Car Stereo & Audio
Upgrading your vehicle’s sound system is one of the most important upgrades that a driver can do. Getting better sound can make the driving experience much more enjoyable. While some people find it easier to replace and install the entire system at once, others find it convenient to upgrade their audio system a little bit at a time.
How Can I Get Best Sound in My Vehicle?
First, you might consider replacing your factory speakers with quality aftermarket speakers. If your speakers are sub-par — and most factory speakers are — then your sound will suffer, regardless of what’s powering them.
The stereo is the central unit of an audio system. This central source unit often includes the CD player, AM/FM tuner, sound equalizer, and preamp outputs. Many of the newer head units have auxiliary inputs, USB ports, and detachable faceplates. Higher end units have advanced expandability features such as built-in Bluetooth, GPS Navigation, iPod control, DVD playback, Satellite radio, and more.
In order to fully improve the sound inside a vehicle, the speakers must be upgraded. Aftermarket speakers offer more detailed sound, distinct clarity, a rich feel, and a sound that factory speakers are unable to produce.
Add a Sub-Woofer
Traditionally, factory stereo systems have relatively weak bass response. The solution to this is to add an aftermarket subwoofer and hear the music come to life. It is important to find the right subwoofer for your vehicle, as well as the correct box. Once a subwoofer is loaded into a box, it will require a car amplifier to properly power it.
Add an Amplifier
Increasing the signal wattage from the stereo is the purpose of an amplifier. The audio amplifier receives the audio signal from the receiver and amplifies it to a wattage that is appropriate for the speakers or subwoofer. It is important to match the RMS output wattage of the amplifier with the rated RMS power of the speakers and subwoofers.