We have all heard the advice: replace your car’s speakers and you’re good to go.
However, a recent survey by auto industry trade publication CarPlay found that only 37% of owners had been able to successfully replace their cars’ speakers, despite the fact that manufacturers have been releasing speakers with more features and better audio quality for years.
To test our theory, we took the latest car speakers, from Volkswagen and BMW, and placed them in a room with a speaker-equipped Audi Q7.
With our own brand of car stereo, we tested it with the speakers, and found it didn’t work at all.
When we tried a pair of headphones, we found the same problem.
In fact, we even had to swap out the earphones with the speaker-free ones.
The speakers did a great job at blocking out sound and music, but it was too late for the Q7 to get the job done.
While it’s true that speakers do have a reputation for being expensive, a good quality speaker is a necessity to listen to music and enjoy the music in a car.
However the problem isn’t just with the quality of the speaker; it’s also the quality and design of the speakers themselves.
Our tests showed that these speakers aren’t built to last.
The ones we tested had flaws in every aspect, from the wiring to the sound quality, and we have no idea why manufacturers are using these faulty speakers.
The problem isn-still, even though we found that the speaker wasn’t working in all of our tests, we still had no way to remove the problem from the car.
So what can we do to fix it?
In a nutshell, it’s time to look into the speakers’ wiring.
In our testing, we connected the car stereo speakers to an audio interface, which allowed us to connect the speaker to the audio interface through the car’s wiring harness.
We connected the audio source to a car stereo speaker wire, and then connected the wire to a power adapter.
Then, we used the included speaker wire to hook up the power adapter to the car radio.
After hooking up the speaker wire and the power source, we plugged the car into a power outlet, and plugged the audio adapter into the audio input on the car speakers.
Finally, we put the car back in service and tested again.
The Q7 speakers had stopped working, and the speaker wires were completely disconnected from the radio.
The power adapter had no audio signal coming out, so the car was effectively dead.
We have to admit that we were a bit surprised that the speakers didn’t even get the task done.
The problem wasn’t that the car wasn’t connected to the radio, but that it wasn’t properly wired to the speaker.
The wiring wasn’t the problem, and even the wires themselves weren’t the issue.
However in our tests with the new speaker, we were unable to find a way to connect them to the vehicle’s wiring.
This wasn’t a common problem in car stereos, and it was a big problem with the older models we tested.
What can we fix?
There’s a simple fix that can help fix the problem.
Simply replace the speaker with a brand-new one.
But there are other solutions, too.
For example, if your car has an optional amplifier in your dashboard, you could also replace the amplifier with a new one.
In some cases, the new amplifier will come with an improved sound quality.
If you have a problem with your car audio, we recommend contacting your dealership to find out more about the problem and what’s possible to do to help.
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