Car Speakers Information
Learn About Full-Range Car Audio Speakers and Component Speaker Systems:
Upgrading your car speakers is the best and most affordable way to improve your sound system. An after-market set of speakers is better able to handle a wider range of frequencies, giving the lower notes greater depth and making the higher notes sound more defined. After-market car speakers are built with materials that are durable and temperature resistant. For example, most auto speakers include a rubber or foam surround for enhanced durability. Our wide selection includes various sizes of full-range 2-way, 3-way and component speakers.
The most important figure to look at when gauging a speaker's quality is its sensitivity rating. An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play given a set amount of input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter away from the speaker. Some are measured with 2.83 volts of input rather than 1 watt.
Selecting the Proper Speaker for Your Application
In order to select the proper set of speakers for your sound system, you should look at the RMS power-handling rating. The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling also refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend giving your speakers 75% - 90% of its recommended RMS rating to help prevent over-powering or blowing your speakers.
Our full-range car speakers are available in many shapes and sizes. Most feature a woofer and tweeter molded into the speaker. Some also have midrange drivers. In contrast, component systems feature separate woofers and tweeters. This allows you to mount the tweeters in an optimal location for generating a more realistic sound. They also have midranges and external crossovers, which send separate frequencies to the woofer and the tweeter for a more efficient reproduction.
Whether you're a car audio novice or the biggest audiophile on the block, you should be able to find a pair of speakers from our wide selection that will help you build the system of your dreams.