The first thing many of us do after getting into our car is turn on the radio. It’s a simple way that many people seek a few moments of relaxation while on the go. Sometimes people like to play loud music and feel the energy, play soothing music to calm tense nerves, or listen to interesting news, updates, or shows to stay connected. Whatever the reason, a car audio system is the most popular car accessory today. Cars come with a manufacturer’s audio system, or get a custom one later to suit individual preferences.
The history of car audio dates back to the 1930s, when the Galvin brothers introduced the first car radio, called Motorola (“motor” means movement and “wave” means sound). Innovations kept happening in many parts of the world. It took another forty years to develop audio amplifiers, in a quest to develop more than just a radio. Since then, there have been increasingly sophisticated devices that can withstand the temperatures and vibrations of cars. Modern speakers aren’t even visible, but they do produce good acoustics and sound quality.
Car audio systems come in a wide range of makes, configurations, and prices. After deciding on a budget, you can see the possible options. Car audio systems are available at regular and discounted prices. Basic things that are difficult to change later should be selected carefully and carefully. For example, if a unit is capable of playing CDs, cassettes, radio, or all of these, it should be analyzed first. Some parts such as speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers, crossovers, equalizers, and mobile video (VCR, television, DVD, and navigation) can be upgraded later. Component compatibility between different brands and plug-in options should also be considered.
High-end installations have more features and are relatively expensive. However, even on a lower budget, you can get a decent system. In short, the decision should be based on the ability of the system to play tapes, CDs, and radio. Some people are satisfied with a radio and a cassette player and are not tempted by CD players. It should have a decent sound quality. We can imagine the irritation felt when a favorite track or show doesn’t sound clear and crisp.