In any hobby there are common mistakes that all newcomers make, what are five common mistakes in car audio? How can we better install our subwoofers, amplifier, radio, speakers and wiring? Avoid these five mistakes!

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    • CarAudioFabrication

      New here? Here's some of my latest project videos I think you will enjoy!

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      Here on this channel I have car audio reviews, tutorials and build log videos and I love to help you master car audio.

      I also love burritos.

      about 1 year ago
    • Derek Mealer
      Derek Mealer In reply to CarAudioFabrication

      We have a 2016 Dodge Ram. We purchased an Audio Control amp, ic6. And new upgraded 6 x 9 speakers for our truck. We kept the stock deck. We had a local audio store try to install everything. 10 hours later they still had no sound. Something about the stock deck not reading the amp. We dont want to purchase a newer deck. What answers do you have. Thx, frustrated

      about 3 months ago
    • Anime Racer
      Anime Racer In reply to CarAudioFabrication

      I would say Add a #6 Mark, never I mean never install an Android stereo(I had one... It never sounded right and always clipped past 5... Also half the touch screen stopped working)

      about 7 months ago
    • Dennis Elmore
      Dennis Elmore In reply to CarAudioFabrication

      CarAudioFabrication i see friends make mistakes when adding speakers and wiring them wrong. Not understand ohms direct effect on amps and speakers. ie: 100 watts @ 4ohms is rating of amp. Several speakers wired together making amp see speakers ohms @ 32. I find using water pressure and a hose as examples. Water pressure =watts and hose diameter =ohms. And make point on how much furthur water shoots out with more power from a half inch hose compared to a one inch diameter hose. Water dont go as far and power behind it is much more sluggish. That = sound!

      about 9 months ago
    • Wayne R
      Wayne R In reply to CarAudioFabrication

      CarAudioFabrication a friend of mine who made real good money doing installs at boomer mcloud told me that for the best sounds use the AC DELCO deck
      It’s 2Watts with nearly zero distortion
      Amplify that sound and it is smooooooth

      about 10 months ago
    • ericlogos

      If I put a huge sub box that takes up all the space in my trunk, where's my wife gonna sit?

      about 8 hours ago
    • ericlogos

      I like sound that rattles my prostate and loosens my stool.

      about 8 hours ago

      I set my gains in the gym bruh 💪🏽

      about 1 day ago
    • Jon Lough
      Jon Lough

      Good video. Any tips on knowing the cut off for when I will have to start upgrading my electrical system? I.e. wattage etc.

      about 1 day ago
    • Vanessa Pucca
      Vanessa Pucca

      Is it a bad build to have a sub on trunk, 2 mid bass in stereo on the back, 4 triaxial speakers (with cross hover on very low frequency) on each of the 4 doors?

      about 1 day ago
    • Donald Lawrence
      Donald Lawrence

      I know this video is old, but you mentioned the air space for subwoofer enclosures. I'm looking at a dual 12" box with air volume: 3.7 CF. Any recommendations on 2 12" subs that would pair up best with this box?

      about 1 day ago
    • PivotLoL77

      If you would have been there when I was at school I'd graduated.
      First time I can listen to any sort of lessons until I tasted speakers and subs

      about 3 days ago
    • gamester1416

      I added two fans one for intake and the other for out for my amplifier, I just run the AC when it gets to hot

      about 3 days ago
    • Generation X
      Generation X

      My digital head unit has a factory equalizer as do most factory heads do. Is an additional preamp aftermarket equalizer possible/ recommended?

      about 3 days ago
    • Peanut Pete
      Peanut Pete

      Will i get much better sound if i replace only the speakers in my car but radio will stay the same? No subwoofer, just 4 door speakers...

      about 4 days ago
    • CarAudioFabrication
      CarAudioFabrication In reply to Peanut Pete

      Aftermarket speakers are better designed but often less efficient than stock speakers. Only replacing the speakers but not upgrading the power with an added amplifier is like putting race tires on a stock car. You're not taking full advantage of the upgrade.

      about 4 days ago
    • Headless Horseman
      Headless Horseman

      I have a Lexus IS300 2019. It’s a non premium non ML system. It lacks bass and it lacks loudness , for a premium car.

      I don’t want it to sound too loud. I don’t want vibrations, I want it to sound like a home theatre or surround system with a nice punch.

      What would you suggest? I must keep the original head unit.

      Thanks for any tips

      about 4 days ago
    • FazeTug

      Maybe with the wiring you should just buy a battery just for the Amp so you won’t have to upgrade your wiring. So just install another battery. So you can save yourself money too.

      about 5 days ago
    • CarAudioFabrication
      CarAudioFabrication In reply to FazeTug

      Not how it works. And wiring has never been more cost effective

      about 5 days ago

      trunk space, Car & Driver Mag uses Budweiser bottle case boxes for "usable trunk space". I've seen them

      about 6 days ago
    • Pedro E Rocha
      Pedro E Rocha

      Lighting, 😂😂😁😃

      about 8 days ago
    • HexagramMan

      Zark Muckerburg gunna get our rides bumpin...

      about 9 days ago
    • acreppinstp

      I used to hookup 3 or 4 speakers in parallel and put them into the same channel on the amp lol

      about 10 days ago
    • Mitchell C
      Mitchell C

      What can people recommend for a Citroen c1? Thanks

      about 11 days ago
    • tank boss
      tank boss

      still have yet to find a good speaker setup for heavy metal kinda sad. DX

      about 12 days ago
    • Tim Marrier
      Tim Marrier

      6:29 - Also remember that just because an mp3 says it's 320, it doesn't mean it was taken directly from a good quality source. You can convert a HQ original to a 128 kb/s (or less) mp3, then convert it again up to 320 kb/s, which means a shitty sounding poser.

