Matching Car Audio Equipment

There are many brands and ranges within brands in car audio. Car amplifiers and car speakers are specifically designed to work together. They may have been designed in conjunction with each other and electronically matched to squeeze the best performance from each other. The resultant sound however, is not necessarily going to suit everyone. Specific […]

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High Efficiency Car Audio

Audison is revolutionising car audio. Having enjoyed a long time at the top with their high-end speakers and amplifiers they are always looking forward. Their gaze at the moment seems to be toward making more efficient systems, but why? As always, there are a number of possible answers here. Fundamentally, more efficient systems require less […]

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How To Tame Your Car Sounds

Premium Car Audio manufacturer Audison leads the way when it comes to plug and play upgrades for the discerning music lover on the road. Its Prima range was conceived and developed to get the very best out of a vehicle’s standard speaker positions. Many of these make no sense at all from a sonic perspective. […]

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Classical Music Gas

The term “classical music” can be very emotive. Many people will avoid anything that claims to be “classical music” like the plague! I am sad to admit that I was of this mind set myself. In my case however, I felt I had good cause. I never really minded the music and was exposed to […]

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Hi Res Music Streaming In Cars

In 2015, Driving Sounds Magazine reviewed the then new Audison bit Play HD, hi res music server for the car. At the time, HD music (now known almost universally as “hi res”) was very new to the automotive world and so an explanatory article called “CD vs HD-audio” was included in the same issue of […]

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A Powerful Car Audio System Requires Refinement

Collecting the audio signals we need to build a car hifi system is not necessarily as easy as it once was. Although much can be done by simply grabbing a left and right signal from the head unit, many OEM systems are quite complex. A move among car manufacturers to multi-speaker systems and on board […]

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Audio Complement to BMW M3 Performance

Audio Complement To BMW M3 Performance Thanks to Graham Hopkins’ commitment to upgraded car audio I was able to experience the pristine highs and strong lows of his perfectly balanced system, which adds a new element of pleasure to the inherent performance of this magnificent beast. I am often finding myself in a position where […]

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Profile Of A Car Speaker Range

Car speakers come in all shapes and sizes and more importantly for some, prices! It is very easy for consumers to misunderstand speaker pricing and its relationship to performance when attempting to find the perfect pair for their own car. One would like to believe that manufacturers of speakers are honest and use a standard […]

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Damping Factor in Car Audio Systems

Damping Factor in Car Audio Systems Damping Factor DF is: DF=Zload/Zsource (Wikipedia) Many amplifiers carry a number for “Damping Factor” in their list of often unintelligible specifications. If you are of a mind to look at these when selecting an amplifier, how do you know what to go for? Is a high number better than […]

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Car Signal Processing – AudioControl’s Approach

Car Signal Processing – AudioControl’s Approach American innovator AudioControl has operated in all fields of audio excellence for over 40 years now. Consistently delivering in car solutions that help installers to establish good sound in a very tricky environment. A new range of digital signal processing products represents the pinnacle of their technological capabilities. The DM-810 and […]

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