Choosing the right sound system for your car


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One of the first things that most of us install in a new car would be a sound system. Factory fitted sound systems are usually good but if you are insistent on sound quality then they just don’t seem to cut it. Before going ahead and getting one there are quite a few things you would need to look at.

One of the first things you would need to figure out is what do you expect and want from a new sound system. When it comes to performance features there are things like display screens, speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers that you would need to consider. If you are looking for sound quality and power then getting a good amplifier along coupled along with a good subwoofer is what you need to consider.

Before you go ahead and buy a subwoofer you should consider the size of your car to the power of the subwoofer. Getting a 500 watts RMS subwoofer for a small car would be overkill. The next thing you would need to look at would be the power your amplifier can handle. If your amplifier can handle only 250 watts of power then getting a subwoofer with a higher power rating would be pointless. Among the subwoofers available the ones from Rockford Fosgate are one of the best ones around. They can be customized according to your ride to give you a good fit.

The next thing you would have to consider would be whether you are planning to change your dashboard unit or get a new existing one. Dash units are quite important and could act as a bottle neck in case you compromise on it. Dash units are usually feature based. Things like DVD/Blu Ray playback and Bluetooth connectivity is something that you should look into. A few cars usually have installation kits for dash units. The Mitsubishi Lancer and quite of a few of Mitsubishi’s cars have pre made radio installation kit, which will help you build your dash unit from scratch.

A premade radio installation kit helps quite a bit as you can choose what kind of unit you are looking for so it matches perfectly. You could get one that would fit perfectly with a good old GM OEM radio as well. They come with single din and double din options according to your needs.


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