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Audio Design Engineer; systems, loudspeakers, cd/dvd players, etc. I am knowledgeable in all high end audio equipment and installations. MAKE SURE YOU GIVE A MAKE AND MODEL NUMBER AND CAR IF IT IS AN AUTO QUESTION. Note: I am getting some who ask good questions that take a lot of time to research but then the questioner fails to read the answer. Please don't ask questions unless you are seriously looking for an answer. If you find an answer to your question otherwise then let me know with your reply. Thank you.

Experience in the area

Have been associated with audio design, standards, testing and component systems for over 40 years.


Life Fellow Member of Audio Engineering Society Life Senior Member of Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers


Review technical manuscripts for IEEE Spectrum Write occasionally for high-end audio publications



Past/Present Clients

Past Employee/advisor to several well known audio products manufacturers

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Recent Answers from Cleggsan

2016-10-11 Car audio to bass guitar amp:

Yes, but car radio speakers don't make very good sound quality for guitars.  But electrically there is no problem.    When connecting to amplifier your most important requirement is to make sure the impedance

2016-10-02 no sound from aftermarket stereo installation:

Sorry for the delay.    Without knowing the model number of the aftermarket unit I can only guess what may be going on.    My first guess upon looking at your question is incompatibility with Bose system

2016-09-22 Hum and OVER LEVEL:

Is it something just now happening and it was okey before? Or is it a condition upon first installing and hooking up the system?    Hum is usually caused when the ground is open circuit or incomplete.

2016-09-05 direct drive vs. belt drive - ?:

During the intervening years much improvements have been made amongst all TTs.    Here is an quicky overview that might help:    Direct drive with large enough motor

2016-09-02 car cd changer (10 disk deck):

See the following link:    and read down until you find the comments on error code E-99.      It seems you may need to reset after


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