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Installing a Remote Starter like a Pro – By Leaving it to the Pros!

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On October 24, 2017
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  • Audion Express, installation, professional, quality, remote start
Installing a remote car starter is an achievable task… for those with professional experience with car electronics and maintenance. It takes in-depth knowledge of the wiring system particular to your vehicle and it’s crucial to ensure everything is properly connected. Many DIY sites claim things like “How to Install a Remote Start with Simple Steps,” but just reference the wiring diagram and expect you to follow that. In truth, the instructions that come with the system for how to install a remote starter can be very complicated. Then you’re left to determine the necessary tools for remote start installation. Starting to see where this can easily go wrong, very quickly? When installing DIY-style, an extra piece or bad wiring can cost you later in repairs and is just not worth the headache. Let’s take a look at some of the essential steps of the installation and how complicated they can be. Basic Steps of Remote Start Installation: Remove the lower dash under the steering wheel The remote starter needs to be connected to multiple wires Test each wire relevant to the installation Attach the ground wire to the chassis of the vehicle Attach it to the starter to start the circuit Connect the ignition output from the remote starter to the car’s ignition wire under the steering wheel Locate the starter wire and test it with a multimeter Connect other components as applicable to the specific remote starter Connect the tachometer wire to the sensor Wrap up by connecting keyless entry, anti-theft and other optional components Reconnect the car battery and test the system to make sure all components work The Safest Installation Practice – Let the Professional Installers Handle It! As you’ve surely gathered from reading through the steps above, just the wiring alone can go wrong in multiple ways. So why go through all that hassle by yourself and, possibly, still not get it right? Audio Express has trained professionals with vast experience in remote start installation. After countless remote starters installed, our service is unparalleled, and we get the job done right the first time and every time. Please contact us for more information.
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Car audio speaker components at Audio Express

Why Components Are Better – A Guide to Component Upgrades

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On October 23, 2017
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  • amp, amplifier, Audio Express, car audio, components, speakers, subwoofer
Even most premium vehicles don’t come with a fine-tuned sound system. Neglecting the audio components is an easy way for manufacturers to increase their profit because most people don’t think about audio when purchasing a new vehicle. You’ll find that upgrading your car audio components is one of the best ways to increase your satisfaction with a new ride. Any time you buy a new car, you can sit in your driveway to listen to a few songs and see what specifically will be a priority for upgrading. Once you get a feel for the current system, it’s time to consider budget and set a plan of attack. Then find a local source for professional installation and get down to business. Replacing the Head Unit This is the brains of the operation and a logical place to start. A better receiver sends a stronger signal to the speakers, which makes them sound better. In addition, different head units offer different capabilities when it comes to accepting inputs for data. Do you want to listen to your iPod in the car? How about CDs, HD Radio or XM? It’s important to consider things like USB ports and Bluetooth capability at this stage. Replacing Speakers It doesn’t matter how good your receiver is if the speakers are low-quality. Factory speakers are often made out of treated paper and glue. This makes them easy to blow out and reduces clarity. Upgrading car speakers to materials of a higher quality gives you better durability and sound. Pump up the Bass Bass is becoming more prevalent in some genres of music. Even if you aren’t a fan of bass-heavy tunes, increasing bass quality can make the beat of your music healthier. Adding a subwoofer will add a richer texture to your sound. Crank the Power An amplifier is key when it comes to volume, especially if you still have the factory head unit. Amplifiers send a stronger, clearer signal to the speakers and other components so you can increase volume without distorting the sound. After picking out a subwoofer, you should consider compatibility to pick the best car amplifier. Executing the Plan Once you know what kind of components you want to work with, it’s important to find an authorized dealer to purchase them. At Audio Express, we are authorized dealers for every brand we carry. Better yet, we have a full staff of professionals who are trained in the art of how to install component speakers. Find an Audio Express near you to shop authorized parts and get your components professionally installed.
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Retro stereo upgrades at Audio Express

