Pitch Perfect – Rainbow’s Profi Line

Here at Car & Home Stereo Macclesfield, we’ve fallen head over heels for the Profi brand.


Uncompromisingly brilliant, these incredible pieces of equipment embody the precision and passion of real expert craftsmanship. The sound is so crystal clear, that you feel as though you’re at a live performance. Our resident car audio system expert and musician Tim described the sound as ‘utterly transparent’, and when you hear what these speakers can do when installed with precision – you understand why.



We’ll be honest, Profi line is not the cheapest way to get your hands on an audio system for your car. However if you want the best possible quality of sound, we think the Profi kit is worth every single penny. In common with all high end car sound systems, proper installation is vital to getting the quality of sound that you’ve paid for. Here at Car & Home Stereo of Macclesfield, we have a trained musician and qualified sound engineer with a passion for crafting perfect audio environments. Tim Campling offers a bespoke and comprehensive instillation service, tailoring each of his creations to the requirements of your vehicle and sound system – achieving perfect harmony between the two.



Our doors on Sunderland Street, in the Heart of Macclesfield, are always open – so if you’d like to come by for a chat, look or a listen – make sure to pop in!

We look forward to seeing you.

Why Sound Deadening?

In the pursuit of great sound it is essential to consider all aspects of audio reproduction. JL Audio, Audison and others make tremendous speakers which have been carefully designed for accurate music reproduction, unfortunately we have to fit them into less than perfect environments!

The average car door is an acoustic nightmare. A thin, unsealed metal enclosure fronted with hard plastic fittings, often with a loose polythene moisture barrier as well.car-door- explodedCrucially, we want the full, uncoloured response from the speaker we are installing. Unfortunately the design of the door is working against us. Fundamentally, a speaker is a transducer converting electrical signals into pressure waves. Sound is generated from the front of the speaker and from the back.

This is important as the sound from the back of the speaker is playing into the car door. Some will be reflected back into the speaker cone causing distortion of the front signal. Some will be reflected into the door card creating unwanted resonance and annoying vibrations. The louder you want to play it, the worse it will be. speaker distortion


Some car manufacturers do apply a token amount of damping but this is just to prevent the panel from rattling, we want to optimise the enclosure for sound reproduction.

The answer is sound deadening. Quite different from sound proofing, sound deadening is about the control of pressure waves inside the door. By applying special materials we can eliminate unwanted resonances and reflections.

There are lots of different products out there but by far the best are Dynamat and Skinz. Dynamat Xtreme is the lightest and most efficient panel treatment I have ever used. It’s damping properties are second to none meaning less needs to be applied. All sound being radiated from the back of the speaker is absorbed and converted into low level heat. This of course stops unwanted vibrations and ensures that you only hear the sound from the front.dynamat door A liberal application of Dynamat behind the speaker prevents reflections.

I believe that it is essential to consider sound deadening whenever a speaker upgrade is installed. Otherwise you will never achieve the full benefit.

All about Car & Home Stereo!

Welcome to Car & Home Stereo! We are, of course, a shop specialising in audio systems but so much more as well.

Our aim is simple: to provide the best possible sound and exciting audio experiences.

Delivering that aim can take many paths but we have the products and tools to realise it. At this point I could just list all the different brands and product types we stock but that wouldn’t really help would it? I see my job as the deliverer of experiences. That may sound a little corny but I can’t think of a better description.

Let me introduce myself. I’m Tim and I have been the chief installer at Car & Home Stereo for over 30 years. I’m a qualified electronic engineer and keen musician. In those 30 years I have seen an almost unbelievable change in the equipment we have used and installed. Every different type of car has passed through our workshop and while the range of available solutions has constantly expanded and evolved, the goals have remained the same. Some products have promised much and delivered little while some unassuming boxes have revolutionised the way we think about audio. I strive to find the perfect devices to achieve the ultimate performance.

And there is the challenge; in a constantly changing arena while dealing with individual clients that all have differing requirements, how do you choose the right products? The only solution as far as I am concerned is to extensively test and evaluate products, invest in training and technology while constantly striving to improve techniques. If I focus on the end result then I can carefully choose the right products to achieve it. Of course that requires a good understanding of the clients requirements and that is why there are a lot of questions to ask. All great systems start with a conversation!

If you are ready to start your musical journey please call in or call me on 01625 432707 or 07971 928 881.