Music enthusiasts who want to add realism and detail to their mobile sound systems should experience the benefits of a signal processor from California Car Sounds and Tint in Campbell, California. We carry some of the top names in the industry, and our installation team is trained to configure a processor to maximize your in-car listening experience. Let’s look at what signal processing does and how it can improve the performance of a sound system.
What is a Digital Signal Processor?
Most of us are familiar with electronic crossovers and equalizers. Crossovers are used to divide the music we are listening to into different frequency ranges so that they can be sent to particular speakers. In most systems, we use low-pass crossovers to send only bass information to subwoofers and high-pass crossovers to send everything else to our midrange speakers and tweeters. Equalizers allow your installer to fine-tune the level of frequencies so that what you hear at the listening position matches what was heard in the recording studio.
Modern digital signal processors, like the JL Audio TwK, Mosconi DSP and Aerospace products that we offer, can perform equalization and signal filtering in the digital domain. Digital processing ensures consistency, accuracy and reliability in every application and across wildly varied environmental conditions. These signal processors also include the ability to delay audio signals. We can fine-tune the performance of your sound system so that the signal from each speaker arrives at your ears simultaneously.
Benefits of Signal Processing
In an audio system without signal processing, we often have to rely on relatively basic adjustments found in source units or amplifiers. These adjustments will ensure music plays reliably, but they do not provide the resolution and level of adjustability that will let us extract every ounce of performance from your system.
When we design a premium sound system that includes signal processing, we dedicate an amplifier channel to each speaker. Individual channels give us full control over the range of frequencies the system will play, its output level relative to the rest of the speakers and the ability to equalize the signal. This last capability provides the biggest benefit. With the small space inside a vehicle and a variety of materials such as carpet, glass, leather and vinyl, the way sound reflects can dramatically alter the frequency response of the system. Too much midbass, a dip in the midrange or a spike in the highs can detract from the realism of the playback experience. With a processor in the system, we can correct those anomalies and reproduce your music with a sense of realism and detail that is most often attributed to high-end home audio systems.
Experience Car Audio like never before at California Car Sounds and Tint
Drop into our store and let us demonstrate how the addition of a signal processor and system tuning can transform your listening experience. Even with a modest system, proper configuration results in incredible performance gains for a very reasonable investment. Bring your favorite music with you and have a listen. We know you will be amazed! For more information about how we can improve the performance of your system, call us at 408-378-0409 or send us an e-mail using our contact page.