Going Retro? Mini Guide to Classic Car Audio Upgrades

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On October 16, 2017
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  • amplifier, Audio Express, bluetooth, old school, period-correct, restoration, retro, speakers, stereo upgrades, subwoofer, vintage
If you’re driving a classic car, you want to keep the retro look. That doesn’t mean you’re stuck with outdated factory audio equipment. For a classic car radio upgrade, you need audio components to give a crisp, clean, booming sound without sacrificing aesthetics. Here are some easy steps for a high-tech car audio upgrade to an older specialty vehicle. Upgrade from The Manufacturer’s In-Dash Radio The style of a traditional ride may never be duplicated, but technology has advanced by leaps and bounds. Get the best of both worlds with RetroSound radio receivers. New receivers get more power to the speakers, making sounds crisper and cleaner from whisper to roar. Upgrading tech also means not being relegated to just FM radio. Replace The Speakers Common dynamic speaker cones are fashioned out of paper and glue, and this practice is decades old. It’s inexpensive to upgrade car stereo sound into modern times by getting better speakers for as little as $30. Higher-quality materials mean better sound for a longer time. Speakers improve experience without altering the look. Use an Amplifier to Crank Up The Power Once you modernize your speakers, feed them with an amplifier. Amplifiers raise a speaker’s ability to turn up the volume without distorting the sound. This addition makes speaker quality all the more important, as factory speakers are easy to blow out. Boost Bass with a Subwoofer Whether or not the music is centered around the bass, a subwoofer will add another layer of texture to bring music to the next level. This is a must-have addition when it comes to feeling the beat, both literally and figuratively. Compatibility between the subwoofer and the amplifier is crucial. Convert to a Bluetooth Receiver for More Music Options. Bluetooth adds a ton of options when it comes to streaming and playing music in the car, but the perks don’t end there. As hands-free calling becomes more of a necessity, it gets harder to ignore the benefits offered by a Bluetooth receiver. When it comes to Bluetooth capability for a classic car radio upgrade, RetroSound is once again the go-to brand. Their products marry a look from the past with a futuristic performance. Let The Professionals Handle The Installation The best thing about an audio system upgrade is that it can happen at any pace and can be built up in any number of various ways. A complete upgrade is best handled by the car audio superstore that guarantees the lowest price of any authorized dealer in the USA: Audio Express. At Audio Express, our certified professionals are prepared to craft a customized plan for any classic car audio upgrade. In business since 1974, we appreciate the value of old-school cool.
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OEM stereo upgrades at Audio Express

