Looking On The Bright Side of Audio

Qualities of a Good Car Audio Receiver

The deck or the head unit should be the point to start with when thinking about getting a car stereo. The reason why this is important for cars today is because it is the part where you will directly interact with from behind the wheel. This is also often called the receiver or the head unit. When you choose a receiver, you are also looking at plug-in sources, features, and the expandability of the rest of your car audio system.

The audio gets to the preamp after it is received from an audio source. When sound adjustments have to be made then it is here where they are made. Controls ranging from simple volume, balance, fader, source selection and tone adjustments, to sophisticated crossovers, equalizer and time corrections, are all included in the preamp section.

It goes to the amplifier next. In this sections small audio signal (low voltage) coming from the preamp section is boosted into a large audio signal (high voltage) and then sent out to the speakers.
On Equipment: My Rationale Explained

Since speakers play a critical part to the whole audio experience we will discuss what you should look for when choosing one.
Why not learn more about Equipment?

Audio sources are the most often used and so it is the most important item to look for. Though today’s car stereo performs a variety of complex functions than your older version, one of the most common reasons to get a new stereo is to expand your system’s music playback and other capabilities. Aftermarket stereo offer advanced capabilities from MPs/WMA/AAC playback, iPod or Android support, Satellite Radio, HD Radio reception, DVD playback, Bluetooth connectivity, GPS navigation, or Pandora support. This delivers sound that is cleaner, richer, and more detailed.

Another reason in choosing a receiver are those other advanced features found in new stereos. Full color animated displays, customizable color schemes, touch screen monitors, and precision sound control like digital time correction are all included in the advanced features that are found in new stereos. This is that which compensate for the uneven distances between left and right ear speakers and listeners’ ears which is the processing circuit found in some receivers. In order to make one get a more accurate, lifelike stereo image, it delays signal from the closest speak so that all the sound arrives at your off-center listening position at the same time. There is another advanced feature which is the parametric equalization which allows you to adjust the volume level of a frequency or range of frequencies within an audio signal.

The expandability or auxiliary inputs to a receiver is another aspect that you ought to look for also. This includes USB connections, and audio/video outputs that will allow you to expand your system by connecting portable music players, rear seat screens, external amplifiers, and powered subwoofers.

You should also consider putting security features in your car stereo like detachable face plates and security codes so that they are protected from thieves.