Driven Sound and Security in Negaunee gets a lot of questions in the spring from clients who want to upgrade their marine stereo systems. After months of snow and cold, who wouldn’t be thinking about getting their boat in the water and enjoying the sunshine and warm weather? In this article, we’ll look at a few of the common audio system upgrades we offer to make your marine audio system sound great this season.
Step One — More Amplifier Power
Let’s face it: Most boat builds include only the most basic of sound systems. A radio and a couple of pairs of speakers are, in most cases, all you get. Unless you are sitting at the dock, this won’t be enough once you’re out on the lake. To make sure you can turn the volume up without the system distorting, we suggest adding an amplifier. Even a modestly powerful amp will offer two to three times as much power as a radio and let you enjoy your music when cruising the waves.
Step Two — Better Speakers
No matter how fancy the signal source, nothing is more important to a great sounding marine stereo system than the speakers you use. We carry premium marine speakers from prestigious companies like JL Audio. They offer two series of speakers in sizes from 6.5 through 8.8 inches in several different color and styling options. These speakers not only sound great, but they are designed to handle lots of power so you can enjoy your music even when the throttle is pinned.
Step Three — Add a Subwoofer
Most people think that a subwoofer makes your bass sound better. While this is true, it also improves the performance of your midrange speakers by relieving them of the need to try to reproduce bass. Even a compact eight-inch subwoofer can have a dramatic effect on the way your system sounds. We have subs from eight inches in diameter all the way up to 12 inches and can install as many as you have room for, assuming you want your music to make waves of its own!
Step Four — Source Unit Options
Modern marine source units are full of cool features. Bluetooth audio streaming has been one of the most requested upgrades over the past few years. We have Bluetooth-equipped CD players and digital media receivers in a variety of sizes to fit any application. Connect your phone and enjoy your favorite tunes or streaming service through your sound system quickly and easily.
If you have a larger boat, we have source unit options that include provisions for multiple remote control solutions. We can add wired remotes to the swim platform or cabin of your boat, or set you up with a wireless remote that will let you control the sound system from more than 100 feet away. If you have a multifunction device that supports the NMEA 2000 entertainment protocol, we can usually create an interface for your system.
Visit DrivenSS For The Best Marine Stereo Upgrades
Whether you have a speaker or radio that needs to be replaced or are looking for a complete audio system upgrade, the staff at Driven Sound and Security in Negaunee are here to help. Drop by our store, give us a call or send an e-mail to get started on making your summer sound great!