Tech Talk: The Perfect PA Punishment – A guide to melting your face off through the magic of sound

Tech Talk | WRITTEN BY AARON TRIMBLE | April 2019Let’s start by removing the stigma of PA. PA stands of Pro Audio, that is to say, professional audio. Let us not confuse this with a hastily installed horn speaker rambo’d into a dilapidated door panel partnered with a midrange driver that helplessly dangles from 3 screws while attempting to play through a cone that’s so baked by the sun, it looks...

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Tech Talk: The Speed of Bass

Tech Talk | WRITTEN BY AARON TRIMBLE | March 2019 Fast bass, slow bass, sloppy bass, tight bass! Is this sounding like a Dr. Seuss book yet? This is an old concept, but it’s still one that we get here at DD Audio regularly and a lot of folks think that it has to do with the woofer size. Funny thing is that it some of it does, just not in the way that you might think. Today we’re going to...

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Tech Talk: Mid-bass Madness – Getting the most out of your door speakers

Tech Talk | WRITTEN BY AARON TRIMBLE | February 2019 Mid-bass is simultaneously one of the most impressive showings of a good car stereo system as well as one of the most often mucked up showings of a bad car stereo system. Ever upgraded from stock speakers only to be met with disappointment as you note the supreme loss of mid-bass response? If so, you’re not the only one. Mid-bass is the frequency...

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Tech Talk: SuperCharged (SC) Flux Catapults

This article was originally published in 2016, and while it got a lot of reads, there are still regular questions about SuperCharging for DD subs. So let us revisit the origins of this power booster, and answer the primary questions. It has been some time since we introduced the world to SuperCharging (SC). The idea came from a natural occurring phenomenon that was discovered when a rare earth...

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Tech Talk: I Have The Power – Batteries and Electrical

Tech Talk | WRITTEN BY AARON TRIMBLE | December 2018 Whether you have the Power of Greyskull of not… your car certainly doesn’t. Most cars aren’t equipped to add on any extra amps, lighting upgrades, winches or any of the fancy do-da’s in the “Accessory Aisle” of your local automotive parts store. Outside of some heavy duty off-road lighting (Non LED) or a winch, car audio equipment can be one of...

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Tech Talk: How to Keep Your Factory Looks and Function with Audio Integration

Integration isn’t that scary when brought into light. It’s true that new cars have a litany of modern features which may complicate an install, but most of these features can be moulded and shaped into an upgrade for your aftermarket stereo, and some can simply be bypassed to create an overall nicer listening experience. This month’s question comes from Allen in Missouri who asks, “I’ve got...

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Tech Talk: Why Breaking in Your Woofer is Important

Tech Talk | WRITTEN BY AARON TRIMBLE | October 2018 If you’re a frequenter of any online car audio forum or social media group, you’ve invariably run across folks talking about “Breaking In” their woofers. Breaking in a woofer is the process of playing a speaker in order to stretch or loosen the suspension on the driver and make it more compliant. This month’s Tech Talk Question comes from Derek...

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Tech Talk: How to save a smoking subwoofer

Tech Talk | WRITTEN BY AARON TRIMBLE | September 2018 A burning a voice coil can be simultaneously the best and worst moment for a young bass enthusiast. It may be the loudest the system has ever played, but the rock concert fogger effect instantly brings panic to a previously enjoyable experience. Many of us have been there, including Ben from Georgia who asks, “I just smoked all my subs and recones...

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Tech Talk: One Port, Two Port, Big Port, Small Port – Port Tweaking and Tuning

Tech Talk | WRITTEN BY AARON TRIMBLE | July 2018 This month we’re answering a question for Lewis from Oklahoma who asks, “I’ve got a pretty big system in my Tahoe (6 x 15”s), but I want the system to be more brutal. How can I do that?” That’s a pretty open-ended question, but we’ll try and help you out and make your bass hurt that much more. We got a chance to talk to Lewis and he said that he has...

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If the Shoe Fits: Matching the Enclosure to the Vehicle

DD Audio Tech Talk | WRITTEN BY AARON TRIMBLE | Published May 25, 2017 Given the volume of questions that our technical department receives on this topic, we are again publishing this Tech Talk. If you’ve ever wondered how many 18s should you put in your 99 Camaro, this is a must read! SPOILER, the answer is ZERO.  We’ve all seen the DD Box system right? Work within the 1.5:1 and 3:1 ratios...

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