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What is a two way speaker system

What is a two way speaker system?

  • Posted by Audio Express
  • On December 21, 2016
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What is a two way speaker system? In automotive parlance a two way speaker system usually refers to a component package consisting of a woofer, a separate tweeter, and a set of crossovers. These components are designed to provide greater flexibility in locating each of the elements and more accurate sound reproduction. By separating the tweeters from the woofers serious audiophiles can create what is known as imaging, which causes different elements of the music to seem to come from different locations. Typically vehicle owners want to the vocalist “front and center” with the instruments lower and in the background. Although the more common coaxial speakers have a woofer and a tweeter, their one-piece design means it is difficult or impossible to create the “soundstage” effect that is the attraction of two way systems. The buyer of two way components is looking for the extra level of quality sound in their car speakers. There are three components at work to produce the sound: Woofers handle low to mid-range frequencies. These come in a variety of sizes but 6-1/2 inch is common. They are often mounted in factory locations in the doors, in the opening left when the factory coaxial speakers were removed. The much smaller tweeters produce the high range frequencies, such as female vocalists. Buyers often want tweeters in specific locations, which may require custom installation. The third essential part of a two way system is crossovers. The job of the crossovers is to send higher-pitched sound to the tweeters and lower tones to the woofers. This assures that neither speaker is wasting energy or creating distortion by trying to reproduce sounds for which it is not built. Many component two way systems are built to handle much more power than factory systems. This invites the use of an amplifier to boost the signal from the source unit and take full advantage of the available volume. Using the crossovers, it is also possible to limit the low range sound going to the component woofer and add a subwoofer for fuller bass. Come in to Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound and join our professionals to explore all the possibilities of a two way speaker system in your vehicle.
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What is a full range speaker

What is a full range speaker?

  • Posted by Audio Express
  • On December 21, 2016
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What is a full range speaker? In general, the term full range speaker refers to a single unit that is designed to produce a range of sounds from very high to quite low. In car speakers this is most often accomplished by using two separate speakers, a large woofer for low tones and a small tweeter for high tones, mounted in the same frame. The most common design is what is known as coaxial speakers. That means the small tweeter is mounted in front of the larger woofer, with magnets centered on the same axis, which gives the name coaxial. Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound is a great place to see various sizes designed to fit your vehicle. We stock top name brand products in a wide variety of price ranges. Full range speakers are widely used by automobile manufacturers because they are relatively inexpensive to produce and provide the most music using the least space. It is very likely the speakers that came from the factory in your vehicle are coaxial unless you paid for a high-end factory sound system. Designs using two speakers are the most common, but there are models that feature three or four separate speakers in a single housing. These provide more accurate sound since each speaker is selecting only the range it reproduces best. Since available sizes and shapes range from 5.25 inch round units to 6×9 inch or larger models to match certain factory openings, it is a simple matter to find high-quality replacements for failing factory car speakers. Each speaker in the pair will include a tweeter that is less than an inch in diameter. The sound quality and durability of the speakers is determined by the materials manufacturers use in the cones and magnets. The professional staff at Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound will be happy to demonstrate the improvement that is possible by installing full range speakers.  
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What is a coaxial speaker

What is a coaxial speaker?

  • Posted by Audio Express
  • On December 16, 2016
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What is a coaxial speaker? A Coaxial speaker is actually two separate speakers combined within a single basket. The larger of the two speakers, called the woofer, is designed to handle the low sounds of the music. A smaller tweeter produces the high sounds. The tweeter is usually mounted in the center of the woofer, which is the source of the term, coaxial. With a wide range of sizes and price ranges provided by the top names in the industry, Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound is a great place to learn all the details. These speakers have become common in the automobile industry because they produce the most music using the least space. They also have the advantage of being less expensive to produce compared to other designs. Unless you paid for a high-end factory sound system, it is very likely the car speakers that came from the factory in your vehicle are coaxial. Although systems with two speakers are the most common, there are speaker designs that comprise three or even four separate speakers in one housing. These provide more detailed sound since each speaker is selecting only the range it reproduces best. Sizes and shapes of coaxial speakers range from 5.25 inch round units to much larger designs such as 6×9 speakers. Tweeters may be less than an inch in diameter. The quality of the sound and durability of the speakers is determined to a large extent by the materials used in the cones by different manufacturers. Experts on car audio are in general agreement that replacing factory car speakers with higher-grade aftermarket speakers is the quickest and cheapest way to improve the sound in any vehicle. The professional staff at Audio Express / Quality Auto Sound will be happy to introduce you to the possibilities provided by coaxial speakers.
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