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Watch more Car Audio 101 videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/497103-7-Tips-for-the-FirstTime-Buyer-Car-Audio Hi my name is Movin On, and I've been working in the field of car audio and mobile electronics for 8 over years. I've installed everything from navigation systems to full car stereo systems, remote starters, alarms, and beyond. To learn more, visit our web site at www.movinon.com. When you're getting a car stereo for the first time, you wanna ask yourself, ""What are you looking to get out of this stereo? Are you looking to play a form of media that you couldn't play before? Like an iPod? Are you looking for better sound? Are your looking for more bass?"" A lot of times it's easier to just replace your head unit, which is the main part that you put the CD in and plug iPods into, but often times it's not really possible. You're gonna want to go to a local car stereo shop and consult with a professional. You need somebody who has experience to look at your car, determine what can be changed, how it can be changed and how it's gonna be done properly. If you plan on doing it yourself, you're gonna wanna do proper research and maybe even go to a car stereo shop to ask what type of parts you're gonna need. For instance, if you wanna play your iPod, there are interfaces we could add to make that play; if you want more bass, we can add a sub-woofer and an amplifier and if you want better sound, we may be able to replace your speakers or add an amplifier or a sound processor without replacing the head unit at all. When you're looking to change a stereo, you may want to ask yourself, what you're looking to gain by that. Is it better sound? Is it better features? You wanna be able to play your ipod? These are all things that could potentially cut your costs in half. You may not need to change every single component of your car stereo, just to give it a little bit more bass. Changing your speakers isn't always the answer. Sometimes changing the head unit's a better idea. Sometimes adding an amplifier with a little bit of bass'll give you that extra bit of impact that you need. A lot of people will jump straight to the "Big Box Store" because they know that the "Big Box Store" has a big selection and that they have lots of salespeople and help that is readily available; but I tend to recommend the local car stereo shop because, typically, you're gonna have more dedicated professionals with a lot more experience. You're gonna get better work done to your car, you're gonna get better advice, and a lot of times, you're gonna have higher-end brands to choose from.
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Chris Taco (26 days ago)
Seth’s bikes hacks hah!
LightBlock (1 month ago)
Who knew I would ever find Seth bike hacks looking for a new car receiver
PhuckHue2 (1 month ago)
don't buy Pioneer they are junk
Kvr Siddu (1 month ago)
Siddu
Maxwell Millette (1 month ago)
Dude I've been a fan a Seth's bike hacks for the longest, And I just started working full time in a car repair And audio shop And I love it. It just gave me chills to learn that Seth shares the same occupation and passions as me
HowTo Extreme (2 months ago)
Seth bike hacks!!!
Jim Chance (2 months ago)
This guy is a goofy fuck
Jyotirmoy Kalita (3 months ago)
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Michael Lom (5 months ago)
Seth! Where’s ur bike?😂
cool person (6 months ago)
Is that set bike hacks
Hynemen19 (6 months ago)
Seth bike hacks
MTB Rider Partha (8 months ago)
Seth's bike hacks
Dakota Bever (8 months ago)
my kenwoos my baby. she pushes 2 12s. an xplod and pioneer
Adrian Wolf (9 months ago)
This is the same guy from Seth's bike hacks
Reece Yeomans (9 months ago)
SETHS BIKE HACKS
Dodgy ET (9 months ago)
Is this Seth bike hacks😂
Funky Monkey (9 months ago)
it's pretty easy don't buy cheap shit
Jovi Chua (10 months ago)
I like the soundwave. It's just nice
Reaper 95 (10 months ago)
So go to a professional... thanks mate
Hosein Eghbal (10 months ago)
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The Mexican Edits (10 months ago)
Nigga look high asf😂😂
nayaz khan (10 months ago)
hiii
Nadia B (11 months ago)
Am I the only one who thinks that his face looks like the face of Cardi B ...
Saravanan s cube (11 months ago)
Can I get 5.1 channels in my Android mobile?
John Sears (11 months ago)
Do not listen to this guy he says the same thing about 14 times most of the time he's telling you to go to an audio place when you don't have to it's not that hard.
sc K (11 months ago)
is your dad name Anthony ??? cause he was my first Boss
DarthHater100 (11 months ago)
Thumbs down. Didnt learn anything. No different than: 7 Tips for the First-Time Reader. . . find a person who will read for a fee, tell them what you want to read, and they will take care of it. I recommend an independent reader.
Somebody stole my car radio and now I sit in silence
NoahBoostmaster (1 year ago)
OMG HI SETH!!!!!!!!!
