When it comes to upgrading the OEM sound system in late model vehicles, Tunes-N-Tint in Lakeland offers a wide variety of factory radio integration solutions. We carry products that let us extract a clean audio signal from the stock radio in your car for dramatically improved sound quality. Let’s look at how modern audio systems are upgraded to deliver awesome audio performance while retaining the original look and feel of your vehicle.
Modern Audio and Infotainment Systems
Most modern infotainment systems use a distributed design that places a color display in the dash, controls on the steering wheel or center console and an amplifier in the rear of the vehicle. These amplifiers include complicated audio processing and are often the master volume control for the system. Vehicle manufacturers have also integrated features like climate controls into these systems, making them difficult or impossible to replace.
Factory Radio Integration Options
We offer a wide variety of audio integration solutions like the PAC AmpPro and Maestro DSR1 that intercept the audio and data information from the factory radio and provide us with full-bandwidth, unprocessed audio outputs that we can connect to new amplifiers. The DSR1 system includes an advanced digital signal processor that we use to fine-tune the frequency response of each speaker we install for a realistic listening experience.
Some shops will suggest using a line-level converter (often called a LOC) to work with the audio signal coming out of a factory amp. Our solutions eliminate the unwanted processing in OEM amplifiers for much better sound.
Our interfaces also eliminate problems associated with active noise cancellation (ANC) and engine sounds created by the audio system. Active noise cancellation uses microphones to measure low-frequency noise and create an audio signal that reduces the amplitude of these sounds. Vehicles like the EcoBoost-equipped Ford Mustang pipe noises through the stereo system based on engine RPM to mimic the sound of a larger displacement engine. Both of these technologies are incompatible with aftermarket audio upgrades.
System Tuning Solutions
Once we have a full-bandwidth signal from the factory radio, we can install amplifiers like the JL Audio VXi Series or the AudioControl Matrix DSP products that include advanced signal processing options to fine-tune your sound system. We use audio analyzers and oscilloscopes to ensure each audio system integration upgrade is configured and tuned perfectly.
Radio Replacement Technologies
In vehicles compatible with advanced aftermarket source unit integration, we use the Maestro RR radio replacement interface. The RR interface works with Kenwood multimedia radios to maintain the functionality of features like OnStar, Sync, satellite radio and factory-installed backup cameras while displaying tire pressure, battery voltage and fault code information.
Upgrade Your Stock Audio System at Tunes-N-Tint
When it’s time for better sound in your vehicle, drop by Tunes-N-Tint in Lakeland and speak with one of our factory radio integration specialists about adding new speakers, amplifiers and a subwoofer to your vehicle to enhance your music listening experience.