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Articles & Videos: 6-1/2" Speakers

If you want your music to sound great, you can't ignore your car's speakers. Dollar for dollar, new speakers are one of the best ways to improve your car's sound.

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.

This Crutchfield video covers the basics of car speaker installation. You'll see that you can do it yourself, have fun, and save money when you upgrade your speakers.

With so many speakers available, it's important to know what to look for, so your car audio system sounds the best.

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.

Raise the soundstage
by John Pollard

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.

Factory car speakers are the bane of every music lover's existence. Fortunately, we carry aftermarket speakers that are built to survive life in your car or truck.

How to install car speakers
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Installing new speakers is the single most cost-effective improvement you can make to your vehicle's audio system. This article will show you how to do it.

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? Those, and other common questions, are answered in our FAQ.

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.

Confused about what's in the speakers you're thinking of buying? This glossary examines the materials used in car speakers as well as some common design elements.

Sound Ordnance car speakers are your best option for replacing your factory speakers on a tight budget. Watch this quick video to learn more about them.

Many customers note that sometimes Crutchfield's classification of a car speaker's size is different from what the speaker manufacturer states. This is especially true in the case of...

Anatomy of a car speaker
by John Pollard

Materials, construction, and design can greatly impact how speakers sound. Here's a look at what makes Focal speakers sound so good.

Factory speakers tend to be made from materials that can't handle the extreme conditions found in a car. Aftermarket speakers are built to withstand these elements.

The mobile audio/video section of the Crutchfield Labs lets our writers, researchers, and advisors get hands-on experience with the latest car audio products.

We're passionate about car audio. Our Mobile Audio Listening Lab lets us get hands-on experience with all kinds of car audio gear, from speakers and subs to