Tweeters and Midrange Speakers: Articles & Videos

Component Car Speakers: What To Look For

Component Car Speakers: What To Look For

by Ken Nail

Component speaker systems are the best way to get high-quality sound in your vehicle. You'll find a wide variety of systems available, so choosing a set can be a bit daunting. But if you keep a few key points in mind, you'll make a smart choice.

 
How tweeter design affects sound

How tweeter design affects sound

by Ken Nail

When you're shopping for speakers, don't forget the tweeter. Tweeters reproduce the upper frequencies in your music — they're what makes your highs sparkle and come to life — so they're vital for proper soundstaging and stereo separation.

 
Component Speakers Installation Video

Component Speakers Installation Video

by Todd Cabell, Danae Marshall

A 5-minute video that shows the basics of installing a component speaker system in a car.

 
Raise the Soundstage

Raise the Soundstage

by John Pollard

Installing tweeters in your factory tweeter locations, or custom-mounting them on the upper part of your doors, will give you better stereo imaging and raise the soundstage to your ears. You'll hear better placement of instruments in recordings, and you'll enjoy more depth of sound. And they might not be as difficult to install as you may think.

 
What are Component Car Speakers?

What are Component Car Speakers?

by Ken Nail

Component speaker systems are the audiophile's choice for superior mobile sound. But what are component speaker systems, exactly, and are they the right choice for your vehicle?

 
How to Make Your Speakers Sound Their Best

How to Make Your Speakers Sound Their Best

by Ken Nail

Brand-name speakers will make a big difference in your car's sound, there's no doubt about it. But with some simple, relatively inexpensive extra steps, you can make them sound even better.

 
How to Get the Best Stereo Imaging & Soundstage

How to Get the Best Stereo Imaging & Soundstage

by Ken Nail

Properly tweaked, your car or truck can be a fantastic place to listen to music. But in order to achieve that level of enjoyment, you need to compensate for some of its natural limitations. Achieving great imaging is a matter of understanding your components, and how they interact with your vehicle and the people sitting in it.

 

Tuning Your Speakers

by Ken Nail

Even the best component system can sound better with a few tweaks. Here are some keys to help ensure you get the best possible sound out of your new investment.

 
Component Speakers Installation Options

Component Speakers Installation Options

by Ken Nail

Adding brand-name component speakers is a great way to improve the sound of your vehicle, but installation can involve a few more steps than 2- or 3-way speakers. We'll take a look at the most common mounting options chosen for component speaker systems.

 
Component Speakers Installation Guide

Component Speakers Installation Guide

by Crutchfield Writing Team

Installing component speakers in your vehicle can make a big difference in the sound, but there's a bit more involved than in installing regular full-range speakers.

 
Car Speakers FAQ

Car Speakers FAQ

by Crutchfield Writing Team

What kind of a difference do new car speakers really make? How difficult will my new speakers be to install? Will my factory radio power aftermarket speakers? Those, and other common questions, are answered in our FAQ.

 
Car Speakers: What's Going To Fit My Car?

Car Speakers: What's Going To Fit My Car?

by Ken Nail

Getting the right speakers to fit your car doesn't have to be confusing, thanks to Crutchfield's extensive research and database.

 
Car Speakers Glossary

Car Speakers Glossary

by Crutchfield Writing Team

A helpful guide to the technical specifications and terminology you'll see when you're shopping for car speakers.

 
Anatomy of a Car Speaker

Anatomy of a Car Speaker

by John Pollard

While most speakers feature the same basic components, the materials used, the quality of the construction, and the sophistication of the design can greatly impact how a speaker sounds. Here's a close look at what makes Focal speakers sound so good.

 
Audiofrog: Materials and design that make a difference

Audiofrog: Materials and design that make a difference

by Alexander Hrabe

Audiofrog's commitment to phenomenal sound starts with uncompromising designs and only the best materials.

 
Who is Audiofrog?

Who is Audiofrog?

by Alexander Hrabe

Founded by car audio vets, Audiofrog takes a refreshing approach to hi-fi sound that audiophiles and custom car enthusiasts can appreciate.