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  • claudeb2 commented on amackay's instructable Junkyard Radio to Table Radio1 month ago
    Junkyard Radio to Table Radio

    Actually, there's a few "constructive criticisms" you mention that are not correct. I used to be a mecp certified installer so I've studied, tested, and experienced in the field about all this. ~Yes, car radios are all wired for stereo. If OP had only used one pair of speaker leads from the harness he chopped off, he would be missing half the audio (if source is in stereo) and you would be correct. However, OP wired all speaker leads together, basically converting it to mono sound.~Audio is massively more complex than "bigger is better", especially with new products that are precisely engineered and so on, whatever. What really makes audio sound better involves precise calculations of the enclosure to the specific speaker in it (distance between each wall, sealed or ...see more »Actually, there's a few "constructive criticisms" you mention that are not correct. I used to be a mecp certified installer so I've studied, tested, and experienced in the field about all this. ~Yes, car radios are all wired for stereo. If OP had only used one pair of speaker leads from the harness he chopped off, he would be missing half the audio (if source is in stereo) and you would be correct. However, OP wired all speaker leads together, basically converting it to mono sound.~Audio is massively more complex than "bigger is better", especially with new products that are precisely engineered and so on, whatever. What really makes audio sound better involves precise calculations of the enclosure to the specific speaker in it (distance between each wall, sealed or ported, type of material used like fiberglass or mdf, and so much more). ~not all car stereos "want" to see a 4 ohm load. It depends on how the stereo is produced. Most are meant for optimum sound at 4 ohms, but a lot are made to for 6 ohms, 8 ohms, 2 ohms. With that said, speakers can be wired differently to change the ohm load. A really good free resource for information is www.the12volt.com

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