Let The Beats Rock!

There’s nothing quite like the sweet sound of your favorite music coming clearly through your cars audio system.  Unfortunately, the stock Speakers in most older or inexpensive cars really are nothing quite like that.  Unless you happen to get a new car with expensive factory audio, you are forced to listen to tinny, crackling distortions that drive any music lover nuts!

To get a complete stereo upgrade worth paying for, you normally need to spend a few thousand dollars to replace everything from the head unit, the power wiring, the speaker wiring and Speakers.  And of course, you would be adding aftermarket Amplifiers, Speaker Enclosures and other Accessories.  That’s a big project and a lot to pay all at once.

There is some good news though, you can get a huge improvement in sound just by replacing the factory Speakers that came with your car.  The cheap Speakers that come with most cars are made with the lowest quality material and construction methods to keep costs down.  You will typically find weak paper cones, poor wiring and a brittle glue holding it all together.  These materials degrade quickly after much use since an audio Speaker is really a moving part in your car.  But the cheap ones are not very mechanically sound.

Even inexpensive aftermarket Speakers will sound better then factory Speakers.  At the lowest end of aftermarket Speakers will have better quality cones, domes and wiring.  Paper may still be used in the cones and domes, but it will be heated and stiffened to provide better sound quality and more durability.

If you can spend a little more money you can get into some more exotic materials such as, carbon fiber or specially designed plastics. This type of Speaker will give you even more range, durability, and have a higher threshold for power if you choose to add amplifiers to your system down the road.

Going up one more step, you can get Speakers designed for stock speaker replacement that will have a special configuration that puts two speakers typically a Mid-range and a Tweeter into the same space as a single Speaker.  And if you have a compatible vehicle, you can even get a Tweeter and a Mid-Range Speaker kits that have the Tweeter in a separate enclosure for your place in an appropriate spot in your car.

It may seem like overkill to spend much money putting good Speakers into your car without replacing the Tuner or adding Amps, but you will notice a big improvement with this one change and it paves the way to upgrading your System incrementally.   By replacing the Speakers first, you will be able to enjoy better sound immediately while you take the time to upgrade your System.

Let’s start by taking a look at Speakers, these are perhaps the easiest way to improve your car audio quality, since they produce the actual sound within the confines of your car.

While your standard Speakers often try to produce bass, tremble and mid-range sounds all within one unit, aftermarket Speakers often feature multiple components like Tweeters and Woofers that produce their own sounds.  You get a higher quality sound and a more pleasing and distinct audio range this way.


The type of Speakers that you will encounter in the car audio world:

Woofer:  It is a large Speaker designed to reproduce the lower frequencies in the audio spectrum.

Mid-Range:  It is a medium size Speaker designed to reproduce the middle frequencies in the audio spectrum.

Tweeter:  It is a small size Speaker designed to reproduce the highest frequencies in the audio spectrum.

These are just the basic and common Speakers that an average consumer may consider.  There are other types of more advanced Speakers that could be considered but the above-referenced Speakers are the most common.

There are basically two types of Speaker Systems.

  1. Co-Axial, Three-Way, Full-Range, Etc.  – These speaker systems are designed into the factory speaker location in your vehicle, they are often referred to as a speaker but have more than one speaker and will also contain a cross over.
  2. Components and Separates – These speaker systems essentially take everything above and break it into parts.

If your interested in upgrading your system with a set of Speakers, you can get the Boom, Boom, Pow for your vehicle by calling and making an appointment at

A Custom Car Stereo Center 401-946-0010.

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