One of the popular brand of vehicles we see at Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security is Toyota, and one of the most common questions we get is, “Why does my Toyota stereo system sound so bad?” Sometimes they will follow up with, “My last Toyota sounded much better than this one.” Chances are, they are correct. Let us explain.
In the year 2012, Toyota introduced Display Audio radios to the market. These are touchscreen radios that, over the years, have evolved into doing a great job at integrating with your smartphone. The bad news is this radio cost Toyota a lot more money than previous models, and they knew they couldn’t charge more for their vehicles, so they took money from other parts of the audio system.
Let’s use a 2011 Camry as an example. Once you moved from the base model to an LE, the vast majority came with Toyota’s premium-sound JBL audio system. While it doesn’t sound as good as an aftermarket system we sell here at Perfectionist, it did sound much better than Toyota’s basic audio. It played louder and had more bass.
Move forward to 2012 and the JBL system is only available on Toyota’s top-of-the-line vehicle, and it was still an option, not standard equipment. To make matters worse, the speakers used in modern Toyota audio systems are lower quality than previous years, again, done in the name of cost savings.
The good news is we can fix these problems. Here are our suggestions for how to make your Toyota audio system sound better.
Start with upgrading your front speakers. You sit in the front of the vehicle, so have us install a better-sounding set of speakers in the original locations. Your vehicle won’t play any louder, but the clarity will skyrocket.
Add a subwoofer. Your stock Toyota audio system is seriously lacking in bass. In fact, when Toyota went to the really cheap speakers, they added an equalization circuit designed to remove bass from the music at higher levels to protect the speakers. It is no wonder you have no real bass in your music. Our team of experts can add a subwoofer to your stereo system, giving you low-end bass that will make your music come alive. And don’t worry – you don’t need a huge box in your trunk anymore. That was the ’90s. We can design and build an enclosure for you that tucks into a corner, taking up almost none of your vehicle’s usable space.
Get some power. Now that you have better-sounding speakers and real low-end bass, you may want your speakers in the vehicle to play louder. When your favorite song starts playing and you crank the volume know, you need power to play your music at louder levels. Perfectionist can add an amplifier to your Toyota factory radio in the dash and give you all the power needed so you can listen as loud as you want.
Upgrade Your Toyota Stereo System At Perfectionist Today!
We invite you to stop by Perfectionist Auto Sound and Security in Anchorage with your Toyota vehicle and get to know us. Our highly trained staff will sit in your vehicle with you and listen as you tell us what you like and what you don’t like about your current stereo system. We will then design and build a solution tailored to your unique needs. Let us show you why Mobile Electronics magazine named us the Top Retailer in the Nation two different times.
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