Today’s standard car stereo, if working correctly it should play loud enough when turned up. If it isn’t, here are a few easy things you can try:
- You may have a blown speaker or even bad wiring. To find out, listen to make sure every speaker makes sound and if the sound is pretty good?
- Center the balance and fader controls, along with the tone control.
If it still isn’t loud enough, you will need an external amplifier that will easily integrate into the existing system to make your car speakers louder.
Easy Aftermarket External Amplifier Upgrades
Upgrading your stereo system won’t make much difference in improving sound quality if it isn’t given a clean power. The stock head unit with its built-in amplifier isn’t powerful enough to produce quality sound at louder volumes without distortion; your bass response will suffer since it takes a lot more power to make lower frequencies than higher notes. Adding an external aftermarket amplifier is a good way to get better sound quality from your stereo.
What To Look For To Get Loud Speakers
You are first going to have to consider how the amplifier will interface with the systems head unit. If you’re going to use the stock head unit, you’ll want to look for an amplifier with “speaker level” inputs that can take amplified signals intended for factory speakers. Now if you are upgrading to an aftermarket head unit, you should have at least one set of RCA “line level” or unamplified output jacks available to make hooking up the new aftermarket amplifier a snap. Keep in mind that many manufacturers, sell complete “amp kits” that come with everything you will need.
It is fairly easy to get louder car speakers by adding an external amplifier to your stereo system, but this is not the only way. You can skip upgrading and adding anything and still get louder speakers in your car by simply sound-deadening the doors. So you can, but don’t have to add an external amplifier to get the loudness you are wanting. Either way, you will be able to have louder car speakers.