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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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Car Audio Tips and Tricks

Car Audio Tips and Tricks

Let’s face it – a car ride, no matter the length, is more enjoyable with music. That being said, low quality sound can put a real damper on a road trip. However, achieving optimum level with your sound system doesn’t have to be complicated. Below are some easy tips to help boost the quality of your sound system. 1.       Check your speakers. The problem may be as simple as you needing new ones. Purchasing brand new speakers will cause tighter bass and clarity not received prior. 2.       Don’t over-compress your music files. Your music will sound best at its highest...

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What to look for in a good amplifier

What to look for in a good amplifier

If you’re searching for a brand new amp for your vehicle, or you’re looking for ways to revamp your current one, there are some factors you should considering to help make the process as easy as possible. 1.       Determine the right number of channels for your vehicle. a.       This depends upon how many speakers you have installed in your sound system. One channel is needed for every speaker you intend to amplify. Sound systems with multiple channels are more versatile. Component systems can be tricky, therefore causing you to need more than just a single amp. 2.       Don’t short your...

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