Car Stereo Systems - Subwoofers, Speakers, & Amplifiers

It’s Friday. You just got off work and the only thing between you and meeting your buddies for drinks in East Village is gridlock traffic. This isn’t a big deal if you have a kick ass car stereo system. You can start blasting music and getting into party mode the minute you slip into the driver’s seat. But if you’re stuck listening to your favorite tunes on the factory speakers your car came with – it’s going to be a long ride. 

Look, we all know traffic in San Diego can be brutal. But your time in the car doesn’t have to be. At Audio Shack, we only carry the best car stereo systems in the industry. So, no matter which one you decide on, you know it’s going to be good. Here’s a quick look at your options and what each brand has to offer. 

Best Options For Car Stereo Systems

  • JL Audio 

Known for their superior subwoofers, JL Audio is one of the pioneers of the car audio industry. They know their stuff and we can always rely on them for quality products.

  • Pioneer 

Pioneer offers the kind of in-car products that make driving fun. We’re talking about high-quality audio and video, as well as new digital technologies ahead of the curve.

  • Alpine

Alpine was one of the first companies to allow a user to control iPod playback using the head unit’s front panel buttons and display. In other words, they know what people want – and they deliver.

  • Kicker

Another one of our favorites, Kicker has redefined the world of car audio. With innovative products and vehicle specific solutions, they consistently raise the bar for mobile audio performance.

  • Infinity

Infinity always impresses us by coming out with a new selection of high-quality audio gear including speakers, subwoofers, amplifiers and more.

  • Rockford Fosgate

Rockford Fosgate has some of the best speakers, subwoofers and amplifiers on the market. Offered in their Prime, Punch and Power series, the company’s products produce outstanding sound quality that will melt your face off. 

  • Kenwood

Kenwood is one of the best-known consumer electronics manufacturers. The company truly lives up to its reputation as being an industry leader in new technology. We love these guys and everything they’re about.

What else do you need for killer car audio? Here’s what.

So, you’ve decided on a new car stereo system. Awesome. But you’re not done just yet. Now it’s time pick out a subwoofer, speakers and an amplifier. Think about it – if you’re going to buy a new stereo system to bump your favorite jams while flying up the 15, it only makes sense to install a complete setup that’s going to elevate your listening experience. Here’s a closer look at what you’ll need.

  • Subwoofer

A subwoofer enhances the low-frequency range of your music, creating a sense of fullness you can hear and feel. Contrary to what you’re thinking, your car won’t thump and vibrate, turning heads at every stop light. That is, unless you want it to. 


Installing aftermarket speakers is one of the most effective ways to make a difference in your car’s audio capabilities without dropping a ton of money. They tend to be made from better materials than factory speakers and deliver the best possible quality of sound. 

  • Amplifier

An amplifier provides cleaner sound, more power and better performance. You’ll hear reverb in the vocals, be able to identify individual instruments and listen to songs in an entirely new way with the clarity and horsepower an amplifier can provide. 

At Audio Shack in El Cajon, we offer same day installation!

There’s nothing worse than having to drive around in your car (or sit in rush hour traffic) with a busted stereo system. With the right receiver, subwoofer, speakers and amplifier, you’ll be able to pump your favorite music with the volume, balance and clarity you need to feel the bass in your bones. At Audio Shack, we have everything required to take you there.

Already have audio equipment you want to use? No problem. Stop by our store in El Cajon and our professional installers will set you up the very same day. Don’t forget, on top of our already super low prices, we offer military and senior discounts. We save you money so you can spend that extra cash on other stuff you want – like new music.

Drop by and let us know how we can help. We promise you’ll drive away happy and feeling slightly cooler than when you pulled up.