Car audio installation services near me! does this question ring a bell? we are here for all your car audio installation needs.
Referred to as mahewa by the oldskool folk in Kenya, car audio installation has come a long way. Do you guys remember the famous Sony 64 Car Radio?
Mahewa was the heavy bass sound that emanated from matatus and some private cars in the 90’s. We could hear this from a kilometer away and man, it was fun.
Back then, car audio installation was a famous thing and a majority of matatu routes competed to see which the best of the best was.
Route 44, 23, 11, and 58 were the top contenders for the most souped up matatus in regards to nice audio and graffiti.
In the golden era of the ’90s, Ngara in Nairobi was the hub of car audio installation with Pak Sounds being the best to go to car audio store.
Here you would get anything and they had the best car audio installers. Other entities like Kichimbi cropped up as the years went by.
Nowadays though, car audio installation centres are spread all over Nairobi and in other major towns.
However, not all of these installation centres do a great job. And that is where we come in as genuine car audio installers.
At Newtrendz sounds, we have what it takes to attend to all your car audio needs. Our car audio installation services are second to none.
Be it car stereos, speakers, cables, batteries, amplifiers, equalizers and yes indeed- professional and expert car audio installers.
With us, you will be a satisfied client. We kindly invite you to read more below as we share with you what car audio installation services that we offer entails.
Before you embark on this process, you need to be prepared. A budget should be in place. Let us break it down for you.
Car Audio Installation Services: Budget and Tips
Not all cars are the same. In the same vein, different people like different types of audio output. Some like it heavy while others like it cool.
Trucks and pickups have limited spaces for huge speaker cabinets while buses require a heavy investment due to their spaces.
Small cars and 14 seater matatus on the other hand have adequate space to fit the subwoofer cabinets.
To add on to these, a majority of the imported cars do come with the original manufacturer audio installed.
But, due to age, most of these audio gadgets have to be replaced. Additionally, Japanese car stereo needs an expander in order to tune into Kenyan radio channels.
We also do expander installation on all Japanese car stereos and at an affordable cost.
Depending on your car, the budget for fitting a simple car audio system may range from as little as Ksh 3000 and above.
This would entail changing of a pair of speakers. However changing the car stereo and speakers which is the most basic car stereo installation could cost you more.
In addition to these, there are other parameters to look at in regard to pricing. They include: speaker size, stereo size, amplifier, equalizer, and cables.
Kindly talk to our audio installation experts to get a detailed budget and breakdown of what you need for your car depending on your preferences.
We shall break down on these aspects below so that you have a glimpse of everything.
Car Audio Installation Gadgets
Just to add on to the above and to help you with the budgeting, below we share with you more on gadgets that you require for this process.
There are two major categorizations of car stereos. They are Double Din and Single Din.
Just to expound, a double din is a large stereo that measures 7 x 4 inches (180 x 100mm) while a single din is the normal slim radio measuring 2-1/8” (50mm) height by 7-1/8” (180mm)
Double Din car stereos are more expensive as compared to the Single Din ones.
This so because they have more advanced features like monitors and advanced inbuilt equalizers.
Double Din Car Stereo
Single Din Car Stereo
Some of the car stereo brands that we stock and install are:
Speakers come in three categorizations; bass (Low) speakers, mid (mid-range) speakers, and high (tweeter) speakers.
All the speakers have their specific functionalities within an audio setup and should be included if possible to get the best audio output.
Bass speakers are also referred to as woofers or subwoofers and are the most expensive among the three categorizations.
They mainly come in 8 inches, 10 inches, and 12 inches. The most common midrange speakers come in an oval shape and measure 6*9 inches.
Just to add on to these, most 6*9 midrange speakers come as 2 in 1.Meaning, they have two speakers in one.
The midrange speaker itself and a tweeter on the top housed under one unit. If on a budget, I would advise you to get a pair of these speakers.
A tweeter produces high note sounds. They play a crucial role in balancing mid and low sound outputs.
We also have the powered subwoofers for those of you that have a limited space in their cars.
Some of the speaker brands we stock and install are;
Car amplifiers are a critical component in the whole process of audio installation.
They help in audio amplification thus a necessary gadget when it comes to quality audio output.
Amplifiers can be categorized into mono and stereo types. A mono amplifier has one output and is suitable for low (bass) output.
A stereo on the other hand has two outputs and goes well with mid range and tweeter speakers.
Remember that an amplifier could have 1, 2, 3 or even 4 channels. Channels are the number of speaker outputs that an amplifier has.
Take note that a stereo amplifier can be bridged to produce or act as a mono amplifier.
Our audio installers will advise you on this and more. Some of the car amplifier brands that we stock and install are:
Though most modern car stereos have inbuilt equalizers, an independent external one is a great addition to your car audio setup.
This because they are specifically built for that function and a majority of them have inbuilt crossovers for great audio separation.
An equalizer is basically used to separate audio outputs. It helps in the realization of quality crisp audio output.
We usually stock two equalizer brands;
- Boschmann equalizer
- Pioneer equalizer
NB. The pioneer equalizer is rare and expensive. However, the Boschmann equalizer is quite affordable and performs as well too.
Car audio wiring cables play a very critical role in the audio installation process. They transfer voltage, current and audio signals.
For this reason, a wiring technician must be able to identify and use the correct cables and wires.
To optimally get the correct voltage and current from a battery to the other gadgets, the correct wire gauge should be used.
Furthermore, for a subwoofer and the other speaker categories to work optimally, the correct wires should be in place.
If the incorrect wires and cables are used, risk of fires and damage to the appliances is very likely.
At Newtrendz Sounds, we have all the necessary cables and wires to perform a brilliant car audio installation process.
If you are looking at the booming sound, then you may need an enclosure that corresponds to the size of the subwoofer speaker that you need to be installed.
Towards this end, we have teamed up with an enclosure expert. The expert produces nice cabinets that produce optimal sound output.
And, do not be worried. The cost is quite affordable and additionally the enclosures are durable and will last long.
Car Audio Installation Services: The Process and Timelines
The audio installation process takes specific time depending on the specific audio installation being undertaken.
If you just need an FM expander installed, this may take 30 minutes. For a radio installation, 45 minutes is the time required.
For a complete audio installation, this may take a couple of hours to a couple of days for buses.
We handle all car makes and do the installations in compliance with the best industry standards.
Nutrendz Car Audio Shop
We have been in operation for a couple of years now. In this period, we have served our clientele with utmost diligence and dedication.
You are welcome to be part of our loyal clientele as we continue to expand and serve you even better.
We are stockists of various brands and appliances including but not limited to;
We are located along Langata road opposite Uhuru Gardens. This is a 15 minutes drive from Nairobi CBD.
Additionally, we share the same space with Vogue Auto mart. For this reason, you will have a chance to view cars that are on sale and probably upgrade.
And yes, we also have a modern carwash. With a complete audio installation, we offer you complete car body wash for free.
We are a top-rated car audio installation services provider in Nairobi and looking at branching out to other counties in kenya.
Additionally, we offer our car audio installation services on the go. Yes we do have a mobile department but this only covers Nairobi’s suburbs.
Kindly talk to us on phone number 0722 366680 and get the best car audio installation done for you.
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