When it comes to upgrading your car stereo, Street Smart Automotive Solutions near Jackson always starts with a quality sound deadening installation. Vehicle manufacturers are so focused on managing every ounce of weight in their cars and trucks that they don’t treat the door panels, firewall, floors or cargo area with enough deadening. We can make your vehicle quieter while improving the clarity, detail and performance of your stereo with a properly executed noise control upgrade.
How Does Sound Deadening Work?
Sound deadening is manufactured in sheets or rolls. We affix the deadening to flat metal surfaces like a door panel, roof or firewall. The added mass from the dense butyl rubber material makes it much more difficult for sound energy from outside the vehicle to cause the panel to vibrate and transfer energy to the interior. The result is a vehicle with less road, wind, tire and exhaust noise in the cabin.
Sound Deadening Benefits
The first benefit, as we’ve discussed, is a reduction in unwanted noise in the vehicle. Even a drop of 5 or 6 decibels can make a dramatic difference in your ability to talk with passengers. An equally important benefit is that Bluetooth hands-free calls will be clearer and voice recognition-based technologies like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will function more accurately.
When it comes to upgrading the performance of your existing audio system or setting the foundation for a new system, a plan for proper noise control is essential. We want to make sure that you will hear your music with as much detail as possible.
Sealing off openings in inner door panels affords one of the most significant audio performance gains as it prevents the sound coming from the back of the speaker from mixing with and canceling the sound from the front. We’ve seen measured increases in output of more than 10 decibels through the lower midrange region of a door speaker with only a single layer of damping material. This efficiency improvement also reduces the amount of power needed from your amplifier or radio, which eases the load on your vehicle’s electrical system. Your speakers won’t have to work as hard, so they sound better and last longer.
Finally, many of our sound deadening options include thermally reflective aluminum layers that will help make your vehicle more comfortable. If it’s a hot summer day, your air conditioner won’t have to work as hard to keep you cool and comfortable. The same applies to a cold winter morning – the heater will be able to warm the vehicle faster. If you have a custom car or a vehicle with a powerful motor, having us add a layer of sound deadening to the floor and firewall can help reflect heat from the engine, transmission and exhaust system to make riding in the vehicle more enjoyable.
Visit Street Smart Automotive Solutions Today
If you’re interested in upgrading the performance of your car audio system, we invite you to drop into Street Smart in Flowood and ask about our sound deadening options. A member of our team will work with you to assess your needs, then present a solution that will deliver the performance you expect. For more information or to schedule a personal consultation, please send our team an e-mail using our contact page.