5 Steps for Upgrading Your Vehicle’s Stereo System

If you have a vehicle, no matter what its age, chances are that eventually you will want to or have to upgrade its stereo system. The good news is that this is something that you can do on your own. Below are the five steps that you can take to upgrade your stereo system in your car.

Build the System Step By Step

Building a wonderful audio system for your car doesn’t have to strain your budget and be done all at once. With a budget and plan, you’ll be able to build your system in stages. When you do it this way, it’s going to be a lot easier on your wallet, and you’ll be able to hear the system as it improves with every step that you make in your process. Even better, you don’t have to follow a specific plan. These steps below can be done in any order that you want.

Replace Your Factory Radio

When you install your new receiver, it’s going to make your system sound a lot better. You are going to get additional power, and this means that you are going to get much better sound coming from the speakers. Based on your chosen receiver, you’ll be able to enjoy the music coming from your MP3 player, HD Radio or another type of streaming service. You also want to find one that can connect to Bluetooth so you can call hands-free.

Get Some New Speakers

Your new receiver is going to make the factory speakers sound a lot better just by providing them with additional power. If you’re fine with your factory radio, go right to buying some new stereos. If you want a lot of sound, aftermarket speakers are the way to go. If your vehicle has at least four doors, begin where you’re sitting and then get speakers for other locations if you have enough in your budget.

Quick Speakers Tip:

An expert tip when it comes to speakers if you’re buying a single set at one time: If the first speaker set is one of the full-range sets for your front doors, make sure that you’re choosing speakers that are also going to fit your rear doors. As time goes by, you’ll be able to upgrade your up-front speakers to components and then move your coaxials into your back.

Provide the System With More Power

After you have replaced your speakers, it’s a good idea to put in an amp so that the speakers have additional power. That added power is going to make your speakers sound awesome, and it will bring out the clarity and details in the music. You are going to need an amp with four channels for powering your rear and front speakers. Another thing to remember is if you’re planning to put in a subwoofer, you’ll be able to power it using the rear channels of your amp until you have put in an amp for your subwoofer.

Don’t Forget the Bass

For a lot of people, putting a subwoofer into their vehicle is what they want to do. But even when you aren’t someone who is really into bass, you’re going to appreciate the additional depth the subwoofer is going to add to the music.

Give Your Subwoofer An Amp

If you’re interested in giving your subwoofer more thump, it’s important that you’re giving it additional juice. A mono amp for your subwoofer is going to give the subwoofer the juice needed for getting bass sound you’re looking for. If the subwoofers are found in your vehicle’s trunk, it’s a great idea to use Dynamat to line the lid of the trunk so that the vibrations are reduced.

The best thing about building your stereo system’s that you’re going to be able to make it the way that you want and on your specific schedule. These are the steps that you want to take when it comes to creating your system for your vehicle. Have fun doing it!

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