Though vehicle stereo are easy to install, they aren’t always easy to use. No matter how recent your new vehicle audio installation may or may not be, many issues can develop, such as sound cutting out, being distorted, or not working at all.
Whether you are keen about audiophile-level quality or just want to listen to your favorite tunes on your daily commute, these tips can help you keep the music playing in your vehicle.
Whether the connection is to an amplifier or straight to the receiver, it is worthwhile to check all the connections on vehicle stereo speakers. Because a car is constantly vibrating while in operation, it is easy for connections to become loose or disconnected.
You also have to make sure that the wires are able to handle the entire power supply needed to operate the speakers. One common signs of loose or faulty connections is that the speaker will occasionally work, cutting out from time to time, or that they will not function at all.
The stereo’s system ground or earth wire greatly affects the operation of the overall system, particularly the speakers. In this situation, the user may notice spotty sound from the speakers or no sound at all.
Try relocating the ground wire to a more stable area and securing it firmly, especially if it is loose or bouncing around. If the stereo is not correctly grounded, it may also pick up on the alternator of the car, resulting in a buzzing or whining sound that fluctuates as the car’s power varies.
Amplifiers can increase the sound of a car stereo system greatly. They also make the car’s audio system a bit more complex, and knowing how to use the amplifier is critical to maintaining an optimum performance. If your vehicle’s audio system includes an amplifier, be sure to check its connections and settings.
You may also have to adjust the settings on the amp as too much or too little power may be routed to the speaker.
Blown speakers have a distinct distorted sound quality and are not repairable. This may also be visibly seen by damage behind the speaker cover. Unfortunately, the only way to correct this problem to change the speaker.