You might think the sound quality of your factory car stereo system is pretty good, but unless you have auditioned the latest aftermarket stereos chances are you’re missing out on a fantastic sounding stereo. When you compare the sound quality of your system (or even a premium factory system), to even a low-cost aftermarket system you’ll be blown away by the difference.
Setup & Installation for Sound Quality
Not all car stereos are equal when it comes to processing music, and not all speakers are equal when it comes to playing it. You don’t have to be an audiophile to be able to tell the difference between a good set of speakers, or to hear the quality of sound in of a professional installation with sound dampening, proper level setting and equalization. Clearer notes, deeper bass, greater audio range, higher fidelity, less fuzz or distortion at higher volumes – hearing really is believing.
Sound Quality Starts with Speakers
The cost of an upgrade is cheaper than your think, adds value to your vehicle and makes long commutes a lot shorter. If you’re the sort of person who looks forward to road trips and long drives because you can play more music, then upgraded speakers for your car or truck stereo are an easy choice to make.
Facts about speakers:
- Speakers make sound by vibrating the air at frequencies that replicate the source signal. Low tones vibrate slowly, high tones vibrate quickly, which gives a sound its tone. The amount of air pressure determines the volume of air that’s displaced.
- Since the movement of air requires the movement of a diaphragm or cone of material, you could say that speakers do have moving parts – and like anything the quality of materials and construction influences the quality of the experience and longevity of the product.
- Better speakers have optimized electromagnetic coils that float up and down over higher quality magnets to a greater degree of accuracy, moving the diaphragm and soundwaves more precisely. Better quality construction and materials reduce vibration, and won’t blow at higher volumes. They are also designed to produce a greater range of sound.
- Most factory car speakers are around 15 to 20 watts of power, while most aftermarket speakers are around 50 watts. The difference at low volumes isn’t that dramatic, but when you start to turn the volume up – say in a highway situation where you’re driving around diesel trucks, your windows are open or rain is beating on your windshield – then the difference is dramatic. Higher wattage, better quality speakers will sound crisp and clear at high volumes, and will replicate the sound more accurately.
Don’t take our word for it. Drop by our store in Abbotsford, BC to take the test: factory speakers vs. aftermarket, and hear for yourself what quality car audio really sounds like, there’s just no comparison in Sound Quality.