As you can well imagine, your choice of speakers makes a huge difference to the sound quality of your in-car stereo system. Today, we are going to explore the various things that you can do to make the most of your in-car speakers.
Factory-Installed Speakers: The Biggest “No” of All
If you stick with the factory-installed speakers, then there's a high chance of disappointment in your car audio set up. These speakers are cheap – we’re talking 80p a speaker, and yes, you read that right, £0.80 a speaker! If you think that you can get anything of quality for that price, then think again.
The first thing you should do if your car audio is important to you, is change the car speakers. The car manufactures don’t use the car stereo system as much of a selling point, and so they keep it all cheap.
You can change the speakers for as littles as £20 and experience a whole world of difference in terms of the sound quality.
Amps Can Help Power Speakers and Minimise Distortion
If you’ve changed your in-car speakers and they still sound off, then you should consider whether the speakers are getting enough power. It could be that the head unit simply isn’t powerful enough to provide the speakers with the correct amount of energy needed to perform properly.
When this happens, the sound becomes distorted: it slows down and speeds up; it changes in loudness; it squeals and moans. That might sound funny reading it out, but it sure becomes annoying quickly when it’s actually happening in your car.
To deal with this problem you need to feed more power to the speakers to make sure that they perform to their optimum standard. To do this, you need an amplifier. An amp will boost the power signal, improving the way in which the speakers play the audio.
Adding an amp to your system can make a lot of difference.
Consider Adding Separate Tweeters and Sub-Woofer
If you're the type of person who loves to listen to all the different details in their music, then you should consider adding tweeters and a sub-woofer to your car stereo system. The tweeters allow your music system to play the high treble notes, and the sub-woofer enables you to pick up the low frequency tones.
Adding these two types of speaker can make your music come alive in ways you never knew existed. The only downside is that they take up extra space. The tweeters are small, so don’t make much of a difference, but the sub woofers are relatively big, and they can take up a lot of space. They do sound awesome though.
Consider Installing Sound-Dampening Materials
Cars aren’t great for music because they have many hard surfaces (i.e. the shell of a car is made of metal). This causes reverb and can lead to tinny-sounding music. Sound dampening material can help to minimise this and makes your car speakers sound even better because there is less interference.
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