July Tech Talk: Breathe Easy – Making the Most of Your Ports

Ported enclosures are ubiquitous in car audio and you can rarely open a basshead’s trunk without finding that big gaping maw of the port staring back at you. When it comes to high performance port building there are some major DO’s and DON’Ts as the port can make or break any great enclosure whether it’s a slot port, round port or any other shape. DO improve airflow: Air is a gas, but it’s also...

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Tech Talk: Is it Getting Hot in Here?

If you’ve ever blown a sub, you know how it is… your car engulfed in the stench of hot metal mixed with a burnt air filter accompanied by thick white smoke that makes your freshly deceased sub look and smell like it’s sitting in a horror movie graveyard. Luckily, subs can be reanimated by the power of the DD Audio customer service and production teams! But in hopes of preventing us from performing...

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The Rise to Power

  For most, impedance rise might seem like a concept pulled straight out of science fiction. Few understand this mystical force and how to manipulate it, but read this you must, begin your path to becoming a impedance rise Jedi you will! Having a basic understanding of impedance rise, or box rise, is important because when an amp is driving a woofer, its output wattage will rise and fall as...

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Summing Summarized

  As the technology available in today’s OEM car audio systems progresses so must the technology offered by aftermarket audio companies. Many new cars come out of the factory equipped with all sorts of radio features like bluetooth, backup cameras, touch screens, and sometimes even automated driving functions. However, regardless of the price tag, most OEM car audio systems fall short of what...

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ESP Subs – Extrasensory by way of Evolution

The next generation of DD Audio subwoofers have arrived; bigger and badder, thanks to the Evolution Subwoofer Package.  ESP gives you the performance you need before you even knew you needed it. The ESP feature package made it’s debut with the SW2508, which set the bar for high performance 8” subwoofers in the mobile audio world. This upgraded feature package can now be seen in the new HiDef Tuned...

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Wham Bam Thank Ya Ma’am!

It’s like that with the new Z-Wire RCA system, quick and easy. With this system you can have the custom built RCA cables that installers desire, but don’t want to mess with because they’re too time consuming to build or too overpriced. This unique system pretty much solves all the issues that plague standard RCA interconnects: No more wasting time hiding extra cable lengths, or trying to eek...

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Recone like a pro!

  In an effort to provide our customers with the best product experience possible we recently made a change to the way we ship subwoofer recone kits. In the past, recone kits were shipped fully assembled with the cone connected to the voice coil assembly. All recone kits will now be shipped as a 2-piece kit. We know the knee jerk reaction to this change will be to ask yourself  “Why is DD...

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Tech Talk: Setting Sub Amp Crossovers

Our tip this month deals with how to quickly and correctly set the crossovers on a DD sub amp. You will not need tools except your ears and a little flat blade screwdriver. An understanding of how to set crossover points is a must in the world of high performance car audio. The harder you push your audio equipment the more protection you’ll need to utilize in your install, and one of the most...

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Tech Talk: Using an Adapter Plate

DD Audio doesn’t offer a 5×7 or 6×8 speaker but we realize that there are several people out there that have these applications and really want to use a DD Audio driver. Well, don’t fret because we have the fix for this situation. The AP-5.2 is an adaptor plate that allows you to mount a 5.25” midrange driver such as our AW5.25 and a separate tweeter such as our AT28 in a factory 5×7...

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Tech Talk: Heat

Summer and Contest Season will be here before you know it and with it comes the heat. Heat is the number one killer of mobile audio equipment, so we should all take extra precaution when temperatures swell. Thanks to the greenhouse effect, the interior of your vehicle can reach a temperature up to 25 degrees Fahrenheit hotter than the outside temperature. The same is true for enclosed amp racks...

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