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The audio system is one of the most important entertainment parts of a car, but is one that doesn’t affect the proper functioning of the car. Some drivers wouldn’t imagine a ride, a way to work, home or going on a trip without music.
Most of the cars come from the factory with a medium class audio system. If you have a top class car from a famous brand, things are much better and it’s not necessary to upgrade your original system.
There are a lot of ways to improve the audio system. Most of them consist in changing one or more components of the system. You can replace the receiver, the speakers and the amplifier (if your car has one, if it hasn’t you should buy one to improve the audio system).
To change or improve the audio system you must know the exact amount of money you can spend (including the unexpected costs) and what you want from the car audio system after you’ve made the changes or upgrades.
If you want to change the receiver, you must choose one with a lot of features which today are important, like Bluetooth, hands free, applications for Apple, Blackberry or others, maybe a touchscreen for simple use.
When it comes to speakers, most of the factory speakers are made from some materials that aren’t so well designed in terms of quality so they will not resist in time. You should take a look at some systems which have components made from Kevlar, rubber or polymer (polypropylene). For example the speakers which are made from rubber have excellent quality and a long life and those that are made from foam cost less, offer a normal quality but they haven’t got a long life. Read the rest of this entry »