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Build a kickin' sound system on wheels!

Rap, reggae, rock, or Rachmaninoff — whether you crave a window-rattling rolling boom box or the most faithful auto music reproduction, there's only one good way to get exactly the car stereo you want: Build it yourself. Written by a master of audio electronics — and now completely updated to include the latest audio and video technologies, The Car Stereo Cookbook shows you how to plan your design, choose...

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Overview

Build a kickin' sound system on wheels!

Rap, reggae, rock, or Rachmaninoff — whether you crave a window-rattling rolling boom box or the most faithful auto music reproduction, there's only one good way to get exactly the car stereo you want: Build it yourself. Written by a master of audio electronics — and now completely updated to include the latest audio and video technologies, The Car Stereo Cookbook shows you how to plan your design, choose your components, install them optimally — and save lots of money!

Unlike books that cover only specific systems, this book shows you how to customize. With the Cookbook, your system will fit your tastes, your budget, and your car or truck, whether it's a rad SUV or your Dad's antique Chevy. Featuring guidance on the right specialty tools, and step-by-step instructions for difficult procedures, The Car Stereo Cookbook puts you in the fast lane to the custom auto sound system that'll leave your friends' pathetic factory-made output choking in your dust.

  • Achieve the Extreme in Mobile Entertainment. Integrate new technologies such as MP3, WMA, HD Radio, 5.1 channel sound, including mobile video and satellite radio.
  • Upgrade premium factory sound systems such as Delco/Bose and Ford/JBL.
  • Choose, follow, and customize one of the many subwoofer projects discussed.
  • Get more amp power for your money.
  • Achieve superior sound imaging.
  • Properly set amplifier gains.
  • Interface a CD changer or digital music player with any system.
  • Pick the right power line capacitors, speaker wire, patch cables, and sound-deadening materials.
  • Avoid common automotive noise problems.
  • And a lot more!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071448475
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/30/2005
  • Series: TAB Electronics Technician Library Series
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 484,489
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Rumreich is a senior design engineer for TLC-Thomson Electronics who specializes in analog and digital audio and video systems and circuits. He has written numerous articles for Electronics Now, Speaker Builder, Radio-Electronics, and Audio Amateur magazines and taught seminars in loudspeaker design and automotive acoustics. Mr. Rumreich holds more than 20 U.S. patents and received his master's degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 Before You Begin 1
Ch. 2 Connectors, Supplies, Tools, and Techniques 9
Ch. 3 Speakers and Speaker Projects 33
Ch. 4 Subwoofers and Subwoofer Projects 55
Ch. 5 Head Unit Projects 121
Ch. 6 Amplifiers and Amplifier Projects 155
Ch. 7 Equalizers and Equalizer Projects 191
Ch. 8 Biamping and Crossovers 201
Ch. 9 CD Changer Projects 225
Ch. 10 Accessories 237
Ch. 11 Battling Noise 251
Recommended Mail-Order Suppliers 279
Recommended Reading 280
Bibliography 283
Index 287
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2000

    very iformative

    I have read this book and would strongly recommend it to any one wanting to do their own custom install. It has lots of info and even answers to questions that I couldn't get other people to answer for me. It covers pretty much everything that the diy (do it yourself) needs to know for the little bit beyond basic type of install.

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