Car stereos come standard with speakers, CD players, DVD players, radios, and USB and MP3 player ports. In addition, modern car stereos are available with optional features such as Bluetooth and navigation. For those looking to upgrade their car stereo system, there are several aftermarket options available. Let’s take a look at some important things to know about car stereo speakers.
1. Components of a car audio system
Here are some important things to know about car stereos and speakers
Different parts of the car audio system have different functions
The entire system volume and sound source in the car is controlled by the main unit. In short, the amplifier increases the power of the audio signal to actuate the speakers and produce sound. The amplifier in the car is done through preamplifiers and power amplifiers. As for the speakers, they convert the amplified electrical signals into mechanical energy, moving the speakers back and forth to produce sound. If you like to listen to music on the go, be sure to check the sound quality before buying a car stereo.
2. Types of car stereos
There are different types of car stereo speakers
Tweeter, sub-tweeter, mid-range speaker, woofer and subwoofer are the common combination speakers
The most convenient way to add life to your car music is to upgrade your car speakers or install new ones. There are different types of car speakers including combo speakers and coaxial speakers.
Combo speakers can be installed on the lower front doors, upper front doors, red deck corners and rear deck tweeters of a car. In general, there are five common types of automotive speaker assemblies. Tweeter, Super Tweeter, Midrange Speaker, Woofer and Subwoofer. A tweeter is the smallest speaker type and produces high frequencies. A super tweeter, on the other hand, produces high-frequency sound.
Midrange speakers produce sound detail that tweeters and woofers cannot provide, and can handle all sounds in between. Woofers are an important part of a full-range automotive speaker system. They produce bass and midrange sounds. Finally, subwoofers are usually larger in size and can emit sounds at the lowest frequencies.
As for coaxial speakers, most cars come standard with coaxial speakers. The different types of coaxial speakers include 2-band coaxial speakers, 3-band coaxial speakers, and 4-band coaxial speakers.
3. Common stereo speaker problems
Let’s take a look at the problems with car stereo speakers
Poor connections, loose wires and improper installation are common car stereo speaker problems
Poor connection is one of the most common car stereo speaker problems. This can be caused by poor amplifier connections or other wires connecting the speakers to the sound system. To ensure that all connections are correct and strong, check them thoroughly.
If the speakers produce an intermittent sound, they may be incorrectly grounded. Often, distorted sound is caused by a speaker that is burned out and visibly damaged. The only way to fix this problem is to replace the speakers. Here are ways to replace and upgrade your car speakers.
4. Signs of car stereo speaker problems
If the sound quality is distorted, there is a problem with the car stereo speakers
If the music sound quality is interrupted or inaudible, there is a problem with the car stereo and speakers
If there is static in the car stereo speakers, it means they are not working properly. Another sign of a malfunctioning sound system is intermittent sound. A third problem with no sound from car speakers could be a complete failure of the car stereo speakers.