Clients come to Sound Depot and Performance in Gainesville, Florida, for our expertise in mobile electronics installation. Achieving optimum performance from a car audio product requires a lot more than just plugging it in and turning it on. In this article, we will explain five of the top reasons why an installation by Sound Depot and Performance is among the best there is.
The Challenges Of Modern Vehicles
Years ago, a set of wire radios ‘keys,’ an 8mm wrench and wire strippers were the most important tools required to remove a radio. With the complexity of modern vehicles, radio removal in some vehicles is nearly impossible because audio system components are spread across multiple modules in different locations. Our technicians understand how to improve the sound quality of your mobile entertainment system, even without changing the radio. MOST fiber optic networks, CAN information networks, SPDIF and Toslink connections are becoming the norm for a modern mobile electronics technician.
Expert Installation Required
If you buy a new set of speakers for your home stereo, all you have to do is connect a pair of wires to each of them. In a car, our technicians need to carefully remove your door panels or take your dashboard apart. We then remove the old speaker, wire up the new speaker, and solidly mount it. Then we put the car back together so it doesn’t buzz or rattle. Each vehicle has different colored speaker wires, so we need to know how to identify the proper wiring. Some factory speakers have odd mounting methods, so we often have to fabricate custom adapters. Popping a set of 3-way 6x9s into boxes on the rear parcel shelf of an old Monte Carlo doesn’t count as an installation to us.
Many of the products we sell are accompanied by a warranty extension if we install those products in your vehicle. Why? Our sales and installation staff attend training seminars that explain how to obtain the best possible performance from these products. The product manufacturers know that we pay attention to every detail and never cut corners when installing their products. When we install a product, they sound better and last longer. The reward is a longer warranty. Some products carry a warranty as long as four years. Ask us for details.
Behinds The Scenes
Unfortunately, we have seen many installations that look good on the surface, but are a jumbled mess of wires and cables underneath. Wire routing must be safe, secure and away from sources of electromagnetic interference. Furthermore, we protect wiring from possible damage from sharp edges, moving parts or heat sources. We use premium wiring products to reduce the chance of failure and improve system performance. Even the wire zip ties and electrical tape we use is ‘the good stuff.’ There is no sense in being frugal where reliability matters.
System Configuration And Tuning
It is frustrating how often we see systems with equipment that is not configured properly. It can be as simple as poorly-set sensitivity adjustments on an amplifier, or as dramatic as poor sound quality because someone did not know how to configure a Digital Signal Processor. We use audio analyzers, oscilloscopes, and voltmeters in conjunction with training and experience to ensure maximum performance from the products we sell and install.
If you are in the market for an audio system upgrade or a security system for your car, truck or boat, then drop into Sound Depot and Performance and inquire about our professional installation services. Contact us HERE for more information.