How To Build A Cool Yet Budget: Friendly Audio System For Your Car
Often times the audio system that comes with your car is not satisfying and so you may want to make adjustments. This can be budget-friendly if you know exactly what you want and shop around for great deals. You can go online to places like Amazon and eBay to get good prices for the electronics that you decide to get for your car. There are a number of essentials that you can alter to get a cool, yet budget-friendly audio system for your car.
To build your car audio system, you must first decide on how much money you plan on spending. You might want to change your factory stereo if it doesn’t have digital and HD radio, iPod and USB inputs, Bluetooth capability, DVD player and GPS capability; unless those things don’t matter to you. You need to decide on how loud you want to listen to your music and if you want bass.
Below are some of the essentials that once changed or put in, can give you a really good audio system for your car.
1. Car Stereo
If you decide to change your factory stereo you can find cheap replacements that offer what you want. Once you decide on the features that you want, you can shop around for great deals on car stereos. Choose the brand that carries all the features that you want and fit into your budget.
Features like digital and HD radio, iPod and USB inputs, Bluetooth capability, DVD player and GPS capability are an essential part of a good stereo. You might also want to consider features like touch screen, remote controlled, steering wheel controls for the stereo that you choose to put in your car. It all depends on what you like and the budget that you are working with.
Next thing to focus on is your speakers. You need to select speakers that give you clarity even when they are turned up very high. You can choose to put in components or full-range speakers, front door or rear speakers. Whichever you choose, ensure that you’re getting good quality sound and performance for the dollars you spend.
The component speakers come with separate tweeters and woofers, while the full-range speakers come with the tweeter on the woofer. The choice is yours to make as people have different preferences. You should choose the one that sounds better to you and that will fit both your budget and your vehicle.
To make your music even louder with more clarity you will need to choose a good amplifier which will boost the signal from the stereo to the speaker. You will want to choose an amplifier that matches your speakers’ power. This way you will minimize the chance of sending more power to your speakers than they can handle
The type of amplifier that you choose will also depend on the number of speakers that you put in. Amplifiers range from mono-channel, which powers one speaker, to 6 channel amplifiers, which can power more speakers along with a subwoofer.
A subwoofer is a good addition if you want to get more bass. The subwoofer will give a more distinct bass sound than just having speakers, as they are focused on recreating low pitched sounds. You can choose one that you can add to the amplifier or a powered subwoofer.
You should decide on the space you have available to fit a subwoofer so as to determine the size of the subwoofer that you get for your car. You should also decide on the shape that you like. You can get the regular round shaped cone one or one with a hexagon, triangular or square shaped cone. There is also tube configured subwoofers available.
You should also decide on features such as the type of enclosure, power handling, sensitivity, resonant frequency, excursion, and Xmax. It all depends on what you like and can afford.
Once you have your budget sorted out and have a good idea of the features you want to be a part of your audio system for your car, you should have ease in getting the right electronics. Choosing the right ones for your car will also depend on the size of your car. Choosing your system will depend on how loud you want your music, how much bass you want, and the extra features you may want for your stereo.
Now that you know the four important components to consider for your car audio system, you will be better able to build a cool, yet budget friendly audio system for your car. Now you can definitely enjoy your music and feel proud of the audio system you built.