The car audio industry has changed dramatically since Mobile Edge opened in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, in 1994. Back then, almost every audio system included a new radio and speakers, and most had an amplifier and subwoofer. As the technology in new cars and trucks has advanced, the tools and training required to upgrade vehicles with advanced infotainment systems have become infinitely more complicated. Our staff takes pride in our ongoing education efforts to ensure that we are up to date with the latest audio system integration, configuration and calibration options so we can deliver car audio systems that sound amazing.
Not Just Car Audio Sales, We Provide Solutions
Making your stereo system sound better requires a complete understanding of your goals. If a factory-installed speaker has failed, then we’ll help you choose a replacement that works with the radio and the rest of the speakers in the vehicle. We might suggest adding a subwoofer or an upgrade that includes new speakers and an amplifier with built-in digital signal processing if you want better sound. If you wish to listen to the local Top 40 or rock radio stations, or you have a collection of high-resolution audio files and want to hear them as the engineer in the recording studio did – we can deliver.
Expert Installation Ensures Performance and Reliability
Mobile Edge’s professional car audio installers take our integration and system configuration services seriously. Once your audio upgrade is designed, the vehicle is handed over to our technicians. We start with a detailed vehicle inspection that covers both the physical condition of the car or truck and the functionality of key systems like lighting, locks, window controls and notifications on the dash. We use seat and steering wheel covers to protect the interior before the car is brought into our bay. Once inside, the battery is connected to one of our ceiling-mounted chargers, so it will be topped up while we work. We use fender covers, masking tape or shipping wrap to protect painted fenders or door sills if we are repeatedly in and out of the vehicle.
Any trim panels we remove from the vehicle are stored on a carpeted rack away from the work area. This safe storage location ensures that they are kept secure and clean. We never place trim panels against your vehicle’s fenders, and trim panels are never put on seats. We have heavy-duty floor mats and console covers to help keep the interior safe while we work.
While it takes about 15 minutes to prepare and protect your vehicle before the project begins, we know that it will be in pristine condition once we are done.
Industry-Reference Installation Processes
While it might seem like hooking up an amplifier or upgrading a set of speakers is a simple task, the minute details of the process are what separate a great installation from a good one. For example, we will design and build an amplifier mounting solution using steel tubing and flat bar when installing an amplifier. We use existing fasteners in the vehicle whenever possible, so no holes are added to the chassis that could cause corrosion. We use only oxygen-free copper power and speaker wire and never touch the copper-clad aluminum options. Twisted-pair interconnects that reject noise are our RCA cables of choice to ensure that your system sounds crystal clear without hiss, buzzes or ticking.
Upgrading vehicles where the factory radio can’t be replaced is one of our specialties. Whether we use an integration interface that works with the data network in the vehicle, or we measure the audio signals coming from the radio or amplifier with our test equipment, we never guess how the source functions. Another option is to use a digital signal processor that includes advanced de-equalization processing, the ability to sum channels and even remove advanced filtering to ensure that the new equipment we install will sound exactly the way you expect.
We always use composite materials or plastic if we need to build an adapter to install a different size speaker or space a driver away from the window mechanism. We never use wood in a door as it will eventually rot or swell and damage the speaker. Sound deadening is also a fundamental part of our upgrade process. Making sure the listening environment is as quiet as possible is crucial to enjoying your music.
Custom fabrication is another specialty of ours. Making a custom trim panel for around your subwoofer system or the rear parcel shelf of a classic or muscle car can make the audio system a visual highlight. If you go to car shows, we have several fabrication and custom lighting levels to choose from.
System Design, Configuration and Calibration
Modern car audio systems need to be designed, integrated into the vehicle, configured and calibrated correctly to deliver the best possible performance. This process mimics how a custom audio system installation at a concert hall comes to life. Our product specialists have a solid understanding of acoustics, so we know the best speakers to use in each system and where to install them for optimal performance. We can help you choose the correct number of amplification channels and adequate power to create a system that will play loud enough for your tastes. Finally, we have the tools to measure your vehicle’s acoustics and configure the processors and amplifiers in your new audio system to deliver a listening experience that rivals some of the best studio and high-end home audio systems. You’ve likely heard it said before, but the vast majority of our clients report that listening to their favorite music on a car audio system from Mobile Edge is like hearing it for the first time. It simply sounds better in every way.
Carbon County’s Best Car Audio Upgrades
Whether you need something simple or are after a world-class listening experience, Mobile Edge in Lehighton, Pennsylvania, has a solution. We invite you to visit our store and speak with one of our product specialists. They will listen to your goals and expectations, then design a bespoke solution for your application. If you can’t visit our store during regular business hours, give us a call or click on the red button below to send us an e-mail.