A Closer Look At Car Audio Crossovers

Car audio crossovers are a class of electronic filters designed for use in audio applications such as hi-fi. A dynamic loudspeaker driver that is commonly used is incapable of covering the entire audio spectrum all by itself.

Crossovers split the audio signal into separate frequency bands which can be handled by individual loudspeaker drivers optimized for those frequency bands. Let’s take a closer look at Kenwood’s KE-600 Crossover, KPX-F801 Crossover and Kenwood KPX-L101 Crossover.

Kenwood KE-600 Crossover

Kenwood KE-600, one of the most advanced signal processors, is a 6-Way electronic crossover with built-in parametric equalizer and a DC to DC power supply for high voltage outputs and low noise.

It has input selection, phase switching, variable level controls and the following outputs: subwoofer, low-pass, low-cut, high-cut and high-pass. It is a great component for multi-amp installations and is available for around $370.

Features

● DC to DC converter.

● High-frequency output.

● Input selector.

● Different phase switches.

● Subwoofer output from 30Hz to 800Hz (low-pass).

● 6-way multi-amp configuration.

● Variable level controls.

Kenwood KPX-F801 Crossover

Kenwood KPX-F801 Crossover is a 3-way passive crossover network. It is available for around $75.

Features

● Guard circuit that protects against excessive tweeter inputs.

● Special capacitors and inductors for audio purpose.

● Phase inverter switch for midrange and tweeter.

Kenwood KPX-L101 Crossover

Kenwood KPX-L101 Crossover is a low-pass passive crossover network. It is available for $50.

Features

● Special capacitor and inductor for audio purpose.

● 80Hz crossover.

Remember, an audio crossover splits the incoming audio signal into separate bands that do not overlap at all, and which, when added together, gives the signal unchanged in both frequency and phase response.

After Market Mazda 3 Radio DVD Player Overview

It has always been the desire of many car enthusiasts to own a professionally designed ride with the best features that will make it stand out alone in the market overwhelming many other makes in its range. Sometimes, you can purchase a quality car, but it will lack some features that you have to install on your own to offer it a classy, perfect and highly performing nature. This happens in most cases if you buy a used car. If you love enjoying quality music as you drive, we are here to inform you about the best system that you can simply install in your car to make your driving experience more fabulous. The aftermarket Mazda 3 radio DVD player is a quality stereo system that when installed in your car will offer it the perfect taste of class. This will also ensure you save money since it is easier to do the installation and you can perfectly do it on your own or through minimal assistance from the experts.

The 2004-2009 Mazda 3 is a quality ride that made an impact in the market right after it was introduced. During its heydays, it flawlessly took the market by storm becoming desire of many drivers. As we speak, the Mazda 3 is still a favorite ride to many car enthusiast and people who value driving the best of rides. It has a sturdy and modern car stereo gear that makes drivers enjoy a satisfying experience, you can also install after market Mazda 3 radio DVD player in your quality ride.

Why install an after market car DVD player for Mazda 3? Firstly, the original DVD navigation system is very expensive, while the after market one is affordable and known as the ideal make that simply seeks to improve your car’s performance and does not interfere with anything. Secondly, it fits the factory dashboard perfectly and looks OEM. It also offers you enjoyable music when you travel long distance. The built-in GPS navigation system works great and never fails. The USB can hold a larger memory helping you install more music clips and audios as long as you want. You will not have to take your car for frequent checks at the mechanic since it is not technical and does not call for too much complication that may affect your car. However, you should pay attention to installation, which is not hard for a professional mechanic, but if you want to do it yourself, firstly you should check installation instructions carefully and see if you are able to install it.

Unlike old types of navigation systems that tend to alter some other functions of your vehicle, the new one stands out offering you a reason to be highly elevated as you manage the GPS and at the same time enjoy your music without any disruptions. It was invented at a time when the world needed such classy ways of installations and now it is here to stay. If your car does not have this system and it is compatible with the new system, you can take the necessary steps and see it looking more sturdy, excellent and highly exquisite in a market where different vehicle brands compete with each other on a daily basis.

How Do I Pair a Samsung Galaxy S3 to the Ford Sync System?

One of the hottest phones this Christmas season is the Samsung Galaxy S3 and for many users, they will need a quick tip on how to “pair” a Samsung to a Ford Sync System.

First, go to your phone’s App menu.

Tap the Settings folder

If it isn’t already on, Tap the Bluetooth box to turn it on.

Start up your Ford vehicle, go to the Phone Menu.

On the basic Sync System, use the “Seek” arrows to go to the System Settings folder. Then go to Bluetooth Devices, press OK, then use the arrows to find Add a Device, then press OK.

Press the OK button to begin “pairing” and your Sync system will create a 6-digit PIN. If you can, use the Seek Arrows on the steering wheel to toggle the screen until it says “Special PIN.” Push OK and select/create a number such as 0000 or 1234.

On the MyFord Touch system, on the lower left of the Phone page is the “Settings” button. Select that, and on the next screen, push the bar that says “Bluetooth Devices.” On the next screen will be the list of your connected Bluetooth Devices. Tap the “Add Device” to add a new one. The system will say “Search for Sync on your device and enter the PIN provided.” Samsung phones prefer a 4-digit PIN, so you can use the touch screen to “create” the PIN of either “0000” or “1234.”

Go to your phone and select “Search for Bluetooth Devices.”

In a moment, it will either “find” and automatically connect to Sync, or, you may have another screen appear with a place to enter the PIN number. Enter the PIN number and hit “Pair” on your phone.

This confirms the pairing process.

In a moment Sync should come back with a few more questions. Such as “Make Primary Phone?” “Turn on 911 Assist?” Push the OK button on your Sync system to approve the questions. Use the Seek buttons to toggle the “Yes” to “No,” if you’d like.

When you push OK to begin “Download Phone Book” your phone will make a chime.

If a sub-menu appears, tap the box to “Always Connect” the Sync connection.

If no box appears, “pull down” the menu from the top of the phone screen. It is referred to as the PBAP screen. Once again, tap the box to “Always Connect” the Sync system.

For most Sync systems, push the voice button and say “Bluetooth Audio” to access the music files on your Samsung. It may take up to 30 seconds for the system to start playing music on the phone. If it does not, go to your phone’s App menu and tap the icon for your music player. Or, tap the icon for an App such as Pandora. Your Pandora App will start streaming music through your dashboard.

Here is a Samsung and Sync video. (Special thanks to the folks at Phones4U – and you’ll like the English accent!).