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How To Improve Your Cars Audio System?

Upgrades That Will Improve Your Factory Sound System

The average person spends about 18 hours listening to music every week. Now, for music lovers, it’s a guarantee that those hours go a little higher.

With the amount of time we spend in cars, there’s no doubt that we have plenty of opportunities to listen to music. It’s only natural that you want upgrades for your factory sound system that is in your cars.

Want to know when to change your speakers? Aside from just improving on what you already have, sometimes older car models have parts that just don’t work anymore. Newer cars aren’t exempt since their factory speakers are quite average.

Some might worry about car stereo upgrades, thinking that it might be too much work or that it might cost too much. We promise you it’s not as complicated as you think. There are ways to improve the sound quality of your car without even breaking the bank.

Read on to find out what upgrades for your factory sound system you can incorporate into your car and help improve your car’s sound quality.

Can Upgrading Factory Speakers Improve the Sound of My Stereo System?   

Most factory speakers are average at best. They do the job just fine but the sound is often dull and flat.

Improving the sound quality in your car stereo would be the ideal result of upgrading your factory speakers.

Of course, just replacing the speakers with higher-quality parts won’t improve the whole system. You have to make sure that each of the parts you choose are compatible with each other and your car.

Whether you decide to DIY or if you want to hire specialists with years of experience, we at Audiomotive have both the accessories and services that you need.

How Can I Improve The Sound Quality Of My Car?  

There are many ways to improve the sound quality without upgrading your factory speakers. Higher quality audio files and improving your connection to the stereo are some of the ways you can improve sound quality.

But those solutions are temporary.

If you want a long-term solution, you can take a look at some of the car stereo brands that we carry in our inventory. By replacing your factory speakers, you can ensure that your listening experience remains top-notch.

Read More: How To Choose the Best Car Stereo System Based on Your Favorite Music

Upgrades To Give A Chance  

When looking at the traditional sound system you’ll find that it’s a lot easier to modify. This is great for those who want to DIY their car stereos. However, some cars have a more complex sound system that will require extensive knowledge of how the car works.

Regardless of whether you want to do the sound system installation yourself or if you want to hire experts to do it for you, here are a few of the upgrades you can look into.

Subwoofer To Improve The Bass Of Your Car Audio System  

For those who love bass, installing a subwoofer is a great way to improve your sound system. Thanks to the improvement of technology over the years, subwoofers don’t even take up as much space as they used to. Some subwoofers can fit into the trunk or under a passenger seat.

There are two types of subwoofers to consider.

The first is an active subwoofer that has its own integrated amplifier. the second one is a passive subwoofer that requires an external amplifier that is usually separate from the main stereo unit.

Equalizer, Amplifier, and Receivers  

An equalizer is a tool used to manage the output of different frequencies in a car. A good equalizer helps with controlling the volume more accurately.

There are two types that you can consider looking into graphic and parametric equalizers.

Graphic equalizers are easy to control and understand and can be fixed with a range of effects. It’s also generally cheaper. Parametric equalizers, on the other hand, are more expensive but they are more precise and their effects allow for more than just controlling the volume.

Amplifiers are very great for when you want more power, volume, and a more refined sound to the music you play in your car. Some factory speakers don’t come with amplifiers which would require you to find alternative solutions.

One solution would be to install an external amplifier to ensure that your music remains high quality without any distortions.

Upgrading a car’s receiver would be the first step in upgrading your sound system. A good receiver will come with many features that can be a lot more helpful than just playing music.

Newer models will have GPS features and Bluetooth and can control other features around your car.

Read More: How  To Set An EQ And Tune Your Car Stereo

Install Sound-Deadening Mats  

Sound-deadening mats absorb and reduce the noise coming from outside of your car. They can be installed inside your car doors as well as on your floorboards to get maximum effect.

Aside from dampening the noise from outside, sound-deadening mats also act as insulation.

Whether you want to keep the heat or the cold in, these sound-deadening mats are extremely helpful. They’re also quite cheap and extremely helpful for preventing your car doors from vibrating when increasing the volume of your music.

When installing a sound-deadening mat, keep in mind that it can be complicated depending on the make of your car. However, that problem is easily fixed by contacting a reliable car audio shop to get it installed for you.

Once you get these sound-deadening mats, you’ll notice a stark difference in the sound quality of your vehicle.  

The Takeaway: The Best Upgrades for Your Factory Sound System  

There are so many more upgrades for your factory sound system that you can make to improve the traditional sound system. The ones mentioned above are simply the most popular choices when it comes to upgrading the sound system.

By replacing sound system parts, you get to enjoy every drive with the music you know and love. We at AudioMotive understand this and offer a wide range of car sound system parts and new factory speakers perfect for a DIY project.

If you’d like us to do the job for you by replacing sound system parts, just contact us and we’ll be more than happy to do so.

About AudioMotive

For over 10 years, AudioMotive has and continues to be, Ottawa’s premier vehicle upgrade experts. With more than 25 years of combined industry experience, we proudly specialize in all things related to HID lighting and mobile electronics sales and installation.