FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why should I choose SWC Audio for automobile, marine, and powersports audio services?
SWC Audio is the first truly comprehensive one-stop, high-performance audio retail and installation center in Southwest Florida. #1 in Car Audio, our team of experts provides the complete product selection and committed customer service that automotive audio, marine audio, and power sports enthusiasts demand. Whether you’re a professional or simply a hobbyist, our audio installation services are right for you. Our customers are #1 and attention to detail and perfection in our work and products is our motto.
What audio and stereo services do you offer?
SWC Audio offers a variety of automotive, marine, & power sports services. If you can dream it we can build it! We specialize in: Factory OEM Radio Integration, Radio / Speaker Replacement or upgrade , Apple CarPlay / Android Auto, Bluetooth factory or aftermarket, Amp and Subwoofer upgrade, Custom built enclosures, Backup Camera and Safety systems, radar and laser defense.
What audio, marine, and power sports brands do you carry?
SWC Audio is the exclusive Naples dealer for Wetsounds High Performance Marine Audio and Mmats Pro Audio. The products we support have never followed the crowd, but rather seek to push the boundaries of what is possible through constant innovation and technological advancement. We are more than an audio company we only offer the best and our products deliver emotion!!
Can I buy audio and stereo products from SWC Audio?
Yes, we are able to obtain virtually any product that you are looking for! SWC Audio offers hand picked products using years of experience and knowledge. We not only carry high-end products, but we also focus on exceptional products at a superb value! All our audio equipment comes with full Manufacturer Warranty to insure your purchase.
What types of vehicles do you work on?
SWC Audio offers car audio upgrade packages for any audio system upgrade. Better sound and performance can replace the worst stock sound system. Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Gladiator, Bronco, Bronco 4, Bronco 6G, Chevy Silverado, Chevy Suburban, High Country, Ford F 150, Ford f 250, King Ranch, Dodge Ram, Dodge Big Horn, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, GMC Sierra, GMC Yukon, GMC Denali are just a few vehicles we specialize in.
Why don't you quote prices over the phone?
We want to make sure that the customer does it right the first time observing their vehicle is always the best bet!
What kind of improvements can I do to my motorcycle sound system?
Although much smaller a motorcycle sound system can be as good and loud as any vehicle out there. We have many ways to improve the sound system on your motorcycle like:
Upgrading Existing Speakers.
Adding High-Power Amplifiers.
Adding More Speakers.
Upgrading Source Unit
Upgrading Proper System Configuration.
Why should I get a new car stereo?
Sound and features are the two best reasons for getting a new car stereo. Aftermarket car stereos typically have more powerful amplifiers and better sound-shaping controls than factory stereos. And you'll find plenty of cool features, like Bluetooth® and smartphone compatibility, USB and aux inputs, touchscreen controls, navigation, satellite radio compatibility, and much more, depending on the type and model of car stereo you buy.
Are you looking for the ability to play music from a device or in a format that your current system doesn’t support?
If you answered “yes” then you may need a new radio or an adapter to connect your favorite media player or your phone to your existing system. Some details about that are included in a subsequent section. If not, then you may not need to replace the radio (head unit).
Are you looking for an improvement in clarity, the ability to play the system louder without ugly sounding distortion, or are you looking for more bass?
If you answer yes to any or all of these, you may benefit from new speakers, an amplifier or two, a better subwoofer and a signal processor. To help you, we’ve included some explanations of the various components from which you’ll choose.
Also referred to as “the radio”, this is the unit mounted in the dashboard that controls many of the functions of the audio system. While it is an important piece of equipment, it isn’t the primary contributor to the sound of the system. The head unit provides the ability to play back all sorts of media types and can provide options to connect with your phone or another portable media player. If you listen to music stored on or streamed to a portable device but your factory radio doesn’t provide an opportunity to conveniently connect that device to the system in your car, you may want to consider a new head unit.
Ultimately, these are what you hear when you listen to your system. Good speakers should be able to handle enough power to play at the level you require without distortion. The speakers in the front of the car are the most important because those are mostly what you hear. The rear speakers provide sound for rear seat passengers and help to create a more realistic experience for front seat passengers. While the front and rear speakers can reproduce some bass, they aren’t designed to reproduce really low notes at high output levels. For those, you’ll need a subwoofer.
This is a speaker designed to produce the lowest notes in the recording. A great sounding subwoofer adds interest and the visceral impact you hear at a concert, or in a club. A subwoofer usually needs to be enclosed in a box of some kind. SWC Audio can custom build an enclosure that matches your car and leaves plenty of room for cargo.
Amplifiers are designed to provide the power necessary for your system to play more loudly than a system that’s powered by the small amplifier in the radio (head unit). While you may think, “I don’t need concert levels in my car”, having a little more power than you think you need is important because it prevents distortion that sounds bad. It’s always better to have a little more power than you think you need than a little less.
A signal processor can be the most beneficial of all audio upgrades because it allows us to compensate for the acoustic properties of your car’s interior, just like the designers of those factory systems that are fine-tuned before the car is built. Signal processors often include powerful equalizers, crossovers and other features that can make your car sound like a much more expensive home audio system. If you’re thinking about keeping the factory radio (head unit) a signal processor may be necessary to connect the aftermarket gear to the radio and to provide the tuning tools necessary for a high-performance system.
I’m interested! What are the next steps to work with SWC Audio?
SWC Audio would love to hear from you give us a call 239-682-2607.