By: Pat S.
Car Sounds Inc
Highly impressed with extraordinary talents, knowledge, customer-orientation, laser-focus, and selfless service. John is the owner and he was passionate about excellence in all he does. Exemplary dedication and commitment, knows what is best for your vehicle, but doesn't force anything on you. Gives you options and allows you to pick the one most suitable for you. Work ethic is unmatched. The absolute #1 place to go for most anything you need for vehicle music, vehicle protection, vehicle parts, etc. He didn't have my part, but ordered it the same day, it arrived the same day, and he installed it the same day. Now that's quality in action and pride in performance. Car Sounds is the benchmark, bar none. You can't beat his prices either. I already compared at several other stores and his price was over $100 cheaper and he does it right the first time.
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By: aquamedic
Car Sounds Inc
I have used John for full systems on two motorcycles of mine in the past three years. This shop has done great work for me and the tunes on my bikes are so loud and clear there unbelievable. I have and do refer anyone I know to them. They are a true class act and not so corporate like some of the other guys. Won't mention names.
Tips & Advices
A capacitor is a two-terminal electrical component that is able to store energy, thus they are often found in power supplies. They can be especially important in a stereo system because they can exhibit frequency dependent behavior. What this means is they can be tailored to be used as noise filters to reduce the appearance of a frequency, or they can be used to enhance it. This is particularly effective in differentiating and isolating the ranges in a subwoofer and a tweeter, and in filtering out the potential noise or feedback from the power source.
Most aftermarket speakers are compatible with your factory stereo system. There can be exceptions, for instance, if you have speakers that need extra amplification to drive them to maximum performance, such as large subwoofers, your factory deck may not have the power to drive them adequately. They will play, but not to their potential. Basic speakers should be able to plug right into most standard decks. Factory stereo systems have evolved dramatically over the years and can even meet or exceed aftermarket products.
To install a basic car stereo you will need a minimum of tools. First you may need a puller to remove the existing deck (if there is one). Usually it’s just a thin bar that hooks onto the unit to pull it out. Once the unit space is established, you will need crimpers and wire cutters to strip, connect, and crimp the wiring units (to the speakers and to your power source). It’s a good idea to use connectors for the wiring contacts. It is a simple and basic process. In some cases, you might need some additional basic tools like screwdrivers if you are mounting anything or customizing the dash.
With a basic knowledge and minimum of tools, it is not theoretically difficult to install a car stereo. It is even easier is you are replacing the old deck because the wiring for the speakers and the power source are already in place. Most existing units can be pulled easily from the dash and replaced quickly. This of course depends on the sophistication of the system and the skill of the installer. If no modifications are necessary, it is not an overly difficult or complicated process. There are many sources of information and instructional videos available on the internet to guide you.
A subwoofer is a speaker that is designed to produce sounds on the low end of the audio scale. Subwoofers are usually paired with tweeters, speakers that produce sounds on the higher end of the audio scale, to create a balanced sound.

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