This is the one component that most consumers think is the
most important item of the system. WRONG! This is another
area of expertise that is required to choose the correct item.
Source units we carry begin at $100. Like anything else, costs
increase with added features and increase quality and
performance. CD or "Mechless", Navigation, Bluetooth,
Front Panel USB and 3.5 Mini Jack Auxiliary Inputs. Apple CarPlay
and Android Auto, the functionality of source units are virtually
limitless. Send and receive text messages by speaking your commands Hands Free.
The three most important parts of any sound system are the speakers. 1. Speakers 2. Speakers 3. SPEAKERS!
There are four categories of speakers :
Tweeters, Mid-Range, Mid-Bass and Subwoofers. Each of these speakers are designed to reproduce the frequencies of sound that are best represented by the size and characteristics of each.
Every system design may call for any combination of these speakers. For example: the most basic system may simply use coaxial or triaxial speakers where the higher frequency speakers are mounted above the woofer. Component speakers (separates) will distribute the high and low frequencies to each speaker to give better sound dispersion and better realism. Subwoofers are speakers that are all too often associated with LOUD "BOOM" music, however, they are an integral part of any quality sound system. The objective for any quality sound system is to create a full spectrum of sound from the lowest to the highest frequencies across the entire audible spectrum.
Speakers are rated in wattage, as many know, but there is more to it than that. Matching your speaker's to the correct power from an amplifier is essential to great sound. We hope that you find your way to visit us at Soundcrafters and get the benefit of our expertise.
Amplifiers do just that... they amplify the signal coming from the source unit and make it louder and more dynamic. You choice of amplifier is best made by a pro. Don't get confused in the array of specifications on equipment or trust the internet to steer you in the right direction. All too often we see customers buy too much power for their needs. more is not necessarily better ...... Better system design is better!
Late model motor vehicles are rolling computers. It is imperative that installers have the experience to attempt Installation. Gone are the days of the DIY-ers or getting your buddy to hook you up. Integrating aftermarket electronics systems takes a skill and great expertise. One wrong move and you lose a body control module, ECM, blow an airbag and worse all of the above.
The Soundcrafters Installation team has a handle on the tremendous knowledge base required to approach modern day vehicles. As a company led by veteran industry consultants, we provide every answer to your questions regarding your purchase. We back up this consultation with a satisfaction guarantee. Our customers are our advertising; it is up to us to make it positively effective. This "Golden Rule" Marketing Model has served us well since 1978. more than 80% of our customers come from recommendations.
Expect the Best in Customer Service
You can buy the finest, hi-end equipment, spend a significant amount of money on electronics but if the installation is substandard, you may as well spit in the wind. Soundcrafters standards are very high. A unique benefit you have, as a Soundcrafters customer, is that our owner is an industry activist and also the owner of a worldwide organization called "IASCA" (International Auto Sound Challenge Association). Affiliated in 34 countries, IASCA represents the standards of auto sound system design, evaluation and installation. We send members of our staff to various countries to perform training sessions in the field. IASCA wrote the rule book used in judging Auto Sound Competitions internationally. Soundcrafters adheres to those standards in every installation we perform and back all of our work with a lifetime guarantee against any fail of our installation. If you are curious about these standards of industry, you can download the rules for free at www.IASCA.com.
Digital Signal Processors
A DSP is usually the last step in building a system or the first step in designing the ultimate one. A digital Sound Processor is not for the faint at heart and certainly not for amateurs. DSP allows for us to tune the system to its most defined sound. imagine adjusting each speaker's performance individually. Hours can be invested in tuning your speakers frequency range. DSP allows us to adjust time alignment so that every sound wave hits you the listener at the same time even though each speaker is a different distance from you ears. Phase correction ensures the optimum tonal definition so that your speaker's sound waves do not fight each other as they "pressurize" your car's interior.
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Wire and Connectivity
While some audio shops will urge you to buy extremely expensive wires and interconnects, the majority of the systems that are purchased today do not require that expense. Sure if you are building an intense, hi amplified system