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How To Pump Up The Bass on Your Car Stereo

Traveling and long drives always capture attention. These moments are incomplete without music. As music has become an essential luxury, therefore, it is important to be of high quality and resolution. However, most of the times, people are unaware of the strategies of upgrading car stereos and audio system. They want to enjoy the music at its best but also want to avoid a piece of low-quality music. In such cases, it becomes necessary that you know about pumping up the bass in the car stereo. 

People misinterpret that pumping up bass means getting an additional bass which means exposing off your wallet and money. However, this wrong. Getting new stuff is neither the way to fix a bug nor a proper strategy of sorting it out. If you possess certain things, like subwoofer and amplifier, you can easily tune up your system and can pump up the bass in your car stereo. You have to set up certain things on your own as the built-in speakers and amplifiers of the car are very small and not powerful enough to generate a bass which is distortion free. 

However, if you do not have a subwoofer and want to add an additional one, the method is very simple. A powered subwoofer can easily be installed by tapping into the built-in speaker wires. Split those wires and connect them to the subwoofer. Afterward, the unit will be wired into the electrical system. You do not need to worry about the money as cheap car subs are available in the market, and they are stout as well. 

Sometimes, settings of the audio system have also been changed without your knowledge, and that’s why the sound of bass appears less than normal. Before doing anything, just make sure about its settings. Open the menu and check tone controls. If you find it difficult to adjust, get the manual of your car and look for tone controls. 

Treble in sounds control is sometimes adjusted too high, turn it down a little. Moreover, you can also check fade and adjust it according to the rear speakers of the car stereo. This will yield the bass quality. Moreover, if you feel like settings and controls are perfectly adjusted, and the bass is still low, try giving a tweak to your car stereo. Most of the times, tuning modifies the bass sound and boosts it up very neatly. Other basic steps of improving the bass sound in car stereo are also present. 

Completely turn down the subwoofer amplifier gain whereas completely turn up the low pass filter. Also turn off the bass boost. Open up the head unit and go for tone controls. Now bring all the sound controls to the middle of their settings. Play a soundtrack that you listen quite often and also the one which has the range of all notes, i.e. high, mid, low. Now start adjusting the sound controls and set the volume between 25 percent and 75 percent. Now slowly, start turning up the gain present on the amplifier. Keep doing it until you listen to the sound of clipping. Turn back the amplifier gain till the moment you do not experience distortion anymore. 

Next step involves the adjustment of the low pass filter. For this purpose, bring down the low pass filter and wait till the time you do not experience sounds based on mid-frequency as well as high frequency. These include sounds of guitar or vocals, most probably coming out of the subwoofer. Tune up your subwoofer. One thing must be kept in mind that if you have an audio system in your car stereo, then it would also be tuned separately. Making changes in the adjustment of sub inside the car and, in some cases, even turning it around making a huge difference which can be easily detected. 

In this way, you can enjoy your favorite music in high quality while driving on your most favorable track.