Driven Audio is Abbotsford’s only car audio specialist and we are focused on quality car audio upgrades. That means when you come to us to do anything for your vehicle, from a speaker upgrade to a full car audio system installation, you know that you’re talking with experts who have the training and daily experience to ensure your car audio upgrade goes smoothly and sounds great.
Car audio upgrades – where to start?
It is not surprising you want to find out how to upgrade your car stereo – we haven’t found a factory car stereo system that we loved either! So where should you start? With the speakers, the head unit (radio) or an amplifier? We like to start by asking a few questions, such as:
- Does your car stereo have the features you want or need – iPod hookups, USB ports, navigation?
- What kind of music do you listen to? From what sources?
- Do you listen at talking level, or louder?
- How old are the speakers in your car and how are they sounding?
- Are there any other considerations about space or use of your vehicle that we need to consider?
- What type of vehicle are we upgrading the car stereo in: car, truck, SUV, convertible, semi-truck?
Based on these questions and others, we can start putting together an upgrade path for your car audio system.
How important is a quality car audio installation?
The installation of your new car speakers or subwoofer is as important than the quality of equipment you select. Today’s vehicles are more complex than they were 30 years ago when car audio was born. Fortunately, the training and tools we invest in have kept us up to date and qualified to work on the latest vehicles and their digital audio systems.
Things that have to be considered and reviewed include impact on your vehicle’s electrical system, integration with your vehicle’s data bus systems, and any modifications or fabrication of parts to adapt sizes and fitment.
Tuning up your car audio system
Once we have helped you select your new car audio system and completed a proper installation, we tune your system to maximize its performance. To do this properly, we use advanced audio and electrical analyzers and, finally, our ears to dial in the best sound quality possible. This includes setting amplifier gain levels, speaker crossover points, equalizer levels and more.
Even if you had your equipment installed elsewhere or did it yourself, we can review your car audio system’s settings, adjust things properly and tune your system to your taste.
Car audio done right by Driven Audio
We have not learned to do car audio the right way overnight. Years of training, practice and experience have helped us become the experts our customers have come to trust. You check out some of our installations on our Flickr page and read reviews and customer feedback on our Google page and our Facebook page.
Give us a call or, better yet, drop by our store in Abbotsford and let’s get your car audio system tuned up today.