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Car audio 2021, July

Wiretapping of 20 pairs of midrange (part 1)

Wiretapping of 20 pairs of midrange (part 1)

Yes, we did it in one day and survived! )) The background here is a teaser. The story is understandable with blurring of hearing - it seems to me that this factor was taken into account in the format of the event. As test material, we chose short sections of tracks from well-known judges' autosound disks ...

Anatomy of a subwoofer. Test 10 '' subwoofer speaker Black Hydra HGS-2521

Anatomy of a subwoofer. Test 10 '' subwoofer speaker Black Hydra HGS-2521

Apparently, the creators of the Black Hydra brand not only decided to focus it on the SQ market, but immediately headed for its upper segment. The amplifiers are based on top-end components. Acoustics - also with its own tricks and with a clear focus on experienced installers who know how to operate with parameters. Now - sub ...

Diffraction, reverb, midbass direction

Diffraction, reverb, midbass direction

Let's try a new format of interaction with the audience. In any case, I will not beat myself in the chest and say that this way and no other way, but still practicing car audio for quite a long time allows you to give hints and beginners do not step on the rake again. Actually for whom articles and b ...

Forgotten Audio Formats: Highway Hi-Fi. Or where did the auto sound begin

Forgotten Audio Formats: Highway Hi-Fi. Or where did the auto sound begin

What's the connection between George Harrison of the Beatles, boxing legend Muhammad Ali and Chrysler's car? The answer is the Highway Hi-Fi car turntable installed in the latter and heavily advertised by the first two. If Peter Goldmark, who created the sys ...

Direct comparison of two tags

Direct comparison of two tags

Good evening. Today I went to a local car audio store, and there is a subic Hertz ES 380.5. It looks so solid and presentable. There is a minimum of information on the box, and there is not a lot of information on the internet ... I found it: Fs, resonance frequency of the diffuser: 32 Hz Qts, resulting quality factor: 0.90 Vas, equivalent volume: ...

Car Audio in China - Parallel Reality - Workshop U17 (Part 4)

Car Audio in China - Parallel Reality - Workshop U17 (Part 4)

Let's continue our acquaintance with U17! I want to show one car that was not in the studio, but it was made here - the Ford Raptor. This car was one of 5 cars that we used to test the SQC Club China judge candidates. That is, I listened to her and judged her. Made according to the "classics" - 6 monoblocks R ...

Comparative test of four multichannel amplifiers with built-in DSP

Comparative test of four multichannel amplifiers with built-in DSP

Well, friends, I have finally prepared a small report on the event. Let me remind you that this was a comparative test of amplifiers with built-in processors, which many have been waiting for. I would like to express my gratitude to the Ego Style Project studio and personally to Pavel Nazarov. Actual idea, clear implementation, everything is past ...

Audiophile notes. Part 1

Audiophile notes. Part 1

Why do amplifiers sound different? An attempt to explain on the fingers that numbers sometimes mean nothing. Once upon a time in the magazine there was a column in which it was customary to share your thoughts on any topic or answer questions from readers. I think now is the time to return to it, after the first tests ...

Antikolkhozing, or interior alteration and voice acting of Smart Roadster

Antikolkhozing, or interior alteration and voice acting of Smart Roadster

The car went through a lot of owners who gave it a great kick. The new owner decided to give it to professionals in order to fix the jambs of the previous "tuners", alter the interior and update the sound system. From a distance, airbrushing looks normal, but up close you understand that the accuracy of the drawing ...

Celestra RA275 2-channel amplifier test

Celestra RA275 2-channel amplifier test

Italians have always had their own view of audio, sometimes very different from the generally accepted canons. However, who said that these very generally accepted canons are the only true ones? Today, in my tests, the Celestra RA275 is a two-channel amplifier from the middle Celestra line. Celestra production is located ...

Opel Astra H GTC SQ. Doors.

Opel Astra H GTC SQ. Doors.

I continue to upload the report on the aster! I don’t know how people do it so quickly, it’s very difficult to find time for it. ((It’s not a small digression, I think that everything was within the strict limits of the budget, so it was necessary to prepare the doors with high quality but not expensive! ...

Test of the head unit with a built-in high power amplifier Sony MEX-XB100BT

Test of the head unit with a built-in high power amplifier Sony MEX-XB100BT

Until recently, there was an unspoken rule - if you want to get better sound quality - put an external amplifier. Compared to the built-in HU, it gives higher detail, better dynamics, and the undistorted loudness margin, of course, also increases. Sony made it necessary ...

Micro Precision 5.16MKII Speaker LF / MF Test

Micro Precision 5.16MKII Speaker LF / MF Test

Testing individual acoustics components is a thankless task, in such cases the result largely depends on the specific settings in the system. Nevertheless, curiosity took its toll, and I took up the evaluation of Micro Precision 5.16MKII, for a couple of weeks attaching these delicate brainchildren of Thomas Hoffmann in my system ...

