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Box Design

Bandpass Subwoofer Box Design (Fourth-Order)
You can design your own bandpass subwoofer enclosure here for free.
Box Dimensions Calculator, Solid Object Volume Calculator and Conversion Factors
Figures out third dimension of a box, given two known dimensions and figures out volume of an object to be placed inside a box.
Port Types for Speaker Boxes and Subwoofers
A description of the various types of ports commonly used in speaker enclosures and the differences between them.
Sixth-Order BANDPASS SUBWOOFER ENCLOSURE DESIGN calculator
You can design your own sixth-order bandpass subwoofer enclosure here for free.
PORT Size Calculations and Formulas for WOOFER and Subwoofer BOXES
Calculate your own port(s) length for subwoofer enclosures here - round and square vents.
Sealed Subwoofer Speaker BOX DESIGN - Qtc Calculator
Determine the Qtc of your speaker enclosure using this free calculator.
Basic Box Building Information.
Instructions to build subwoofer boxes. Materials, bracing, finishing techniques.
BANDPASS SUBWOOFER Box Design Using Gain (Fourth-Order)
You can design your own Fourth-Order bandpass speaker enclosure here for free.
Sealed Subwoofer Box Design Calculator
Design your own sealed speaker enclosure with my JavaScript enclosure design calculator.
Sealed Rear Chamber Bandpass Sub Woofer Design Tips
Here are some useful techniques for building a bandpass sub woofer enclosure.
PORT DESIGN FORMULAs for SUB WOOFER ENCLOSUREs
The formulas for calculating the minimum vent diameter, and the port(s) length for subwoofer enclosures can be found here - round and square vents.
Ported Subwoofer Box Design Formulas & Calculator
Design your own ported speaker box with my free JavaScript enclosure design calculator.
Measurement Unit Conversions
Convert units from metric to English with this JavaScript calculator.
Selecting the Proper Subwoofer Enclosure Alignment
How to pick the right box to make your subwoofers perform their best.
Subwoofer Box Dimension Calculator
Use this JavaScript calculator to determine the correct proportions for your speaker enclosure design.
Vent Air Speed Formula and Calculator
A page showing the formula to determine the air speed in a port, and a calculator so you don't have to do the math.
Sealed SPEAKER and Subwoofer SYSTEM DESIGN Tips
Tips about designing a sealed speaker box many are useful for any speaker design.
 

Amplifiers

An introduction To Amplifiers!
Under standing the amplifiers basics.
How To Install An Amplifier!
The basics of installing amplifiers and power cable chart.
Amplifier Terms!
List of basic amplifier terms.
Amplifier Power Specifications!
This page is intended to explain amplifier power specifications in more detail.
Amplifiers
There are many options when choosing an amplifier here are the basics.
Understanding Amplifiers Power Specifications
Understanding amplifier power ratings and explaining amplifier power specifications.
 

Basic Electrical

Understanding Ohm's Law
Understanding ohms law and how it relates to car audio.
Ohm's Law
General over view of Ohm's Law.
Ohm's Law (Voltage) - Javascript Calculator
If you want to calculate an unknown voltage value, come try my FREE Javascript Ohm's Law Calculator.
About Relays?
Under standing and wiring Relays.
About Diodes?
Under standing and wiring Diodes.
ohms?
Understanding what ohms are and how they relate to car audio.
Ohm's Law (Current) - Javascript Calculator
If you want to calculate an unknown current value, come try my FREE Javascript Ohm's Law Calculator.
Ohm's Law (Impedance/Resistance) - Javascript Calculator
If you want to calculate an unknown resistance or impedance value, come try my FREE Javascript Ohm's Law Calculator.
OHM's LAW Power, Current, Voltage, Resistance/Impedance
If you are interested in electronics, come try out my FREE Javascript Ohm's Law Calculator.
Ohm's Law (Power) - Javascript Calculator
If you want to calculate an unknown power value, come try my FREE Javascript Ohm's Law Calculator.
 

Car Audio Basics

Planning Your System
Now that you have some background on the world of car audio it is time to plan your system. I'll give you some pointers and an example system.
Typical Systems
Tips for designing different types of sound systems: Basic (for people on a budget), competition level and SPL systems.
Speakers
What speaker to buy, based on size, shape and specifications. Obtaining best sound possible from you speakers
Subwoofers
Free air, sealed, isobaric, band-pass, membrane enclosure configurations
Crossovers
Active vs. passive crossovers
Equalizers
Basic concepts such as frequencies, octaves, Q values, mono vs. stereo. Differences between parametric and graphic, active and passive equalizers
Head Units
Features to look for (controls, power, outputs, security). Kits and plugs, FM modulated CD changers pros and cons
Basic System Design.
Overall System planning tips. Brief description of each component and their interaction.
Planning Your System
Basic information on how to plan your system.
Speaker Power Ratings and Amplifier Power Ratings
Understanding the relationships between speaker power ratings and amplifier power ratings.
 

