Building the Best Car Stereo System
Today car sound systems are big business.
People, especially the younger generation,
want to build the very best in car sound
systems and they usually do not care what
they cost. This can become an expensive
undertaking but for those who value music it
is worth every penny.
Your first order of business is to decide on
a proper car stereo head unit. This is the
main control unit of the entire system and
comes in the form of a tuner, compact disc
player or cassette player or a combination
of two. These days most people go with a
compact disc player head unit as they are
the most readily available and most people
buy compact discs for their musical
selection instead of cassette tapes that are
somewhat hard to come by these days.
The head unit should be wired in where the
existing stereo unit rests. The two may be
different sizes so you will most likely need
to buy a universal mounting kit. They are
available from most large retailers and run
under $25. Also, you should pick up a
universal wiring harness to make the
installation go more smoothly. If you have
no knowledge of car wiring systems it is
easy to short out the car or the stereo
system if you do not know what you are
doing. Universal wiring harnesses come with
detailed instructions on matching up the
wires by automotive type.
Next you will need to determine speakers for
your sound system. This can be a tough
decision depending on what your basic needs
are. There are several speaker systems to
choose from and you will need to pay close
attention to the head unit you have
purchased as it will tell you how many
speakers it can handle on its own. Be sure
to check the power rating and size of the
speakers. You have so much room to work with
in your car without taking away from
passenger space. However, some prefer to use
the trunk space to mount speakers and other
Along with speakers there is the amplifier.
The amplifier is a device that will boost
overall power and provide better quality
high volume sound to your system. Amplifiers
are available in a wide variety of sizes and
prices depending on the power you wish to
have for your car sound system.
Extras would include MP3 hook up adapters,
bass boosters, compact disc changers, and
lights. All of these are available from
large retailers nationwide. You could spend
a little or a lot depending on the brand and
quality that you desire.
Keep in mind that the more complicated a car
sound system the harder it is to install.
Some companies that sell complete systems
offer free installation with a purchase.
This is a wise choice for someone who knows
little about car stereo installation. Not
only will all the equipment be installed
properly to guard against malfunction but it
will also look nice. Part of installing a
system is running wires and capping lines
that can be difficult for someone unsure of
what they are doing.
Sebastian Schneider Bio
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Visit www.car-sound-systems.com to read more
about car sound systems and all the parts
that belong to it.
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