Preparing for TT: The battery has migrated into the trunk

Preparing for TT: The battery has migrated into the trunk

Today, with the help and support of Aero71, the battery was transferred to the trunk. Wire 50 squares or 0GA, both + and - are rolled. The calculated total voltage drop across both wires at starting currents is less than 1 volt. Everywhere outside the box in the cabin, the positive wire is put on ...

Test of a pre-production amplifier, already ready for production, but still without a nameplate with a logo

Test of a pre-production amplifier, already ready for production, but still without a nameplate with a logo

Yes, yes, and this sometimes has to be tested. As yet unnamed and in simple cardboard boxes "products". This time, too, there was a standard task - to take measurements and give a technical assessment to the amplifier. The sample turned out to be so out of the ordinary that I could not help but share the info. ...

Once a German, a Frenchman and an American met ...

Once a German, a Frenchman and an American met ...

... or a little about an unusual dealer conference in Krasnodar, which took place on September 10, 2015. In fact, this event could be called an ordinary event, if not for one circumstance. Representatives of some world brands of Car Audio were invited to the conference. And the opportunity to communicate directly ...

Another BMW

Another BMW

It was written in March 2008, including as a review of the Alpine PXE 650. I thought to send it to AZ, but was late). I will lay out my "literary talent" for your judgment, the risk of course)). How It s made So let's begin. What we have is a BMW 335 E92 car, or rather a standard audio system. The owner of the car is a man for a long time ...

Podiums for twitter in the corners of the mirrors Octavia A7

Podiums for twitter in the corners of the mirrors Octavia A7

Hello everyone :) Recently I made podiums for twitter in my friend's brand new Octavia A7 So that there was always an opportunity to return everything to its original state - a second pair of corners was ordered. The technology is common - rings, toothpicks, tights, polyester, glass mat, putty. Some stages are not f ...

Bewith and VW Golf continue

Bewith and VW Golf continue

We do not stand still and continue to modernize ... Bewith C-130 were bought for the foreign ministries, and C-50 for the MF and HF, well, in this regard, they began to alter a little. Aluminum glasses of 300 ml each were chiseled, screw threads, everything as it should be ... fastened to the screws through the cage nuts directly to the metal. ...

"CAMRY unprocessed" part 2

"CAMRY unprocessed" part 2

Hello! As you know, the presence of a second battery in the audio system has a positive effect on the Sound. However, care must be taken to securely and securely attach the battery. In our project "CAMRY unprocessorless" we use a Hawker DataSafe HX-300 battery weighing 27.2 kg. And to mount it from a hundred ...

Blam RA 301D ultra-compact 1-channel amplifier test

Blam RA 301D ultra-compact 1-channel amplifier test

It seems that the miniaturization of amplifiers has reached its climax. Meet the Blam RA 301D. Bass monoblock. The most real. And yes, next to the photo is the most ordinary box of matches, in order to better visualize its size. What is Blam? Despite the fact that this name is new in car audio, its roots are oh to ...

Test acoustics-transformer Hybrid Audio Imagine I61-2 v2

Test acoustics-transformer Hybrid Audio Imagine I61-2 v2

And again, a name that is not heard among a wide audience in Russia, but is well known among enthusiasts of the automotive High End (by the way, the company has a narrow specialization and deals exclusively with acoustics). Since 2014, Hybrid Audio has been officially delivered to Russia, so the test, I think, will be ...

Installing amplifiers in the Acura MDX

Installing amplifiers in the Acura MDX

Hello. Today I want to talk about where and how the amplifiers are located, as well as the processor in the Acura MDX audio system. Initially, the amplifier was under the seat and the owner was fine with it. Therefore, we decided to place the equipment under the seats. Due to the fact that the wires will be shorter. Installing wuxi ...

CD30 AND AUX NOT POSSIBLE POSSIBLE!

CD30 AND AUX NOT POSSIBLE POSSIBLE!

Good night, just 5 minutes ago I finished the collective farm AUX on CD 30 and so what was done www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezfeBQVfj8M SOUND PURE SATISFIED! AT EACH SWITCHING ON, YOU SHOULD PRESS THE BASS BUTTON OR ... THEN STARTS TO PLAY ACCORDING TO THE EQUALIZER PARAMETERS! IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ASK ...

Subwoofer - stealth in Subaru Forester

Subwoofer - stealth in Subaru Forester

Paying attention to my stealth, one person wanted one for himself - the same. There is a lot of information on assembling a stealth subwoofer, so I will only describe the main points. If anything, ask;) First of all, we make the wing matrix: Next, we thicken it And cut it along the desired contour We make ...

Test 2-channel amplifier Zapco Z-150.2 LE

Test 2-channel amplifier Zapco Z-150.2 LE

This time such an amplifier fell into my hands. Z-series from Zapco is interesting in itself, and here the Limited Edition is at all - one of two hundred copies released by the company for its 40th anniversary. This particular one is specimen number 119. The approach to testing will be appropriate, so don't be scared ...