Crossovers & Filter Calculator

CROSSOVERS - The Basics of Two-Way Passive Crossovers
This page will teach you the basic information you need to understand before you design any passive crossover for a speaker system.
Loudspeaker Driver Attenuation Circuit
This page is designed to perform all of the necessary calculations involved with designing a shelving network for speaker systems.
Speaker Crossover Network Design Formulas & Calculator (3rd Order Butterworth)
Design your own Third-Order crossovers with my free online crossover calculator.
Series Notch Filter - Speaker Impedance Correction at Fs (Resonant Frequency)
This page will teach you how to utilize impedance correction to build a series notch filter network for a speaker.
Crossover Network Design Formulas & Calculator (2nd Order Linkwitz-Riley)
Design your own second-order crossovers with my free online crossover calculator.
6th Order Linkwitz-Riley Crossover Network Design Formulas & Calculator
Design your own Sixth-Order Linkwitz-Riley crossovers with my new online crossover calculator.
ZOBEL Filters for CROSSOVER Networks
This page is devoted to the design and application of Zobel impedance shaping filters for loudspeakers.
4th Order Linkwitz-Riley Crossover Network Design Formulas & Calculator
Design your own Fourth-order Linkwitz-Riley crossovers with my free online crossover calculator.
Parallel Notch Filter Circuit for Speaker Design
Fix a peak in the response of your loudspeaker using my notch filter calculator
Speaker Crossover Chart and Capacitance vs. Frequency Calculator(High-pass)
Use this JavaScript calculator to determine what value of capacitors you need to use for a crossover design.
Crossover Design Chart and Inductance vs. Frequency Calculator(Low-pass)
Use this JavaScript calculator to determine the value of inductor to use in your crossover design.
Butterworth 2nd Order Crossover Network Design Formulas & Calculator
Design your own second-order crossovers with my free online crossover calculator.
Crossover Network Design Formulas & Calculator (1st Order Butterworth)
Design your own first-order Butterworth crossovers with my free online crossover calculator.
Basic Crossover Calculators and Impedance stabilization circuit calculator.
Calculate capacitor and inductor values for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th order crossovers. Impedance stabilization circuit calculator.
Custom Crossovers Basics
Instructions and tips to design and build custom passive crossovers from scratch.
4th Order Butterworth Crossover Network Design Formulas & Calculator
Design your own fourth-order Butterworth crossovers with my free online crossover calculator.
 

Equalizers

Equalizers/Crossovers Basics
Basic information about equalizers and crossovers.
Equalizer Basics
How to use an Equalizers to fine tune your system.
Equalizer mounting and installation
Equalizer mounting and installation. Tips to properly setup an equalizer.
 

Installation and Wiring

Installation Accessories
There are many accessories that are necessary for a car audio installation, we take a look at same of the basics.
Recommended tools
Description, price and where to buy basic installation tools that you will need.
Seat/Panel Removal
How to remove trim rings, consoles, dashes, seats, door panels, rear decks, kick panels, etc. Also instructions to fix broken or cracked panels
Wiring Multiple Speakers
If you want to learn how to wire a multi-speaker subwoofer system, this is the page.
Road Noise/Rattles
Adding damping materials such as sprays, Dynamat, foams, etc to get rid of road noise and rattles.
Speaker Pods
Step by step instructions to make your own Fiberglass kick panel pods.
Fiberglass Basics
Instructions, materials, safety, and general steps for fiberglass projects
Custom Panels
Step by step instructions to build your own custom panels. A list of most common materials used
Tweaking
Checking speaker polarity, adjusting amplifier gains, equalizers, crossovers, etc. for best and loudest sound without distortion
 

Source Unit

Head Units
Choosing a head unit the for your vehicle.
Head Units
Main options and features available for head units and CD changers. Factory head unit upgrades.
 

Speaker

Speaker polarity
How make sure all your speakers are in phase.
Loudspeaker Efficiency Formula and Calculator
A page showing the formula to determine the reference efficiency of any speaker, and a calculator so you don't have to do the math.
Choosing Speakers
These are the final link and arguably the most important component in the quality of sound you actually hear.
Speaker/Sub Wiring
Series and parallel wiring diagrams and formulas to obtain maximum power output from your system.
Speakers Basics
Basic information on speaker.
Speakers installation
Different types of speakers and applications. Power considerations.
 

Trouble Shooting

Alternator Noise
Instructions to eliminate the dreaded alternator whine that squeezes through audio systems
 


 

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