      about 14 days ago
    • MrNunchakulee

      Hey guys I'm getting a Pioneer GM-D8604 4 channel amplifier rated at 100 watts rms 4 ohms with a Kenwood Excelon KDC-X303 Cd reciever with 5 volt pre out sin the back. Also running a 1000 watt mono amplifier for two kenwood excelon KFC-XW100 300 watt rms 10 inch subs. Also using a Pyramid AC to DC converter The PSC 300 30 volt I believe.
      I'm looking to upgrade my speakers to something that can handle that 100 (125 watt dyno unofficial) watt speaker amp that I'm looking to buy Wondering if anyone has any suggestions for something really nice around 75-150 bucks is what I'm looking to spend best bang for my buck would help but something competition status or close to it would do. I was thinking Pioneer pro series or Polk Audio DB692 DB+ 6x9 thanks

      about 17 days ago
    • WhoWantsToKnow81

      I could barely hear you

      So I turned up the gain to 100%

      about 18 days ago
    • MrNunchakulee
      MrNunchakulee In reply to WhoWantsToKnow81


      about 17 days ago
    • Jeffrey Pabon
      Jeffrey Pabon

      I used to pull the power and audio side by side, that's a no no. Causes hissing and electrical noise... 😉

      about 18 days ago
    • Sean Lynn
      Sean Lynn

      My mistake was not buying a 5 channel alpine amplifier sooner.

      about 18 days ago
    • Narei Mooncatt
      Narei Mooncatt

      My noob mistake was buying too much speaker. I had a set of nice components that I installed in the front, but powered them from the head unit. My original intention was to later add an amp to power them. That never happened. So not only were they under powered even from my aftermarket head unit, but I hadn't bothered using any sound deadening or sealing the front from the rear speaker. The tweeter was fine, but I had almost no bass from the woofer, and overall sound quality was worse than the factory speakers.

      Noob tip: Either buy speakers and proper mounting adaptors that can be powered just from the head unit (I.e. Coaxial full range), or save up and buy the high end speaker plus other needed equipment and hardware all at once.

      about 19 days ago
    • Erick Alvarado
      Erick Alvarado

      Ok so I got a question. My brother went to get his Amp and sub wired into his car by a "Professional " it was working pretty good for like about 1 week then out of nowhere the car sub seemed to be lower on power but for some reason its affecting the full volume audio. Like we would be driving and the volume is set at 25-30 but it seems to be giving lower than that. Then out of nowhere that shit starts bursting with volume, is that a common wired connection problem?? Or something else

      about 19 days ago
    • Charlie Hull
      Charlie Hull

      My noon mistake was hooking way to many subs up with out knowing ohms or what the amp could do i probably burnt ten amps up running them below impedance rate also would use way to small of power wire i actually hooked a amp with a 50 amp fuze a was running it at less then 2 ohm and wasnt even 2ohm stable with a roll of romex house wire lol it also was not fused and also i disagree with the cap theory you had i am a auto tech and you put those in the wrong orde first off when upping your electric no matter how small of a fuse your running or how little of an amp always always upgrade your terminal pos/neg cables take it up to at least a 4 and run a few ground leads then upgrade your battery more cold cranking amps then you get a cap i would also recommend moving your battery closer to the amp shorter power line les amperage loss then if you wanna go big boy stuff add a larger alternator and never use two batteries in series cause you double voltage and kill your computer

      about 19 days ago
    • Cheri Moore
      Cheri Moore

      is there a phone number that I can call if I have any questions about doing my own install on my 2006 dodge ram 2500 quad cab.

      about 20 days ago
    • Samcook658
      Samcook658 In reply to Cheri Moore

      Check out and talk to some professionals on there, most purchases come with a guide to your particular vehicle and they show parts that fit

      about 20 days ago
    • Master Chief 00117
      Master Chief 00117

      I seen more car fires. Just from not adding fuses in the right places... I once melted my wiring 40 years ago. All because I left out the fuses. I never made that mistake again.

      And them fucktards put them huge Bass speakers in their cars. I can hear every nut and bolt rattling loose. I had to spend 2 days. Just using loctite on one vehicle. It was so bad. Then the windows leak. As the seals are blown out. Then the car rust... I seen some really strange shit in my days...

      about 21 day ago
    • Momo Yang
      Momo Yang

      Good rule of thumb.... Your amplifier is the heart and soul of ANY set up and is thusly the component that deserves the most priority...I prize my amps over my speakers, subs, and even head unit...a good, quality amp is a must have for me before any other quality piece like a sub... And as you mentioned, max power or wattage is NOT the number a buyer wants to look at but rather the RMS wattage... Max watts just means "what level of power this amp COULD HOPEFULLY do" while RMS watts means "what level of power this amp NORMALLY does." Each setup is different bcuz each car has different variables that affect it but these are just my own general rule of thumb when it comes to car audio...
      The last time my car was stolen, I LITERALLY would've been ok had the thieves taken the car and EVERYTHING in it except for my Audison and Orion amps... If they'd left them on the street but taken everything else I would've prolly not been so heartbroken... TRUE story!

      about 21 day ago
    • Pulkit Budhiraja
      Pulkit Budhiraja In reply to Momo Yang


      about 20 days ago