What a memorable drive it would be if you were driving on a freeway listening to your favorite music along the way? Yes we all like to listen to music on the move and hence car audio plays an important role in making our ride enjoyable. When we talk about the basic audio accessory the first important unit is the head. Head unit is nothing but the tuner or cassette deck or the disc player. It sends signal to the rest of the audio system of your car. There are some head units that have the inbuilt amplifiers in them. In such case you need to make sure that the speaker are sufficient to support the loud play of the small amount of power. However, having said that the speakers play a very important role in the overall audio system of your car! Good quality speakers will help the head unit to sound even better. There is always an option to upgrade the speakers however you will have to spend lots to change the head unit hence it is extremely important to have the pre amp output when you go to purchase it. You can avail the coaxial or the component speakers in your cars audio system.
The second important component of your cars audio system is the sub woofers. They are the speakers that deliver the lower frequency of audio spectrum. The sub woofers are required to be housed in separate boxes of their own and need to be specially installed. They usually demand more power to play.
The amplifiers on the other hand are another accessory of cars audio system. They boost the power signal and result in providing cleaner sound with higher volume. And since more power is one of the most important choices of music lover, an amplifier is the next thing that should be in the list of accessories you buy after your car’s head unit. Some precautions to be taken while installing the amplifier are that you need to ensure that it is never mounted on the metal directly. They are extremely sensitive to electrical and motor noise. They should be minimum 3 feet away from main head unit of system. It can easily be mounted under the seat; however it is always better to mount the amplifier in the boot space of your car. Also ensure that they are kept vertical and fins always direct upwards.
Another important accessory is the Bluetooth. It provides one of the most flexible and modern additions to the car audio wireless communication technology. Nowadays most of the mobile and smart phones are Bluetooth enabled and can transmit data easily. Through the use of this you can easily transmit songs with the help of pairing the devices.
Other accessory includes MP3 Player connectors, these days the car CD players haven’t really got extinct yet however they are slowly preferred less due to the preferred way of music of current times through MP3 players and Smartphones. These mediums hold more amount of music than the audio CD’s. Also the current days 3G and 4G allow to stream live music through various service providers. Luckily these days cars have inbuilt connectors for these modern day devices.
Apart from these the car audio receivers, on board GPS navigation system, crossover subwoofers which crosses tweeters, woofers and subwoofers, surround car sound system which ensures your car is sound proof and last but not the least DVD players and screens are some of the important and innovative accessories which can ensure that your car ride is an enjoyable and memorable experience for you.