OEM Stereo Integration

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On September 25, 2017
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  • Audio Express, factory, OEM, Original Equipment Manufacturer, sound quality, stereo, upgrades
If you’re interested in improving your car’s sound system but don’t necessarily want the look of an aftermarket system, you should consider the available car audio OEM integration. OEM Integration allows you to keep your car’s original factory stereo while producing much improved sound quality and volume. What Is An OEM Upgrade? Now, you might be asking what exactly OEM integration is, and that’s a fair question. OEM integration is a selection of upgrades for your car stereo that either work with your factory stereo, or replace your factory stereo with an aftermarket stereo. Some aftermarket stereos should have that look very similar to the factory unit, but provides more features and power. Or OEM integration could consist of sound processors that allow for the ability to install a subwoofer, or a JL stealthbox that fits perfectly into your vehicle while using the smallest amount of space possible. OEM Options OEM audio integration allows you to add a subwoofer to your vehicle without losing valuable trunk space. These subwoofers are custom designed to give you the bump and thump you want out of your sound system while fitting into a precise section of your vehicle. With an addition to your system like a Kicker VSS (vehicle specific system) or JL Stealthbox, you can improve your sound without a huge box to hold your subwoofers taking up trunk space. OEM signal processors are a car audio interface adapter that allows you to keep your factory stereo, while providing quality sound signal output to your amplifiers above and beyond what the factory or even aftermarket stereos provide, improving the sound of your speakers, or allowing you to add additional subwoofers to get the best bass out of your system. OEM keyfobs can also control an aftermarket remote start system, allowing you to start your car to heat it up or cool it down, all from your factory key fob. Many of today’s vehicles have the fob built right into the key, so this allows you the convenience of an autostart system without having to carry a second remote. Many of today’s newer vehicles also come with a screen, but no back up camera for safety installed. Adding the factory camera usually require you to upgrade the whole vehicle trim package, potentially costing you thousands of dollars for features you may not want or need, like leather seats or chrome trim. We can add an aftermarket back up cameras to many if not most factory screens in vehicles, with OEM interfaces from leading manufacturers like NavTV, AXXESS, and Echomaster. If you want to upgrade your factory stereo while keeping the factory look, there are a variety of options available. OEM video upgrades like the JVC El Kameleon KWV830BT use the same space as your factory system and appear like a factory unit, but add new technology like Apple Carplay or watching a DVD (which you should only do when your car is parked, by the way). Restyles Also available are “restyles”, from one of the leading manufacturers, Alpine, that replace your factory unit with an updated, vehicle specific, OEM looking system with a large, easy to see and use screen, that includes navigation, Bluetooth music streaming and hands-free calling, and aftermarket iPhone or Android car integration. These restyle options give your vehicle a beautiful, “better than factory” OEM look, while adding additional features to improve upon your car audio experience, all controlled thru a 9” or larger touchscreen. You can add amplifiers or an aftermarket backup camera to assist not only with quality sound but safety in your ride. The hottest Restyles fit perfect in newer Jeep Wranglers, GM trucks like the Silverado or Sierra, best-selling SUV’s like the Yukon and Tahoe, plus other trucks like the Dodge Ram or Toyota Tundra. So stop into one of our convenient Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound locations today to discuss what OEM upgrades are available for your car. If you don’t have time to stop in, feel free to contact us online for more information. And remember: We offer the lowest rates in town for aftermarket radio installation.
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Audio Express Amplifier Buyers Guide

Understanding Amplifiers: A Mini Buyer’s Guide for Amplifiers

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On September 11, 2017
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  • amplifier, Audio Express, car audio, power, speakers, subwoofer
If you’re not getting the sound you want out of your speakers, or you’re thinking about adding subwoofers to add some better sound to your system, you should consider adding an amplifier to your system. What an amplifier does An amplifier increases the power of the audio signal that travels from your receiver to your speakers or subwoofers by increasing the wattage output. Car stereo receivers are limited as to the strength of signal they can send to your speakers, typically insufficient power resulting in poor sound. An amplifier takes that signal in, increases its power and then sends the amplified signal to your speakers, resulting in a crisper, cleaner, more powerful sound. Types of amplifiers Amplifiers come in a variety of types. Mono amps have a single channel, meaning they can only increase power to a single type of speaker, usally subwoofers. Mono amplifiers are standard in amp and sub combos, like the Kicker 11HSB Compact Amp and Sub enclosure. For your regular car speakers, a four-channel amplifier will provide power to all of your car’s speakers. A five-channel amplifier will power your car’s four speakers as well as a subwoofer. Power and heat Amplifiers should be installed by a professional for best results. They require a direct connection to your car’s battery for power, and a professional can install the power cable so it is perfectly hidden inside your vehicle. Also, some amplifiers produce an amount of heat and need to be installed in a well ventilated location in your vehicle for best performance and to keep them from shutting off in thermal protection mode. What the ideal amplifier includes The ideal amplifier should have a high enough power output (wattage) to power the speakers or subwoofers you have in your vehicle, without under or overpowering them. A gain control allows you to match the RCA signal voltage coming in from your stereo, and balance it to the output from the amplifier to your speakers. A Gain IS NOT a volume control, and not using it or setting it correctly typically results in blown woofers or severely shortened speaker life. And finally, the ideal amplifier will be small enough to easily fit in your vehicle, while still providing the output you need. Why you should add an amplifier to your car If you are thinking about adding a subwoofer, like this Alpine subwoofer, then you will need an amp because your car stereo does not have the ability to power the subwoofer on its own. Another reason to add a subwoofer is to improve the sound quality out of your current speakers, by allowing the woofer to handle the lower frequencies, letting your full range speakers play without the strain or distortion of trying to reproduce frequencies they are not meant to play. Where Can I Find Quality Audio Components? So stop by one of our convenient Audio Express and Quality Auto Sound locations and talk to one of our trained car audio professionals about which car amplifier is best for you. If you have more questions about amplifiers, feel free to contact us online. And remember, we offer the lowest rates available for professional installation. 
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Audio Express Guide to Speaker Issues

