5 tips to transform your ordinary car audio, into extraordinary car audio

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 05.01.2012

If you’ve chosen your dream car audio system, and are ready to turn your basic stereo into a full-blown mega-sound system, you’re going to need to be able to install it properly. Even the best, most expensive car audio equipment won’t sound up to par if something wasn’t installed properly. The speaker’s sound depends on the car audio amplifier and the type of enclosure. The amplifier depends on the current, and the current depends on the alternator and the wiring. All of it is connected and if one area wasn’t installed properly, the rest can’t succeed.

Speakers: The first thing you should do is figure out where you want to place the speakers. Car audio speaker placement is crucial to the quality of the sound. Generally, it’s best to leave the distance between the left and right speakers as small as possible. Some have better luck placing the speakers on the floor, but with this position comes the risk of sound emanating from beneath your feet which can be distracting to some people. When starting the installation process, try placing the speakers in various locations as a trial and error process, to determine which one works for you before you go to the trouble of installing them permanently. After you’ve found the right place for your speakers, you’re going to need some material like Dynamat or something similar to stifle the vibrations.

Cables: Next is cable installation. How you connect the speaker cables as well as their location is vital to achieving that top-notch sound you’re after. Some people choose to install huge amplifiers to get the best sound, when in actuality, all you need are quality, properly installed cables.

Car Audio Amplifiers and Head Unit: You can opt to use the factory wires or you can give the head unit a separate circuit with other wires. If your car stereo has quality existing factory audio you shouldn’t really need an additional circuit. Again, use high-quality cables and don’t skimp on clamps and distribution blocks. During this time, you can also install filters. Noise filters get rid of unwanted inline noise in your car audio setup caused by interference from your car’s electrical system.

Next you will need to build a speaker enclosure. There is no definitive rule on what type of enclosure works best with specific car audio systems. You should just choose the type of enclosure that will maximize the level of sound you desire. Feel free to experiment with different shapes and sizes until you find one that produces the sound quality you’re after.

Installing your car audio system is a highly personal and rewarding experience. It is a great accomplishment to have the finished product complete and ready to rock, but don’t be discouraged if it takes you a few tries to get it where you’d like it to be.

Audi of america inc announced audi tt pricing us

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 17.07.2011

Audi of America Inc. Announced 2008 Audi Tt Pricing (us)

Audi of America, Inc. a subsidiary of Volkswagen maker or quality automobiles and auto parts like Volkswagen Cabriolet parts has recently announced the pricing for its 2008 TT model line-up. Audi TT Coupe models will arrive in dealerships in April, while the TT Roadsters is scheduled to follow in May. The prices will range from $34,800 to $45,900 depending on the model and options.

The TT Coupe 2.0T models start at $34,800, while the 3.2 Quattro® models are priced at $41,500. The TT Roadster 2.0T models have a base price of $36,800, and 3.2 Quattro Roadsters start at $44,500. This pricing does not include a $720 destination charge. TT 3.2 models equipped with S tronic gearboxes have a base price $1,400 higher than manual transmission cars. The Coupe is priced at $42,900 while the Roadster is priced at $45,900.

Both of the TT model lines will be offered in 2.0T or 3.2 Quattro form. Aside from that, all 2.0T models will be provided with a 200hp 2.0 TFSI engine mated to a six-speed S tronic gearbox. The 3.2 Quattro models on the other hand will have a 250hp V6 engine and Quattro all-wheel drive. Similarly a six-speed manual transmission is standard with a six-speed S tronic gearbox offered as option.

And following Audi tradition, the all-new 2008 TT is to be equipped with class-leading technology. The newest generation of Audi Space Frame® (ASF) combines both aluminum and steel to achieve lighter weight and improved weight distribution to provide better driving dynamics. The Audi magnetic ride (optional) employs the latest in suspension technology and enables drivers to choose between a smooth ride and aggressive handling.

