Swapping out an anonymous factory amp for a top-shelf brand name is a good start to improving your sound system. It will certainly make it louder. But what about making it sound better?
Bringing sound to life? That’s a real work of art.
Challenges to Great Car Audio
Unlike the controlled environment of a home theater, the interior of moving cars is replete with obstacles that make audio sound rough (beyond your tone deaf buddies singing along).
Speaker Positioning: Default speaker positioning isn’t necessarily the best placement for your specific vehicle.
Reflective Surfaces: Glass windows, thick seats, and even your passengers themselves bounce sound.
Road Noise: Even luxury vehicles suffer from tire hum, engine whine, wind, exhaust, and assorted body rattles.
Car Material: Fiberglass, metal, and plastic don’t combine to make the best quality sound experience.
Fix #1: High Quality Premium Speakers
The best place to start? Quality speakers. Yes, they cost a few more bucks, but nothing makes music come alive like the right speakers. So what separates regular speakers from their “High Quality” brothers?
Look for materials like ex-beryllium, kevlar, carbon fiber, and mult-laminate for smoother frequency response
Xmax identifies how far a speaker can move with minimum distortion. Higher Xmax = Lower Distortion