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Delivers Tricks Atmosphere Concert in the Car

Many questions about the staging and imaging and its application in our vehicles. Actually, what is meant by staging? And what is the imaging? Let’s peel one by one in this article.

Note this paper is intended for the staging and imaging in the context of day-to-day and not in the context of the contest and others.

Staging can be defined as a place where musicians play music for example, on the concert stage, in the recording studio, in the pub, at the restaurant and others.

There is the derivation of staging high-stage (stage height), the width of the stage (stage width) and depth of the stage (stage depth).

The bottom line is dependent on the stage where he recorded acoustic conditions (ambience) and also influenced by the recording acoustic is reproduced.

Many systems are capable of producing a good tonal accuracy but failed to reproduce the ambience of the recording. What is the cause?

Acoustics. The acoustics are very large role when the resulting sound reproduction for example recording a song 35 choir at the Cathedral of Westminster Abbey girls who physically have stage width of 45 meters, height 15 meters stage and the stage depth ranging from soprano to alto at the front until the back 9 meters and the distance recording microphone to about 6 feet.

It would be difficult to be reproduced perfectly in the car pillar to pillar distance of just 1 meter wide as 1.4 meters high and it is only 0.4 meters.

So that required careful planning and the use of quality tools to reproduce approaching its original condition.

Imaging is the position of each of the singers on the stage is clear and tangible example the lead singer in the bridesmaid on the left, on the right organ. So imaging is the content or the content sounds we hear on stage.

Here it is clear that the staging and imaging is actually intertwined, which is why often both is often juxtaposed.

So what can be done is to reproduce in proportion to the installation and settings carefully.

Generally, with the help of a first-class installation techniques, audio devices on board, accurate positioning and angling, cutting x-over, and assisted with the special kind of equalizer and DSP (Digital Sound Processor), the staging and imaging could be reproduced at least close although it does not can be perfect 100 percent of the original sound.

That’s what makes the writer was amazed by the skill installers in Indonesia. Because it is often achieved in full condition limitations.

So how to get the staging and imaging are step by step? Here are some tips that can be done.

1. Choose a car with a wide and flat contours of the dashboard, as much as possible the type of single cabin like MPV or SUV (but not necessarily sedan could not only challenge is greater). Point to get pillar to pillar width and depth of the dashboard ideal for positioning and angling ideal.

2. Installing and setting in the Installer experienced and willing to work on this project carefully and are patient enough in doing a comprehensive setting.

3. Attach damper well on the ground floor, doors, ceilings, hood, including the fender and dashboard. Do this carefully so road noise, engine noise and mechanical noise can be reduced as low as possible

4. Select Head Units, Power, Speaker including processor with distortion and noise as small as possible so that the results are more predictable.

5. Often audition live concert and CD recording livenya use as a comparison

6. Speaker Placement, install midbass speaker, midrange and tweeter in adjacent positions and try to have a different path length thin difference between left and right speakers. Some cars I see use the kick panel to anticipate this. However, the ideal platform for high-mounted tweeters should be ear height. For that experimentation is the key!

7. Setting tonal balance first do not rush to catch up staging and imaging (on this matter will be discussed in a special article about the tonal balance). Believe that balanced tonal balance will help generate accurate staging and imaging. If using eq then use eq with independent channels with the number of bands that much in order to solve the problem at certain frequencies either peak or dip

8. Setting Crossover either passively or actively with the planned experiments, using the most optimal cut point based on the specifications of speakers. Special attention should be made on a different speaker brands and series.

9. Use the time alignment (if using processor) carefully, measure carefully and try focus on an even keel in the middle of the stage. Focus on the voice that sounded balanced on a single listening position seat position or two seats (dual listening position.

10. Write down all the process and repeat when there is a shortage in the process.

Also do not forget that the ideal staging and imaging is unimpressed sound strange, phasey and artificial. He should create a strong impression of the stage and the whole image. Well good luck, good luck!

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Removing Secret Sauce and Catsup from Your Car Interior – Expert Detailing Advice

Cleaning stains from the inside of your car is no easy job. Here are a few Auto Detailing and Onsite Detailing Tips and Secrets of the Trade.

Knowing how to remove stains like Catsup, Mustard and Secret Sauce from Ultimate Cheese Burgers, Whoppers, Big Macs, Famous Stars, Double Doubles and Classic Cheese Burgers is not as simple as it might seem.

First go lose some weight by exercise and the Presidential 30 minutes a day workout. Now you are ready to jump in a car wash or detailing unit and go to hell week.

If you have ever seen the commercials for the SIX DOLLAR Burger or the Super Star where the actress dumps all kinds of stains on her blouse you know this can happen and often does.

