Frequently Asked Questions
1. Which car speakers will fit my car?
It is natural to want the best speakers for your car so you can listen to music and podcasts while you drive but adding speakers to cars can be more complicated than adding them to your home. The size of your car and the size of the speakers you want must match. If you buy the wrong-sized speaker, you could be forced to adapt the existing slot to make the new speaker fit, which takes more time and money.
2. Why should I get a new car stereo?
If you love to listen to music while driving, a new stereo receiver and speakers will let enjoy driving more. You can add phone connectivity to take calls in your car or stream audio content through your car speakers. Adding new technology and features also improves your car’s resale value since modern upgrades appeal to a new owner.
3. What does the sensitivity rating tell you about the speaker?
The sensitivity rating of a speaker indicates the loudness in either a room environment or a non-echoing chamber. Some brands will specify what environment their sensitivity rating reflects, but others assume a non-echoing room and post that measurement on the box instead. Most everyday customers do not notice the sensitivity rating, and you likely only need to pay attention to the specific rating if you care about the small details of your car audio.
4. What does the speaker’s frequency response rating tell me?
A speaker’s frequency response rating is measured in Hertz (Hz), and the rating tells you how accurately the speaker converts the frequencies of an input signal. You will commonly see ratings of 60 Hz to 18 kHz, but most standard speakers have frequency ranges that are perfectly fine for everyday people. If you are very particular about your speakers, you can get in the frequency range weeds to find the most accurate converting speakers.
5. How much power Is enough for my new speakers?
If you want to blast loud music and your speakers are reasonably efficient, you will want 200 watts to run your new system. However, you need far less power, 50 Watts, if you plan to listen to light music and do not expect your windows with sound. High-efficiency speakers, horns, and other lightweight audio equipment require very little power, but the more power you want behind your music, the more Wattage you will need to supply.
6. Do speakers with higher sensitivity rating sound better?
Sensitivity rating indicates how loud your speakers will be, and the average speaker has a rating of 87 dB to 88 dB. While the standard range is acceptable for most people, if you want the best of the best, look for speakers with a rating above 90 dB, but be prepared for the price tag.
7. Can I install my new car speakers myself?
Installing new speakers in your car is a relatively simple process, but that does not mean you should rush it. Most speaker installations only take an hour to finish, but each case can present different issues. You can install speakers yourself, but if you are unfamiliar with cars and do not have the technical tools, it may be best to leave it to a professional to ensure the job does not create new problems in the car.