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Four popular car speaker lines

We listen in our lab

Robert Ferency-Viars is the managing editor for the Crutchfield car A/V learning content, and has been with the company since 1999. A Virginia native from the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he loves spending time with his wonderful wife and sons, listening to music, writing, and playing games with friends. Robert's love for car audio began at 16 when he installed his first car stereo.

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We at Crutchfield listen to a lot of different car speaker brands so we can provide solutions for our customers that will work well with the particular kinds of music they like to listen to.

Car speakers

Recently, we gathered members of the Crutchfield car A/V writing team into our Crutchfield Labs car listening room for some critical listening of four of our most popular car speaker families. We wanted to hear the differences ourselves so we could describe to you how they sound.

Alpine Type-S — the all-around classic

Infinity Reference and Reference X — smooth from top to bottom

Polk Audio DXi — great with vocals

Rockford Fosgate Punch — when you like it loud

  • John McFadden from CA

    Posted on 7/4/2015

    What is an infinity system?

  • Alexander Hrabe from Crutchfield

    Posted on 7/6/2015

    John, Infinity is a well-regarded brand that makes high quality speakers for both vehicle and home use.

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