As a detailer it is your job to clean it up, make it look new and clean it up perfect for the customer. The first thing you do is take some Folex Spot remover and a terry cloth towel and see if that works, if not use some spray and wash aerosol foam spray and wipe it. If it is leather saddle soap or Lexol works well.

 

If this does not work try concentrated dove or palm olive dishwashing soap and then mineral spirits and soak it up and wipe it. It may take several wipes to get rid of the concentrated dishwashing soap.

After you are sure the suds are gone put you high powered shop vac hose on the blower side and air dry it, roll down the windows and let it air dry.

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Stand Out Among the Crowd With Car Graphics

When it’s time to sweeten up your ride and stand out among the crowd, nothing individualizes a car like custom car decals. Whether you prefer the simplicity of stripes or a complete custom wrap, the graphics can be as straightforward or as complex as you like. If you’re looking to drop that stock paint job and create a stir the next time you hit the streets, then read on.

Body graphic kits are probably the most cost effective way to beautify your vehicle. With the technology available for printing on vinyl, custom graphics can be individualized to the point where a custom car decal shop can take your own personal design and apply it to any part of your car. These custom car graphics can be created to fit anywhere on a vehicle, from the hood to the rear spoiler and everywhere in-between. Graphics of this nature can even be “wrapped” around an entire vehicle creating the illusion of a complete custom paint job.

Compared to a custom paint job, car decals are relatively inexpensive and require less time to apply. A highly detailed complete custom wrap generally costs just under $3000 for an average sized vehicle. A custom paint job utilizing the exact same design would cost well over $15,000.

There are also many benefits to having custom car decals and graphics applied to your vehicle. The most obvious is beautification. A car decked out with gorgeous custom graphics turns heads wherever it shows up. Individualization is another benefit. Imagine showing up to a car show in a vehicle that has your own personal touch. Everyone knows who owns the car just by looking at it. Safety is another key benefit of custom graphics. Reflective vinyl lettering or graphics could save your life by helping to diminish the chances of a crash at night. If you own a business, one final benefit of having custom graphics created for your vehicle is self-promotion. Since custom decals can be created using nearly any type of graphic, they are the perfect medium for your logo or brand name.

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Wrangler Diesel Ready using Solar

After going through a long process, PT Garansindo Indonesia finally ventured Jeep Wrangler Diesel launched in the Indonesian car market. The vehicle is priced Rp 850 million before taxes.

Interestingly Jeep Wrangler Diesel can now drink bio diesel fuel. “Having a torque or twisting moment the largest in its class, Diesel Jeep Wrangler is one of the awaited models by Jeep enthusiasts. With some improvements and adjustments to the character of the car in Indonesia, this 2012 Jeep Wrangler can be charged Diesel biodiesel,

The base itself is a Jeep Wrangler Diesel Jeep Wrangler Sport. Janya CHEETAH uses the latest Diesel engine, 4-line 2800 cc 16-valve DOHC Chain Driven fogging system with diesel Common Rail Diesel Fuel Injection and in accordance with the Euro II Spec. Non DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter).

Engine mated to an automatic transmission that can generate power 200 hp at 3600 rpm and torque of 460 Nm at 1600-2600 RPM.

In the interior, the Jeep Wrangler Diesel comes with fabric upholstery features Essenstial YESS. Where the upholstery fabric was given a special coating to resist water-like effect taro leaves. On the steering wheel, there is a button speed control, audio and navigation EVIC (Electronic Vehicle Information Center).

Also features CD/MP3 player and radio as well as providing an auxiliary input jack. The connected component speakers with tweeters and 4 details two 6.5-inch speakers (two in rollbar overhead) and 8-inch subwoofer with 368-watt amplifier. Premium sound system brings leading brands, Infinity.

Electronic Security System Stability Control (ESC), Hydraulic Brake Assist, Traction Control, Electronic Roll Mitigation (ERM) feature that prevents the car overturned. In addition there is an airbag, sentry key, engine immobilizer. Component Hill Star t Assist (HSA) and Hill Descent Control (HDC) is also available.

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Used Smart – May Be the Perfect Car For All of Us

If you don’t have a huge family and a great deal of things to tote around town, then a Smart Car may be something that interests you. Many people who have seen the these cars in motion might have been thinking, “Why would anyone want such a small car?” Another thought may be, “If it were in an accident, how would anyone survive?”

There are many questions that pass through the minds of other drivers as they see this unique vehicle tooling around town. There are many questions that should be answered to show drivers that owning a new or Used Smart Car may be the smartest decision they make about driving.