What’s That Sound? Mini Guide To Speaker Issues

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On September 5, 2017
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  • Audio Express, car audio, clipping, popping, Quality Auto Sound, sound system, speakers, troubleshoot
Are your car stereo speakers not working the way you want them to? Maybe there is popping and crackling from one or more speaker, or maybe there is no sound coming from one, or you’re just not getting the volume or clarity you should be. Let’s discuss how to troubleshoot speakers so you can get back to rocking out on your daily commute. There are several speaker issues that can lead to poor quality or no sound. Fixing your speakers can be a simple fix – or may require replacement or upgrade. Connection A common problem, especially with speakers that weren’t professionally installed, are the wiring connections. A faulty connection can be anything from mismatched wiring to loose wiring and can cause intermittent loss of sound or low volume output. Checking the connection is the best first step when troubleshooting car speakers. Typically factory installed speakers have a plug that clips in, so if you have the stock speakers and no sound, always check the connection first, but most times it’s a sign your vehicle is ready for an upgrade. Grounding The next thing to check is the stereo’s grounding. If the ground wire is not properly connected to an unpainted solid metal point on the vehicle, the stereo will not be able to push sound to the speakers with any level of consistent power or quality. This can also cause the stereo to flicker, or turn on and off intermittently. Amplifiers If you aren’t getting the volume you desire out of your speakers, or the sound quality drops at higher volumes, your stereo may not be pushing enough power to your speakers to give you the clarity and sound you want. This is a standard issue with factory stereos, and can easily be fixed by upgrading your receiver or adding an amplifier in between the receiver and speakers. If you determine that this is the resolution you need, our trained Car Audio Professionals can help you find the perfect upgrade for your needs. Blown Speakers The final thing to check for is a blown-out speaker, the most common cause of speakers failing. If a speaker has recently had a drop in volume output or produces a crackle, static or distortion when trying to produce sound, or no sound at all, it may be blown. This means the voice coil that creates the sound is damaged, due to excessive volume and heat, or time. When you turn on the car or stereo initially, there will usually be a small “pop” from the speaker causing the problem. This can also cause the stereo to go into “protect” mode and output no sound at all. This protects the radio from a blown or shorted speaker. Sometimes you can tell by looking at the speaker. If there is damage in the cone, the foam surround has rotted away, or the speaker feels frozen when you gently push on the cone, it is blown and needs to be replaced. Most factory speakers are made from low quality materials, like thin paper cones and weak foam surrounds that dry-rot away after just a couple years in today’s harsh environments. Luckily, it’s straightforward to buy car speakers online thanks to our easy-to-navigate website, or check out one of our locations to hear the sound quality before you buy. We’re Here to Help So stop by any one of our convenient Audio Express or Quality Auto Sound locations and talk to one of our car audio professionals about troubleshooting speaker problems in your car today. If you can’t make it into a store, then contact us through our website to help with any of your questions. Order from our selection of the best speakers online, and let us professionally install your new speakers to avoid any of the common issues with car speakers. Remember, we offer installation at the lowest rates available.
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Audio Express Car Alarm Systems

