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Your Guide to Marine Sound

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On July 29, 2017
  • audio, Audio Express, boat, lake, marine, summer, watercraft, waterproof
No matter where you live, everyone wants to be on the water during the sizzling summer months. On those days, relaxing in a boat and listening to your favorite tunes can be exactly what you need to escape the daily grind. This means that you should make sure that your boat’s audio system is top-notch. Understand the Components Choosing the right audio equipment for your boat is vital, and the options are extensive. One of the most important aspects of choosing your audio components is making sure your equipment is going to stand up to any exposure to water, salt and adverse weather you may encounter. Luckily, Audio Express has everything you’ll need, including professional installation, to guarantee that you will be ready to hit the water. The main marine audio equipment categories to consider when building your system are receivers, speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers and remotes that will give you control of your system from anywhere on your boat. Marine Recievers When it comes to receivers, we have equipment for every price range. For those looking for something affordable that will still give you great quality and durability, the Kenwood KMR-D765BT Marine Receiver will give you access to SiriusXM (with the addition of an added tuner), Bluetooth, MP3/WMA playback and subwoofer controls at a great price, plus you can purchase additional remote controllers for placement in swim steps on near the steering wheel, as many times boat stereos are far from the driver. If you’re looking for a receiver that has all those features, as well as a more rugged frame, a weather band tuner, optional remote and a larger 3.5-inch color display, the JL Audio MM100S Marine Audio Receiver might be just what you’re looking for. Marine Speakers The speaker, amplifier and subwoofer setup you choose is just as important as the receiver, and our audio professionals can help you make the right decision. We have a wide range of marine speakers, ranging from 6.5-inch to 8.8-inch speakers that provide great sound, and the marine protective coating will give you years of enjoyment on the water. If you’re looking for the deep bass that only a subwoofer can provide, we offer marine subwoofers that don’t require a dedicated enclosure and will give the low-range sound you are looking for. These are called Infinite baffle style subs, and can be cut into many spots in boats to give great sound without loss of space. We want your time on the water to be full of fun, excitement and to be punctuated by awesome sound from equipment that will stand up to the elements. You will want a system that works for your boat, has the features you want and gives the sharp sound you expect. Audio Express To find your perfect set up, come to one of our Audio Express many store locations and talk to one of our trained audio specialists, or visit the marine stereo section of our website. And don’t forget that Audio Express offers financing options to get you exactly what you want with an affordable payment option.
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Audio Express Subwoofer Myths

Myths Busted: 5 Common Misconceptions about Subwoofers

  • Posted by agency-it
  • On June 8, 2017
  • audio, Audio Express, boat, car, electronics, entertainment, speaker, stereo, subwoofer, truck, video
The average consumer, when looking at car audio equipment, likely will come across some bad information. It will be dressed up in authoritative tones with lots of technical terms and acronyms that they don’t understand, and a great number of them will not be happy with their purchases. At Audio Express, we’d like to take this opportunity to help consumers by killing some common myths. Myth: “I don’t need a subwoofer” If you want to get the best possible sound quality from your music, you really do need a subwoofer, and it should be a good one. This myth usually has an additional excuse related to a musical genre the person “doesn’t listen to.” Good subwoofers aren’t just for metal and rap. They bring out the deep tones of a slap bass in jazz, the low-octave woodwinds and brass of classical and chamber music, and even the harmonies of pop music vocal groups. Subwoofers make every genre of music sound better. Hey, doesn’t every band have a drummer? Myth: I don’t have any room in my car” You’d be amazed at the inventive ways a subwoofer can be incorporated into a car audio installation without taking up a lot of space. For example, shallow-mounted subwoofers can be placed under seats or many manufacturers offer vehicle specific solutions designed to blend right into your vehicle’s interior and take up minimal space. Another option is to use a compact powered subwoofer, where you don’t need a separate amplifier. Small enough to be mounted under a seat but powerful enough to make your sound system considerably better, self-amplified subs are very popular. Don’t let the traditional image of big cones in bulky boxes be the only thing that comes to mind. Myth: “Subwoofers will go anywhere if they’ve got a box” While a subwoofer can be shallow-mounted or cleverly hidden under a seat, there’s a little more work to it than that. If the enclosure isn’t the right size, the best case scenario is that the subwoofer doesn’t work at top efficiency. The worst case is that the subwoofer ends up damaged or destroyed. Mounting and enclosing a subwoofer should be like fitting a high-end suit or dress: carefully measured and tastefully done. Myth: “I have an X-watt sound system already” The amount of wattage that a sound system is rated for may be an easily conveyed selling point, but there’s a lot more going on. When a factory installation has, for example, a 200-watt sound system, that doesn’t mean every speaker is being powered by 200 watts. That’s 200 watts for the entire sound system, for all speakers, including the stock subwoofer. If you’re upgrading your factory installation, you’re likely getting an amplifier, and that means you should be getting a good subwoofer to go with it. Myth: “I can’t upgrade my factory installation” Most people probably can’t perform the sort of work a custom installation demands. That’s why there are car audio specialists.  Modern “infotainment” systems are more complicated than swapping out tape decks, but reputable car audio shops will have access to information necessary to allow them to swap out the speakers and other hardware, but keep things like the touchscreen and other functionality. The best shops will make sure that the equipment purchased can go into the car with a minimal amount of effort. Audio Express It’s understandable to have questions, and Audio Express is happy to provide answers that kill the myths and bring car audio to life.
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