Sacranie (1 year ago)
No way man yeh man to much money to get from the shop's in my home 👎
henry allen (1 year ago)
Who knew Seth was this much of a nerd?!
marv brut (1 year ago)
So changing the head unit you are able to have better sound
NorwegianTurboBrains (1 year ago)
PLEASE READ: Best cheap car stereo EVER! -Play GTA San Andreas using PS3 controller connected to USB port. -Watch crystal clear HD movies.(choose - while driving or not) -Download whatever - games, apps, from Google Play app store.(connest external harddisc drive or memorystick to USB-port) I have done this - very cheap, and its fantastic! This is what you need: -Joying 10.1 unit. (1din or 2din - on ebay) - 4G mobile Router with twin sim-card. ( extra sim-card free, no cost/I bought aftermarket ZTE MF910, 1/3 of new price + SMA to TS9 cable) -Wifi antenna.(I bought on ebay/as shown on youtube - a cheap homemade 2.4ghz omnidirectional wifi antenna recommended!) -PS3 controller. (USB port in Joying unit + install controller APP from Google Play) -Connect Memorystick or Extern Harddisc Drive into USB-port on Joying unit for extra storage of apps, games and movies. -Connect to internet - almost wherever you are. (close to civilisation ofcourse) -SUPER-EASY to install. Any language/all lightcolor settings for buttons. The cost is VERY VERY low I strongly recommend it if you want an awesome car stereo! Hope this will help you find a nice car stereo for less money. (Please anyone note me if you have done the same) All the best from Norway
PepsiCocoYT (1 year ago)
Seth's bike hacks!!!!!!
mikepro1015 (1 year ago)
OMG IS THAT SETS BIKE HACKS :O HOLY SHIT
Rossy Rocks (1 year ago)
SETH WHAT'S GOING ON!
Jermey Walker (1 year ago)
Do it have 6 inch 1000 watt speakers
Chemical Warfare (1 year ago)
What i don't like about most aftermarket stereos is that the buttons where you save your favorite stations are too small.
Coleman gk (1 year ago)
This is Seth from Seth bike hacks
Retarded video. Learned nothing from this crap!
New User (1 year ago)
His teeth are too big
Kutia Penchod (1 year ago)
Do a review on the car audio shops first before making an appointment.. Some of these installers suck and will fuck your shit up..
G. C. Spencer (1 year ago)
I always wondered whatever happened to Jamie Walters!
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ZMan1471 (1 year ago)
well this didnt help me figure out the specifications (if any) for how to fit a radio in my car. if anyone has replaced the cassette player in a 200 ford focus with a cd player ( idc how fancy as long as it plays cds it can be barebones) id appreciate it if you spoke up edit: *2000 not 200
BeanBot (1 year ago)
seth bike hacks?
breyerlover 4467 (1 year ago)
No
Namelus Marka (1 year ago)
Great video as always,love this channel. i wonder if you could help me choose a single din, I'm based in London England and i have just fabricated an iPad mini4 dash kit in my car. could you please advise me on what the best single din radio is with all the latest features. Sony MEX-XB100BT 4x100 Watts NFC Bluetooth Car Stereo Radio USB AUX iPod iPhone is packed with features but i thought ill ask the professionals if there is something better out there now What do you think of sony stereos as comparison to the pioneer ones as i am aware that pioneer is big in the game thank you
Nate Lintz (1 year ago)
Go to "Crutchfield.com" and select your make and model and you're set
Andy Hey (1 year ago)
Pure advertisement, dude just forgot to mention their shop. Crap !
M Francis (2 years ago)
Hi, great video's keep them coming... Query I have a 2015 BMW F33 2.0D. Looking to add a 1500rms sub amp to a double 10" box, do you think I need to add another battery to this setup or will the existing factory battery be sufficient? And Is there any other do's and dont's or advise you can share with me in this convertible installation?
Chase Craiger (2 years ago)
looks like swizZz
bike hacks
VILKAS (2 years ago)
Video about nothing :(
Rain Money Productions (2 years ago)
what if i want better sound AND want to play my ipod?????:?
Mark Spott (2 years ago)
Sounds like a Bestbuy/Frys car stereo salesman. If you have a question for the same salesman, be sure to go back to them within a month or they will be gone.
GhilleGhille (2 years ago)
Uhhh most headunits fit in any car. I'm not about to pay a professional $$$ to install a headunit when i can just order an entire kit from Crutchfield.
Tee McBride (2 years ago)
the fuk a tip would be don't run your power wire an avs plus remote on the same side lol
Victory Richards (2 years ago)
my Head Unit is very small :(
Davis Liepins (2 years ago)
I can sum up the 7 tips he gave you in one, so you can spare 2 minutes of your life - Go to a stereo shop and let the salesman rip you off
nick enslow (2 years ago)
This is Seth's bike hacks!!!
