Amplifier Level Setting Guide
An Awesome YouTube video showing the process found HERE.
Following the directions below will allow the user to adjust the input sensitivity (or "gain") of the amplifier(s) simply and easily in just a few minutes using equipment which is commonly available in installation bays. Properly setting l...
Augmented Chassis Ground
Tech Tip – Augmented Chassis Ground
This upgrade is one that is very important and rarely ever done. A typical vehicle chassis is capable of properly passing up to about 100 amps of current. Since there is typically nothing in the vehicle that draws more than that amount of current, there is oft...
Car Audio Amplifier Installation - Tips, Tricks, and proper techniques.
When installing an amplifier, every car will present its own challenges that you will need to overcome. This guide will help you to do it correctly, and safely. When dealing with a car's electrical system you need to always have fail-safes. Those being the fuse located within 18" of the battery o...
Checking Signal Cables
Tech Tip – Checking Signal Cables
One aspect of our systems that we often take for granted are the interconnection (RCA) cables going between our audio components. We often plug them in and never look at them again. If you experience certain audio channels cutting out or a significant reduction ...
Getting Grounded - Debunking they myths of your "5000 watt" $100 amp.
By Steve Turrisi - Director of Training and Technical Services
JL Audio Inc.
Aaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrgggggghhhhhh!!!! Why is it that after more than 20 years in this industry we still have to train on this?!
Why is it that one of the simplest issues remains confusing to so many of ...
Improving Mid Bass Response
Tech Tip – Improving Mid Bass response
One of the main reasons to replace factory-installed speakers is to improve the clarity and accuracy of our audio system. In addition to much improved high frequency response, aftermarket speakers can make a dramatic difference in the midrange and midbass r...
Optimal Subwoofer Performance
Another common question we receive is about how to improve bass performance. Here are some common issues and methods to correct them.
Using multiple subwoofers and have very little bass output
Double check the polarity of all subwoofers to make sure they are wired the same. If one subwoofer or ...
The Big 3 - How To Save Your Car's Electrical
One aspect that is often overlooked when installing a high power mobile audio system is the current capacity of the factory wiring. The wiring put in place by automakers is just sufficient enough to support the current demands of the factory accessories and is rarely able to support much more tha...