We have been running a car stereo shop in Florida for a number of years now, and basically know everything there is to know about car audio systems. Here we’ve got many great tips for you on boosting your car stereo system and making sure that it reaches its full potential. Let’s get started right away!
6 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Car’s Sound System…
#1: Add custom speaker boxes to the stereo system.
One of the easiest things you could do to boost the car sound system is to add custom speaker boxes to it. Factory systems of these days are a lot better than they were in the past, but most of them are equipped with cheap amps and speakers, so you probably won’t get high quality sound from them. You can improve the sound considerably by adding custom speaker boxes to the sound system. Adding replacement speakers would give you much more clarity, and much better sound.
#2: Add an amplifier.
Adding an outboard amplifier would provide the car stereo installation with all the power that it needs and makes a huge difference to the sound quality. Your audio system would sound much better. You will notice tiny details in the music coming out of the stereo that you had missed out on earlier. Adding a separate amplifier is absolutely essential to the sound system.
#3: Get an equalizer or sound processor.
It is difficult to get a consistent sound quality from the car stereo as the sound gets reflected by the glass and the plastic within the car, and absorbed by the carpet, seat covers and so on. The interiors of the car interfere with the sound and make the music alternatively booming with high bass or shrill in the higher frequencies.
To avoid this and for adjusting the frequency response to make sure that the peaks are more consistent, you may want to use an outboard equalizer. Also, you might want to add sound processors that get rid of the frequency response peaks completely and enhance the bass response.
#4: Lower level of compression vs. higher level of compression – What should you choose?
A lot of people chose a higher level of compression for their music player as it allows them to store more music files. But that could lead to a loss of some of the low and high-frequency details that makes the music so special. Change the factory setting and make the compression as low as possible. The higher the bit rate, the better your music will sound.
#5: Buy a really good subwoofer
Adding a good subwoofer to the sound system can make a huge difference. It ensures that the bottom octave of your music is brought into the right balance. You will be able to listen to your favorite tunes with a lot more clarity. Add multiple subwoofers, if you can afford it.
#6: Get a better subwoofer box.
Make sure your subwoofer box is properly sealed. Any air leaks can affect its performance. The subwoofer box should have the correct interior volume – any mismatch between that and the size of the sub can affect the performance. Consider getting a premade enclosure for the subwoofer.