Audi’s famous S tronic gearbox offers the performance of a manual transmission with the comfort of an automatic and provides fast shifting capabilities at 0.2 seconds per shift. As an added lure the 2008 TT will come equipped with a long list of standard luxurious and sporty features. The standard equipment that will be placed on the 2008 TT includes leather and Alcantara-covered sport seats, automatic climate control, electromechanical power steering, Audi Concert Audio system with in-dash CD changer with MP3 capability, 17” alloy wheels, keyless entry with alarm, cruise control, and a leather-wrapped flat bottom sport steering wheel.

The extensive list of optional equipments enables drivers to customize their TT model to give it a more sporting appeal. The Audi magnetic ride and 18” alloy wheels add to the TT’s sporty handling. Likewise, the S line package takes the whole concept thing a little higher by adding more aggressive front and rear styling add to it 19” alloy wheels with performance tires and special interior leather trim. An Enhanced Interior package includes Nappa leather covered seats and leather covered interior trip components. The TT Roadster models were also provided with an extra storage compartments to accommodate large cargo.

Additional options include DVD-based navigation system with two available slots for SD memory cards, Bluetooth phone preparation, Bose® premium sound with Sirius ® satellite radio, Bi-Xenon adaptive headlights, iPod interface, Audi parking system, and Baseball-optic leather interior (unfortunately available for Roadster only).

Fiberglass speaker box

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 27.06.2011

Fiberglass Speaker Box

So you’ve done the research, turned up the volume and settled on the right choice for your ride’s stereo system, and now the final step is selecting an appropriate speaker box to protect your expensive equipment on rough and fast road.  Why should you spend additional dollars on boxes? Remember, your massive sound system is one of your most prized possessions. Rather than risk damage to any of its components fiberglass speaker boxes can ensure your speakers’ safety.


A speaker box can really help the interior looks of your vehicle. Not only does a speaker box protect your speakers and improve the quality of sound, but they also come in attractive styles and colors. If you have a unique space that you need to fit them into, a speaker box can be custom made. All you need is the dimensions, and an idea of what you are looking for in a speaker box. 
A fiberglass speaker box is the ultimate piece of equipment you need for a top notch car stereo audio system. It not only protects your equipment, like subwoofers and gives you a louder clearer sound, it also enhances the look of your vehicle. If you wanted a custom look to your car stereo system before products like a fiberglass speaker box was available, you would have to build plywood enclosures for your subwoofers, which takes away from the look and sound of your system. Or, if you’ve ever tried to build your own fiberglass sub box, you already know the countless hours of fiber glassing, filling and sanding that are involved. Not to mention the cost of materials, which can really add up! So don’t bother getting fiberglass all over your clothes, save yourself some time, money, and patience.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have the car stereo system you have always dreamed of?  Attractively designed fiberglass speaker box enclosures are made to accommodate and integrate almost any subwoofer on the market to the specific make and model vehicle you drive. They have a unique ability to custom fit 100% fiberglass for the desired budget and functionality without sacrificing future expansion.

If you want something really unusual, there is always a fiberglass speaker box that fits your vehicle make or design specifications.

Sound confusing?  It doesn’t have to be.

Sometimes the technical sound terms can really bog you down. Don’t worry about it. Experts understand all those crazy words and know how to tell you exactly what you need to know. And if you already know what you want, more power to you! With fiberglass speaker boxes you can have the most awesome sounds possible, and that the end result is not only exactly what you wanted, but what you paid for.

There are ecommerce sites which offer Fiberglass Subwoofer Boxes for virtually all makes and models.  Selecting the right site is crucial.  You need to choose one that would guarantee perfect fit on your vehicle specific enclosure.  You might want to select a site which has been around for many years and is recognized through the mobile audio world for subwoofer enclosures.  Getting a perfect fiberglass speaker box for your vehicle is just a phone call away!

General auto insurance your simple guide to purchasing good auto insurance

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 29.05.2011

General Auto Insurance – Your Simple Guide to Purchasing Good Auto Insurance

When you purchase a new vehicle, it doesn’t end there. There are other responsibilities that you have after you purchase a car of your own. Once you have a vehicle you are going to need to make sure you have good general auto insurance. Many people are not informed on auto insurance, what it is, and the coverage that they need, which is why they make mistakes when purchasing their car insurance policies.