How to Choose the Perfect Car Alarm System

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On July 30, 2017
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  • alarm system, antitheft, Audio Express, Code Alarm, Viper Alarm
For most people, a vehicle is like a second home. It’s a place we spend a lot of our time on any given day. The addition of a car alarm is a good way to help protect your investment and your belongings. Today, car alarms are easier than ever to use and provide you with incredible functionality, such as arming or disarming the alarm and locking or unlocking your doors from your smartphone, all while protecting your vehicle from auto theft and vandalism. Modern Conveniences Choosing a car alarm is a lot like choosing an alarm for your home, and it is important to know what features you want. Today’s car alarms can give you information about your car’s condition, keep your car from starting through a kill switch, and with the addition of the correct sensors, can notice motion within the vehicle, alert you if the windows are broken and even alert you if your vehicle tilts (in cases of towing or being picked up and moved). Additionally, car alarms can include GPS location monitoring and can link directly to your smart phone, allowing you to check your vehicle no matter where you are as long as you have a cell phone signal. Many times, people think their factory remote is an alarm because the horn honks. This is far from the truth, and gives too many consumers a false sense of security. Most factory systems do not offer a shock sensor, meaning people can break the window and steal your belongings and cause significant damage to your vehicle. Content theft is a common occurrence, and simply having an aftermarket alarm, with the flashing LED light as a warning, can really help deter potential thieves. Don’t become their next victim and risk higher insurance rates, protect your car with an alarm. Some insurance companies even offer discounts when you vehicle is protected with an aftermarket system! Prices to Fit Any Budget At Audio Express, we offer several car alarm systems at a wide range of prices and features. One of our recommended vehicle security systems is the Code Alarm CA1053. This system comes with four remote controls and a 125-decibel siren that can stand up to the elements. Additionally, this system offers a silent mode that alerts you discreetly, as well as a hijack mode that lets you kill the engine without causing damage to your vehicle. Another great system is the Viper Alarm 3606V that has a six-tone, 120 dB siren to alert you to trouble. This system senses vibration and unauthorized door openings, and if your system is armed your car won’t be able to start without the key fob disarming it. Another great feature that can be added to a car alarm system is remote start. Gone are the days of getting into an ice cold or boiling hot vehicle. With a remote start system all you have to do is push a button and your car will start up (even if you are thousands of miles away with the smartphone upgrade module). We have you covered with great car alarms with integrated remote start systems from both Viper and Code Alarm. Audio Express For more information, or any questions, visit one of our many Audio Express locations and speak with one of our trained auto technicians today! Can’t make it into our store, no worries! Any questions you have can be answered through our feature, and don’t forget to check out our current specials! And remember, we offer the lowest install prices available!
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Audio Express Subwoofer Buying Guide

