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BOWERS & WILKINS Audio In The New VOLVO XC90

Sep 29 2016 00:00 | Adam Rayner in Speakers

I love Volvo cars, so I am biased as hell - about the cars. I have driven a 340 GL 1.4, a 340 GL 1.7, a 360 GLT 2.0, a 740 2.3 turbo, a 940 turbo and now I have a 30k miles XC70 4x4 with a 2.9 petrol engine, two turbos and Polestar loony-Swede engine r...

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Audio Physics 101 - Transients Part 2

May 25 2011 12:09 | Adam Rayner in S.Q. & Sound Theory

Promoted to article from the 'SQ and Technical' board of the forum, as it needed keeping for posterier-ty. Crisly written by Black Cat, who works in our world.In the second part of our look at transients we will look at the system requirements needed t...

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Audio Physics 101 - Transients

May 15 2011 10:58 | Adam Rayner in S.Q. & Sound Theory

This article is by Black Cat who is an avid user of the Talk Audio boards and works in our field...as you can tell. Part One of two.After seeing yet another post about power caps and someone posted a graph showing current instantly changing I thought i...

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How to Seal a door (mini tutorial)


Next to deal with is the inner door skin.Once you are happy you have properly covered the inside of the external skin you are ready to seal up the door.Again make sure you are working with a clean surface. Then address the holes you used to feed your d...

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Common Router Bits

May 03 2008 22:24 | Guest in Installation & Fabrication

In car audio installation you will only ever really need 4 bits.... Straight/flute cutter This your general purpose bit that you will use for cutting rings etc. 1/4" is perfect for most things. The best investment you can make is to by a decent straigh...

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How to build custom door builds

May 03 2008 22:24 | Guest in Installation & Fabrication

Ok.. the mission if you choose to accept it is to build custom door pods to house 6.5" mid bass drivers that will blend in with the original door card.   Step 1: Using a dry board marker.. sketch out the shape of the build. Step 2: Strip the door ca...

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Merging builds with the door card

May 03 2008 22:23 | Guest in Installation & Fabrication

This tutorial is a continuation of my previous door build tutorial. Many the same techniques have been used so I havent gone into as much detail on certain sections so I advise you read the first tutorial here.In this tutorial, I will show you how to b...

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How to apply Sound Deadening

May 03 2008 22:18 | Guest in Misc. Car Audio

Many users request information on sound deadening application on the forums.Here is a great example of good sound deadening application using Dynamat in VW Golf Mk4  Doors Prep the door.. strip as much of the door as you can.. and clean the surface. A...

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Dead quick tweeter builds.

May 03 2008 22:10 | Guest in Installation & Fabrication

A quick step by step guide to building some tweeter builds for your A-pillars. These were so quick, cheap and easy to do. On with the pics....... First I cut the holes out to slightly sink the tweeter cups in.   Drilled loads of holes to make it ea...

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Car Security Glossary

Jul 17 2007 21:05 | Guest in Installation & Fabrication

Glossary of terms for security systems Please note: while some of these items are generic terms, some are specific to the Clifford family of car alarms. 2 Way Paging: The remote control is in communication with the alarm on the car. Every command given...

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