1.888.955.6000
 
 

Noise Killers: Articles & Videos

How to Choose Vibration Damping

by Crutchfield Writing Team

These days, many vehicles are very tight and wind- and road-noise is minimal, giving you a quiet ride and nice listening environment. However, many cars don't have that dreamboat feel to them - but that doesn't mean you can't make any car quieter!

 
How to Choose a Noise Suppressor

How to Choose a Noise Suppressor

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Noise can be introduced into your system from a number of sources. Find out how to track down and reduce or eliminate noise in your car audio system.

 
The Silencer

The Silencer

by Crutchfield Writing Team

A sound dampening product like Dynamat can drastically improve your sound system's performance. We put it to the test by installing a door kit in a noisy 2002 Nissan Xterra.

 
How To Diagnose and Suppress Noise

How To Diagnose and Suppress Noise

by Buck Pomerantz

An interactive flowchart to help you diagnose and cure the most common noise problems found in car stereo systems.

 

Vibration Damping FAQ

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Do I have to cover the entire interior of my car to get any real improvement in sound? What's the best way to dampen the rattle caused by my subwoofers? I don't listen to my music very loud. Is it still worthwhile for me to get some Dynamat?

 

Noise Suppressor FAQ

by Crutchfield Writing Team

How can I stop the annoying "thump" I get when turning on my stereo? Is it possible to have noise in my stereo even if I don't have a separate amplifier? My friend's system has a lot of noise. How do we start to locate the problem?

 
Vibration Damping Installation Guide

Vibration Damping Installation Guide

by Crutchfield Writing Team

A step-by-step look at how to install vibration damping in your vehicle.

 
Noise Suppression Guide

Noise Suppression Guide

by Crutchfield Writing Team

A guide to solving noise problems in your vehicle's audio system.

 
Video: Dynamat Sound Damping Kits

Video: Dynamat Sound Damping Kits

by Video Guest

Adding Dynamat sound damping to your car quiets noise and vibration, giving you a quieter ride. This short video presents an overview of what Dynamat is and how it makes your music sound better.

 
Putting Dynamat to the Test in a Ford F-150

Putting Dynamat to the Test in a Ford F-150

by Zak Billmeier

In Part 4 of our series on improving the sound in a Ford F-150, we install Dynamat in the interior. Dynamat minimizes vibrations, blocks road noise, and ensures that you get to hear every last detail of the system you've built.

 
Video: Reducing Road Noise with Dynamat

Video: Reducing Road Noise with Dynamat

by Jeff Fay

In our final installment in the Car Stereo Proving Ground series, we examine the effects of Dynamat on sound quality. We had better-than-expected results, achieving an incredible 9dB drop in road noise in most situations, and better results over noisy terrain. The Dynamat greatly reduces noise, which in turns makes our music sound more detailed and present.