When the audio signal reaches the car speaker, the woofer and tweeter vibrate. The woofer creates the low and midrange frequencies while the tweeter generally produces the high-mids and treble frequencies. The vibration literally ripples the surrounding air, like dropping a stone in a pond, to create sound waves at the various frequencies of the audio signal. Having speakers installed on the left and right side of the car provide a stereo image of your music. However, not all car speakers are capable of reproducing the audio signal as accurately as others, which we discuss later in the article. Your goal is to find the speaker that produces the audio signal with the most accuracy within your stereo's power-handling specifications.
The best car speakers provide both punch and clarity to your music. You should feel the music as much as hear it. And you should hear all the parts clearly, from the pluck of the bass to the splash of a cymbal. In essence, you want speakers that reproduce the song in the way that the artist intended. When you listen for audio quality, test the speakers with a song that you're familiar with and love. As the song plays, carefully focus your ears through four stages of listening – low, mid, high and the combined range in a different position. Since the speaker will play all the frequencies at once, learning how to focus your ears requires some practice.
Your plans for an amazing new car audio and video system will probably require at least a little wiring. A few tips on wiring your car stereo and car speakers will go a long way to helping you make your sound system something to envy. Wiring a Car Audio System: Shop Car Audio and Video ▸ Speaker wire: If you're simply replacing existing speakers, then you'll probably be able to use the existing speaker wires to connect your new speakers and audio receiver.