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Ways to Get Better Car Audio Quality

You Listen to the best Music when your are travelling in your Car, The Best Audio Quality is very Important during your drive, There are a Certain ways to get the best quality of the Audio in your Car Speaker by tweaking your Car Audio System as below,

Getting a Head unit, Installing the Premium Speakers, Subwoofer is important though there are other factors which will decrease your External Interface and improve the Audio Quality,

  • Replacing your Factory Speakers
  • Upgrading your Head Unit
  • Adding Amplifiers, Signal Processor, Equalizer
  • Using High Resolution Audio Files
  • Using of the Sound Deadening Materials
  • Bypass your music player’s built-in digital-to-analog converter. 
  • Add a signal processor or an equalizer. 
  • Set your amp gains properly.

Replacing your Factory Speakers

The Problem – The Factory Speakers might have some Issue so troubleshooting is a must.

The Solution – Should Install some Aftermarket Feature which works with your Head Unit.

Replace your Factory Speaker with the Aftermarket Quality Unit which will go well with your Head Unit, Do a Plugin Play type of the Job where you replace the Speaker with the speakers that conform the dimensions and basic type of the factory speakers. Replace coaxial speakers with component speakers, or even add a subwoofer, but that type of upgrade is both more complicated and costly.

Upgrade Your Head Unit and Ditch Your Phone’s Built-in DAC

The Problem – If you’re listening to music through a phone or MP3 player and an auxiliary connection, audio quality takes a hit

The Solution – Find a replacement head unit that has a USB connection

While upgrading your head unit isn’t always the best place to start when you’re specifically looking to get better audio quality, it’s always worth considering.

This is especially true if your head unit is getting a little long in the tooth, or if it doesn’t have preamp outputs and you’re looking at installing an amplifier. If your Head Unit does not have a Quality Built In DAC, adding a New Head Unit does will allow you to offload the heavy lifting of the digital audio conversion from your phone or MP3 player to your car stereo.  Connect your phone or another device to your car stereo via USB cable rather than an ordinary auxiliary input, This will allow the head unit to read the data from the device and convert it into Analog Audio Signals that gets passed to Amplifiers and Speakers.

Adding Amplifiers, Signal Processor, Equalizer

The Problem – Factory car audio systems are oversimplified

The Solution – Adding Components such as new Amplifier as a part of thoughtful upgrade process.

Adding an amplifier, or another component like a signal processor or equalizer is typically going to be more expensive and complicated than dropping in speakers or even upgrading the head unit. Amplifier can transform the Quality of the Car Audio.

If you’re dealing with a factory stereo that didn’t come with an amp, then it’s important to find a unit that comes with speaker level inputs. The best way to Install the Head Unit with the Speaker level Input but an amp that includes speaker level inputs is at least a workable alternative.

Using High Resolution Audio Files

The Problem – Most cars allow too much road noise in

The Solution – Use damping materials and other solutions to minimize road noise

Upgrading your Car Audio System, they total gloss over the fact that cars make for pretty erratic soundstages. The easiest and fastest fix in this category is to slot some damping materials, like Dynamat, into your door panels.

These products are essentially just sheets of sound-deadening materials that help keep out road noise and other sources of external crosstalk, which is why it’s so easy to install them in your door panels. You can install a similar sound-deadening material on the inside of your hood to help cut down on noise from your engine, and the same type of material can be installed under your carpet to further cut down on road noise.

Installing a big subwoofer in your trunk, the same type of damping material can also help there. The basic idea is to line the floor, side walls, and the inside of the trunk lid, only leaving the divider between the vehicle and the trunk uncovered.

Using of the Sound Deadening Materials

The Problem – Most cars allow too much road noise in

The Solution – Use damping materials such as Dynamat

By reducing vibration and road noise, Dynamat, Hushmat, and other sound-deadening products do two things to make your system sound better.

Setting your equalizer for the best sound

The Problem – Most cars allow too much road noise in

The Solution – Using the Equalizer to reduce the Noise Quality.

Proper use of an EQ can take some tweaking and lots of listening, but that’s the fun part. Start with everything set “flat” and tweak one or two things at a time. You’ll start figuring out what’s missing in the sound and what there’s too much of. Before long, with the equalizer’s help, you’ll have it dialed in just right.

Your crossover can really improve the sound of your system

The Problem – Most cars allow too much road noise in

The Solution – Experiment with the Cross over Point.

Many in-dash receivers now include frequency filters that’ll work with your preamp and speaker outputs. If you have a sub, use the high-pass filter to remove the low bass from your car’s full-range speakers.

You’ll get more clean volume out of them, particularly if you’re driving them with the receiver’s built-in power. Or maybe your sub sounds really strong, but the bass sounds like it’s coming from behind you. Experiment with raising or lowering the crossover point on your low-pass filter, and you’ll be able to bring the bass up forward with the rest of the music.

Set your amp gains properly

The Problem – Most cars allow too much road noise in

The Solution – Set your Amplifier Gains

Our Tech Support people field calls every day from customers who can’t understand why their new car audio system sounds so bad. The #1 problem? Most people think the gain control on their new amplifier controls the volume level.

Naturally, they turn it all the way up, which causes bad things to happen. The gain control actually adjusts the amount of input signal coming into the amplifier. When you crank it up too high, you’ll hear some seriously nasty distortion.

The XS POWER Show & SPL Competition

TAP OUT Subwoofer Demos & LOUD Car Audio BASS Systems @ The XS POWER Show & SPL Competition

Crazy car audio systems, insane glass shattering spl setups, powerful bass flex with lots of intense tap outs and some funny faces from the XS Power Show in Knoxville, Tennessee! Be sure to attend the competition next year, some of the worlds biggest and loudest stereo installs will be there! Very impressive builds, definitely don’t want to miss it

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