We have customers come into our store or call and ask us how they can tell tell if their factory audio needs a little help, some improvement. Here is what we typically will tell them…..Go sit in your car, close the doors, and roll up the windows. Put on your favorite tunes and turn up the volume. Don’t be afraid to go higher than you normally would, but don’t damage your eardrums. Now just listen, really listen. Listen to the music.
You’re listening for a couple different things, and you don’t have to be an expert car audio guru to pick up on them. If you find yourself turning up the treble because the sound isn’t clear or if you find yourself turning up the bass only to hear a hollow or empty sound, we can help you with an upgrade!
So where do you get started? There are a lot of different ways to dive into a factory sound system upgrade, so there are a handful of questions that can help set you on the right path.
- What is your car audio upgrade budget?
- Do you want to improve your sound while keeping your factory stereo?
- Would you rather ditch the factory stereo and start fresh?
- How important is bass?
- Do you like listening to your music loud?
You might be surprised at how the simple act of pondering those five questions will set you on the road to building a great car audio system.
The great thing about car audio is that there’s no right or wrong way to go about it, and the best thing about factory audio systems is that just about any component you replace will give you improvement. If you’re working on a tight budget, there are still some things you can do to improve your sound. You can even replace components one at a time, as your budget permits. You will eventually get to the system and sound you ultimately desire.
One good place for budget-conscious customers to start is the speakers. Factory speakers are typically pretty basic, so you may notice a pretty big improvement in your sound by simply replacing your front speakers.
If the only thing you’re really missing is bass, then you’ll want to add a subwoofer into your factory system. This can be accomplished by either adding an amplifier and a subwoofer or just a sub. Powered subwoofers are simpler, but adding an amplifier and a subwoofer gives you more flexibility. Either way, a subwoofer is the best way to get that bass pounding.
If you’re after the absolute easiest way to add more bass to your car audio system, then a powered amplifier with speaker-level inputs is the way to go. These units combine an amp and a sub-woofer into one unit, so there isn’t any guesswork, and they can be hooked up to any factory or aftermarket head unit.
We have the absolute best experts and installers in the state. They have product knowledge like you wouldn’t believe! Let us help you, regardless of your budget, enjoy your ride and sound again! For the best car audio experience and installation don’t let anyone else help you with your sound upgrade. WE have been doing this since 1967!