Cars are not always equipped with good audio systems. In addition, quite often the speakers are installed incorrectly, therefore they cannot provide a decent sound quality.
Let's see what kind of audio systems there are at all. Indeed, in the first place, attention should be paid not even to the brand of the speakers and not to the model, but to the type of acoustics. It must meet your needs and technical features of the car.
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Types of speaker systems
Today, the equipment that provides auto sound is divided into two main types:
Modern drivers give greater preference to component systems, because they consider them more advanced. Coaxial installations are a thing of the past, as they are not capable of providing really high-quality sound.
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Such car audio consists of speakers placed separately from each other. If you correctly install the speakers in the cabin, you can achieve the effect of "presence" (that is, it will be possible to distinguish the game of individual instruments). Even if you buy a not too expensive audio system, it can provide a fairly high-quality sound of music in the cabin.
The simplest component acoustics consists of two low-mid-range speakers (midbass) and two high-frequency speakers (pishchalki). More expensive kits are equipped with additional large subwoofers (they are called subwoofers). There may be several, but there are speakers with one subwoofer.
In the case of a component system, the speakers are set separately.
Such systems are distinguished by the fact that all the speakers are arranged in one column. The simplest of them consist of just one big speaker. Small speakers are fixed in front of its diffuser. The main advantage of coaxial audio systems is the simplicity of their installation. Also buyers are attracted by their low cost.
Acoustics of this type is becoming less and less popular. It is mainly used by those motorists for whom the sound quality is not so important. Most often, coaxial systems can be found in the salons of trucks, minibuses, low-cost "cars".
Pioneer Coaxial System Example
When choosing a speaker system, you must pay particular attention not to the form, but to the size of the speakers. Usually in cars there are regular places intended for loudspeakers of such sizes:
- 10, 13 and 16 cm (for round);
- 15x23 cm (for oval).
The larger the diameter of the speaker - the better it will reproduce low frequencies. Front loudspeakers qualitatively reproduce sounds from only 80 hertz, 13-centimeter - from 100 hertz, 10-centimeter - from 120 hertz. Therefore, if there is no subwoofer, it is better to install the front acoustics of sizes 16/17. If the subwoofer is present, then you can do with 13-centimeter speakers. When choosing a subwoofer, give preference to sizes ranging from 20-40.
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The secrets of proper installation
Sound quality is also affected by the correct installation of the speaker system. For example, midbass harmful strong vibrations. Therefore, they should be firmly fixed to ensure good sound. If you carry out installation of the speaker in the doors of the machine - in advance, take care of vibration and noise insulation. This will get rid of the rattling and achieve high-quality bass sound at high volume. When installing the speakers in the rear area of the car, you must leave a space between them and the subwoofers.
The best option for placing the system elements is midbass on the rear doors, subwoofers in the trunk. Mid-range dynamics and “tweeters” are best positioned in front of the car. Installation of the rear speakers is recommended to refuse. To ensure high-quality sound in the cabin just two front speakers and “tweeters”, located in the front racks.
We also advise you to install “tweeters” closer to the midbass. But in most cases, this will have to redraw the trim. In such a situation, you can connect high-frequency speakers near the mirrors, in the lower zone of the front rack. They should be directed inside the diffusers (or on the windshield). In the rear of the cabin is to have only a subwoofer.
Top 10 audio systems
We offer you a list of the best, in our opinion, acoustic systems. Note that “best” does not mean “the loudest”, because too loud a sound can damage your hearing. In addition, it is contrary to the established laws on noise. Some of the presented systems are produced as standard in some models of cars, and some must be bought separately.
Bose Media System
(available in Ferrari 612 Scaglietti)
It is believed that in sports cars engine noise muffles the sound of acoustics. However, the system that we are considering, it is impossible to drown. It has an exceptionally high-quality sound, which is provided in the cabin.
Bose Media System in a Ferrari car
(available in the Chrysler 300C)
This 368-watt speaker system delivers great sound in all driving conditions. It comes with 7 speakers that have special filters. For full sound equipped with a subwoofer.
Boston Acoustics - the perfect audio system
(есть в Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution)
The power of the speakers is 650 watts. The system is equipped with nine speakers and a 10-inch subwoofer (located in the trunk). Differs in skillful sound processing. This acoustics is sensitive to changes in speed and can equalize the volume of sound.
Rockford Vosgate speaker system
(available in Lincoln MKX)
Very clean audio system. Handles the bass in the same way as the rest of the sound. Equipped with 14 speakers and has a power of 600 watts.
High-quality audio system for the car Lincoln
(available in the Volvo S80)
The audio system uses the settings of the famous Danish company “Dynaudio”. Equipped with 12 speakers. Each of them has its own filter, which makes the sound extraordinarily clear. Acoustics power - 650 watts.
Dynaudio - famous acoustics
Bose 5.1 Cabin
(available in Cadillac CTS)
The speakers are equipped with ten speakers. They provide accurate full sound. The sound quality does not change, regardless of the speed of the car.
Bose 5.1 Cabin - speaker system installed in the car Cadillac CTS
(there is in Mercedes - class CL)
Not everyone can afford a Mercedes car. But the speaker system, which is installed on such models, you can try to buy. It provides surround digital sound. Through fine tuning, 600 watts of power is provided. The system consists of fourteen speakers.
Mercedes car interior with acoustics Harman
Bowers & Wilkins
(available in Jaguar XF)
Power acoustics - about 440 watts. Surround speakers provide 13 speakers and a powerful subwoofer. Product quality is considered very high.
Jaguar XF Car Audio
Mark Levinson Reference
(available in Lexus LS)
System power is 450 watts. The distortion factor is less than 0.1%. Thanks to a range of 20-20000 hertz you can not miss a sound. The system is equipped with a hard disk (8 gigabytes).
Interior Lexus LS and its acoustics
Bang & Olufsen Advanced
(available in the Audi A8)
The audio system is equipped with 14 speakers and an impressive quality of its sound. Also includes a subwoofer (12 inches). All speakers have their own amplifier. Power - 1100 watts. Columns are equipped with acoustic lenses that are compressed and lengthened.
One of the highest quality audio systems installed in the car Audi A8
Finally, we note that if the installation is not carried out correctly - it will negate the merits of any high-quality audio system. Therefore, it is recommended to install the dynamics by contacting experts. In this case, there are many subtle nuances available only to professionals.
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