5 Steps to Setting Up the Ultimate Golf Cart Sound System
Whether you own a golf cart for cruising around the neighborhood, rent out carts to golfers or tourists, or use your cart for professional purposes, you might be missing out on a valuable opportunity to further enjoy your ride, increase your comfort, and even increase your revenue! The big question is whether your golf cart or cart(s) have a sound system. A golf cart sound system doesn’t have to be fancy to add just the right amount of fun, zest, and convenience to your golf course, lifestyle, or work environment!
If you’re considering adding audio to your golf cart, there are five important thing you’ll want to keep in mind:
1. Installation Space
While there are many outdoor audio solutions on the market, not all of them will fit in your golf cart. Unfortunately, golf cart owners looking to upgrade their ride may struggle with limited installation space. This is why it’s important to search for compact and/or shallow-mount stereos that are compatible with your cart, your needs, your other equipment if applicable, and your installation space! Some stereos may feature a space-saving gauge-style and/or screenless design for maximum space-saving power.
Most golf carts are exposed to the elements at some point; it’s important to ensure that whatever equipment you add to your cart or carts can stand up to the water, dust, UV rays, and other environmental hazards that can damage lesser equipment. Even if your golf cart boasts a sleek plastic cover to protect it from the rain and wind, it’s important not to rely on this method of protection alone for maintaining your sound system’s value and effectiveness. A good rule of thumb is to check the IP rating of any audio equipment you are considering before purchasing; IP65 is a great rating to aim for when you’re looking for durable audio.
3. Audio Performance Needs
Depending on when, where, and how you use your golf cart(s), you may have specific audio needs you want to keep in mind. Do you often find yourself shouting to be heard over the wind when you’re using your golf cart? Is there an airport or another feature nearby that increases the background noise regularly? Maybe the place of work where you use your cart features loud voices and/or machinery. Some audio devices offer more sound power and clarity than others. If the environment where you use or are planning to use your cart features a high-level of background noise, you may find it particularly important to look into the audio performance of a sound system or sound devices prior to purchasing.
Not to be forgotten is how your golf cart looks. Regardless of what your golf cart is used for, keeping your cart in tip-top shape is a fantastic way to retain its value and the level of enjoyment you and others can experience while using it. However, there are plenty of options for style when it comes to golf cart audio. Do you want traditional speakers with a familiar grill design, or a sportier aesthetic to match your energy? Do you want a speaker or subwoofers with customizable RGB illumination to make your ride and its occupants the life of any party? Those exist too! Just make sure you’re not compromising style for quality in your hunt for the perfect golf cart sound system. You want a beautiful audio setup built to last!
If you haven’t already, you’ll want to consider your budget. How much money are you planning to spend on your golf cart’s new sound system or audio equipment? Which part of the sound system is most important to you? For example, if it’s important to you to find a high-quality stereo with loads of versatile streaming options, is it important to you find an amplifier of the same quality or higher? It’s also important to keep in mind that just because a device or sound system is more expensive, does not mean it is better quality. It’s a good idea to research multiple companies, their reputations, reviews, and reliability before purchasing to make sure your hard-earned money is well-spent.
Aquatic AV offers high-quality audio products with industry-leading durability for golf carts and other small-space installation environments. From a variety of compact and shallow mount stereos, to traditional and RGB speakers/subwoofers, high-efficiency amplifiers, and more, we understand the unique needs facing golf cart enthusiasts and are committed to providing the best golf cart sound systems for the best price! Questions about how to modify your golf cart? Reach out to [email protected] to discuss your options.