5 Common Car Audio System Installation Mistakes
Who among us doesn’t want better sound and improved convenience for our daily commute? Upgrading your car’s stereo system is a popular way to do just that. But with so many terms and so much jargon to sort through, it can be tough to get started. Do I need to buy a massive subwoofer? What about a new amplifier? Can I use the same receiver, but upgrade my speakers? Can I add Bluetooth? We’ll help you answer these questions and more. Here are seven terms you should familiarize yourself with before shopping for you car stereo upgrade.
USING THE WRONG WIRING OR POWER SOURCE
Buying the right speakers and amplifier are vital to getting the volume and sound quality you want. However, pairing high-powered equipment with a weak power source or the wrong wiring will minimize the value of even the most powerful amplifier.
FOCUSING ON VOLUME INSTEAD OF FREQUENCY RESPONSE
Being able to play your music over the guy in the car next to you is one thing, but hearing those high sounds from your tweeters and feeling the bass from your subs is all about selecting equipment with the right frequency response range
ADJUSTING THE CAR AUDIO SYSTEM SETTINGS
Every car audio system comes with recommended setting. Depending on the type of music you listen to or the speaker setup you have installed, the factory settings may not be optimal. It is important to know how to adjust the stereo settings accordingly to meet your needs and tastes.
USING COMPRESSED AUDIO
Okay, so this one isn’t the installers problem. You can have the best system and have it professionally installed, but if your audio is compressed to a lower bit rate than 256 kbps, discerning ears will notice immediately.
HAVING THE STEREO INSTALLED BY AN AMATEUR
After reading a beginner’s guide to car audio installation, most music lovers are ready to leave this extensive task in the hands of a professional. Of course, everyone has a friend or relative who thinks he’s a pro installer because he installed the system in his own car. You know who we mean. You have to push wires out of the way to sit in any seat, and the audio system is loud but the quality is worse than a factory system. Save yourself (your ears in particular) the pain and have your car audio system professionally installed.
Discount Car Audio is your car audio installation specialist in the Houston, Texas area. And right now, you can pair our experience and installation skill with affordable promotions on stereos and amplifiers from brands you know like JL, Alpine, and Pioneer. Call 281 759 3000 today to speak to an experienced professional who can help you to choose the right car audio equipment to meet your tastes and offer professional installation to get the most from your new audio system.