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Installer.com Technical Papers

Technical Papers Being around to witness the history and development of car audio and mobile electronics for the last 4 decades
we have some great stuff to share in addition to the many technical papers we have compiled and written to help installers
and our customers.
Feel free to link to them on your own website. Please credit original author.
Finding a good installer There are good installers and bad installers out there...
Aiming your woofer box Why does aiming your woofer box to the back of your car make the bass louder?
Alphabet Radio operators phonetic alphabet
Diversity Antennas Dual Diversity Antennas
Article Newspaper one small article from the newspaper about car audio
Books and Magazines a list of books and magazines that might help an installer or mobile electronics hobbyist.
Box Size How to figure out how big a woofer box is
Box Strength How strong to build your speaker box?
Buying Car Audio on the internet
Cars Automobile information sheets - wire colors, photos, featured installations...
CB Radio CB Radios are coming back, they are now a viable communications medium.
Cone Area Loudspeaker Cone area Myths and Truths
Fiber Optic AUX input 2005 Volvo XC-90 - adding direct connect FM modulator
Some say this cannot be done
Flash The benefits of car audio
Frequencies and wavelength chart chart with sound wavelengths 1/4, 1/2 and 1 wavelength through out the spectrum.
Often overlooked but very important for building serious systems.
Frequency Spectrum radio frequencies and what you can hear.
FS
Speaker Resonance
and how to find your woofers free air resonance
Fuses Fusing - how and why fuse your electrical goodies
Gain Controls Setting the gains on your amplifiers - its easy!
Giant Loudspeakers Big speakers make big sounds
Good Sound What is good sound
Ham Radio Ya gotta know some tech stuff to get your ham license.
Ham Radio Installations Photos of ham radio installations that we have done recently
Head unit Power More Lies
Head Rest Video Installation   HOW TO install video monitors in headrests
Car Audio History   History and Trivia about car audio
Car Warranty Information   Moss Magnuson Act of Congress
IMAGING   How loadspeakers image
How to attract customer to your favorite car stereo store! these pictures explain it all!
The World Famous Installer Mailing List AKA the IML - This is an email based listserve for installers and those in the 12v industry ONLY! Since 1996
Installer Test This is what we use at our store to evaluate installer applicants
Installer Tool List   what car audio installers need
Loudness Control Why is it there?
Mobile Electronic Mailing List Mobile electronics enthusiasts (general public)
Multi path   FM static and picket fencing
Noise ordinances How to avoid noise ordinances - Loosing our freedoms
Ohms Law with Chart The World Famous Ohms Law Chart. Print it and hang it on your wall
Old Alarm history   Some neat photos
Poor Car Stereo   A story of the life of a car stereo
Pre Amp   pre amp and output voltage
Proper Grounding how important is the ground wire?
Radio Spectrum   Radio frequencies and where they are
Short wave Radio   fascinating world of worldwide radio
Speaker Boxes   Materials, Airtight, Bracing, Dividers?
Speaker Graphs   test page, I will make this into something soon.
Speaker Impedance Testing   Do it yourself
Speaker specs   speaker specs for the layman. This section will be greatly expanded very soon.
Test Equipment Cool test gear to help our car audio hobby
The Perfect Installer   I like it!
The perfect speaker box is there a such thing as a perfect box?
Tight Bass   uncovering the myth of tight bass...
Transfer Function how your car changes your speakers sounds.
Trunk Rattles   How to fix your rattling panels in your car
Total Crap - TSS My opinion of Software specially made for a car audio store
Wattage   How to measure your own wattage
World Finals   Some History of car stereo contests
12 dB/OCTAVE CROSSOVER   Chart to help you design your own Crossover
Cat5 vs RCA cables   True story with tests and pictures- don't let marketing bullshit take you in
PARTS Do it yourself installation parts
KITS Dash Kits to mount your new stereo in your car
WIRES Wire harnesses for radios and cars to make your install easier
ANTENNA ADAPTERS Antenna parts for the do it yourselfer
River Oaks Car Stereo
Tech Resources
Car Warranties
Installer Mailing List
Fiber Optic AUX Input
 
Setting Amplifier Gain
Aiming Woofer Box
Cone Area
Ohms Law Chart
Transfer Function
Pre-Amp Voltage
Diversity Antennas
Woofer Box Size
Frequencies and Wavelengths
Frequency Spectrum
Speaker Resonance
Head Unit Power
Audio Imaging
Audio Loudness Control
FM Multipath
Watts
RCA cs Cat5
Crossovers
Woofer Box Perfection
Tight Bass
Speaker Impedance
Speaker Specs
Test Equipment
 
Good Sound
Poor Car Stereo
Phonetic Alphabet
River Oaks Car Stereo Newspaper
Woofer Box Strength
CB Radio
Fuses
Giant Loudspeakers
Amateur Radio
Amateur Radio Installations
Head Rest Video
Test
Tool List
Proper Grounding
Radio Spectrum
Short Wave Radio
Perfect Installer
Trunk Rattles
The Same Parts Pro Installers Use

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