Adding bass response to a factory installed audio system, including those “premium” systems, is a request we get from many of our clients. A lot of the time, these clients aren’t interested in altering the look of their dash or changing how the audio system works in their vehicle. The part that matters to them and the reason that they come to us is the sound. That was exactly the case a client from Parryvile when they stopped at our facility with their 2010 Mazda 6. We spent a lot of time with them going over options, they made their choices, and we set up an installation appointment.
Factory Radio is Basis For Mazda 6 Audio Upgrade
Once we got into the vehicle, the first order of business was finding the signal wires from the factory system and verifying the output from these wires. From there we used a high quality line level converter to send the maximum undistorted signal back to the amplifier. Many times, as the volume is increased in a factory system, the factory equalizer will actually dial down the bass output. This is not the same bass control the user has access to in the radio menu. It is intended to preserve the factory speakers that could be damaged at higher volumes when the bass is cranked. While this idea makes sense in a factory system, it could really cause havoc in an aftermarket set up. Imagine every time you turn up the music, the subwoofers get quieter. The interface we used has circuitry that will level out the bass response where the factory system rolls off. This doesn’t affect the factory speakers, only the signal for the new subwoofers. As an added bonus, there is also a remote volume control for the new sub system so their output can be adjusted independent of the factory speakers, allowing the user to set just the right amount of bass output according to what they are listening to and personal tastes. The amplifier and a voltage stabilizing capacitor were installed on the trunk side of the rear fold down seat and a pair of Memphis Audio 12″ sub woofers finished off this installation. With everything connected and tuned, it sounded like a whole new car.
This is one of the many things that we specialize in at Mobile Edge. We know that many clients want to keep their dash looking stock and we completely agree with this train of thought! If you are happy with your factory radio and the features it gives you but not the sound it puts out, look no further than Mobile Edge in Lehighton, PA. Give us a call or Contact Us today. Better yet, stop in and allow us to give you a tour of our facility.