The Smart Car is smaller than most cars on the road, but it is not short on safety. It has acquired the highest safety standards in crash tests from side impact, driver’s side frontal impact and roof strength. It exceeds the Federal Safety Standards as set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It is one strong little automobile. It also is one of the most environmentally friendly vehicles on the road. It is certified as an Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle, which pleases many environmentalists, which is not easy to do where motor vehicles are involved.

For fuel efficiency, these cars come out on top again. It offers 41 highway miles for every gallon of gas. It is hard to come by a car that is as inexpensive as this to have that kind of gas mileage, unless of course it is a hybrid, which the Smart Car is not. For those who are concerned with the environment and don’t want to spend a lot in gasoline costs, these cars are the smart choice.

If you think insuring your vehicle is expensive, you will be pleasantly surprised at the cost of insuring a New or Used Smart Car. According to automobile insurance companies, these cars are some of the least expensive to insure. Because of its high safety ratings and low cost damage repair, it makes a wonderful asset to any home garage.

It is very difficult to find anything negative about this amazing vehicle. The only downside, is the ability to drive a lot of people. For teenagers, this is a good thing. There is less distraction in the car while they are driving. So, in conclusion, “Why wouldn’t you want to be driving a Smart Car?”

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Custom Auto Painting Can Make Your Car Look Great

When deciding what car paint shop should paint your car there are a lot of things to think about. First of all you need to decide if your going to put a custom paint job on your car; then the hard work starts. After all, this is your car, your classic beauty, the perfect car for you.

If your not going to custom paint your car, all you need to know is what body shops will do a complete paint job. A collision shop makes a lot more money doing spot repair work on paint, or paintless dent removal. A lot of shops these days will not even consider doing a complete paint job, let alone a full on custom paint job. You really need to do your research about the different shops in your area. Most shops that do custom paint work are not the one that specialize in collision repair work.

You should also check out all of the shops that you research through the BBB, or your local Chamber Of Commerce. You should also ask the shops owners, or their managers for a list of references of people who have had car paint work done there in the past. If they refuse to provide you with a list of references, you should look deeper in to the shop’s history before you take your car there. It also pays to make sure that the shop has been in business for a long time, this will help do away with the fly by night shop owners.

Remember that the key idea here is to get exactly what you want in a paint job. You should never have to convince an owner of any shop that they should do your custom car paint work. I am a huge promoter of the automotive industry, but also a huge promoter of getting it done right.

Custom car paint, or a complete paint job will cost a lot of money; so you need to pay attention to every detail of the process. For just a complete repaint on your car it should take around 40 hours of work, most shops run at $60.00 – $75.00 per hour. In essence this works out to about $3,000 in just labor, and supplies can easily run from $1,000 – $3,000 so be ready for the pricing structure. This is the area where you can begin, and custom car paint will cost more due to masking, and application of the product, let alone the art work itself.

 

You can easily run a tab of $10,000 or more in custom auto paint work. Don’t be surprised if the bill looks like that either. Be ready for every event that might happen. If you pay attention to every detail you will get exactly what you want in a custom car paint job.

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Led Avanza MPV

After the Eid holidays, Toyota did a pretty sharp acceleration. In September Toyota has recorded total sales of 33,705 units, or approximately 30.4% growth compared to the achievement in August, a total of 25 848 units.

President Director of PT Toyota welcomes Toyota’s sales growth achieved in the last month. Moreover, the growth was achieved in almost all segments of Toyota vehicles.

Toyota grateful recorded impressive achievements in the last month, in which virtually all segments recorded growth of Toyota vehicles.
Throughout the month, the segment multi purpose vehicle (MPV) Toyota posted the biggest growth, ie 40%, of the total sales of 15,222 units in August to 21,307 units in September.

Toyota Avanza which became the backbone in this class posted sales of 14,989 units in the last month or grow to 37.8% compared to the achievement of 10,875 units in the previous month.

Meanwhile, the two line-up of Toyota products in the MPV segment, the Toyota Kijang Innova posted a 47.1% growth with total sales of 6039 units, as well as Toyota Alphard grew 15.8% with sales of 279 units.

In the segment of sport utility vehicle (SUV), Toyota recorded encouraging results with growth of 39% to the total sales of 4635 units. In this class, the Toyota Fortuner 4×2 incised very impressive results with growth of 81% from 1029 units to 1862 units in August to September.

Toyota Fortuner sales growth was driven by one of the new variants of Toyota Grand New Fortuner VNTurbo introduced in August 2012, getting a positive response at the national automotive market.

In the sedan segment, Toyota’s sales growth in the last month driven by the entry-level sedan, one of which is represented by the Toyota Vios, with a total of 1681 units. This achievement is up nearly 25% compared to 1346 units in the previous month. In total, sedan segment recorded a growth of 12.8% with sales of 2029 units in September.

