When it comes to making your stereo sound better, Tunes-N-Tint in Lakeland has factory audio system amplification experts. Adding more power to the stereo that came with your car or truck will let you turn up the volume and reduce distortion. With a new amp in the system, new speakers and a subwoofer will bring the audio system to life. Let’s look at a few of the options we have for upgrading the power available in your audio system.
Perhaps the simplest interface solution to connect a new amplifier to your factory source unit is a device called a line-level converter. The concept is simple: Take the high voltage signal from your factory radio and lower it to a level that can be fed into a new amplifier. These devices are also called high-to-low converters or line output converters.
There are two types of line-level converters available: passive and active. A passive device is compact and often relatively inexpensive. These units contain variable resistors and transformers to let you reduce the voltage. The second option is an active device like the PAC Audio LOC Pro LP7 and AudioControl LC2 and LC7 devices. These devices require a powered connection, but provide better audio performance and include an output to turn on your new amp when the factory radio turns on.
Factory Amplifier Integration Solutions
If your car or truck includes a factory amplifier that has equalization, crossovers and signal delay built in, then we have two different options available. JL Audio offers two OEM Integration processors called the FiX-82 and FiX-86. These processors perform the same task as a line-level converter but can remove equalization, recombine signals that have been filtered for woofers, midrange and tweeters, and undo signal delay. The output of the devices resembles, as closely as possible, the signal you’d see coming out of an aftermarket head unit.
The second options for vehicles with complex built-in amplifiers are replacement modules like the PAC AmpPRO 4. For clients with 2013 and new Ford F-150 trucks with the Sony sound system and for many of the Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM vehicles, the AmPro 4 modules plug into your vehicle in place of the factory amp and provide all the same navigation prompt, door chime and audio signal routing as an aftermarket head unit.
Factory Audio System Amplification Integration
As with any audio system upgrade, the system design and equipment plays a signal significant role in the performance improvement, but of equal importance is how we install and configure that equipment. Our technicians work on mobile audio systems every day. They understand the wiring routing and connection techniques required to ensure your system will perform reliably for years. How we set the crossovers and sensitivity settings on your new amplifiers will ensure you can crank your tunes without fear of blowing up speakers or subwoofers.
Upgrade Your Sound at Tunes-N-Tint
When it comes time to upgrade your sound system, drop by Tunes-N-Tint and talk to a member of our team. We can help design an audio system that will keep the factory look and feel of your vehicle, and use our factory audio system amplification solutions to make it sound amazing! For more information, give us a call or send us an e-mail using our contact page.