Learn about car audio by reading our in-depth articles. We cover topics at all experience levels, so there should be something for everyone.
If you’re just starting to learn about car audio, you’ll need to cover the basics. You can start with what the different parts of a car audio system do. Find your first car audio project like adding a subwoofer, building your first enclosure, or swapping door speakers.
Some of you may have been around basic car audio system for many years. We’ll take some of the mystery out of more advanced concepts so you can take your car audio system design to the next level.
To think about it like water pressure: If your wiring is a straw that allows for 100 PSI, and your car uses 90-95 PSI, there isn’t much pressure left in the straw for your amp. This will result in poor performance, amplifiers illuminating the dreaded red light, and headlight dimming.
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Since they lack left-right separation, a mono amp alone can’t reproduce stereo signals. Your Mono Amp has two speaker inputs so you can utilize series and parallel wiring methods to achieve your desired impedance level.
Your ground wire is crucial. It can save or destroy your system, so it's important to get this step right.
You'll want to set your ground wire as close to your amplifier as popular, using the same gauge wire as your power wire.
Q-Mat dampens vibrations in your car before they reach your vehicle’s panels by absorbing the shock of the sound waves. Reducing the vibration the sheet metal receives keeps your panels right in place.