Updated: Mar 13
When it comes to a car stereo system, it can be tough to know what to look for. There are vague references to “decibels” and “watts”, but in reality most people have no idea what those figures actually mean. Most speakers and amplifiers have a number of watts attached to it, so when it comes time to purchase a new car stereo system, it is important to have at least some understanding of what that number signifies.
Stereo Depot in San Diego and El Cajon are the car stereo installation experts, with years of experience with car audio and speaker systems. Below we will explain how many watts a good car stereo system should have, but the best way to learn all you need to know about a car stereo system is to talk to the experts at Stereo Depot. To learn more or to get a quote on car audio installation, contact Stereo Depot today by calling our San Diego location at (619) 286-1234 or our El Cajon location at (619) 873-2210.
WHAT DO WATTS MEASURE IN A CAR STEREO SYSTEM?
A watt is a way to measure the amount of work being done inside of the speakers. In most cases, the amplifier is what supplies the power needed for this work, so watt measurements are usually in reference to the car stereo amplifier.
HOW MANY WATTS SHOULD A GOOD CAR STEREO SYSTEM HAVE?
Since a car stereo system blasts sound into a confined area, watts in a car stereo system are of less importance than in a bigger space. In fact, unless you really like to bump your music as you are driving around San Diego, a high wattage does not matter as much as you may think. At the average listening level, 1 watt is actually enough power for your car speakers. Therefore, if you do not intend to pump up the volume, a low wattage amplifier and car stereo system should work great for you.
HOW MANY WATTS FOR A LOUD CAR STEREO SYSTEM?
If you like to crank the volume, avoid having a low watt amplifier. If you have a low-powered amplifier and turn the volume up very loud, your sound quality will suffer. The sound will be distorted and clipped, and you will also be in danger of blowing out your speakers. That is why it is essential to talk to an expert about your car stereo needs, as they can prescribe the perfect amplifier and car audio system for you. In general, a 50-watt receiver or amplifier should suffice, but it is better to be safe than sorry.
CAR STEREO SYSTEM INSTALLATION IN SAN DIEGO AND EL CAJON
Stereo Depot offers car stereo system installation in San Diego and El Cajon, providing top-notch service at an affordable price. However, what truly sets Stereo Depot apart from the rest is that we have the knowledge and expertise to recommend the perfect car stereo system for your needs. Stereo Depot will provide you with the ideal speakers, amplifier, subwoofer, receiver, and more, making sure you get exactly what you are looking for. To learn more or to get a quote on installation, contact Stereo Depot by calling our San Diego location at (619) 286-1234 or our El Cajon location at (619) 873-2210.