car speaker installation

car speaker installation

Car Speaker Installation

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Car Speaker Installation

John, fit your speaker in the baffle and then place it in the factory location or speaker bracket. The screws that hold the speaker in its location will also hold the baffle. Be sure to test the sound before you put your door panels on to see if it’s to your liking. You can always alter the baffle however you see fit, but generally baffles are designed to be placed behind car speakers to protect the speaker from moisture and dirt which can damage speaker components. Along with providing a sealed chamber, they also form a mounting seal between the speaker and the mounting surface to eliminate panel to frame resonance. Baffles can improve door acoustics by reducing road noise and vibrations transferred to the back of the speaker cone.
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Car Speaker Installation

Car speaker options“New speakers will create a higher fidelity and clarity of sound,” says Robert Nevitt, owner of Audio Electronics in Indianapolis. “The music is more distinct with less distortion. People won’t get tired listening to it.” Cook says customers must decide the type of sound they like. The first thing Cook does with a client is sit in the car with them to discuss their personal preference. “Everyone’s ear is different,” he says. “What I think sounds amazing, you may think is horrible. It’s a good idea to get out and listen to what you like and don’t like about it.” Once you’ve found a sound you like, you’ll learn the sky’s really the limit when it comes to buying car speakers. There are dozens of makes and models, sizes and power levels to choose from. Columbus Car Audio & Accessories offers three types of car speakers to choose from: full range speakers, component speakers and coaxial speakers. • Full range speakers come with a tweeter to produce for the high-pitched sounds and a woofer for the lows. This option offers several different sizes. • Component speakers, meanwhile, come with separate tweeters and woofers. They’re advertised as providing a more detailed sound, according to Columbus Car Audio & Accessories. • Coaxial speakers come with a tweeter and driver. Once you’ve chosen a type of car speaker, you’ll need to decide how many you want. Cook says some cars come with as little as two speakers, while larger, luxury vehicles may have as many 32. He adds a typical sedan usually has four. “It really just depends whether you want to replace all of them,” Cook says. “I would recommend doing all four. If you’re budget-minded, I would start with the ones in the front. That’s where you’re at. And you’re going to be in the car 100 percent of the time.” Another option to boost the sound is adding a subwoofer to your system. Subwoofers are designed to reproduce low bass frequencies and can be included with new speakers or can be added separately to existing car speakers. “Most speakers can’t play down low in those frequencies like a subwoofer can,” Cook says.
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Car Speaker Installation

“New speakers will create a higher fidelity and clarity of sound,” says Robert Nevitt, owner of Audio Electronics in Indianapolis. “The music is more distinct with less distortion. People won’t get tired listening to it.” Cook says customers must decide the type of sound they like. The first thing Cook does with a client is sit in the car with them to discuss their personal preference. “Everyone’s ear is different,” he says. “What I think sounds amazing, you may think is horrible. It’s a good idea to get out and listen to what you like and don’t like about it.” Once you’ve found a sound you like, you’ll learn the sky’s really the limit when it comes to buying car speakers. There are dozens of makes and models, sizes and power levels to choose from. Columbus Car Audio & Accessories offers three types of car speakers to choose from: full range speakers, component speakers and coaxial speakers. • Full range speakers come with a tweeter to produce for the high-pitched sounds and a woofer for the lows. This option offers several different sizes. • Component speakers, meanwhile, come with separate tweeters and woofers. They’re advertised as providing a more detailed sound, according to Columbus Car Audio & Accessories. • Coaxial speakers come with a tweeter and driver. Once you’ve chosen a type of car speaker, you’ll need to decide how many you want. Cook says some cars come with as little as two speakers, while larger, luxury vehicles may have as many 32. He adds a typical sedan usually has four. “It really just depends whether you want to replace all of them,” Cook says. “I would recommend doing all four. If you’re budget-minded, I would start with the ones in the front. That’s where you’re at. And you’re going to be in the car 100 percent of the time.” Another option to boost the sound is adding a subwoofer to your system. Subwoofers are designed to reproduce low bass frequencies and can be included with new speakers or can be added separately to existing car speakers. “Most speakers can’t play down low in those frequencies like a subwoofer can,” Cook says.
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Car Speaker Installation

4. Removing the Factory Speaker — The factory speaker is secured to the car door with four Phillips screws. We removed them, then pulled the speaker out of the opening. Using a flat head screwdriver, we popped off the factory harness and removed the factory speaker.
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Car Speaker Installation

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Deep discounts on car installation gear We offer vehicle-specific installation instructions, dash kits, wiring harnesses, and speaker accessories at deeply discounted prices with car stereo and speaker purchases. Available for most vehicles. Learn more Trusted since 1974 Our customers have trusted us with their business, and they’ve helped us win awards for our service. Check out our most recent awards Factory-authorized dealer The manufacturer’s warranty always applies. See more details
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Hold the speaker in its new home, mark the screw holes and remove the speaker. Drill the holes. Crimp quick-slide terminals onto your speaker wire and connect the wire to the speaker, noting the proper polarity. If you can, use “speed clips” over the new screw holes. Speed clips are slotted pieces of metal through which you drive the screw. They give the screws something extra to hold on to, providing support when the door is slammed.

Published on Mar 15, 2017 | Under Car | By michael ellis
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