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Subwoofers, equalizers, amps -- getting awesome audio from a car stereo can be confusing. Our car audio expert simplifies it in these Howcast videos.
Hi my name is Movin On, and I've been working in the field of car audio and mobile electronics for 8 over years. I've installed everything from navigation systems to full car stereo systems, remote starters, alarms, and beyond. To learn more, visit our web site at www.movinon.com. Today I am going to be sharing with you my knowledge on car audio and mobile electronics. When you are getting a car stereo for the first time you want to ask yourself what you are looking to get out of that stereo. Are you looking to play a form of media that you could not play before, like an iPod? Are you looking for better sound? Are you looking for more bass? A lot of times it is easy to just replace your head unit, which is the main part that you put the CD in and plug iPods into. But often times it is not really possible. You are going to want to go to a local car stereo shop and consult with a professional. You need somebody who has experience to look at your car, determine what can be changed, how it can be changed, and how it is going to be done properly. If you plan on doing it yourself you are going to want to do proper research and maybe even go to a car stereo shop to ask what type of parts you are going to need. For instance if you are going to want to play your iPod, there are interfaces that we can add to make it play. If you want more bass, we can add a subwoofer and amplifier. And if you want better sound, we may be able to replace your speakers or add an amplifier or a sound processor without replacing the head unit at all. When you are looking to change a stereo, you may want to ask yourself what are you looking to gain by that. Is it better sound? Is it more features? Do you want to be able to play your iPod? These are all things that can potentially cut your cost in half. You may not need to change every single component in your car stereo just to give it a little more bass. Changing your speakers isn't always the answer. Sometimes changing the head unit is a better idea. Sometimes adding an amplifier with a little bit of bass will give you that extra impact that you need. A lot of people will jump straight to the big box store because they know the big box store has a big selection and that they have lots of sales people and help that is readily available, but I tend to recommend the local car stereo shop because typically you can have more dedicated professionals with a lot more experience. You are going to get better work done to your car, you are going to get better advice, and a lot of time you are going to have higher end brands to choose from.