AG RE Chapter2 WEB 1 copy

By now, many of you have at least heard of our in-house "Reverse Entry Project," my ambitious project of returning a worn-down S13 240sx to glory as a perfect street car. In the second chapter of this project, while we have been chronicling as it h [ … ]

PASMAG 142 Sound Advice Garry Springgay DIY1

For the Tuner Handbook issue, I thought I’d share a couple of what my son calls “old guy tricks.” These tips come from years of skinned knuckles and the addition of a few curse words in my vocabulary.

The first is a com [ … ]

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.

F [ … ]

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 [ … ]

Soundstream Tarantula T5.124 Subwoofer

The Soundstream Tarantula T5 subwoofers feature an overcompensating motor structure for increased magnetic strength, a 3" 4-layer voice coil with direct connect wire and direct connect wire leads. This series also includes a double-stiched cone…
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Sony XAV-601BT DVD Receiver Review

Pretty much everything we do these days centers around some type of smartphone. It makes sense to develop the other important peripheral electronic devices in our lives to take advantage of everything said smartphones can…
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JVC KW-NT1

Not long ago, few would believe we’d all use a portable music device that fit in our pockets and contained thousands of songs. Likewise, personal or in-car GPS navigation was pretty much unheard of. A…
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