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Best 10 Inch Subwoofers for Cars

Trying to determine the right 10 inch subwoofer to buy? Our list of the best 10 inch subwoofers will give you the information you need to make the right decision for your vehicle and install.

How to Bench Test Your Radio

Radio won't turn on? We show you how to bench test your radio to quickly identify whether the issue is with the radio or the wiring in the vehicle.

Radio Clipping Settings

What is the loudest volume I can turn my classic car radio up to? How do I avoid clipping my stereo? Why is my stereo clipping and distorting? How do I stop my radio from clipping? Why does my stereo sound bad?

Car Amplifier Pricing Explained

Why is one 400 watt amplifier twice as expensive as another even though they are both made by the same company? We explain the differences and why some amps are twice the price of others, even though they are both "400 Watt Amplifiers"

Amplifier Power Ratings

Have you ever seen a 1000 watt amplifier that is super small and only costs $200. Why are other 1000 watt amps $1000? We explain power ratings and why they may or may not matter.

Custom Autosound Reviews

We are here to help! Come see what separates us from everyone else. We sell more Custom Autosound radios than anyone else in the world. We know the product, we know how to support it, and we want you to be happy.

Dash Speaker Wiring

We explain the difference between modern radios, original radios, and how the dash speaker works with both. If you have an original radio, make sure you understand series wiring before installing a new dash speaker.

Subwoofer:Amplifier Impedance Chart

This chart will help you determine which subwoofers to buy to get to a specific impedance. Choose the number of subwoofer you want, determine the resistance you want to wire to, and see how many voice coils, and the impedance of each voice coil to reach your desired resistance.

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