If you read our spotlight on the bit Nove processor, then you’ll understand why upgrading your mobile sound system with a DSP from Street Smart Automotive Solutions in Flowood offers dramatic improvements. Without repeating ourselves too much, a modern digital signal processor uses a dedicated computer to apply adjustments to an audio signal. When configured by a trained technician, your mobile sound system can be transformed into a lifelike listening experience that rivals the best home audio systems on the planet. Let’s look more closely at why digital signal processing is important.
Room Correction Is a Must
Have you looked at a high-end home audio receiver lately? They all include some kind of room correction feature like Anthem Room Correction, Yamaha Parametric Room Acoustic Optimizer, Audyssey MultiQ or something similar that measures the acoustic signature of your listening environment and creates a calibration that provides clear, natural frequency response at the listening position. World-class IMAX movie theatres are configured in much the same way.
The equalization, signal delay and level control adjustments available from a digital signal processor allow our team to perform this same environmental correction in your vehicle. Once done, the bump in the midbass frequencies will be gone and the highs will be silky smooth.
System Design Features
Whenever we set out to design an audio system for our clients, we’ll typically suggest a set of component speakers in the front of the vehicle and a subwoofer. The crossovers built into the DSP let us fine-tune the frequencies that are sent to each amplifier and, subsequently, each speaker. In more elaborate systems, we may dedicate amplifier channels to the midrange and tweeters of the components or add a midbass driver for even more realism and detail. The signal processor lets us set up these speakers so they perform their best.
Creating an Amazing Soundstage
What’s the difference between listening to music on a clock radio and a band at your favorite club? Well, for one thing, the source of the sound. A radio creates sound from a single speaker. The band on the stage has a drummer, guitarist, lead singer and maybe a bassist, even if it’s moderate in size. The sound from each instrument comes from a different source.
In your car, we can use the signal delay and level control adjustments found in a DSP to recreate this listening environment. You’ll hear the lead singer in the center of your windshield with the drum kit right behind him. The guitarist will be placed to the right, and maybe backup singers and an additional percussionist will be on the left side of the stage. No matter what the orientation, having a properly tuned DSP in your car will make the listening experience much more like a live performance.
Single Processor, Multiple Configurations
If you drive alone in your car 90 percent of the time, we can optimize the sound system for your listening position. With a little more work, we can create a second preset for those times when you have friends in the vehicle, or want to crank the music to 11 and go for a cruise. Let us know what you want – our team will deliver.
Visit the Mobile Audio Experts at Street Smart Today
If listening to music in your car or truck doesn’t give you goosebumps, drop into Street Smart Automotive Solutions in Flowood and speak to a member of our team about upgrading the audio system in your vehicle or adding a DSP and tuning to an existing system. No single component will have a more dramatic improvement on the realism and detail of your music. If you can’t drop by, give us a call or send an e-mail using our online contact form for more information about our signal processor solutions.