Welcome to "Sound Advice": The Club DSM Canada Car
So, you've got this awesome DSM that'll blow the doors
off of practically any car on the road. Congratulations!!! Now, will your audio system do
the same thing??? No??? Then this column is for you!
In this regularly appearing column I hope to cover various aspects of
the Car Audio World. There are many, many topics that can be covered in this field. I hope
to touch on some of them over time. Some will be covered in more detail than others
depending on my knowledge of the subject, interest level of the topic and the amount of
information I can dig up. Remember, this column is here for YOUR benefit! If there is any
particular topic or item you want covered please let me
I welcome tips, articles or information from anyone who has knowledge in the Car Audio
scene. Feed back is always welcome, whether it be good or bad and will aid in shaping the
character of the column.
Any corrections, questions or alternate views on the topic will
be discussed in follow-up columns. I don't pretend to know everything on all
topics, if someone wants information on a particular subject I'll do my best to cover it.
If I don't know the answer I'll try and research it as best as possible. Please, don't ask
me product dependent questions like; Will my model abc head unit work well with my model
xyz amplifier? Or, what wire of my model abc head unit do I connect to power? I won't
know. However, if you have a general question regarding noise, installation technique or
system bug then ask away, I try my best to help!
Most of my information will be gathered from the many magazine articles
I've collected over the years from publications such as Car Audio and Electronics, Car
Stereo Review and Auto Sound and Security. I'll be using some of the diagrams, charts and
pictures etc. from these publications and in each case I'll mention the publication that
furnished the piece. I hope this will satisfy any copyright infringements (I'm not gaining
in anyway by doing this column or making any money) but if this is found to be
unacceptable then I'll remove the articles.
Lastly, I'm a "tech" grammar and spelling are not my strong
points so ignore any grammatical faux pas!
O.K. on with the Show!!!
From oldest to most recent;
Article 1: An introduction to the world of
car audio, meet the author and a general test to see how all this will work.
...(more articles to come)
Article 2: In this column we'll look at
some of the different options available to upgrade the source of the music you listen to,
namely the head unit.
Article 3: Installing aftermarket head
units. How to do it and the tools you'll need.
Article 4: Speakers: Everything you wanted
to know but were afaid to ask....
Article 5: Ohm's Law
Car Audio and Electronics :One
of the many magazines I read to gather information
Mobile audio : a comprehensive source for car
Glossary: A description of all
those weird acronyms from the car audio world. This will link you to
"Mobileaudio.com". . The Glossary is specifically from the rec.audio.car news