What To Know When Buying A Car Stereo
Almost every brand new car comes with a sound system. Having a good car stereo is important to have a smooth and stress free driving experience. For who wouldnt want a beautiful music playing in the background while taking in the sights and sounds along your route. And even when driving in
the rush hour with cars on bumper to bumper, a soft and crisp music will surely give out positive vibes in the air that could cool and clear your mind.
If you dont already have one in your car or if you have one and wanted to replace it, it would be wise to know what you want in a car stereo in terms of head unit - whether it be a cassette or cd, the type of speakers, amplifiers, and even the size of buttons on your head unit.
Along with a lot of things, car stereos has also evolved from the AM/FM Radio and Tape Deck Combo into sophisticated, hi-capacity sound system, one that give users the best sound while driving. Some car audio even come with a DVD player, GPS, and TV. Although, it is not encouraged to watch
TV while driving as it can distract a person and can lead to accidents.
The sound your car stereo brings out depends on some factors such as speaker type, acoustics of your auto, amplifier, and intrusions from your cars gadgets. As there are numerous cars in the market, so is the car stereo. Sometimes, choosing a car stereo can be dizzying so its
important to know what you want and stick to it, unless theres something better.
There are options to choose from in your car stereo. Theres the in-dash CD player that comes with the radio tuner and can play WMA and Mp3 files. Theres also the in-dash CD receiver that have a cassette changer and operates with multiple CDs. Another option would be connecting a portable CD
player to your built in car stereo though a cable and adapter or a wireless Bluetooth connection. These are among the selections you can choose from.
Another thing to consider is how a new car stereo system should fit in your dashboard physically and aesthetically. Though most decks come in standardized sizes which mean that it will fit properly, there are also some exemptions. The challenging part is to integrate the design of your
new car stereo to blend with the rest of the gadgets and devices that are already there. Many decks also offer a selection of faceplate colours for you to choose from.
After choosing a car stereo, its now time to choose the speakers and amplifier. Car speakers come in many types but in general these fall into only two groups: the component and coaxial. Component speakers are made to reproduce a wide range of sounds from low to high frequencies. It
consists of tweeters, midrange drivers, and subwoofers. The other type is the Coaxial or two-way speakers which is quite common. It combines all three: the tweeters and midrange speakers, into one for easy installation.
After choosing your car audio speakers, the next would be to decide where to place them inside your car. Usually the speakers are mounted or bottom mounted. Be sure to place them where it is free and clear of interference. Before fixing the speakers to your car, make sure to check your head
unit and your speakers to give you the best sound while driving.