If you have been driving a lot recently and have taken a look at the other vehicles on the road, you will notice that many of them have been externally modified. I personally have seen many cars with custom alloy wheels, paint jobs, and mufflers which make them stand out among the others. While many car enthusiasts spend most of their time and resources on external upgrades, it’s time to give some attention to the car's interior.
As a car enthusiast, I believe that the audio system in many cars is very generic and is not sophisticated enough to provide the maximum driving experience. As the time we spend driving is increasing, the urgency of having a comfortable and enjoyable ride increases as well. It’s no longer enough to have a good looking or a fast vehicle.
When you buy a new vehicle, much of what you pay for goes to features such as spoilers, wheels, and engine power. Upgrading your car’s audio system is overlooked by many car owners. Factory audio gear isn’t sophisticated enough to provide strong bass and clean sound. It’s time to get a new stereo and a more powerful set of speakers to make your driving more enjoyable and less frustrating.
What should I do to improve my car’s sound performance?
The first thing you need to replace is the head unit. Stock units are very basic and aren’t powerful enough to power your speakers to provide crisp sound production. Aftermarket receivers offer more than great sound. They are equipped with advanced features such as XM radio, Bluetooth capability, full control of your audio system, and more. Most aftermarket stereo systems are equipped with pre-amp output which can be very handy if you are planning to expand or add an external amplifier. Since the head unit is considered to be the brain of your audio/video system, making sure that you have an adequate one is vital.
The next component to look at is your car speakers. Factory speakers generally can't deliver high quality sound due to the low quality materials used. Unlike stock speakers, aftermarket speakers are well built with the highest quality materials for better sound production and performance. By adding a new set of speakers, you will hear frequencies that can’t be produced by the old speakers. If you are into music, with new speakers you will enjoy strong bass that makes you enjoy your music.
Looking to get more power out of your music? Adding an external amplifier is a great idea to “amp up” your sound and get a powerful sound that can be heard a mile away. The main role of these amplifiers is to get stronger sound that many head units won’t be able to produce. Depending on your audio setup, you can purchase an amp that can power your speakers and give you accurate sound. You can also get an amplifier that is dedicated to power your subwoofers. No matter which route you decide to go, adding an external amp will definitely add a new dimension to your sound system.
Never treat your car as a tool that simply gets you from one place to another. It’s time to pimp your ride to get a more enjoyable experience and make your driving fun. To do so, you need to get rid of your old factory sound system and add a new gear that will produce distortion-free music. While car customization can cost a lot of money, interior upgrades can cost way less than exterior modifications. You don’t have to break your bank to upgrade your car’s sound and get fuller and better sound quality.