Sound of Your Music PASMAG 2

WHAT MEASURED PATH LENGTHS LOOK LIKE WHEN SOUNDSTAGING A VEHICLE

Is music about emotion? Entertainment? Art? It is likely all of these and infinitely more. For many decades, we have been reproducing music in our homes [ … ]

Listen Up David MacKinnon PASMAG Lead

I used to have a simple and effective upgrade path for people wanting to improve the performance of their factory car audio systems. With the complexity and integration level of the radios that come in new cars today, my plan h [ … ]

Cabes Corner VW Beetle PASMAG Lead

Just as in any hobby or sport, there are those that are above average and fall into the category of being extreme. In the world of car audio those extremes can be found on the competitive circuit. These circuits are run by many& [ … ]

PASMAG Sound Advice Lead Image Getting Good Sound Lead

In-home and in-car are not equal.

Good sound. Those two words mean something different to almost everyone. And depending on your personal definition, achieving it in your car might not be too difficult, or it can seem virtually impossible. This ar [ … ]

Training Day Visions 48 Hour Build Challenge PASMAG Lead

We’ve all experienced the audible sigh that sweeps throughout a room when management says there’s some required training to be done. You can expect to be in a mind-numbing lecture or sat in front of a computer watching painful [ … ]

PASMAG Sound Advice Internet Experts and Woofers in Series Lead

Occasionally my friends will come to me for advice about their home or car stereos, which is fine because I go to them for advice on all sorts of other stuff, like landscaping and beer making!

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine (who may b [ … ]

Project Ground Pounder: Part 3

Hello again and thanks for tuning in for Phase 3 of Project Ground Pounder, aka BIG BRUTE. Let's get down to the nitty gritty, shall we?

This phase is going to cover some important ground, namely the enclosure and all that goes in to making it.

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Project Ground Pounder Phase 2

It’s always important to have balance in an audio system. In this case, balance is having sufficient mids and highs to match up against low end bass reproduction.

I’ve run the gamut of mids and highs over the years, from coaxials to Pro Audio 8s a [ … ]

Project Ground Pounder: Part 1

Project Ground Pounder will chronicle the build of this 2005 Hummer H2, nicknamed Brute, from beginning to end. Prior to this project, Brute enjoyed life as a full-blown C-pillar built vehicle with eight 12-inch subwoofers behind the second row of [ … ]

Custom Dashboard in one afternoon

As an installer/fabricator you must continually add to your skill set just as you do your tools. The more skills you master, the faster you will be; and, we all know that time is money. In the following images you will see the dashboard of a Chevy [ … ]

Rockford Fosgate P1000X5D Amplifier Review

If my memory serves correct, it was late in the fall of 1980 when I installed my first actual 1,000-watt car audio system into a brand new 1981 Camaro Z28. Back then this was a…
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SONY XAV-602BT Multimedia Receiver Review

About a year ago, we reviewed the Sony XAV-601BT multimedia receiver. With its great performance and affordable price, it was a tough unit to beat. Never ones to rest on their laurels, the folks at…
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Subwoofer Enclosure Buyer's Guide - September 2012

Alpine Electronics of America, Inc.SBR-S83V Enclosed Type-R 8” Subwooferalpine-usa.com alpine-canada.com The SBR-S83V uses a Type-R SWR-843D subwoofer in a ported enclosure. Type-R subwoofers are known for clean, deep bass extension with great output, so this…
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