How To Choose A Car Sound System?

We all love to have a good sound system in our cars. Therefore, we often want to install better speakers or audio system. The problem is, we often face so many doubts. Whether we are complete amateurs or we already have some experience. There are many questions and various answers, that can often conflict with one another …

Determine The Amount Of Money You Want To Spend

There are two approaches to this problem. The first one is to determine the budget for the full sound system and each component within the budget. The second approach is – buy part by part. For instance, first buy a high-quality radio, then powerful front speakers, the amplifier, subwoofer, etc. Which approach you’ll take depends on what you want and how much money do you have. It all depends on whether you want to achieve crystal clear sound, vibrations that shake the neighborhood windows, or maybe both… If you want a high-end system, you’ll have to invest a lot. Not only that. You will also need to learn a lot about the components. The more you learn, you will realize how little you know and how complicated it is. Of course, many have put together an audio system without any knowledge of electronics, acoustics and it suits them perfectly. We are not all bitten audiophiles, nor is the car space where you can achieve the “perfect” sound without the help of a specialist and a lot of money.

Get Acquainted With The Complete Sound System

Of course, you can go to someone who is professionally engaged in the installation of car audio. But if you want to do it yourself, do not be impatient, but first, make a plan. Otherwise, you may needlessly spend more money on some high-quality expensive component, whose features won’t be able to be fully utilized, due to other components.

The Sound System Is Much More Complicated Than You Can Imagine

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Not everything is in watts. Not even in decibels. Neither in number or size of speakers. This whole story is too complicated for the average person, so component makers often use this and try to impress us with some features that are not crucial.


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You have to plan whether you will be installing new speakers of the same dimensions as the factory original, or they will be larger. You may bump into a situation that they both have the same diameter but different depth. According to, that must be taken into account. You may want to put more speakers in places where they haven’t been before. Therefore, the cable assembly should be planned there. Many people forget about the speaker installing quality. If they are not properly secured or if the pad on which they are attached is loose, this may seriously affect the sound quality. You’ll be disappointed without knowing that the problem is not with the speakers.

When car speakers are installed, all plastics and other vibrating parts should be secured. It is also very useful to do so-called dumping. It is the inserting of special sound-absorbing material. All other parts of the car can also be done the same way. This is usually done in the door or the trunk if a subwoofer is installed.

Is Putting Speakers In Front Better?

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If it’s important for you to enjoy the music, then you better put the speakers in front, that is, invest more money into that. If you want them to be heard on the outside, invest more money into subwoofer … Some drivers say it was enough for them to replace the two factory-made front speakers with “three-system” with a decent amplifier. Afterward, they didn’t have to put the ellipses on the rear shelf or install the subwoofer.

Speaker Types

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Car speakers can vary in size, shape, material, or the sound they produce. We will hold back on this division:

  • Treble: As the name implies, they have the task of producing high-quality treble.
  • Mid-range speakers: They operate in the most critical frequency transmission area, where the sensitivity and the analyzing ability of the human ear are highest. Therefore, they must be high-quality.
  • Loudspeakers: Low-frequency broadcasting requires a loudspeaker to make high acoustic power, low resonant frequency, large diameter and large-diaphragm strokes at low frequencies.
  • Subwoofer: it deals with very low-frequency sounds, preferably acting as an “earthquake”. It requires an amplifier since it has to “push” large amounts of air.

Why Are We Using Different Types Of Speakers?

A single loudspeaker cannot reproduce the sound from bass to treble with acceptable volume and without distortion. Therefore, multiple types of loudspeakers are used. Of course, not all of them need to be used, especially the subwoofer.