Are you in the mood to listen to some greater sound on that car stereo of yours? If you are, there is only one place in Savannah to go for the most in audio sound at the lowest price, and that’s Cash-n-Carry, the Savannah salvage yard where You Pull It for slashed prices on replacement parts.
Cash-n-Carry is loaded with used cars brimming over with recycled parts, and the inventory is added to daily. Are you looking for a head unit? How about some speakers or a woofer? Cash-n-Carry has it all and then some.
Ever wondered about the history of the car radio? Well pull up a chair, pop open a cold one, and let us give you some audio history. Gavin Manufacturing produced the first car radio in 1930. It was called the Motorola Model 5T71 and it sold for $110, which in today’s dollars would be $1,700. It could be installed in most cars produced that year and it met with instant success. As they say, the rest is history, until we get to today when car stereo systems are quite a bit more complicated than that original Motorola.
So let’s take a look at the different components of a modern stereo system.
- Head unit: this is the primary control device for an audio system, and it is installed in the dash of your vehicle. This is a multi-purpose device that holds the radio, CD players, DVD player, Satellite Radio and USB flash memory.
- Speakers: obviously these are where the sound comes from. Depending on your vehicle and specifications you can have two speakers or ten and beyond.
- Amplifiers: These can be mounted in different parts of the car and they obviously are used to produce more sound.
- Subwoofers: a specific kind of loudspeaker for low frequency reproduction.
- Capacitors: used to store energy for the amplifier to be drawn on demand.
- Damping: sound deadening material to lessen vibration caused by woofers.
All of these components can be quite expensive, as you might have guessed. Major players in stereo equipment are Bose, Becker, Pioneer, Infiniti, and many others, and the cost of a complete, high-end system can be in the thousands of dollars.
That is why it is so important to shop for your components at a salvage yard like Cash-n-Carry. We are the only Grainger-family owned salvage yard in Savannah and we are here to serve you.