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Car Audio Quiz
by Staff
You don't have to spend thousands to get a killer car stereo, unless you want to, that is. But you have to know your stuff. Take our quiz to see if you're an expert in the inner workings of car audio.

What car audio component is responsible for producing low frequency sound?

  • Tweeter
  • Subwoofer
  • Receiver
  • Crossover

What does a crossover do in a car audio system?

  • It directs sound frequencies to the proper speakers.
  • Allows stereo systems to send sound waves to extra speakers.
  • Boost the volume of sound waves.
  • Enriches the low frequency sound with powerful bass.

What wireless technology is often used to connect a mobile phone to a car audio system?

  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi
  • G3
  • MP3

What kind of built-in connector does a car need to directly interface with an iPod or other MP3 player?

  • AC Adapter
  • Firewire
  • An iPod dock connector or 3.5mm mini stereo jack
  • A CD player

What kind of adapter converts digital music signals into analog to work on older stereo systems?

  • DVD Pro adapter
  • USB
  • Cassette adapter
  • Firewire

The two main types of car speakers are:

  • Coaxial and component speakers
  • Amps and subwoofers
  • Subwoofers and woofers
  • Front and rear

What is the audio component that fits into your dashboard and controls the playback of all audio in your car?

  • GPS
  • Head unit
  • Amplifier
  • Bluetooth

Some stereo head units include this type of port, once reserved for computers, that can be used to connect directly to an MP3 player.

  • Firewire
  • Wi-Fi
  • USB
  • Network

This organization holds car audio competitions worldwide and has been in existence for 22 years.

  • IASCA
  • URAA
  • CASCI
  • ASICA

This material is often used to soundproof engine hoods to reduce the amount of engine noise transferred into the car.

  • Plasticite
  • Vinyl nitrile foam
  • Memory foam
  • Silencing plastic

Pioneer released the world's first car CD player in what year?

  • 1982
  • 1984
  • 1987
  • 1980

Audiovox released the first car DVD unit in what year?

  • 1997
  • 1998
  • 2000
  • 2001

What car audio component is responsible for producing high frequency sound?

  • Tweeters
  • Woofers
  • Subwoofers
  • Crossover

What car audio component boosts the signal of a sound wave before it reaches the speakers?

  • Amplifier
  • Subwoofer
  • Head unit
  • Tweeter

What format did the cassette beat out to become the dominant form of recorded media played in cars until CDs took over?

  • DVD
  • 8 Track
  • Mini Disc
  • AM radio

What car audio component stores an electrical charge and releases energy to the audio system in moments of power strain?

  • Tweeter
  • Woofer
  • Capacitor
  • Head unit

This form of radio broadcast is transmitted by modulating the frequency of a carrier wave.

  • FM radio
  • XM radio
  • AM radio
  • HD radio

What two satellite radio providers merged to form a single satellite radio company?

  • Sirius and XM
  • HD and Sirius
  • XM and HD
  • AM and FM

What does the "HD" in "HD Radio" stand for?

  • High Download
  • Hybrid Digital
  • High Definition
  • Hyper Digital

Is HD Radio a form of satellite radio?

  • Yes
  • No