Back in the old days, setting up a car sound system was simply a matter of buying a pre-made speaker box and an amplifier. Plug in your speaker wires then hook up the power to the amplifier and off you’d go. Today, it’s not too much different, but the amount of power that an amplifier can generate and the speakers can handle can literally shake the windows out of your car. Where to begin? There are a myriad of possibilities and configurations to choose from. You can pretty much get whatever you want depending on your budget, but we recommend you figure out what it is you really want first.