Meanwhile, Toyota 4×4 segment also recorded a significant growth. Throughout the month, the class represented 4×4 Toyota Fortuner and Land Cruiser posted 31.2% growth with total sales of 206 units.

Overall, Toyota’s passenger car sales totaled 30,335 units, growing by 33.4% compared with the previous month as the achievement of 22,737 units.

Not only posted positive results in the classroom passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle sales Toyota is also experiencing growth. During the last month, Toyota Dyna recorded total sales of 2265 units or an increase of 14.1% compared to 1985 units in the previous month.

Sales of Toyota Dyna 2 ton vehicle segment in September recorded a record high this year. During the January-September 2012, Toyota Dyna has recorded total sales of 14,505 units.

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Make Avanza-Xenia Soft Suspension

Weakness of the legs on the Toyota Avanza and Daihatsu Xenia is located in a rear screw is too tenuous. This is what makes the best-selling family car in Indonesia is stiff and hard as it passes through uneven roads. “Ideally distance rear screw as tightly around 2-3 cm, while the Avanza-Xenia has about 5 cm. The solution is to replace with a connection another car in a custom, ”

Per connection  in question belongs to BMW 320 for USD $ 1.2 million or owned by Toyota Great Corolla with a more affordable price of Rp 800 thousand. To be balanced, you should also change the future by using a similar connection car above the price of the same. “If one parcel locker per front and rear so the price is only USD 1.5 million, including construction costs quickly pairs with about 1.5 hours because do not have to unload the rear tires,” said Iqbal.

This friendly guy if you want to add more leverage again, change the factory default sokbreker still using oil with semi-gas system. Weakness sokbreker oil is single action so pull up harder. While sokbreker semi-gas system is double action makes the pull down and up quite soft. To sokbreker connection branded Kayaba cost Rp 750 thousand (front) and Rp 400 thousand (rear). “If the new Kayaba Ultra costs Rp 1.2 million to Rp sokbreker front and rear 450 thousand,”

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Germany Ready to Give Subsidies for Electric Cars

Germany prepared to subsidize the electric car out there. Subsidies that are designed to stimulate in order to achieve the target of 1 million electric cars on the streets of Germany in 2020.

However, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the subsidy can only be done after the elections conducted in 2013.

However, the plan has been finalized after the German government established a special team to make plans related to the development of electric cars in the German population. A special team was made up of experts in the fields of industry, science, trade and politics.

The German government also promised to contribute 1 billion euros to stimulate research and technology related to electric car batteries. Steps are ready they do include vehicle tax exemption for 10 years for car owners who give their electric cars before December 31, 2015.

Previously, France also has issued subsidies for electric and hybrid cars by giving cash incentives to buyers.

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche before meeting with talk on ZDF television Markel told Auto News that Daimler is actually not expecting electric car sold more than 600,000 units in Germany in 2020 without subsidies ‘French style.’

During the first 8 months of this year, there were 2272 registered electric cars in Germany. That number is too small when compared to overall passenger cars sold there. The percentage is only 0.1 percent of the 2.1 million passenger cars were sold.

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Windshield jammed

For motorists who had their vehicles equipped with power windows, check windows right next door. Press the power window. Most likely, its windows still normal. One-touch glass up or down smoothly. But, try to do the same on the rear window glass left or right. It could be, one or two glass door window can not go up and down smoothly right front window. Feels somewhat stilted. Even bad at all. Such complaints regarding power window presented the riders in general, namely: stuck on the rear window glass. Glass window next to the front right side comparatively more smoothly because it often operated. In general, this congestion occurs because rust on the components of the power window.

Usually rust-rust was in metals regulator. Karat is also often found in the teeth of the motor drive power windows. Rust itself is formed by water coming through the rubber (seal) door. Therefore, to prevent cases like this, there are some simple things we should do: Replace rubber glass list when the rubber has hardened and broken. Seal is not shut down completely this is what makes water break and enter so make rust in the metals. Often operate power windows. Neither the glass front door and rear window. This operation can minimize corrosion. With these two things, the possibility of power window jams can be avoided. But, if the congestion is already happening, the solution is easy. Namely, stay clean the rust and lubricate (giving fat / grease) metals earlier. But, keep in mind that to dismantle and touch power window motors a little bit complicated. You need to open the bolts attached to the car doors.

Be careful if you want to do it yourself. Some tips on handling power window jammed mentioned steps seem easy. Starting from prying door trim, glass player open lever, remove the power window switch to clean and lubricate the rusty metal. But, in our opinion, should submit handling power window jammed into the mechanics at the garage only. Because, when you open one, it is quite possible there are parts that just broke. In addition, since the keys and bolts pretty much, probably one pair could have happened.