The Old Fashioned Car Audio Podcast

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.
January 13, 2021

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…
December 16, 2020

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…
December 9, 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…
December 2, 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.
November 26, 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…
November 18, 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 6, 2020

Episode 1 – The Unintentional Podcast

Matt and Gary sit down to test out their recording setups and end up recording a podcast!