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The Basics of Car Audio

Head Unit The head unit is the tuner, cassette deck, or CD player that sends the signal to the rest of your car audio system. Some head units have amplifiers built in (in which case you must make sure your speakers are efficient enough to play loudly with the relatively small amount of power in

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Self-Driving Cars a Reality? Yes!

Nissan On Top   Nissan is planning to sell multiple affordable self-driving cars by the year 2020, which is not that far away.  Google is not the only one trying to build self-driving cars, despite the fact that it gets a lot of attention for all those autonomous autos roaming Bay Area streets. Many manufacturers

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How Do Car Speakers Work?

How Car Speakers Work  Simply, speakers are air pistons that move back (on the negative cycle of an electrical signal) and forth (on the positive cycle) creating different degrees of air pressure. These movements translate into different frequencies that translate into Mozart or Metallica at your eardrum.  To do this, an amplifier produces electrical impulses

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SubWoofers For Dummies

How to Choose  Picking the perfect subwoofer for your system is as hard as picking the perfect car. It’s a delicate balance of wants, needs and performance, and one that is best executed with the help of an experienced salesperson or installer. Let’s take a look at the nitty gritty of what makes a subwoofer

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Tips for Cleaning Your Car’s Sound System

RCA and Other Connectors   Corrosion, moisture, dirt. They all can be present, and they’re all easy to deal with. Check your RCA connectors once a year. A simple unplugging usually is enough to clean them out, but if they’re looking grungy, denatured alcohol (98% Isopropyl) and some cotton swab will do the trick.  

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