Category Archives: Speakers

5 reasons your car needs marine speakers

  

If you’re fortunate enough to own a convertible car then you will no doubt be beside yourself with excitement now that summer is on the horizon. Indeed, there is nothing quite like having the wind blow through your hair as you cruise along a scenic A-road listening to some rocking tunes scream out of your car stereo. Unfortunately, it is… Read more »

The Idiot’s Guide to In-Car Speakers and Amps

  

Installing in-car speakers and amps can sound intimidating and although it may seem complicated, it isn’t! With a basic understanding of what you need to do you can install your equipment yourself. In order to complete the project, you will need a wrench, power cable, fuse, speaker cables and RCA cable. Now, here’s what to do … Step 1: Disconnect… Read more »

In-Car Entertainment Myths That We All Believe

  

Some may think car entertainment systems are simple: install, turn it on, and enjoy the music. This is so far from the truth. Where there is entertainment, electrical currents or a need for a crisp sound, there are also myths and complications. Here’s a few of the common myths we all believe about in-car entertainment but which need to be… Read more »

A novice’s guide to in-car amplifiers

  

Chances are that you have an in-car stereo that you are perfectly happy with. It sounds ok and allows you to play your favourite CDs or MP3 Files. The reception on Radio 2 could perhaps be better in remote locations but, all in all, you have no complaints. The truth however is that your car stereo probably doesn’t sound as… Read more »

Tips to protect your hearing while driving

  

Cars have given us some of the most recognisable sounds known to people. The rich, fat burble of an idling exhaust on a supercar. The vroom everyone made as a child discovering the Doppler Effect. Or, if you’re unlucky, the coughing fit and possible explosion that tells you it might be time to visit a garage. All these, and many… Read more »

Top 5 musical gadgets for your car

  

Trying to get the best from your music while you’re in your car can seem to be a bit of a daunting task. Speaker combinations, integrated entertainment set-ups and radio options are myriad and overwhelming the more you try to understand. Fear not good reader because we can help you! The gadgets below are those that best compliment your in-car… Read more »

What in-car gadget to get for Mother’s Day

  

Do you remember car trips with your parents? Your endless demands for being entertained by the same three songs over and over again until you fell asleep? Waking up and demanding juice, a biscuit and crisps, several games of I-spy, more singing and the possibility of pulling over to go to the loo on the busiest stretch of motorway going?… Read more »

Speak up! 5 signs your car needs new speakers

  

Whether they’ve blown out, degraded over time or you simply want to upgrade your system, changing your car speakers can be one of the quickest and most effective ways to improve your car audio. Here are five signs that it’s time to change your speakers: 1. The sound quality isn’t good enough to start with  Unless you have a new… Read more »

Musical tweeters: what do they do?

  

The way that your in-car sound system performs depends on the arrangement and the quality of a number of different components. Car amplifiers can be very different from domestic versions that are used for indoor audio and entertainment systems, but the quality of sound that is achievable in a car is comparable to the most high-end home set-up. High frequency… Read more »

From gentle bark to deep woof: How to choose the right subwoofer for your car

  

Cars and music just work together. From putting restive children in a more parent-friendly mood to providing an opportunity to recreate that scene from Wayne’s World, music while driving feels right. Naturally, getting the most from your music collection requires speakers that are up to the task. What follows is a guide to finding the right version of a key… Read more »