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.
March 22, 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.
March 2, 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 hisgoals for the future. Justin also lays out his vision for our $3500 budget car audio system.
February 15, 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.…
January 27, 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. Check out the Old Fashioned Car Audio…
January 24, 2021

Episode 8 “Dude, where is my center image”

Matt asks "Dude, where is my center image" We discuss entry level high end audio and how we would get the most value out of a tightly budgeted system.
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!