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Hey, how’s it going? I’m Marty. Welcome to my site!

I’m a real, small-town American guy ready to answer your questions and lend advice wherever possible. 

About my website

Here you’ll find articles, photos, diagrams, and even audio-related calculators to help you with many things:

  • Answering your questions related to speakers, audio general topics, electronics, and various other projects.
  • Creating your own do-it-yourself (DIY) projects or just learning more before doing so.
  • Making a better buying decision before spending your hard-earned money or finding advice about various audio components.

My background & experience

I’m an electrical/electronics/firmware design engineer who worked as a professional audio installer before earning my degree. I’ve also worked on numerous electronic projects of my own related to speakers and audio. Audio has always been one of my favorite pastimes.

What have I installed? Everything from CB radios to alarm systems…and of course car stereos & amps in cars, trucks, boats, big rigs, homes, and even tractors. I’ve also designed & built some interesting audio electronics of my own.

I’m also a Mobile Electronics Certified Professional (MECP) installer. You can read my credentials here.

I’m a car audio fanatic and always have been

Example of Marty's personal car stereo projects & experience

Some of my own car audio projects. Left: Two “old school” Planet Audio amplifiers in my Honda Accord in a custom amp rack with neon lighting. Right: a 7-channel car amplifier prototype I built myself.

Getting great sound and customizing your system isn’t always easy (trust me on that!). However, it feels fantastic to see – and hear – the results.

Hopefully you’ll find the answers you need here to enjoy your own speakers, audio system, or whatever it may be.

How can I help you?

Thanks again for all your help. I stopped by a few audio shops today and was stunned at how little the sales reps knew. I truly appreciate your time and expertise.
Sam D.
Thanks for providing a great introduction and explanation on how to wire and set up an amplifier.

I made this site to help people accomplish their car stereo projects, make better buying decisions, and maybe even make a few friends in the process.

You can reach me via my Contact page or my Facebook page.

MECP and Auburn University logos for my credentials