It is important to remember that when purchasing high tech in-car accessories; what’s in the box is only half the package. The fitment and fine tuning of the device is equally important to achieve the high quality desired end result. Therefore don’t risk it, rather have the fitting of your In car entertainment system, alarm, Tracking or navigation done professionally.
Although factory fitted in-car entertainment systems have become more advanced, there’s just as much scope for adding and improving as there was ten years ago. It’s inevitable that car manufactures have one eye on the final price tag of the vehicle and so, while incorporating some kind of an in-car system is a must for the cars sales features list, don’t expect too much.
The other thing of course is choice. Isn’t it just plain nice to be able to have what you want, not what the car manufacturer locks you into having?
The first thing that’s needed is a way of integrating or interfacing new in-car sound system components into the factory wiring. If we go back ten years or more things were a little simpler, but with the added electronic sophistication of today’s vehicles – plus steering-wheel mounted volume control, radio search and so on – integrating new items generally requires an extra gismo.
That’s no problem at all, Jays Auto Care have access to a wide variety of good quality, reliable factory interface devices and all the cables and other general accessories to get everything working perfectly. All you need to do is to start planning your personalised in-car entertainment system – and of course we can help you with that too – and, however discreet or however wild you want it ton look and sound, we will make it a reality.
How to improve your factory in-car sound system?
There are some first steps to think about.
1. Change that factory fitted car audio player!
Most vehicles today have a factory fitted radio-cassette or CD-Radio, but most don’t have the latest features, performance or the looks we want. Don’t be put off by the non-standardised size of the face plate, Jays Auto Care provides the right trim panels and electrical interfaces to get your chosen replacement looking good and working well.
2. Add an amplifier!
Providing a volume level that will make the music sound realistic – with good bass, delicate mids and highs and no distortion – is largely down to the quality of the power amplifier. Carmakers tend not to worry about it too much. To them an amplifier is an amplifier and they assume most buyers won’t know the difference anyway.
If you really don’t fancy changing the factory fitted music player, then add a better quality car audio amplifier and upgrade the factory car speakers. In nearly every case it will transform the sound even though you’ve not changed the music player in the dashboard.
3. Add MP3, CD Changer, DAB Digital Radio, DVD or Sat Nav!
Jays Auto Care have the answer when it comes to adding of interfacing these to your factory fitted in-car system. ‘Auxiliary Input Interfaces’ and ‘Docking Stations’ make it all possible and give much better results than when using “cheap and easy” options such as FM modulators, which reduce everything to analogue radio quality.
4. And most of all…
Change those factory car speakers! Even hooked up to the existing factory music player and amplifier, good quality speakers, properly installed, will have a huge improvement. If you do nothing else; make this your first upgrade and you will be astounded at the improved sound coming out of your factory in-car system.
High-End Car Audio Systems
Those wanting the very best sound, whether for competition or purely for their own enjoyment, will naturally be looking to use the best quality products. Its clearly the ideal starting point, but good planning and installation can make a world of difference too.
There isn’t the scope here to cover the subject in any depth, but achieving a top-class sound in a vehicle is a fascinatingly interesting subject. The acoustics are complex and the inherent limitations of working in a vehicle present a challenge which may find completely absorbing. This is why you may have seen Autosound competitions taking place – something which has grown into a passion of car audio enthusiast worldwide.
There are many challenges when building a true hi-fi quality car sound system – or the loudest one in the SPL competition arena ad what sets apart a fine system from a great one is often the element of experience; know in what to expect by taking a certain path when panning and fitting the stereo system.
Jays Auto Care have competition experience and have built high-end car audio, SPL vehicles; so they are the guys to ask for advice. It’s a great hobby – have fun.