Chris Taco (26 days ago)
Damn weird
Danny Butler (9 months ago)
Same
EMcanTen Tv (9 months ago)
Yes
Reece Yeomans (9 months ago)
I came on here and I was like “ hell yeah it’s Seth’s bike hacks”😂
Miguel Silva (10 months ago)
I noticed that then I came to the coments to check if it was really him. lmao this is weird
Meh (2 years ago)
Dafuck am I watching?
Pushkar Shrivastava (2 years ago)
waste of time
Otofix indonesia Agung (2 years ago)
SETH BIKE HACKS ?!!?!??!
Mike Ivey (2 years ago)
yall fuckers on the coments are so lame
Dylan Simon (2 years ago)
He gives obvious advice for people who live in a place with this kind of shop, and it doesn't even help because I don't live in that kind of place -.-
RCman (2 years ago)
buddy ur a joke do this do that dont go no where lay 50000 for someone to install a stereo ya right i can do it with my eyes closed in any car for free labour and it will look and sound wayyyy better
Zaden (2 years ago)
do you know anywhere i can go that actually has useful information for installing?
Patrick Turner (2 years ago)
I brought a radio and added a Rockford fosgate p3, it plays but it's not loud. Could it be my Alpine CDE-136bt radio ? Does upgrading the head unit improve power ?
RCman (2 years ago)
+Patrick Turner tune the radio and tune the amp u would of been good to go
Patrick Turner (2 years ago)
+RCman9291 why are you laughing ? I needed help and it that radio was the problem ..
RCman (2 years ago)
u better not be serious hahahahahahahahaha
Sumona Florence (2 years ago)
I broke my computer screen because I tried to punch his face. :f
thisguy1225 (2 years ago)
I watched the whole video, and was waiting for the 1st tip the entire time.
chris2crazzy (2 years ago)
SOMETIMES I FORGET HOW STUPID PEOPLE HAVE BECOME OVER THE YEARS....CELL PHONES AND VIDEO GAMES HAS DUMB DOWN THE KIDS OF TODAY YOU GOTTA SPELL THINGS OUT FOR THEM FOR EXAMPLE THIS VIDEO LOL
Didtok Nan (2 years ago)
7 Tips ? Not even 1 !
Joel Duran (2 years ago)
I don't know what to do. I don't want my car to sound loud, I just want it to have a clear nice sound when I turn it up.
Yohance Bailey (2 years ago)
sell it
Craig Austin Scites (2 years ago)
this dude is a douche.
ducklandwikeno (3 years ago)
no newer model cassette decks just cd and smartphone streaming  only
mindaugas49ccm (3 years ago)
So where is tips?
Fryingduck#15 (3 years ago)
Movin on
Electronics For Fun (3 years ago)
i am sorry, but i just can't get over how much you are blinking.
Carlos ramirez (3 years ago)
I have a pair of subwoofers do I use a mono amp or a 2 channel
Johnny Luck (3 years ago)
And pay double
TheyTake MyCalls (3 years ago)
mmhhmm that good
Game Winner (3 years ago)
Cool I have 09 impala 013 impala I would love to get a system just wife won't let me "Your ganna mess up the car your a dad now it's ganna get stolen your ganna get pulled over a lot there ganna steel the car" ay yaya what's the best I could do to insure a good quality work and what are the benifets my 2013 LT Impala stock sounds good
Knuckles the Echidna (3 years ago)
What if you don't have a car and want to make a boom box out of one?
LyricStanza (3 years ago)
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Fa Q (3 years ago)
I dont like what they have there. Me i have the top of the like kicker. I have 2 18 and 3 15 in a lumina. My head unit is boss avx77. My component speaker are all rockford fosgate p660c. 4 channel amp is jbl p400x4. Amp for subs are crescendo audio saz5000. All wiring is from kinetik. My alternator is a taramps alternator. My batteries are tsunami. My sistem is pushing more then 8000 watts becoz i wire it to .5 ohms. I buy speshal deal on ebay.com i buy all for 6 thousand. Tomorrow i buy the ampere audio amplifier. The xxx15000D i already order more tsunami batteries.
Meisam Mozafari (3 years ago)
wasn't so useful
ThatDudeEddiee0 (4 years ago)
I bought some alpine speakers with a kenwood head unit, for a 2 door pick up truck (only 4 speakers total), and god it sounds awful. Well, it sounds decent but there is no bass whatsoever, sounds dull, and distorts REALLY easily. I have no idea what to do. Do I need to buy a subwoofer? Or should an amplifier do the trick? Im new to this haha. Thanks.
Austin Childress (4 years ago)
It sounds like you might have the high pass filter on, that's built into the headunit. There a ton of little settings on headunits that you might not even know are there. Read the manual and look through all your settings. Make sure all your speakers are screwed down nice and tight too. If they aren't tight that will allow air to escape and you will have little or no bass. You said it distorts very easily too, try turning to bass down on your eq inside the headunit. 
