Advanced System Installation

Hybrid Audio Technologies has prepared a more advanced topical discussion of installation techniques, concepts, and principals, where a little bit of additional installation work can net immense gains in overall sound quality.

There are certainly many things you can do to improve your mobile audio system, such as the addition of amplification, a dedicated subwoofer system, higher-gauge speaker wire, and higher-end passive crossovers, and active crossovers. All of these things require an additional amount of monetary investment into your audio system, and may not net the immediate gains that other, more elementary installation items can net. The following discussion is pertinent to easy and cost-effective enhancements you can do for your audio system, particularly as it relates to the installation of Hybrid Audio component speakers.

In any mobile audio system, the weakest link will always be the speaker systems, followed closely by installation techniques (sometimes its vice-versa). Since the Hybrid Audio component system you have purchased has solved the first issue, the second issue, that being installation techniques, can see a significant improvement as well by understanding and incorporating some or all of the techniques in the following sections.

Lessons Learned

We like to call this our “Lessons Learned” section, where we expose some critical lessons that we have learned through thousands upon thousands of hours of trial and error:

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Hybrid Audio Technologies Specifications and Parameters Spreadsheet (Google Sheets) — Advanced System Installation — Lesson One: Off-Axis ResponseLesson Two: Equalization of Pathlength DifferencesLesson Three: The Effect of HRTF, ITD, and IIDLesson Four: Point-SourcingLesson Five: ReferenceMounting Baffle ConsiderationsCrossoversTime CorrectionAcoustic TreatmentAcoustic TreatmentConclusion