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Monster partners with the best industry experts like Autosound 2000 proprietors Dave Navone and Richard Clark to create innovative products engineered for high performance. Physicist and engineer Dave Navone designed the first twisted pair signal cables for car audio use, and with partner Richard Clark developed the original Stiffening Capacitor. He also edits for Car Sound and Auto Media magazines. Richard Clark made a name for himself in the car audio competition circuit with his Buick Grand National installation—the likes of which had never been seen before. He was selected by Car Stereo Review magazine as one of the five most influential people in the mobile audio industry, and holds over 30 patents for audio and electronic devices that are licensed and distributed throughout the world.

Below you’ll find technical briefs written by these specialists to help you understand how car audio electronics work and how Monster products can help you get the best possible performance from your installation.


Basic Electrical Measurements 108KB PDF
Just about every component designed to operate in an automobile was designed to run on a minimum 12 volts...

Current And Efficiency 980KB PDF
It is very common to see installers adding up all the fuse sizes contained in the components of a system...

Dynamic Range & Loudness 192KB PDF
In order to reproduce music faithfully, it is necessary for a system to reproduce a large a dynamic range...

Peak Performance 132KB PDF
Are you having trouble finding available space for extra 12-volt bat¬teries for your sound system?

Some Facts About Distortion & Speaker Damage 540KB PDF
The subject of speaker damage is always a high interest topic in car audio circles...

Oscilloscope Waveforms 140KB PDF
The advantage of using an oscilloscope is, of course, that one can see and measure what is occurring...

Polarity And Phase 60KB PDF
Years ago the owner of a car audio shop called and asked about purchasing a "speaker phase checker... "

Power Wiring 92KB PDF
At A2000 we get asked to check out quite a few competition, demo, and regular customer vehicles...

Speaker Phase 52KB PDF
Ask most installers if the speakers in his or her car are properly phased and you will probably hear...

The Energy Time Curve 188KB PDF
These days it's unusual to enter into a serious car audio discussion without mentioning the word acoustics...

The Principle Of Superposition 52KB PDF
Some interesting questions came up regarding the propagation of a sine wave from a studio monitor...

Wiring Woofers In Series And-Or Parallel 80KB PDF
Nothing is more basic than wiring speakers into an audio system...

Fusing Stiffening Capacitors 28KB PDF
There have been quite a few installers and contesters who have called our office requesting a fuse value for their Stiffening Capacitors...

Power Supply Considerations 616KB PDF
There comes a time when we need a bench supply to test or check out equipment destined to operate from our automotive "12 voltvolt" DC supply...

Bass Principles 400KB PDF
the basic principles of low frequency response in a car...

Voltage Dividers 52KB PDF
The problem we want to solve is how to get any voltage from a single supply...

RC Time Constant 52KB PDF
Not a day goes by without someone calling into our office complaining of some kind of system turn off noise...

Measuring Magnetic Fields 100KB PDF
The reason that cars are noisy is that magnetic fields are created where a magnetic force is exerted...

Choosing The Right Fuse 76KB PDF
Selecting and installing the correct main power fuse has been a topic of paramount importance...


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