How To Improve Your Car Stereo's Sound Quality & Subs Bass
We've all heard a car coming along long before we ever see it. It might be that they are packing 15's in the boot but once you do eventually see them the sound becomes more like the car is trying to pull itself apart. You will lose instant creditability. Cars that suffer from distortion the most are convertibles and cars with a trunk. Hatchback cars have better acoustics to handle bass but that's not to say they don't suffer from tin rattle too. So how can you improve the sound quality of your sound system? The are some very easy cheap things you can do to instantly improve the sound quality and depth of your BASS! You don't need 27 15" subs in the boot to make a rumble. A 10" sub packs enough punch but a 12" sub is perfect if you are just starting out. You Sub doesn't have to have thousands of watts output, you'll be surprised how well a 200w sub can perform. I run a which I have owned for 10 years and never needed to change it! 12" JL Audio Sub
The first thing you can do to help you acoustics is create a false floor using MDF Wood.This will give better acoustic and a thump to your bass. This Is a very cheap and effective way to improve the sound. A little trick I do is take the factory carpet out and use this as your stencil to cut your MDF, do this twice. One piece is to go straight on the boot floor, I then screw a few pieces of 2x4 wood to the bottom piece of MDF and the put the second piece on top. This creates a gap bewtween the floor and the false floor letting you have your amps hidden underneath the false floor stopping them from being stolen and also keeping your boot space!
So what if we want to go a little further. Well this depends on what type of sound you want. 10" sub woofers will give you thud type bass. Which is great for Rock Music. 12" subs give you the best of both worlds a thud and give deep bass. Then you have 15" subs these are for people that want their hair to go curly a 15 will hit some dirty dirty bass. Now depending on which sub woofer size you go for you need to make sure that is house in the correct size sub box. The sub box plays a big part in the quality of you bass. Sub push large amounts of air, if they're housed in the incorrect size box what they're capable of will never be reached. Then there's whether you want you box ported or enlcoles but I feel that's personal preference.
So you've got false floor made from MDF wood and your sub is enclosed in the correct size box what is the next step you can take to make your system sound like a professional install? , sound deadening is the ultimate step you can take to having a crisp sounding sound system in your car. When this stuff is installed you can really notice the difference. This stuff stops as much sound escaping as possible. You car comes with this from the factory but it not very good quality and used sparcely. New cars have better sound deading from the factory these days but they can still be improved. If you was to only to sound deaden your boot floor rear struts, the back of your seats and any parts possible on the boot lid you would have a dramatic difference in sound. Take this a step further and do the entire car, floor, doors,roof! And you could take part in sound offs. This will also reduce outside road noise too making an older car feel like a new one. Sound Deadening
So to re cap, your first step can be a :
MDF False Floor
Next Correct Box
Then for the ultimate sound is sound deadening.
All this can be done by someone with basic auto mechanics and done in a weekend. When you start to do stuff like this and start taking it seriously you will start to be approached by people to do theres too. So if your young tinkerng with cars, great. I did and it was always a great way to earn a little extra cash.