One of the most common complaints we hear at Precision Audio revolves around the sound quality of a stock car stereo system. Our customers will tell us that their stereo systems sound lifeless and dull, almost anemic. We understand this concern since we have been improving the sound quality of car stereo systems since 1987.
Did you know that many vehicles will see a significant improvement in sound quality by simply having upgraded speakers installed? It’s true – we do it all the time. Here are the top four reasons that upgrading your speakers will improve sound quality.
1. Speakers Are Like Tires, They Wear Out
Your existing speakers may be worn out and tired. If you own a vehicle that is more than a few years old, your stock speakers are losing sound quality. Vehicle makers design their speakers to last through the warranty period. The reason most folks don’t realize this is because the sound quality degrades very slowly, so you won’t go out to your vehicle one day and ask yourself what happened. If you blow a speaker and hear buzzing, rattling or nothing at all, you surely need to come see us.
2. Factory Speakers Are Cheap
Factory-grade speakers are simply inferior. Vehicle makers spend very little money on most of their speakers. Most are made with basic paper cones and flimsy surrounds, with small motor structures. Our upgraded speakers are a much higher quality (see picture). You will experience more accurate midbass reproduction and a more realistic sound in your vocals and guitars.
3. Aftermarket Tweeters Sound Better
Our component speakers use better tweeters. What is a tweeter? It’s a small speaker that is designed to reproduce the higher frequencies in music. Original equipment tweeters typically use paper or plastic cones and, while those are reliable for a tweeter, they sound lousy. Our products use materials like silk and aluminum, and have much more detail in their musical reproduction. The human ear is very sensitive to sounds around 4,000 hertz, and that frequency is smack-dab where most tweeters are operating.
4. Aftermarket Crossovers Are Much More Accurate
Our speakers use better crossovers. What is a crossover? It’s what divides up the music between the speakers. Most newer vehicles use at least a woofer and a tweeter for the front speakers. Car makers will often just let the woofer stop playing at whatever frequency they can’t reproduce anymore, and that is bad. Way before a woofer stops playing certain music, the sound becomes grainy and hollow. Woofers have to use a crossover to protect the tweeters from breaking, but that is all they care about. In a nutshell, a speaker has a certain range of sound frequencies where it sounds best, and our speakers use crossovers that keep them in those “good” ranges. A good crossover network in a speaker can affect sound quality and reliability by as much as 50% or more.
Thinking of Upgrading Your Speakers? Stop By Today For A Free Demo
We invite you to stop by Precision Audo today with your vehicle. Bring along some of your best-sounding, most enjoyable music and we can listen to it together in your vehicle. Then we will take that same music and listen to it in our sound room on some of our speakers. No hidden processors or voodoo! If your vehicle came with a basic stereo, we will use one of our basic stereos to demonstrate the speakers. We think you will be pleasantly surprised at the improvement in sound quality.
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