Car Audio For Dummies (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 14, 2008 - Transportation - 310 pages
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Thinking about a knockout audio system for your car? Not sure what you need, want, or can afford? Car Audio For Dummies is a great place to find some answers!

But wait ó what if speakers that vibrate your floorboards donít turn you on? What if youíre thinking more about hands-free phone access and a DVD player to entertain the kids? Surprise! Car Audio For Dummies can give you a hand there, too. Whether you want to feel as if your favorite band is performing right on top of your dashboard or you want to keep the soccer team entertained on the way to the tournament, this friendly guide can help.

From planning your system and buying components to getting them installed and protecting your investment, youíll find plenty of wise advice. Get the scoop on:

  • Figuring out what kind of equipment you need to do what you want
  • Identifying good sound quality when you hear it
  • Adding components to a factory system
  • Choosing a video player, hands-free phone system, amplifiers, speakers, and more
  • Finding a reliable installer (todayís automotive electronics systems are so complex that you probably wonít want to go it alone)
  • Understanding warranties and returns
  • Protecting and insuring your system

Car Audio For Dummies is sort of like that knowledgeable friend you want to take along when you tackle a project like this. Sounds like a good idea, doesnít it?

  

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Contents

Foreword
xxi
Introduction
1
Part I Starting with Sound Advice
5
Part II Shopping for a Great System
33
Part III Selecting the Best Components
55
Part IV Tying It All Together
211
Part V Protecting Your System and Yourself
253
Part VI The Part of Tens
269
Glossary
285
Index
293
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Doug Newcomb has evaluated hundreds of car audio, video, and navigation systems for leading car stereo publications including Car Audio and Electronics, Car Stereo Review, and Mobile Entertainment. He is also a regular on Sound & Vision radio.

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