It is important that you are well informed on general auto insurance, what is available, and what you need. This way you can make the best decision when you purchase your auto insurance. So, here is a simple guide to help you purchase quality auto insurance that will keep you covered when you need it.

The first thing you will definitely want to do before you ever purchase general auto insurance is to take some time to shop around. Check with different companies, get quotes, and find out what they have to offer. Quotes are free and can help you as you make a choice on the insurance plan right for you.

After you go about getting several quotes, then you need to compare them carefully. Take a look at not only the price, but the products that they are offering you. Some prices may be cheaper but that coverage may not offer everything that you need. Also be sure to take a look at the company offering you the insurance, the services offered, and the history behind the company.

There are many levels of coverage that you can choose from when you need to purchase general auto insurance. You can go with basic liability coverage, or you can go to the top of the line with comprehensive coverage as well. The choice on your level of coverage is going to depend on the type of car you have, your budget, and your own financial needs.

When people are shopping for general auto insurance, most don’t realize that their driving record will come into play. It’s important to understand how your driving record can affect what you pay for your insurance. If you have a great driving record, then you should get great deals, but those who have bad driving records usually end up paying more for their insurance.

Another thing that many people never realize is that if they purchase several types of insurance from one company, often they can save money on their general auto insurance policy. Companies are always wanting more business and are willing to give you a discount if you have several insurance policies with their company. It’s a great way to quickly get a great deal fast.

One misconception that many people have when it comes to general audio insurance is that the basic cheapest insurance is going to be best. This is not always the case. In many cases the basic coverage is not enough. This is especially true if you have a brand new car or you happen to have financial assets that could be seized if someone sued you for being under insured.

More and more luxurious features appearing on nonluxury cars

В рубриках: Automobile | Автор: admin 16.05.2011

More and More Luxurious Features Appearing on Non-luxury Cars

The automotive industry has always been a competitive world. Car makers continually outdo themselves and their competition in providing the best features on their vehicles. This trend is likely to go on and on as the younger generation looks for more and more technologically advanced features to complement their lifestyles.

In the past though, to make a car look good and perform better, car owners need to buy aftermarket parts or turn over their car to mechanics or aftermarket parts installers. Currently however, due to the competition in the auto industry, some very advanced features are already being made available on non-luxury cars.

Some of these features that one would find only on a high-end cars and vehicles not so long ago are heated cup holders and air conditioned glove compartments. These advances are made in the past and made available for luxury performance cars, but more recently, as the production costs for such features are cut down, car makers integrates these features on non-luxury cars. The reason for the integration of advanced features on cars is the fact that more often than not, car makers are targeting the younger generation of car buyers. And since the younger generation grew up to a technology driven world, it is only logical that the car they drive should also be inclined towards computers and technology.

One cool feature that you may find on non-luxury vehicles these days is the use of digital cameras to help drivers park their vehicle. This is a good way to keep a car, its passengers, and pedestrians safe when the vehicle backing up. Another cool feature that has been made available for modestly priced vehicles is the voice activated navigation system. This futuristic feature seems to be destined only for luxury cars but the reduction in cost of production makes it possible to be integrated on lower end vehicles.

For those who want to be always connected to the wired world, car makers offer instant connectivity by equipping their cars with Bluetooth capability. Aside from having Bluetooth capability which enables the driver to talk hands free on the phone, low-end cars are also equipped with auxiliary jacks for portable music players like the iPod and the Zune. High-end car audios are also fast becoming a standard even on non-luxury models. Some cars are even priced below the luxury level but offer more or less the same luxurious features that are once employed only by luxury cars. Advent in technology has made this possible, and it seems that the trend will continue in the future as more and more technologically advanced gadgets are developed and needs to be integrated into one’s car. There would come a time that those features that we see now exclusively on luxury cars, those high performance aftermarket components like brake parts from EBC Active Brakes Direct will also be present on the more common cars.