PASMAG 142 Sound Advice Garry Springgay DIY1

For the Tuner Handbook issue, I thought I’d share a couple of what my son calls “old guy tricks.” These tips come from years of skinned knuckles and the addition of a few curse words in my vocabulary.

The first is a com [ … ]

Sound of Your Music PASMAG 2


Is music about emotion? Entertainment? Art? It is likely all of these and infinitely more. For many decades, we have been reproducing music in our homes [ … ]

Listen Up David MacKinnon PASMAG Lead

I used to have a simple and effective upgrade path for people wanting to improve the performance of their factory car audio systems. With the complexity and integration level of the radios that come in new cars today, my plan h [ … ]

Cabes Corner VW Beetle PASMAG Lead

Just as in any hobby or sport, there are those that are above average and fall into the category of being extreme. In the world of car audio those extremes can be found on the competitive circuit. These circuits are run by many& [ … ]

PASMAG Sound Advice Lead Image Getting Good Sound Lead

In-home and in-car are not equal.

Good sound. Those two words mean something different to almost everyone. And depending on your personal definition, achieving it in your car might not be too difficult, or it can seem virtually impossible. This ar [ … ]

Training Day Visions 48 Hour Build Challenge PASMAG Lead

We’ve all experienced the audible sigh that sweeps throughout a room when management says there’s some required training to be done. You can expect to be in a mind-numbing lecture or sat in front of a computer watching painful [ … ]

PASMAG Sound Advice Internet Experts and Woofers in Series Lead

Occasionally my friends will come to me for advice about their home or car stereos, which is fine because I go to them for advice on all sorts of other stuff, like landscaping and beer making!

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine (who may b [ … ]

Project Ground Pounder: Part 3

Hello again and thanks for tuning in for Phase 3 of Project Ground Pounder, aka BIG BRUTE. Let's get down to the nitty gritty, shall we?

This phase is going to cover some important ground, namely the enclosure and all that goes in to making it.

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Project Ground Pounder Phase 2

It’s always important to have balance in an audio system. In this case, balance is having sufficient mids and highs to match up against low end bass reproduction.

I’ve run the gamut of mids and highs over the years, from coaxials to Pro Audio 8s a [ … ]

Project Ground Pounder: Part 1

Project Ground Pounder will chronicle the build of this 2005 Hummer H2, nicknamed Brute, from beginning to end. Prior to this project, Brute enjoyed life as a full-blown C-pillar built vehicle with eight 12-inch subwoofers behind the second row of [ … ]

Orion XTR3700.1D Amplifier

When it comes to delivering the kind of power required for truly hardcore SPL enthusiasts, few car audio marquees carry the weight of the Orion brand. And although the company has changed ownership several times…
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Orion HCCA High Efficiency Midrange Speakers

Someone once said, “louder is always better.” For our readers who adhere to that credo (we know who you are), Orion has developed a special line of midrange drivers just for you. These high efficiency…
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Clarion XC6120 Amplifier Review

For my fellow North Americans north of the 49th parallel, the folks at Clarion Canada have been working hard on updates and improvements to the XC 6 series of amplifiers. The new XC amps have…
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