Synopses & Reviews
Build your own super 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 the car stereo you want: Build it yourself. Here's the only guide you need to cook up your ultimate vehicular audio feast. Written by a master of audio electronics, The Car Stereo Cookbook
shows you how to plan your design, choose your components, install them optimally--and save a lot of money! Unlike books that cover only specific systems, the Cookbook
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 radical sport utility vehicle or your Dad'sold Chevy.
The book is clearly organized by project type--from speakers, subwoofers, and amps to equalizers, bi-amping, and accessories--so you can quickly find the information you need on all the ingredients your dream machine requires. Featuring guidance on using the right specialty tools and step-by-step instructions for more 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.
Rap, reggae, rock, or Rachmaninoff -- if you yearn for sound in your car that will make your friends drool, this book has your answers. Whether you want to pulsate the pavement or simply enjoy top-level clarity and music reproduction, this book will show you how to plan your design, choose your components, install them optimally and save a lot of money! Unlike books that cover only specific systems, the Cookbook shows you how to customize. With the Cookbook, your system will fit your tastes, your budget, and your car or truck.
Organized by component type, the Cookbook clearly shows you how to achieve good imaging; upgrade premium factory sound systems such as Delco/Bose and Ford/JBL; get more amp power for your money; properly set amplifier gains; install and set up an equalizer with or without a real-time analyzer; interface a CD changer; pick the right power line capacitors, speaker wire, patch cables, and sound-deadening devices; avoid common automotive noise problems; and a lot more!
Featuring guidance on the right specialty tools and step-by-step instructions for difficult procedures, The Car Stereo Cookbook makes sure that the special sound you've imagined in your head becomes the sound you hear in your car!
The first edition of this book was written six years ago. Since then, there have been some significant developments in the area of car audio (and video). In addition, many of the products featured in the first edition are now obsolete. While the first edition of the book continues to sell, we have seen a bit of a slow-down at major accounts. This edition promises to be even more successful than the last.Car Stereo Cookbook, 2e is a completely revamped edition of a hugely successful title that continues to sell. This revised book will include new information on mobile video, satellite radio, mp3, wma, digital broadcast radio, and will eliminate the out-of-date products that are no longer pertinent.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -285) and index.
Table of Contents
Speakers and Speaker Projects
Subwoofers and Subwoofer Projects
Mobile Video Projects
Amplifiers and Amplifier Projects
OEM (Premium Factory Sound) Conversion Projects
How to Upgrade Ford/JBL Systems
How to Upgrade Chrysler/Infinity Systems
Equalizers and Equalizer Projects
Biamping and Crossovers
CD Changer Projects
Battling Noise Problems