Auto Audio

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Best-seller gets you the car stereo sound system you want!

Why pay high prices for a shop to install or maintain your car stereo when you can have the satisfaction of doing it better yourself?

Auto Audio: Choosing, Installing, and Maintaining Car Stereo Systems, Second Edition, by Andrew Yoder, provides all the information you need to supercharge your ride with top-quality speakers, amplifiers, head units, equalizers, signal processors, ...

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Overview

Best-seller gets you the car stereo sound system you want!

Why pay high prices for a shop to install or maintain your car stereo when you can have the satisfaction of doing it better yourself?

Auto Audio: Choosing, Installing, and Maintaining Car Stereo Systems, Second Edition, by Andrew Yoder, provides all the information you need to supercharge your ride with top-quality speakers, amplifiers, head units, equalizers, signal processors, changers and antennas — not to mention filters and crossovers, wire, cabling, connectors and transmitters. And once your system is in, you’ll see how to troubleshoot spot problems and service your components so they deliver pristine highs and heart-stopping lows for years to come. This new edition also shows you how to make seamless fiberglass speaker enclosures and panels for your car...protect your audio investment with a good security system...check out custom installations...and more.

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Written for amateur enthusiasts, this guide explains car audio from buying cheap components to do-it-yourself install jobs. Chapters discuss sound processing, amplifiers, speakers, speaker enclosures, filters and crossovers, auto video, and cabling. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071346894
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/1/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Yoder is the author or co-author of nearly a dozen popular books on the subjects of video, audio, and radio, including Home Video: Choosing, Installing, Maintaining, and Repairing Home Video Systems; Home Audio: Choosing, Installing, Maintaining, and Repairing Home Audio Systems; The Complete Shortwave Listener's Handbook (Fifth Edition); The TAB Electronics Yellow Pages; and Pirate Radio Operations. He has written for such publications as Radio!, Popular Electronics, CB Radio, and Popular Communications. Yoder earned a B.A. in Broadcasting and Writing at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
The potential for hearing loss
Introduction
1 How and where to choose your audio system 1
2 Head units, equalizers, signal processors, and changers 36
3 Amplifiers 75
4 Speakers 117
5 Speaker enclosures 155
6 Filters and crossovers 186
7 Antenna systems 209
8 Wire, cabling, connectors, and transmission systems 219
9 Shortwave radio in the car 244
10 Installation techniques and real-life stories 258
11 Repairing car audio systems 285
Sources 310
Glossary 324
Bibliography 329
Index 334
About the author 341
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