Superiority of Aftermarket Car Audio Upgrades, Part 1

When it comes to the vast majority of new vehicles manufactured, both today and in previous years, audio components are not the top priority. While stock speakers and audio components in vehicles have certainly improved over recent decades, a constant truth remains: Upgraded aftermarket stereo systems offer far more from a sound perspective than a vehicle’s standard offerings.

At Laketown Speed and Sound, we’re thrilled to offer numerous car audio and stereo installations and upgrades to all our clients. From your basic head unit to upgraded speakers, amplifiers, subwoofers and several other areas, we’ll work with you to build the ideal speaker system in your vehicle based on your budget and desires. In this two-part blog series, we’ll go over the numerous ways aftermarket speaker systems serve as upgrades, plus how to ensure your stereo installation is worth the money you spend on it.

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Improved Capabilities

First and foremost, the simple reality is that the factory-installed speakers and systems installed in your vehicle, even if it’s a brand-new 2020 model, will be of lower quality than many of the same products offered on the aftermarket. As we noted above, this just isn’t a priority for the vast majority of auto manufacturers, who prefer to sink major dollars into performance areas like the engine and safety considerations based on consumer need.

For those who require a more advanced audio system, though, there are numerous features available. We’re not just talking an upgraded head unit, which helps improve your control over the entire system – we’re also referring to features like security and tech integration that are not possible using factory components. Our staff will be happy to detail several of our most cutting-edge solutions down these lines.


Not only do upgraded car audio systems bring improved sound, they also come with major aesthetic upgrades if you desire them. There are numerous modern head units available today, for starters, featuring LED displays and various other designs. You also have your choice of stylish items like subwoofer casings and sleek amps – these items are usually hidden by factory manufacturers, but those who promote their audio systems can make them more visible to complete the experience.

Sound Quality

And of course, the single biggest factor here for the musical purists among us is the sound quality you get from aftermarket speaker parts. Stock options simply can’t match the added depth, richness and clarity of upgraded subs and amp packs – if you’ve ever taken the time to listen to a stock system and then an upgraded system one after the other, you’ll know exactly what we mean here.

For more on the numerous reasons why upgraded audio systems are superior to stock offerings, or to learn about any of our car stereo or automotive accessory upgrades, speak to the staff at Laketown Speed and Sound today.