Based on research conducted recently, Americans spend an average of 24.3 minutes every day commuting, and the yearly nationwide average comes up to almost 100 hours. If you live in a big city, of course, this average commuting time goes up by a few hours. Considering the fact that you may very well spend 1-2 hours every day commuting, getting a set of the Sound Artist SC8B becomes a must.
For many people, the vehicle is the only space within that they tune in to music. Some even get their reading done in the car through audio books. For the best out of this experience, you require a set of top quality car speakers.
The car is actually a different space than compared to a living room area or bedroom. It is actually smaller, is usually completely enclosed, has unique acoustic properties, and once the windows are down, offers a lot of wind noise. Car speakers are engineered to give the optimum listening experience in this particular space. You can get a pair of cheap car speakers, but the quality of your listening experience will likely be much poorer than you can get from a top quality speaker system.
Car speakers can be largely classified into two categories:
1. Coaxial Speakers
The most common form of car speakers, these are typically factory installed from the manufacturer. Usually, the two main pairs of speakers, one pair right in front, one in the back, though some manufacturers offer up to 8 speakers. When it comes to construction, these people have a cone woofer with one tweeter mounted on top. The woofer is normally of mid-range, as the tweeter looks after higher range frequencies.
Factory installed coaxial car speakers typically lack an amplifier and sub-woofer. The standard of sound reproduction is mediocre, but will get the job done quite adequately. Audiophiles will obviously desire to purchase something higher end than what comes pre-set up in their cars.
You may have come across terms like ‘2-way, 3-way, 4-way coaxial speakers’. Simply put, a 2-way car speaker means a woofer with a tweeter attached on top, a 3-way means one woofer and two tweeters, and so forth. The better the tweeters, the better the audio quality. The reason being the woofers match the function of reproducing sounds in the 15-ten thousand Hz range. The range of frequencies that humans can hear (and car audio systems can reproduce) is up to 20,000 Hz. To breed the frequencies from ten thousand to 20,000 Hz, you require tweeters.
Hence, the better tweeters you have, the clearer the audio reproduction.
Caveat: many car manufacturers are nowadays offering 6 and 8 car speaker systems. Unless otherwise mentioned, these are generally typically just your four regular mid-range cone woofers. The tweeters aren’t mounted on top in the woofers. Instead, they make up the last two Audiophile Cables, hence offering you the 6 or 8 speaker configuration. It is a trick utilized by car makers to improve the perceived price of their product without delivering any difference inside the performance.
Nevertheless, car makers are becoming far more aware of the value of audio systems and acoustics. Consequently, the systems that can come pre-installed with cars nowadays are of the top quality and would satisfy most.
2. Component Car Speaker System
This is the high end, custom installed speaker system. Within this system, the tweeters and woofers are separate. Additionally, it provides a set of crossover filter networks. These filters essentially improve the sound quality by distributing the audio signal to the relevant components. When the signal is of any high frequency, then it will be diverted for the tweeter. If xmjnge is below 10,000 Hz, it would be directed to the woofer. The end result is way greater fidelity and clarity in audio reproduction.
Additionally, many component car speaker systems in addition have a sub-woofer for handling low level frequencies (i.e. more bass or ‘punch’). Some systems also provide an amplifier that further raises the audio output quality and ‘punch’.
Also check out the material used. Denser materials including fiber glass, Kevlar, etc. tend to produce deeper, richer bass inside the cone woofers. Woofers should ideally be produced of dense, thick wood. Last, but not minimal, for the greatest car speakers, take some time to listen for a demo. Play a song that stretches the limits from the system – that is certainly, the one that has a lot of deep bass, as well as high frequency, ‘thin’ sound. This will give you a genuine idea of the performance from the Willsenton Amplifier.