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Old 27th June 2010, 04:44 PM   #11
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Could it be that within a car environment the car audio system has access to much more current compared to the 15 amps from the average 220 mains socket?
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Old 27th June 2010, 06:26 PM   #12
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I've never heard car audio which compares favourably to Hi-Fi, even remotely. The only nice feature is that the door speakers, being in a small sealed enclosure, can give quite a fast sound on kick drums.

Other than this it's just treble which sounds completely unintegrated from the rest, boomyness and distortion/harshness, to me. Not to mention the inherent skewed stereo image. I haven't heard a very modern one though; I guess with a lot of work you can make one which sounds quite good, when you arn't moving at least, as you know what "room" the equipment will be in and can optimise it!
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In my opinion the quality of car amps just adds to the overall quality.
I mean how is it possible that a car amp powered by a smps working at around 30 or even 50 KHz, is able to reproduce the higher audio end without distortion? Imagine the cloud of noise generated by a pwm switching 20-30 amperes at 40KHz....
I also think that very few car amps operate their pwm higher in order to get clarity at highs. Its an expensive approach.
Years ago i built a 2x45W car amp and its pwm was at 40KHz.
A week later, i modified the pwm to 220KHz.
The difference was huge. It sounded like a completely new amp!
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