Basics of Car Audio Installs in MA

POSTED ON April 25, 2021

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Could your ride could be amped up with a great audio system? There are a few components that go into making a car audio system sound better. If your stock stereo isn’t cutting it, MTS Custom can do new car audio installs right here in MA. Technology has come a long way over the years, and here’s an overview of the basics of a car audio system.


The Head Unit.


This device is probably what you imagine when you think car audio system. The head unit is commonly referred to as the radio or stereo! While that’s technically correct, the head unit is a tiny box with lots of different functions. These days, the head unit typically comes with a CD player, Bluetooth audio, control for media players, and an AM and FM radio. Furthermore, the head unit is the place where you can adjust tone like bass or treble to allow the music to match your taste.


The Amplifier.


The amplifier is responsible for enhancing your car’s audio signal strength. To move the sound to the speakers, an amplifier increases the power of the audio signal. This is a two-stage process. The preamp is usually something already inside the head unit. It takes the audio signal data from the source and prepares it for the second stage of the process. Although, a stock car usually doesn’t have a separate power amplifier outside of the head unit. Depending on the setup, a second power amplifier is added to boost the pre-amplifier sound for better quality.


The Speakers. 


Time for the fun part! The speakers take the amplified sound signals and converts them into mechanical energy. The vibration of the speaker cone creates the sounds that we want to hear! You need different types of speakers for accurate ranges of sound. Furthermore, most cars come with a “full range” sound setup that can’t necessarily produce sounds as accurately as a dedicated speaker can. Whereas subwoofers are large speakers that can reproduce low-frequency and bass sound well. There are also midrange drivers for well, mid-range frequencies. Lastly, tweeter speakers are for high-range frequencies!

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MTS Customs: Automotive Aftermarket Solutions.

If you’re thinking about upgrading your vehicle’s audio system, MTS Custom has a passion for top-level audio performance. We proudly feature AUDISON and HERTZ professional car audio speakers, amplifiers, & more. We can custom fit ANYTHING to your car, exactly the way you want it! For more information about car audio installs MA, call us at (978) 251-1230.



Come to MTS Customs for all your MA car audio needs. Contact us at 978-251-1230 to talk to our experts today.