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In the custom car audio business, we have the ’70’s and ’80’s to thank for the movement that now allows us to make a living and feed our children by improving peoples’ power and sound. This decade led to the emergence of after-market products that owners could then install in their own cars (or pay a little extra and have a professional do it 😉 wink, wink ). People were no longer satisfied with factory sound. With the rise of cassette tapes, the steady phase-out of bulky vacuum-based amplifiers, and the exchange of single-speaker, monophonic systems for in-car stereo setups, a revolution in car audio was underway. New casette receivers, speakers, and drivers were now on the market…and people were taking notice.
“In-car systems became comparable with in-home sound systems with companies like Alpine, Kenwood, and Pioneer, well, pioneering the way.”
For the first time, the amplifier was paid more attention to in-car. This led to more power and better quality sound. In-car systems became comparable with in-home sound systems with companies like Alpine, Kenwood, and Pioneer, well, pioneering the way. As the illusion of “surround sound” was created, the industry never looked back…and audio lovers rejoiced.
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Earl “Madman” Muntz, an engineer and entrepreneur, created the 4-track cartridge technology (called the Stereo-Pak). This was the pivotal moment for car audio during this time period. Using advanced engineering and new-aged marketing techniques, the tape player gave car audio enthusiasts more control than ever. This new technology could play entire albums without skipping and with minimal effort from the driver. This eventually gave way to the 8-track players in the late 1960’s. By the ’70’s, when Walkman came of the scene, personalized playlists became a reality and redefined music inside and out of the automobile.Read more →
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Drawing is December 4th so don’t wait!
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