Teac TE-MD4 compact amplifier test

Teac TE-MD4 compact amplifier test

So, the first practice test. The object of testing is the Teac TE-MD4 amplifier available in the bins. A very interesting model with a whole bunch of non-standard solutions and, most importantly, with funny dimensions. To achieve compactness and keep within reasonable (by the way, very reasonable) price limits, the manufacturer is clearly pr ...

EMMA Grodno. We shouldn't have gone!

EMMA Grodno. We shouldn't have gone!

It was really cool! And the one of the Russians who wanted to go, and did not go, is the one, even if not Kirkorov, but certainly Galkin. The Belarusian stage left a very pleasant impression! But first things first. Since Ilyukha could not go (he was not Galkin, he simply could not), we moved forward with two cars: an ikstrail ...

Installing the subwoofer in the Audi A 7

Installing the subwoofer in the Audi A 7

The standard subwoofer in the Audi A7 is installed next to the dock and is covered with a raised floor. Therefore, there is no bass and will not be. Some say that the A7's subwoofer is hard to find. I'll try to convince you. On the example of the installation of 10 "FOCAL P25. It requires a comparative compact box for registration of the WL. In the magazine ...

Podiums for brax matrix

Podiums for brax matrix

Braxophilia overtook me too ... One good man decided to sell the whole set, and I just found the right amount ... And now, a week later, I am the happy owner of Brax matrix 1.1, 3.1, 6.1PP. Since these MF / HF differ in size from my darlings, it would have been decided to sculpt new pods ... No sooner said than done ... R ...

The engine compartment is in accordance with EMMA regulations. Or competitive masturbation =) P

The engine compartment is in accordance with EMMA regulations. Or competitive masturbation =) P

Hello. Many people recognize the car and recognize the Owner even more by this car. Knowing his reputation, I understood that there will be people (including judges) who do not share his views. This means that you need more thorough preparation of the car for the performance. What we have? And we have =) - acid ...

A long-suffering martyr.

A long-suffering martyr.

I wanted to call the post either "mnogostrodalny" or "martyr", but that would be more correct. How it all began can be read HERE and HERE. In this configuration, Dmitry performed at the Russian final in the Novichok 4000 class and took 3rd place, which he was greatly annoyed. But to Europe, at that time, he still with ...

VW Multivan - full stereo.

VW Multivan - full stereo.

Finally, we managed to organize a photo session of our long-standing work. Stereo system in Volkswagen Multivan. “A three-way front with a subwoofer with a lot of headroom is needed. You can redo everything, but do not take up space in the cabin! " It all started with this phrase. Two bands, that is, mid-range and high-frequency speakers “...

We create the mood ourselves!

We create the mood ourselves!

Hello. I am creating this entry in my personal blog. my cars are not directly related to the event yet. The theme is this. 50 km. from my village there is the town of Tikhoretsk. There are more people there than ours, the traffic is a little thicker, but still it is boring even on weekends. Many acquaintances in this ...

Personal experience. Musical epic

Personal experience. Musical epic

A little preface about this car. Comrade's car Ford Focus2 Restayl 2.0. A lot of things have been done, but I will tell you about music and everything related so in kratsy. Made Shumka finally all that is possible and impossible. But somewhere in 2 layers of a triple. on the doors and on the roof are glued on top of the so-called "tits ...

That's how we live.

That's how we live.

In fact, there is some bullshit going on around. First, the ruble crashed, then it got colder and some white garbage poured out of the sky, then the ruble finally came the skiff. And, in connection with all this, the mood somehow did not go well. Therefore, I wanted some kind of positive and rock and roll. I needed an idea ... People often ask ...

Work - Sound on Bentley

Work - Sound on Bentley

Good day everyone! The report on the installation of music in the client car Auto is quite rare for our region (Udmurt Republic) Bentley Continental GT 2006 onwards. Components: standard head unit + unit for USB implementation + IPhone Acoustics: TV MD.Lab SP-T1.28 MF MD.Lab M3S LF MD.Lab SP-MB17 ...

Car & Music laboratory. Return of the Jedi.

Car & Music laboratory. Return of the Jedi.

So, friends, it's time to bring up the old legendary Car & Music project again. For the younger generation, I will explain - the Car & Music magazine was published in the 90s and existed until 2009. Then this topic was transferred to the magazine "Automobile Tuning", and Car & Music became "magazine in magazine". By the way, ironically ...

Skoda Octavia. Loud. Purely. Everything inside tickles.

Skoda Octavia. Loud. Purely. Everything inside tickles.

Hello! Today we will talk about our next car audio project. This time Skoda Octavia came to us, which we love so much, because the cars are very difficult to work with. After talking with the owner of the car, determining the basic musical preferences, and also realizing what you want to get in the end, we are in ...

Solaris. cheap and cheerful. part 3.final, almost =)

Solaris. cheap and cheerful. part 3.final, almost =)

A wooden ring was used to install the mid. well, they pumped it a little bit =) then some photos of the amplifier and its connections. I was a little surprised md lab - it seems to be a good company, but the screws in the clamps are some kind of plastic or something = (not very high-quality to the touch, although the mustache itself ...