Subwoofer Buying Guide

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On July 29, 2017
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  • Audio Express, buyers guide, buying guide, component, loaded enclosure, powered enclosure, sub box, subwoofer
Is your car audio system not giving you the bass your music deserves? Maybe it’s time to add a subwoofer or two in order to get the thump you desire! With a professionally installed subwoofer, your stereo will be able to produce sound with quality and depth beyond what your door speakers alone are capable of. So Many Choices! There are a variety of subwoofers available these days, and it can be overwhelming to try to figure out what you need for your system. This guide, along with assistance from our car audio professionals at Audio Express, will help you pick the perfect subwoofer for your car and musical tastes. You will want to consider what type of subwoofer you want, and then you’ll need to decide what size, power and other features you want. Subwoofer types Component subwoofers are the most popular type of subwoofer for audiophiles because they allow you to build a system to your specifications. Component subwoofers are sold as just the speaker and will require an enclosure and amplifier for power, which can add to the cost. The advantage to this is that you get to choose the enclosure and amplifier that are right for you. Enclosures can be purchased to hold one or more speakers. The right powered amplifier can improve the quality of your subwoofer’s sound. Loaded subwoofer enclosures, also known as enclosed subwoofers, come pre-installed in an enclosure, saving time and money on installation, and will still require a separate amplifier to power. The advantage to enclosed subwoofers is that they are quick and easy to install; however, if you want to add more subs, they will take up more space in your vehicle. They are most commonly sold in sealed enclosures that produce a crisp, powerful bass, or ported enclosures that give you extra output and volume, and play lower than a typical sealed enclosure. Another major advantage is you know the air space of the box is exactly correct for the best performance from your new woofer. Amplified subwoofer enclosures, or powered subwoofers, are the all in one of the subwoofer world. Sealed in an enclosure with its own built-in amplifier, they are simple to install, and often smaller than component or enclosed subwoofers, allowing for under-the-seat and other space-saving installation. These also tend to be perfectly matched in power and air space, as it is an all in one solution right form the manufacturer. Size Most subs are available in 8-, 10-, 12- and 15-inch diameters. While larger speakers can produce louder and lower sounds, they also usually take up more space. Additionally, smaller speakers with the right power and enclosure can push out tighter, cleaner sound, but will never play as low as the larger speakers. If you drive a pickup with limited space, you’ll want to go for a subwoofer that makes the most sense, but if you’ve got a nice big trunk, or SUV, that the larger speakers will fit in, then you can enjoy the extra volume of the larger subs. Many of today’s leading manufacturers like JL Audio and Kicker off great solutions for trucks with woofers as large as 12 inches, so you can get the sound you want, no matter what you drive! Power To get the best sound you need quality power. So pay attention to RMS power ratings as you shop for your subwoofers. The RMS 500-watt power of the Kicker 43CWR122 sub will play much louder than the RMS 150-watt power of Kicker’s 11HS8 Compact Amp and Sub Enclosure, due to the extra cone space and air movement of a 12” woofer versus 8”, and the additional power pushing the speaker. That’s not to say that the 11HS8 won’t give you the sound you’re looking for; it is a compact powered sub that will fit in many places other won’t, like under a seat, and still produce amazing low frequency sounds. Great sound in your subwoofer doesn’t only rely on its power rating; it also needs an amplifier that can push the power from the receiver to the speaker. If you want to run a pair of Kicker 43CWR122’s then you’ll want to find an amplifier that can match the RMS power, like the Kicker 43CXA1200.1 Mono Amplifier, which can push 1,200 watts at 2 ohms, matching the impedance and power rating of the subwoofers. Other Considerations Other things to consider when shopping for subwoofers are sensitivity, impedance, frequency range and number of voice coils. Sensitivity is just as important as power to the sub. The higher the decibel (dB) frequency, the less power is required to produce sound, meaning it’s a more efficient woofer. Impedance, measured in ohms, affects how much signal can run from your amplifier to your subwoofer. Matching your amplifier and subwoofer in impedance can lead to a massive improvement in sound quality. Frequency tells you how low of a frequency the sub can play. The lower the minimum hertz (Hz) the lower the sound the sub is capable of producing. The typical subwoofer only has one voice coil; however, dual voice coil (DVC) subs are becoming more popular and more widely available, and DVC subwoofers allow for a variety of wiring options for optimization of sound, and give you more flexibility on amplifier choices. Audio Express If you have questions about your car or a specific product, Ask Lui online and while you’re there, don’t forget to check out our regular specials. At Audio Express, we want you to drive home happy with the car audio system you want, so if you don’t have the cash and don’t want to wait, we offer special financing. For more information, stop by one of our convenient Audio Express or Quality Auto Sound locations, where one of our trained car audio professionals will help you pick out the perfect subwoofer set up for your car and schedule an installation with the lowest installation rates available.
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Understanding electrical resistance is vital to properly coordinating a quality sound system and Audio Express breaks it down for you here! Call us today!

