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Spring Tune Up; Upgrade Your Motorcycle!

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Spring Tune Up; Upgrade Your Motorcycle! 

If you own a motorcycle and enjoy the open road, then you’ve probably realized that enjoying your favorite music on your bike isn’t always easy.  Why not consider installing a suitable motorcycle audio system?  These days, it’s easy to get great sound on your motorcycle with many versatile products made for bikes.

Motorcycle Upgrade Options

  • Amplifiers – Some factory radios sound okay, but when it comes to competing with wind, road noise, and traffic they just don’t have the power to keep up.  Adding an amplifier can give your motorcycle’s sound system the boost that it needs.  The amplifier can usually fit inside the front fairing or in the saddle bag.  Some amplifiers have specially designed EQ circuits to enhance the bass and sound quality of the smaller speakers that are found on motorcycles.  They are also made to be efficient so they will not be a heavy load to your bike’s electrical system.
  • Speakers – The speakers that come standard on bikes are pretty much the bare minimum, and again can’t usually keep up with wind and road noise.  When choosing your new speakers, take into account if they can handle the power your new amplifier will be providing and if they can hold up in the weather conditions you normally ride in.
  • Receivers –The radio in your bike is where the signal starts and upgrading it can allow you to get the best performance from your amplifiers and speakers.  When replacing the radio, always consider if it will work with your motorcycle’s handlebar controls for volume, track, mode, and seek.
  • Extras! – Upgrading your motorcycle doesn’t have to stop with the standard audio gear.  Many new technologies can be integrated as well, such as GPS navigation, iPods/MP3 players, smartphones, and satellite radio.

Installation

There are many products out there that fit and were made for motorcycles, let our knowledgeable staff help you in choosing the right ones for your bike.  Getting your motorcycle audio system installed at Columbus Car Audio & Accessories will give you the peace of mind that comes from our more than 35 years of mobile audio experience, along with our lifetime workmanship guarantee.

Give us a call or visit us online to have your motorcycle upgraded today!

www.ColumbusCarAudio.com

2975A Morse Road, Columbus OH 43231   614-475-6695
2879 Taylor Road Ext, Reynoldsburg OH 43068   614-863-1067

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Bring the Party To Your Boat with Marine Audio Gear!

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There’s a wide variety of durable, high-quality marine audio options; including an array of receivers, speakers, subs, and amps specifically designed for use on the water.

Marine Audio Gear Is Made Specifically for Boats
Unlike the speakers, subs, and amps that make up car audio components; marine equipment has to be able to stand up to the elements. The water, salt, and sun that make cruising around the waves so much fun can also wreak havoc on your electrical components. Your audio gear won’t last very long if it isn’t designed to withstand this sort of abuse.

There are several types of weather protection typically found in marine audio gear:

  • Water Resistant – Can handle splashes and light rain, but still not built to handle submersion.
  • UV Resistant – Designed to withstand the sun.  Found on receiver faceplates, speaker cones, and grilles.
  • Waterproof – Able to be fully submerged.  The depths and amount of time underwater may vary by manufacturer.
  • Anti-Corrosion – Specifically designed to resist rust and the corrosive effects of salt water.

Marine Audio Components

  • Receivers — You’ll want to buy a radio with a coated circuit board, a water-resistant faceplate, line-level outputs for sending signals to an external amplifier, and possibly satellite radio controls. A weatherproof faceplate cover and a watertight remote control are great accessories to add on.
  • Speakers — Look for plastic cones (such as polypropylene) and rubber surrounds for maximum weather protection, corrosion-resistant mounting hardware, and enough power to hear your tunes over wind, water, and engine noise.
  • Amplifiers — You’ll want coated circuit boards, plated non-corrosive connectors, and plenty of power.
  • Subwoofers — Look for plastic cones and rubber surrounds for maximum weather protection.
  • Satellite Radio — Satellite radio is becoming an increasingly popular marine audio component, because satellite radio reception extends up to 200 miles off shore. Even better, plug-and-play satellite radio tuners can be transferred from car to boat to home. Look for a marine kit for your plug-and-play tuner, including a marine-rated satellite radio antenna.

Installation
Unlike most vehicles, there isn’t one ideal place to install audio equipment in a boat. Given the various power and space limitations, each installation presents a unique set of challenges.  Getting your marine audio system installed at Columbus Car Audio & Accessories will give you the peace of mind that comes from our more than 35 years of mobile audio experience, along with our lifetime workmanship guarantee.

Give us a call or visit us online to get your boat’s audio system installed today!

www.ColumbusCarAudio.com

2975A Morse Road, Columbus OH 43231   614-475-6695
2879 Taylor Road Ext, Reynoldsburg OH 43068   614-863-1067