The Old Fashioned Car Audio Pod

By Matt Schaeffer and Gary Bell

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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. Instagram: Facebook: The official Old Fashioned Car Audio Podcast Demo Track Playlist:

Episode Date
Episode 13 - The Intentional Season Finale

Matt and Gary give insight into some recent projects and wrap up the first season. 

Apr 19, 2021
Episode 12 - Brian Mitchell (Unlimited Budget Audio System)

 Matt and Gary finally get sick of talking about $3500 budget systems. This week they yank the steering wheel in the other direction! listen in as they talk to Brian Mitchell of Arc Audio about large scale audio projects. 

Mar 22, 2021
Episode 11 - Justin Kush 2020 IOTY

 Matt and Gary sit down with the 2020 Installer Of the Year winner Justin Kush. 

We hear his history in car audio, the road to winning Installer of the year, and his goals for the future.

Justin also lays out his vision for our $3500 budget car audio system.

Mar 02, 2021
Episode 10 - Ray West ($3,500 System Design)

In this episode we introduce the official Old Fashioned Car Audio Podcast demo track playlist available now on Spotify!

Matt and Gary recap some recent projects in their shops and then sit down with the legendary 12 volt guru Ray West to get his take on the budget system design.



The official Old Fashioned Car Audio Podcast Demo Track Playlist:

Feb 15, 2021
Episode 9 - Bing Xu ($3,500 System Design)

 On this episode of the Old Fashioned Car Audio Podcast we continue discussing the fundamentals of a very basic budget oriented system. For an outside perspective Matt and Gary bring in Bing Xu from Simplicity In Sound to get his take on things.

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Jan 27, 2021
Episode 8 - “Dude, where is my center image"
Matt asks "Dude, where is my center image"  When evaluating a sound stage where do you look? We discuss entry level high end audio and how we would get the most value out of a tightly budgeted system.
Jan 24, 2021
Episode 7 - Nick Wingate (National Trainer for Focal, Mosconi, and Illusion Audio)

Today we sit down with Nick WIngate the National 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.

Jan 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
Dec 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
Dec 09, 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.
Dec 02, 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.
Nov 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.

Nov 18, 2020
Episode 1 - The Unintentional Podcast
Matt and Gary sit down to test out their recording setups and end up recording a podcast!
Nov 06, 2020