Leo Germany (4 years ago)
10-4
CAPO FAME (4 years ago)
Alpine head unit, amps, TypeR speakers, call it a day
Bill Goldberg (1 year ago)
Sony head unit, sundown amp, sundown subs call it a year.
Broward County (4 years ago)
Alpine head unit jl subs jl hd amps call it a day
Juan Rocha (4 years ago)
+Drago P pioneer and kenwood isnt bad and sony is ehhh its alright
Saber SMAW (4 years ago)
I agree or Eclipse, all other stuff like Sony, Pioneer, JVC, Kenwood, suck so bad they go bad so quickly ul end up spending more $$ on them over time!
MazdaBass971 (4 years ago)
I never buy from a car audio shop for 1 big reason, they over price the shit out of the products because business isn't constant, plus some store owners are greedy and sell you a cheap product they say you need for a high price when it cost 50% less online and you never needed it, i buy all my shit online.
Jess (1 year ago)
MazdaBass971 Not always though. The local shop in my area are constantly having deals that are actually very reasonable and generous. All depends on the place, look around and compare first.
Tristan T (4 years ago)
Gonna definitely gonna go with a Kenwood stereo, Alpine Type-R or JL W3V3 sub, and an amp to power that sub. 
fuzzy fuzzy (4 years ago)
With that face I would even accept a 10000 dollar car stereo for free
Q50 DANNY (4 years ago)
Nigga looked like he wanted to cry talking to the camera
Laker Famm All Day 24 (10 months ago)
OHHESSDUBB 😂
Cesar Bibian (10 months ago)
OHHESSDUBB n i g g a you're right
Frontend Programmer (1 year ago)
lmao
hans moleman (4 years ago)
if you want to advertise your company, pay the price and place an ad in the yellow pages you gronk,not use a misinforming title on youtube-fuck you seth for wasting my time with your annoying gay face you fuckwit.
caparzzo (4 years ago)
hi, i need a basic guide to match an stereo i bought, is a pioneer deh x4600bt. and it says is Peak: 50 watts x 4 channels and RMS: 17 watts x 4 channels. and i dont know how to match a pair of good speakers to have the best quality sound without an amp. what i need to watch on  he speakers description?. for example on ''sonic electronics website'' the discription says example:  Peak Power:  Peak Power: 250W and RMS Power: 30W (sorry for the english, is not my main language) hope you can help. thanks for the time. 
Commenting Account (4 years ago)
Is there such thing as a brand new and cheap car radio that doesn't look like it was made for a pimped-out 1991 Honda Civic hatcback? All the $100 radios I see have chrome knobs and blue lights, etc. We have a 1987 Toyota Landcruiser that had a new radio, like those ones, installed in it, and it doesn't look good in the truck. Does anyone make regular-looking or retro-looking radios for at least $100?
Commenting Account (3 years ago)
+Gilberto Gutierrez Cool, thanks.
Gilberto Gutierrez (3 years ago)
+maccollectorZ (Commenting Account) Check out this link and read the description. They use it with boats or coolers used as boom boxes. It should work for your situation. http://www.crutchfield.com/p_867WWBTVC2/Wet-Sounds-WW-BT-VC-Version-2.html?tp=8395
Gilberto Gutierrez (3 years ago)
+maccollectorZ (Commenting Account) There's a product called the "JL Audio Clean Sweep". You connect it behind the stereo and it gives you a cleaner audio signal. It has integrated rca jacks for using external amplifiers. You could use that plus a Bluetooth interface, instead of using the cassette with the cord. You could also have two stereos ( the factory and an aftermarket) and just hide the aftermarket in the center console/glovebox or a hidden compartment. So you get the best of both worlds. You would need to have this done by someone that knows what they're doing!
Commenting Account (3 years ago)
+Gilberto Gutierrez Really? That would be better. It ruins the look when a classic car has one of these cheap things stuck in it. My only gripe is the fact that the stock one would obviously not allow me to connect a phone, etc. We have this device for that, which goes into the tape player, but it's pretty dinky. I also wonder if it's bad for the player's motors to be spinning nothingness.
Gilberto Gutierrez (3 years ago)
+maccollectorZ (Commenting Account) You can use the factory stereo with an aftermarket sound processor/clean sweep.
GTRSv (4 years ago)
Oh you want help? Go to a store and ask for help.
Ranveer Singh Sangha (4 years ago)
good advise
Richrad (5 years ago)
this video sucks! you just wasted 2 minutes and 19 seconds of my life.
Crypto Lord (4 years ago)
xD that's right
Harambe's Revenge (5 years ago)
This video isnt really all that helpful. You realize that right?

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