Factory speakers usually sound fine when they're new, but they deteriorate over time. We compared speakers of different ages to see how badly they fared.
When you're shopping for speakers, don't forget the tweeter. The shape and the material it's made from have a direct impact on how your music sounds.
By separating the tweeter and the woofer, component speaker systems improve the sound quality and overall audio experience in your car in three very big ways.
Brand-name speakers will make a big difference in your car's sound. But with some simple, relatively inexpensive extra steps, you can make them sound even better.
Installing tweeters in your doors will give you better stereo imaging and raise the soundstage in your car. Here, we describe your options for mounting tweeters.
Over time factory speakers deteriorate and begin to sound truly awful. We set up a blind listening test in our Labs to see if our experts could tell the difference.
Properly tweaked, your car or truck can be a fantastic place to listen to music. But first, you need to compensate for some of its natural limitations.
Even the best component system can sound better with a few tweaks. Let's look a few set-up tips and additions that will tune up your speakers for the best sound.
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