Can’t seem to live without the sound of music teasing your ears? Even when you drive?
What you need is a kickass stereo system in your car. Before you make the purchase, there are a few things you need to know about car audio systems.
There are several types of speakers and speaker systems being made for cars these days. Each of these has its own USP. However, not every audio system will suit the acoustics of your car.
Without further ado, let’s talk about the types of speaker systems and help you figure out which one would be the best fit for you. Let’s start by making a broad classification of the types of audio systems you can find on the market –
1. Component: A component system is where each speaker has its own specific driver. This means there are multiple drivers producing their own range of frequencies. These speakers are placed in different areas throughout the vehicle, which gives a fuller sound output with absolute clarity.
2. Full Range: These are the most common type of speakers you’ll come across, as they’re used in various factory audio systems—the ones that come with your car when you buy it. This makes full range speaker systems cheaper than component systems. These speakers use a single driver, which means, every single frequency originates from the same spot, which might lead to a reduction in sound quality.
Now, let’s take a look at the different types of speakers that can be paired with your system.
1. Tweeters: Tweeters are the ones that produce very high frequencies. High-pitched sounds such as an alto saxophone or crashing cymbals would sound quite unpleasant without the right speakers.
Tweeters are the best way to listen to high-pitched sounds without having them sound like nails on a chalkboard. They are usually the smallest in a set of speakers and are generally placed at the centre of the woofers in full range audio systems.
2. Woofers: Woofers are responsible for producing mid to low tones, like the sounds from a bass guitar or a cello. In full range audio systems, the woofer is installed at the bottom section of the system, while tweeters are placed at the centre.
You always have a plethora of options to choose from when it comes to speakers and speaker systems for vehicles. But what matters the most is the quality of the product that you’re choosing. Going for a high-end brand will give an exciting musical experience and it’ll ensure that you don’t run into technical issues in the long run.
Don’t forget to pay attention to the road!