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    Useful Web Links and Car Audio References

    The purpose of this Sticky is to provide links to useful information associated with car audio and audio in general. Often the same questions are asked over and over again, and the answers to these questions could easily be found with a simple Google search. Part of the problem that many of those new to car audio have is knowing what to search for, what the industry terms are, and who to trust. There is a lot of conflicting information, and there will certainly be conflicting information between the links below.

    Car Audio.com is not providing verification that any of the information contained in the provided links is correct, nor does CA accept any liability if the information in the provided links causes damage to you or your property. Simply put, use these links at your own risk. If the authors/owners of the sites linked would like to be removed from this list please contact myself or another moderator.

    Please feel free to PM comments to any of the links on these sites, and if you have links that you find value in please list them. Mods will try to keep the master list current and updated as links are added/removed.

    The following links have been grouped by their content. Some links provide content that covers all of the topics.


    USACi 2012 SQ Rules [color:#CC0000]NEW![/color]
    http://www.soundoff.org/rules.htm

    IASCA 2012 Rules -
    Become a website member of IASCA.com to download the 2010 Rules

    MECA 2012 Rulebook [color:#CC0000]NEW![/color]
    http://www.mecacaraudio.com/dnn50/Co...lSQLRules.aspx



    Glossary
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______

    Mobile Electronics Glossary of Terms and Definitions - ABX Comparator to Azimuth


    Electrical Basics and more
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    Car Audio Basics
    Car Audio Basics
    Car Stereo, Mobile Video, Navigation
    http://www.scosche.com/media/pdf/Sco..._7_18_2006.pdf


    Good Resources - More Than Basics
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    Basic Car Audio Electronics
    The rec.audio.car FAQ
    Car Alarm, Car Stereo, Mobile Video, and Cruise Control Info for Installers
    Car Stereo How-to - Stereo installation, guides, and troubleshooting - Car Audio and Electronics
    Car Electronic Basics NEW
    Car Audio FAQ
    Engineering Acoustics/Bass Reflex Enclosure Design - Wikibooks, open books for an open world
    TeamROCS technical pages
    rec.audio.car FAQ (Part 4/5)
    Mobile Electronics Certified Professional



    Frequency Charts
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    Interactive Frequency Chart - Independent Recording Network
    Frequency and Wavelength Calculator


    Speaker Layout and Imaging
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    How to Get the Best Stereo Imaging & Soundstage
    Apparatus For Improving Image In Car Audio System, And Control Method Thereof



    Sound Deadening
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    Sound Deadener Showdown - Your Source for Sound Deadening Products and Information


    Subwoofer Theory and Design guides
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    Audio Innovation - by Dan Marx www.danmarx.org
    rec.audio.car Frequently Asked Questions: Subwoofers
    Audiogear Reviews - Enclosure Design - Introduction
    The Subwoofer DIY Page
    Infinite baffle woofer box

    Subwoofer Wiring Diagrams
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    Rockford Fosgate® - Woofer WiringWizard
    Subwoofer Wiring Diagrams

    Fiberglass Tutorials
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    Fiberglass subwoofer box - a tutorial
    Fiberglass Forums - Powered by vBulletin


    Aperiodic Enclosures
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    JL w6 in Aperiodic enclosure? - CARSOUND.COM Forum - explains the Qts required
    Aperiodic Speaker Enclosure Design
    Audiogear Reviews - Enclosure Design - Aperiodic Membrane



    Infinite Baffle
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    Audiogear Reviews - Enclosure Design - Infinite Baffle
    Car Audio Subwoofer Enclosures Second Order, Infinite Baffle, Free Air


    Amplifiers
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    Anatomy of the Power Amplifier - Features - Car Audio and Electronics
    JL Audio » header » Support » Tutorials » Tutorial: Input Sensitivity (Gain) Setting

    Gain Setting Tutorial Download from JL Audio


    Factory Integration
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    Metra Online | Welcome to Metra Auto Parts Online Warehouse
    http://www.scosche.com/media/pdf/GM_app_guide.pdf
    iPod Integration for your car and More by Pac-Audio - Connecting you to the future
    Vehicle Wiring Diagrams


    Factory Wiring Identification
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    Stereo, Alarm, Remote Starter, Cruise Control, Navigation Wiring
    Car Radio Wiring Diagrams and Car Stereo Wiring Diagrams

    Wiring - Speaker and RCA theory
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    Speaker Wire
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    Common Myths explained
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    Too Little Power Blowing Speakers
    Car Audio Myths
    Speaker Wire


    Explanations
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    - Sub Facing Front or Back? Aiming your subwoofer box

    Software (freeware)
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    Steve Ekblad's Free Audio Software and On-Line Enclosure Design
    Latest News. Audio Rightmark
    Speaker Workshop
    Vented Ported Subwoofer Box Enclosure Calculator Speaker Cabinet Program
    Tone Generator Software - Audio Test Tone and Sound Frequency Generator
    Test Tone Generator - Free Download - Tucows Downloads
    Linear Technology Design Tools and Software
    Bode and Nyquist Using Excel
    FFTs in Excel



    Circuit Design Sites (General Electrical)
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    Homo ludens electronicus
    Virtual Ground Circuits
    Electronics


    Passive Filter Design
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    TA Speaker Topics - Neutralizing L(e) with a Zobel
    Car Audio - Series Notch Filter - Speaker Impedance Correction at Fs (Resonant Frequency)
    Crossover Design Chart and Inductance vs. Frequency Calculator(Low-pass)
    Passive Crossover Design Equations Formulas Calculator - Two Way First Order Network Butterworth
    Bass Blocker Capacitors
    Crossover Explanations

    Online Calculators
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    dB Volt Calculator
    Sound Level Calculator
    Acoustics Toolbox



    Acoustical Products
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    http://www.soundaway.com/Mass_Loaded...&show=8&page=1
    http://www.asistorefront.com/p-231-m...e-barrier.aspx
    http://www.soundisolationstore.com/p...-mlv-1-lb.html
    http://www.acousticalsurfaces.com



    Technical References
    __________________________________________________ __________________________________________________ ______
    Sinusoids Applications and Modeling
    Acoustics Primer/Intro
    Handbook on the Decibel
    Recommended Power and Ground Cable Sizes
    Understanding Theil-Small Parameters
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    Re: Useful Web Links and Car Audio References

    Note - this thread will soon be a reference sticky. it won't live in this section very long and any comments will probably be deleted.



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    have you been helped by me? i'd love to know. shoot me a PM.

    My 2014 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/608637-2014-accord-sport-sq-build-keep_hope_alive.html
    ***My YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkYUo2EShW9lgtrfXiDvLNQ/videos
    *My 2001 Accord build log: http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-build-logs-cars-trucks-suvs/536049-2001-accord-ex-sedan-its-long.html
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