Can I keep my factory 6 disc CD changer?



If you are wanting to know whether or not you can keep your factory 6 disc CD changer when you install a new radio, the answer is pretty simple, it is no. Today we will take a moment to talk about the reasons why. In order to understand why, we must first talk about the two different types of factory 6 disc CD changers, in-dash and external.

Why are my headlights dimming when the bass hits?



Headlights dimming when the bass hits is a common problem for the do it yourself car audio installation. It can also occur in professional installs in larger systems or in smaller cars with small batteries and alternators. In order to fix this problem you need to understand why it is happening. Then you can do some basic troubleshooting.


Why Your Headlights Are Dimming


The main reason your headlights are dimming when the bass hits is your alternator does not have enough reserve power to supply the extra demand that your amplifier and subwoofers are creating.

What gauge wire should I run to my amplifier?



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Using the right gauge wire for your car audio amplifier install is of utmost importance. You will be connecting directly to your vehicles charging system. So any mishaps can wind up costing you quite a bit to fix afterwards. So do yourself a favor, spend the extra couple of dollars to get the thickest wire possible for your amplifier. The following are a few things to consider when selecting the gauge of wire that is appropriate for the job.

Choosing RCA Cables For Your Amplifier



Choosing your RCA cables is a simple process as there are really only three things you need to know about the different types of cables available on the market. Your main concern here is making sure that when you are done with your installation you don't have any noise being introduced into your system. Don't let your budget guide you in the wrong direction in this crucial part of your system.


Your RCA cables will be carrying your car audio signal from the head unit to the amplifier. Thus keeping noise that will

Should I replace my rear speakers?



If you are wondering whether or not you should replace your rear speakers, there are a few things you need to know about your vehicles sound imaging before hand. And by imaging I mean how much of the sound you are hearing from the driver seat is actually coming from the rear speakers.

Generally speaking, if all the sound you are hearing from your audio system was represented as 100%, then the amount you are hearing from the rear speakers at the driver position only represents