Floyd Toole, retired acoustical and psychoacoustical research scientist, author and public speaker, wrote:
Audio is entertainment, but doing it well may require some homework. Understanding how it works may make the result even more pleasurable.
Likely you have spent much time reading, searching for reviews, inquiring for opinions and recommendations, about audio system upgrades before you found your way to this article. We’re extremely blessed to exist in a time of human history in which we have more information available in seconds at our fingertips than ever. Have you put together an audio system? Was it good? Were you able to reach for greatness?
I believe we all need a good way to tune out distractions. I believe we all share common connections with audio, with music in particular, as entertainment. Most people who value Audio as Entertainment settle for mediocrity. We watch shows and movies with TV speakers. We play music through tiny speakers inside our phones. We settle for what’s given to us by default. That’s not what you deserve.
Distractions keep us from paying full attention to things that really matter. Pressing a button and almost magically getting a song to snap into our world, to uplift our spirits, to inspire us to sing and dance, that’s great stuff. It’s enough to calm down stress for a while and help us re-focus and ramp up the energy.
When I founded Rubyserv in January, 2016, I wrote out the mission statement as follows:
Rubyserv helps you plan and acquire your vehicle sound system, convenience and safety upgrades. We know you spend a lot of time on the road, and we want to make it a more enjoyable experience. Through a logical approach built on a foundation of experience and training, Rubyserv will guide you through your projects. Big or small, we will make it happen together.
I reflect on this now with a renewed focus on education, on studying, and of teaching. Your time on the road doesn’t have to be so tiring and aggravating. You can have the understanding to work on the audio system, or to find a true professional to work on it for you, and have a smile light up your face every time you drive.
Let’s crank up the volume and get to that homework!