Understanding Ohms and Why They Matter in Your Car Audio System

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On July 28, 2017
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  • amp, amplifier, electrical, ohms, resistance, subwoofers, wires, wiring
We’ve all seen the word ohm, or the symbol Ω, when shopping for speakers and amplifiers. But what exactly does it mean, and why does it matter? Ohms represent impedance on the audio signal from your amplifier to your speakers. So the lower the impedance, the more signal can travel from the amp to the speaker. To give a visual explanation, think of the speaker as a pipe, the audio signal as water and the amplifier as the pump. The wider the pipe, the less impedance there is for the water to move through it. Balance of Power The reason this is important for your car audio system is because you want to make sure that speakers and amplifier can handle each other’s power, and the ohm load matches correctly. If your amplifier is more powerful than your speakers, you can burn out your speakers. Conversely, if your speakers have a lower impedance than the rating your amplifier, the amplifier will end up working too hard, and either burn out or shut down in protection mode, to avoid burning out. Many lower quality amplifiers do not have protection circuitry, and could potentially cause a fire in the event of too low of an ohm load, so always make sure you purchase a quality, name brand product. Either way, it hurts your audio system, and could potentially be dangerous. If you want to run two Alpine SWR-12D2 subwoofers in your car, then you will want to find an amplifier that meets its overall 2-ohm rating, since these woofers are dual 2 ohm voicecoils. The JL Audio RD1000/1d Mono Amplifier would be a perfect match, or if you want to run just one Alpine SWR12D4 woofer, the Alpine MRV-M500 Mono Amplifier would be a great choice, as it will put out a solid 500 watts of RMS at 2 ohm. Wiring While this is pretty straight forward, it does get complicated when dealing with a multiple speaker system and the variety of different wiring options. Wiring speakers in series, which means one speaker is wired from its negative to the other speaker’s positive, the impedance is doubled – so two 2-ohm speakers wired in series have a total impedance of 4 ohms. However, if the speakers are wired in parallel, meaning they are wired positive to positive and negative to negative, then the total impedance becomes the impedance of one speaker divided by the number of speakers. Two 2-ohm speakers wired in parallel end up with a total impedance of 1 ohm. Because of these variables, it is important to have an experienced professional install your new amplifier and speaker system. Our professional installation technicians will install your system to optimize sound quality and prolong the life of your equipment. Many times, ohm’s law gets confusing for people, and 1 ohm is very close to a potential dead short, which could always cause electrical issues, so it’s best to keep the overall ohm load at 2 ohms or above. Audio Express For more information, stop by one of our convenient Audio Express locations, and talk to one of our trained car audio professionals. If you want to know more without leaving the house, you can always Ask Liu. And remember: We offer the lowest install prices available.
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Audio Express Must-Have Car Accessories 2017

Five Must Have Car Accessories for 2017

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On July 28, 2017
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  • accessories, Audio Express, backup camera, camera, dash camera, dashcam, touch screen
If you’re looking for 2017’s must-have automotive technologies, Audio Express is the place to go. We have everything from car audio receivers with the latest technologies to the best safety and convenience gadgets. Here are five must-haves for 2017. Touchscreen Display Avoid the frustration of locating a small, barely illuminated button by upgrading to one of our many receivers with touchscreen display. With the Kenwood DDX-394-Sat receiver you get the advantage of a 6.2-inch touchscreen display along with dual phone Bluetooth connectivity and the satellite radio tuner included. If you’re looking for something with a smaller in-dash footprint, then the Jensen VX3014 Single Din Touchscreen Stereo is one of many options we carry with a motorized touchscreen that slides out to reveal a 7-inch touchscreen and access to all of your receiver technologies and apps like Pandora, Spotify and SiriusXM. Subwoofers If your stereo isn’t giving you the bass you desire, maybe it’s time to add a subwoofer or two. The Kicker 43CWRT122 12 Inch Comp Subwoofer is designed to conveniently fit any vehicle and pump 500 watts of sound, giving you the hard-hitting bass you want. Back-Up Camera If you’re tired of not knowing what’s behind you as you back out of the driveway, a back-up camera is just the tool you need. Easily able to send video to your touchscreen display, rearview mirror or even a stand-alone monitor, a back-up camera will provide you with peace of mind, knowing you can see the world behind your vehicle as you’re backing out or into a parking spot. Remote Start Get into your car comfortably in the blistering heat of summer or bitter cold of winter with remote start. With the ability to start your car from the comfort of your home or office, your car will be the perfect temperature when you are ready to get in. Dash Camera Whether you want to document your drive on a scenic highway or capture your rough off-road experience, a dash camera will record video of every trip without the bouncy motion-sickness-inducing quality of your passenger’s cell phone recording. You can also protect yourself from fraud and higher insurance rates with a DVR dash cam. While witnesses of a car accident can have different stories, a dash camera will always tell the truth. Audio Express For more information, stop by one of our many conveniently located Audio Express locations and talk to one of our car audio professionals. If you don’t have time to come by, but still want answers, feel free to Ask Lui. While you’re there, check out our weekly specials. And remember, at Audio Express, we offer the lowest install prices around. Don’t forget to check out our amazing financing options.
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