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Car Audio For Dummies 1st Edition

4.3 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0470151587
ISBN-10: 0470151587
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From the Back Cover

Decide on the right system for you and your car

Face the music — and the phone and video — with this sound advice!

Want to feel as if your favorite band is performing right on top of your dashboard? Or are you more about hands-free phone access and a DVD player to entertain the kids? This book can help with either project and many others. From planning your system and buying components to getting them installed and protecting your investment, here's the scoop.

Discover how to:

  • Add components to a factory system

  • Identify good sound when you hear it

  • Understand warranties and returns

  • Find a reliable installer

  • Protect and insure your system

  • Choose a video player

About the Author

Doug Newcomb has evaluated hundreds of car audio, video, and navigation systems for leading car stereo publications including Car Audio and Electronics, Car Stereo Review, and Mobile Entertainment. He is also a regular on Sound & Vision radio.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 340 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (February 11, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470151587
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470151587
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #771,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I assumed that a for dummies book would give me instructions and guides for car audio. instead this dued spends 300 pages telling me to do nothing myslef. instead he says this is a buying guide and that everything ought to be done by a professional. meanwhile he tells you what an expert he is and how he did everything himself in his cars. seems a little stupid if you ask me. why would i buy a book about buying speakers???
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The title say's it all (for dummies). If you have ever installed a few head units, amplifiers or speakers than I personally would not purchase this book as you will only be flipping thru the pages trying to find something that you haven't already experienced or read online in some forum or such.
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Bought this book just to check it out. It is really only good for rookies. My knowledge far surpasses this book but was good for reinforcing what you already know. For someone just starting the car audio experience this will take you thru the basics and everyone needs to start some where.For the novice I would highly recommend buying this book!
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basic info for beginners. if your interested in learning about car audio or want to dyi this is a good starting place. i recommend a more detailed book for certain installs tho, especailly on newer cars. book was in good condition though. doesent cover more modern things like bluetooth. and hooking up wireless mics etc.
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The book was very informative and easy to follow.it is a very good basis to start from.At the very least ,it makes you know what is good on.At the most,it allows you to do the work by yourself
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This book is just plain awesome; taking you from total noob, where everyone in your clan is dogging you, to somewhat knowledgeable in no time. It won't show you how to actually install a system yourself; however, if you bought the book, you should'nt be installing one yourself anyways, unless your exceptionally good with electronics, in which case you should buy one dedicated just for that area. For the rest of us, this book will have you running small circles around the 17 year old kid working in the audio department at best buy covering for the other guy who called in sick who was supposed to cover for the other guy who called in sick, and so on and so forth. Buy the book or you'll get robbed by someone trying to sell you what you don't need. The paragraph under the headline "the diminishing returns of increased power" alone saved me hundreds.
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With this book, i solely installed an LCD double din stereo in my car and an amp to go with it, saved me hundreds on installation bills
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excellent book, very helpful. I found it very easy to understand easy to read I will keep it as a refrence
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