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What to look for when you buy a car audio system?

Make sure you select a high quality car audio system with good sound performance. It’s recommended to read the research any car audio systems before you end up buying it. Buy brand name audio systems for known companies such as Alpine, Kenwood, Pioneer. Everyone has different taste when it comes to picking a car audio system, so make sure that you know what you are looking for and what fits your needs.

A lot of people buy expensive car audio systems, but they don’t focus on getting an amplifier that can handle all that. Choosing a poor quality amplifier may reduce the performance of your system. To see if the amplifier you are interested in is of a good quality, simply turn the volume right up and see how clear the sound becomes as it gets louder. If it is not overly clear then the amplifier is not really ideal. Car audio systems can really help to improve your driving experience. However, if you do not select the right system for your car then you could just end up wasting your money.

Most workers spend about 25 minutes per day commuting to work. While the number sounds reasonable in that context, multiply it out and in the course of a year, you see that you'll have spent over 100 hours inside of your vehicle.  When this much time is spent crammed inside a comparatively small space, people are obviously antsy for some entertainment. Thus we have seen the evolution of car stereos, cell phones, and personal entertainment systems that allow us pass the time spent in traffic a little more quickly.

The car stereo system is by far the most used car audio system intended to make the trip tolerable. Here's how the history breaks down: In 1929, the first car radios appeared on the American market, although they didn’t become popular until the 60’s. By 1970, people wanted to be able to dictate what music they listened to without having to rely on a DJ to hold their hand through the musical landscape. Thus, the 8-track was born. 1980 saw the advent of the cassette tape deck, which provided superior sound quality to the 8-track, and the cassette soon bowed to the CD in the 90’s.
In today’s digital world, however, the CD, while still in use, is taking a back seat to digitized audio content. With the popularity of downloadable and easily moved and formatted MP3 and WMA files, listeners now have nearly unlimited control over what they listen to. In addition, personal music devices such as the iPod play only digital content, meaning that music collections are increasingly stored on hard drives, rather than tapes or discs.

This creates a problem for the commuter with an older stereo system: how does one access this digital content on the road? Here are several options.
The first and probably easiest is to simply burn a CD with digital tracks formatted to play in a standard CD player. While this solution is fairly simple, many older CD players can’t read burned CDs.
Another option is to buy an FM transmitter. This is a great solution if you have a personal MP3 player, like an iPod or Rio. All you have to do is plug your player into the transmitter (which plugs into your vehicle's cigarette lighter), and select an FM channel to transmit on (generally restricted to lower channels between 88.1 and 88.9). The transmitter puts out a low powered FM signal which is picked up by your car stereo’s radio. Some FM transmitters also allow you to attach a USB flash drive (also called a thumbdrive or pen drive) to the transmitter. The transmitter decodes the music files on the drive and allows you to play, skip, and pause your music, all while transmitting to your car radio. This is usually an inexpensive solution, although audio quality sometimes suffers due to interference. One of the big benefits to the USB flash drive models is that you can be constantly keeping your musical selection fresh without always having to burn new media CDs. If you listen to a lot of podcasts, this is especially nice.

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