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The Right Tools for Testing a Car Audio System

The Right Tools for Testing a Car Audio System

by Matt Freeman

Crutchfield editor Matt Freeman examines some of the tools we use to test stereos, amps, and speakers in the Crutchfield Labs.

 
Using Test Tones to Set Amplifier Gain

Using Test Tones to Set Amplifier Gain

by Buck Pomerantz

Setting amp gain correctly matches your amp's input level with your receiver's output level, resulting in maximum distortion-free music and minimum background noise. Here's a method for setting amp gain fast and accurately using test tones.