by Muggs.

Car Audio Terms Defined:

Are you shopping for car audio via the internet and some of the terms are confusing to you?  Here is a short list of “buzz words” that I will try to explain….

DIN or DOUBLE DIN:

DIN refers to size 2″ x 8″ opening that a radio fits into.  DIN stands for Duetch Industri Normen which the Germans starting using to standardize the radio’s in Audi’s, BMW’s, Mercedes, VW’s way back in the mid 80′s.  It has since become the industry standard.

DOUBLE DIN is the same width of 8″ but is 4″ instead of 2″.

LOC or Line Output Converter:  This is a handy little gizmo that will allow you to tap into your speaker wires to grab a signal and then will choke it down to be able to be used as RCA inputs for an amp.

Some are better than others. Lets say you want to install an amp into your stock system using the.  Well, the stock deck does not have RCA outputs like aftermarket radios do so in order to get the music into the amplifier the signal has to be converted/choked down to an acceptable preamp level.  That’s why aftermarket decks sound so much better when using an amplifier.

Still confused about other terms. Hey, let us know. Reply to this blog entry below and ask away. We’re here to clarify and assist you in your car audio electronics needs.

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Sounds Good To Me car audio & video electronics and security alarm system installation specialists are located in Tempe, AZ, servicing the entire metro Phoenix area including Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Glendale and Gilbert, Arizona. Call us at (480) 968-8543 or visit us at http://www.soundzgood2me.com. Contact Muggs by email at muggs@soundzgood2me.com.