Audio Evolution

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959646KJ 1 THE EVOLUTION OF CAR AUDIO SYSTEMS As the seemingly endless highway winds on, the man knows his destination is slowly growing closer. He peers down at the little blue navigation screen mounted in his center console. The navigation system tells him that he only has sixty miles to go.

His two sons sit contently in the back seat, watching Disney's latest theatrical release.

The man's wife, who is perched in the passenger seat, finds herself falling asleep while listening to the soothing sounds of a classical Brahms concerto. The twenty-two hour drive seemed much shorter thanks to the modern marvels of modern-day car audio technology. Just five years ago the scene previously illustrated could have never taken place. In the last few years, the car audio marketplace has shown vast technological improvements in all of its products including products that are being released for the first time.

The aftermarket car audio industry began in the late seventies when modern electronics were on the rise, because of the accelerating developments in electronic technology, though the audio systems back then were not nearly as advanced as modern day car audio.

Car audio made its big impact on the market in the late eighties, when car audio manufacturers began producing compact disc players for cars. This rise was also fueled by advancements in speakers and amplifiers. Manufacturers were 959646KJ 2 learning how to make products efficiently for the money as well as the quality.

(Rockwood interview) If a person is interested in car audio, and plans to upgrade the system in the years to come the following advice would apply. One of the ways to acquire an upgraded car audio system is by buying from a local installer, though this route can be pricey. Another option is to buy the required...