How to Design and Install In-Car Entertainment Systems: Audio, Video, Navigation, etc.

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How to Design and Install In-Car Entertainment Systems
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Automotive entertainment systems have come a long way in the last few years, and limitations are now, for the most part, a thing of the past.

With the help of How to Design and Install In-Car Entertainment Systems, by Jefferson Bryant, you will learn how to design the ultimate entertainment system for your vehicle, incorporating audio, video and navigation.

Of course, you don't have to go full tilt if all you want to is upgrade your stereo, but once you see the possibilities and gain the know how, it's up to you.

You could, for example add satellite or HD radio, and MP3/iPod player, video monitors for DVD or game systems. Plus, navigation is quite nice to have, and you will learn the best way to install a GPS system. "And how about Bluetooth?" you may ask... well, that's also covered in this book, along with cellular phone connectivity.

The book also shows you how-to build subwoofer boxes and fabricate kick panels, plus electrical upgrades like a charging system.

So, if you want to learn how to properly design, wire and install automotive entertainment systems, this is the book you need!


Book Excerpt

SYSTEM PLANNING AND COMPONENT SELECTION
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER | SYSTEM ASSEMBLY PLAN

This book was written so you could wisely purchase and install the components that best fit your budget and needs. For most enthusiasts, the goal is to install a complete system, and to meet that end, you must select components that support and complement one another.

The following provides a brief explanation of the most important aspects of each particular component. For more detailed information on each component, refer to the particular chapter.


HEAD UNIT

Buy the head unit that is within your budget and has the features you want. You will want to replace the factory head unit with a high-power aftermarket one that produces 0.2 up to 8 volts.

The head unit should also be equipped with at least two sets of pre-amp outputs and front to rear fade control. The extra features can include satellite radio ready, DVD/navigation screen, Bluetooth ready, and many others.

Decide on a single- or double-DIN head unit. If the vehicle's dash cannot accept a double-DIN deck, you will need to go with a single unit or you will need to custom fabricate the dash for a double-DIN.

If the vehicle's dash cannot accept a double-DIN deck, you will need to go with a single unit or you will need to custom fabricate the dash for a double-DIN.

If you dash can only accept a single-DIN deck, consider having only one subwoofer instead of two (refer to Chapter 5 for more information). A 4-channel amplifier instead of two dual-channel amplifiers may be a better option.

If you want DVD and video functions for the vehicle, buy a head unit that incorporates video and can support the number of screens you want to install in your vehicle.


Subject: Automotive entertainment system installation: audio, satellite, video and GPS navigation systems for your car, truck or van. ISBN-10: 1613250754 | ISBN-13: 9781613250754 | CarTech SA163P

Specifications
  • Publisher: CarTech Books
  • Author: Jefferson Bryant
  • Pages: 144 - Over 350 b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-61325-075-4
Table of Contents
TABLE of CONTENTS: ACOUSTIC AND ELECTRICAL FUNDAMENTALS
Five Components of Sound Quality | Two Aspects of Installation | Automotive Acoustic Physics | Electrical Theory | CEA2006 Standards SYSTEM PLANNING AND COMPONENT SELECTION
Defining Audio System Performance | High Fidelity on a Budget | Laying Out the System | Selecting the Right Components | Putting It All Together — System Assembly Plan | Finalizing the Plan TOOLS AND INSTALLATION BASICS
Essential Tools | Common Tools | Advanced Tools | Professional-Grade Tools | Installation Plans for Specific Models | Troubleshooting PERSONAL MEDIA PLAYERS AND CONNECTIVITY
Digital File Coding and Compression | Bluetooth Connectivity | Enhancing Personal Media Players | In-Car Communications SOURCE UNITS, SATELLITE AND HD RADIO
Crossovers | Equalization | Head Unit Pre-Outs | Sirius XM Satellite Radio | HD Radio | Internet Radio | Factory Head Unit Interfaces | Head Unit Types | Head Unit Installation Procedures | Testing Factory Wires EQUALIZERS, SIGNAL PROCESSORS AND CROSSOVER NETWORKS
Equalizers | Signal Processors | Crossover Networks | Crossover Components MID- AND HIGH-RANGE SPEAKERS
Speaker Components | Location, Location, Location: The Haas Effect | Rear Fill? SUBWOOFERS
Subwoofer Sizes | Coupling the Bass | Motor Structure | Surround | Material | Cone | Basket | Mounting | Terminals | Voice Coils | Spider | Venting | Selecting the Ideal Subwoofer | Enclosures AMPLIFICATION
Input Stage | Power Supply | Driver Stage | Factors to Consider | Wiring | RCAs | Batteries, Alternators, and Capacitors | Mounting Considerations MOBILE VIDEO AND ENTERTAINMENT
Source Options | Screen Types | Power Inverters | Other Video Source Options | Video Components NAVIGATION
System Options | On-Dash AVICs MOBILE ELECTRONICS INSTALLATION
Planning Sheet | Source Guide
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