The Rise of Car Audio Equipment

Gone are the days of in-car entertainment equipment consisting of a simple fitted radio or tape deck. Technological advances mean that vehicles can now contain every kind of visual and car audio equipment. We can install DVD players, CD players and wireless systems with inputs to incorporate media from personal devices such as iPods, mobile phones, cameras and MP3 players.

Head Units

The head unit is the basis of any car stereo system. Usually situated in the centre of the dashboard, the head unit is also called a deck. It comes in two sizes: single DIN and double DIN. It was originally used as an AM/FM radio or to play tapes and CDs, but modern head units can provide audio entertainment from MP3 players, mobile phones, iPods, DAB and satellite radios and even tablet computers. Some have built-in amplifiers, but most connect to speakers around the car. Head units can also incorporate video monitors to display GPS navigation systems and visual media such as DVDs.

Audio Processors

Many head units are factory-fitted and come with the car. Vehicle owners often want improved sound quality, and they can either upgrade to a higher-spec head unit or have an audio processor fitted. These fine-tune the sound in your car and improve the listening experience by customising the settings to optimise the balance between the head unit and the car speakers.

DVD Players and Tuners

Parents once dreaded long car journeys with bored children. Technology has come to their rescue, however, with the development of DVD players that can be fitted in the backs of the front seats for viewing in the rear of the car. These often feature USB ports and SD card slots to enable digital files to be accessed. If owners want a less permanent DVD system, we have portable DVD players that can be operated anywhere in the car.

Contact Autotronix Today

We can provide any of these great in-car entertainment options and install them in your car, with an impeccably professional service. Contact us via the online enquiry form on our website or call us on one of our dedicated Bedford, Milton Keynes, Northampton or Luton phone numbers. Vehicles can be fitted in our workshop, or we can come to you for installations at your location. We have over twenty years of experience, and everything we fit and supply is to the highest standard.