofer is a matter of serious debate in the car audio enthusiast community. Some insist that it’s absolutely necessary while others say it’s not. However, …

FatMat vs. Dynamat vs. Hushmat vs. Peel and Seal

So you’ve decided to upgrade your car stereo system? Don’t ever forget to put “adding a sound deadening material” on your to do list. Sound deadening materials are very effective at making your sound system perform at its very best. Have you ever noticed that the music sounds great in your car when you’re parked than when you’re on the road? Have you ever asked …

10 Essential Tips to Get the Best Sound Quality in your Car

Who doesn’t want to enjoy superior sound quality when driving – especially when the trip is going to take hours? A car can be a great place to enjoy music, but so many people still put up with relatively low sound quality that they’d never tolerate at home. Others, particularly wannabe audiophiles upgrade their sound systems, but make common installation mistakes that compromise sound quality …

How to Bridge an Amplifier ( with pictures )

Bridging an amplifier refers to combining two (four) channels of an amplifier into one (two) channel(s) with half the ohm. A two channel amplifier can be bridged to one channel, and a four channel amp can bridged into two channels. Bridging amps is a common process in car stereo systems, as it allows for increasing the amp’s power output. For example, a 2-channel amplifier rated …