The History of Automobile Audio

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The history of automobile audio dates back to the early 1900s. George Frost did the earliest car audio experimentation in 1922. The evolution of car radios began in the Transitone Th-1, in 1927. The first FM turner band in cars was introduced in 1952. In 1965 the 8-track player was introduced in Ford vehicles. In the early 1960’s, cassettes were introduced, but didn’t become popular until 1977. The FM band became more popular in the 1980s, and the first car compact disc players were introduced in the 1980s. In the early 2000s XM satellite was introduced to the nation. Car audio has made such an impact on vehicles over the last seven decades. Car audio evolved from the simplest forms to the most complex forms. The model of car audio sound systems varies into each and every model of vehicles.

The history of automobiles began in the early 1900s, at the times car radios wasn’t even a thought. “The earliest car stereos were receivers that used the battery voltage 6.3 volts at the time to run the filaments, and generated the required high voltage using a vibrator to drive a step up transformer.” “The receivers took more stages that the typical home receiver in order to ensure that enough gain was available to allow the AGC to mask signal fading when the car was driven around.” “Soon after that when the cars switched to 12 volt batteries, the same arrangement was used where instead of tubes 12 volt heaters were used (,-Development-And-History-Of-The-Car-Stereo-System&id=924534).” The car stereo industry was founded in the 1920s. Even though the radio was created in the early 1900s, it didn’t come into widespread use until the 1920s. George Frost did the earliest car radio experiment in 192...

... middle of paper ... 4 inches to 12 inches. Car speakers have two different types component and coaxial. Component speakers are part of a set of speakers. Component speakers depend on each other to for complete sound range. Most times that would include a subwoofer for bass and tweeters for added clarity. Coaxial speakers are known as two-way speakers. In 1954, The Acoustic Research Company released the Ar-1W, which was a high excursion woofer. They included their sub woofers into compacted sealed speaker boxes. The speakers’ bass went down to levels of 20 Hz without being hooked to an equalizer.

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