Do you want to improve the sound of your car and do not know where to start? Well, surely you already know that there are many options for stereos, speakers, amplifiers, bass, etc., but you should also know that there are possibilities in the arrangement of the parts inside the car. It all depends on what you want to achieve and your budget, you can go from a small improvement, with greater clarity, to the complete modification of the trunk. The good news is that no matter what car you have, you can tune the sound without troubles.
We all turn to see the speakers at the beginning, being able to choose between installing a complete arrangement of the same brand, or if we do not have speakers on the doors, just add them and we will automatically notice the difference, but we will start with problems, about all with the noise of plastics and foil rumbling from the speakers, which causes quality to be lost. Therefore, we have to save part of our budget to insulate the car from noise and thus avoid unwanted vibrations, this is achieved by buying a roll of soundproofing foam that is applied directly on the sheet of the area where the speakers, bass, etc. will be placed.
Once the car is well insulated and we have done the relevant tests with high volume, we can proceed with the purchase of the speakers. There are two main considerations to take, first there is the power, if you are going to use an amplifier, it is recommended that you look for speakers that handle at least 16 watts RMS, and the sensitivity, which, in the same way if you are going to use an amplifier, you should look for one with sensitivity less than 90 dB, with that combination you will have a sound experience above (quite) average. Remember that if you are going to install your speakers in areas where there were none and will be adapted, do it with appropriate tools and avoid being loose.
The power increase comes with the amplifier, this greatly increases the sound quality, with better timbre and low audio frequencies. You can install the amplifier in the trunk, but there is also a chance to do it under the seats or wherever you want, but its location is important, because it doesn’t perform the same everywhere. It would be better to connect it, check the results by superimposing it in the different locations and choose your installation where it sounds best for you. At this point you also have to pay attention to the energy needs of the components, because if you buy a 1000+W amplifier you will need a second battery dedicated to audio.
When choosing the amplifier there are 3 important considerations: the first one is the number of channels, cause each speaker needs a channel and the bass requires connecting 2 bridged channels, so if you want 4 speakers and 2 basses, you will need at least 6 channels
and make several bridges, or get an extra mono amplifier that supplies the remaining bass. In second place, the power, cause when you buy the speakers remember the RMS and the amplifier must be able to give them at least 75% to 150% of its value. Finally, you have to check the compatibility with the stereo, if you buy everything from scratch, make sure that the stereo has preamp outputs and the amplifier has speaker-level inputs, with that your sound will be clear and powerful.
Then, we have the basses, which helps the amplifier with the low frequencies and, no matter what music you listen to, if you buy the right ones, they will give you an experience out of this world. Literally. But when buying basses, you have to consider budget for good drawers and the space you want to give them. In fact, there are amplified bass solutions and others that already include a drawer, but it is best to adapt everything to our project and the size of the car, so we can be sure that everything fits perfectly, without further problems.
The key specifications you should check are:
• Power, you must buy basses that have RMS power within the capacity of the amp.
• Coils, typical basses have a single coil, while audio car enthusiasts usually prefer double coil basses, because they have better low-pitched sound, but also require special low impedance amps, or installing an extra amp.
• Impedance, this feature is between 2 to 8 ohms and the best option is to choose a bass that can be powered by your amplifier according its specifications.
Those are the basic gadgets for good quality sound that can meet your expectations, but in the market, there are more sophisticated accessories to get a sound that dazzles anyone. If you want us to analyze the best complementary components for car audio, write in comments about which gadgets you would like to know. We also invite you to show us your machine’s sound-system and what specifications you look for when buying audio car parts. You already know it: if you want to receive updates with the best content of tuning, subscribe, visit our social networks and stay in tune!