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Common Mistakes When Installing a Sound System

Common Mistakes When Installing a Sound System

For those of us who love music, it’s always a good day when we purchase a new sound system for our vehicle. We can’t wait to get everything plugged in and wired so that we can cruise the highway listening to our favorite songs. There are some mistakes that are commonly made, however, during the installation process. Using the incorrect wiring or incorrect power source. While it’s important to buy the right speakers and amps for your vehicle, they’re useless without the right power source. You can’t expect a high powered piece of equipment to operate at premium level with...

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Upgrading Your Audio System on a Budget

Upgrading Your Audio System on a Budget

                If you want to upgrade your car’s sound system but are limited in the in the amount of money you can spend, here are some ways to make changes under $100. 1.       Look for good quality speakers within your price range. There is a variety of good speakers available starting at $30 that can greatly improve your current sound system. 2.       Switch out your in-dash radio. Head units offer cleaner sound and sync with your phone so you’re able to play music through Bluetooth. Most of these run for less than $100. 3.       Be mindful of your settings. While it may seem logical to turn up...

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Common Problems with Subwoofers

Common Problems with Subwoofers

                Subwoofers enhance the quality of sound within our car’s stereo system. While there are many great aspects of this addition, there can be some pesky issues that arise from time to time. Here are some common issues found with subwoofers: 1.       The frequency needs to be lowered. If you receive a great amount of feedback, especially at high frequencies, then it’s time to adjust your frequency level. Experts suggest to use a 50 hz or lower signal. 2.       Interference from other devices. Depending on the quality of your subwoofer, you may experience sound interference from nearby devices plugged into ports within a close proximity...

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Four Common Power Issues With Speakers

Four Common Power Issues With Speakers

                If you’re experiencing issues with sound quality in your car’s speaker system, it may be one of the four following issues: 1.       Bad connection: No matter the set-up, whether to an amp or receiver, check for loose or disconnected cords. 2.       Poor grounding: A system’s earth wire, when placed in an unstable location, can negatively affect the speakers and cause faulty sound quality. Make sure the wiring is secure and free from becoming easily disconnected. Improper grounding can cause the system to pick up on the vehicle’s alternator, which will cause a buzzing sound while the vehicle is in motion. 3.       Improper installation of amps: Make...

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What to Look for in a Subwoofer

What to Look for in a Subwoofer

If you’re interested in purchasing or upgrading subwoofers for your car stereo system, here are some tips to help you achieve the best quality of sound through your speakers: 1.       Take Measurements: Subwoofers vary in size and shapes. Be aware of much space is in your vehicle to house a subwoofer before deciding which size to purchase. Larger subwoofers produce better bass, so if that’s the route you’re hoping to take, make sure it fits within the designated space of your vehicle. 2.       Carefully select your subwoofer box: There are three types of subwoofer boxes – sealed, ported, and bandpass. Sealed boxes distribute deep...

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