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The Old Fashioned Car Audio Pod

The Old Fashioned Car Audio Pod

By Matt Schaeffer and Gary Bell
Car audio veterans Matt Schaeffer and Gary Bell talk shop as they guide consumers through the process of designing, fabricating, wiring, and tuning great car audio systems. Get the inside scoop from a range of industry guests.
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Episode 7 Nick Wingate
Today we sit down with Nick WIngate the National Sales Training Coordinator at Orca Design.  Orca is the United States distributor for high end  car audio brands like Focal, Raven, Illusion Audio,  and Mosconi. Nick talks about the early days of car audio, the first Focal speakers he installed, and we learn the secrets behind the award winning system in his own truck. We discuss the pros , cons and limitations of Hi-Res audio as well as the future of automobiles.
January 13, 2021
Episode 6 - Mobile Electronics Association Installer of the Year Candidates
Matt and Gary sit down with 7 of the top 12 candidates for the highly coveted Mobile Electronics Association's "Installer of the year" award. The first segment was aired as a video clip to kick off the 12 volt industry event known as "KnowledgeFest" this past Sunday. We kept the mics rolling and hung out talking shop for another hour and a half. Get the inside scoop on what it takes to make it to the top! Congrats to the 2020 top 12 candidates: Marty Adamschek Nick Apicella Dean Beyett Michael Bischoff John Brettle Phillip Cantu Adam Devine Nicholas Frazier Justin Kush Jaime Palafox Dalton Trainer Matt Vowell
December 16, 2020
Episode 5 - Mark from Car Audio Fabrication
What's up Youtube!  Today we sit down with Mark from Car Audio Fabrication. We talk about the evolution of his YouTube channel and how he has influenced both DIY and professional car audio installers.  Some random bits from the show. That one time we lost our hotel rooms while visiting Mobile Solutions. Legacy Amplifiers Car shows Radwood A dude in a CRX gets away from the cops Old School installs Matt over promises..... We talk poor speaker locations Resonance control and how much does weight matter in car audio Mark is stoked because he got 10 new subscribers! Everyone starts somewhere Getting more return on your $ in car audio Demo boards vs Demo Cars Paintball
December 9, 2020
Episode 4 - Steve Brown of Alpine Electronics
In this episode we sit down with Steve Brown of Alpine Electronics. Hear stories from Steve’s early days of car audio and his path to building the legendary Alpine demo vehicles.
December 2, 2020
Episode 3 - Gary's Wild Ride
Buckle up! In this episode we hear about Gary's wild ride through car audio. Learn what got him started and about the people that helped shape his career. You will hear outrageous stories that took place while he was building audio systems for celebrities in Beverly Hills. We also learn about his part in building some of the most iconic car audio demo vehicles while working for Alpine Electronics.
November 26, 2020
Episode 2 - Matt's Journey into Car Audio
A quick update on some current projects in our shops. We also learn about Matts early days of fabrication,  his path to winning Installer of the year, and beyond.
November 18, 2020
Episode 1 - The Unintentional Podcast
Matt and Gary sit down to test out their recording setups and end up recording a podcast!
November 6, 2020