Car speakers - how to choose

Your car speakers are the final link in your car stereo system. They have the last say in the quality of sound you hear. The

best head units and amplifiers will sound like crap (excuse the word) if you buy junk and call them speakers. For your car stereo to sound good, you will need multiple car speakers. A single speaker will never reproduce sounds accurately.

Small speakers or tweeters are used to reproduce high frequencies.

Large speakers are used to reproduce low frequencies (bass). Woofers will reproduce sound below 250 Hz while subwoofers can go below 100 Hz.

In between woofers and tweeters are midrange speakers. They handle the frequencies between the woofers and tweeters.

Normally, you would use a crossover to send various frequency ranges to the appropriate speakers. If you're looking for great sound, this is the way to go.

Before buying speakers for your car, truck, or SUV, there are things you need to look out for. Power handling is very important, particularly for woofers. Some manufacturers deliberately mislead. They will claim very high power handling figures but these are for short peaks only.

This is why it is important to ensure that the power of your car speakers is measured in RMS or continuos power. You will get a better impression about the true capabilities of your speaker.

If you need to upgrade your car or truck's speakers, you're already in the right place. You should find exactly what you need. It's easy.

Choose from a wide range of speakers. You can browse for 2-way/3-way speakers, component speaker systems, mid-range/mid-bass speakers, tweeters, subwoofers, woofers, horn loaded compression drivers, and so on.

Popular brands include Infinity, Pioneer, Alpine, Kenwood, MB Quart, Boston Acoustics, Rockford Fosgate, and JL Audio.

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