Better car audio, Tip #2: Reduce road noise
Jim Richardson is the managing editor for home audio/video and pro audio learning content on Crutchfield.com.
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Have you ever noticed how your car audio system sounds really good at 25 mph, but gets a little harsh when you hit 60? Road noise tends to mask the lower frequencies first, so your system sounds overly bright when you turn it up at highway speeds. Dynamat lowers interior noise levels in your car, so you don't have to turn your music up as loud when you're driving. You'll hear more musical detail, and your amps won't have to work as hard. And that's all good.
Three more reasons to consider Dynamat:
When you apply Dynamat to your door panels, it deadens vibrations and rattles that can affect the performance of your speakers.
If you use your cell phone while driving, you'll appreciate the difference because you'll be able to hear your calls much better.
If you like your music loud, vibration damping should be one of the essential components of your system. Loud music, especially bass, can create a lot of vibrations on its own.
This post is excerpted from a recent article in our Learning Center, Jeff's Tips for Getting Maximum Sound Quality in Your Car.