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!
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.
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