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Articles & Videos: Component Speakers

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.

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.

By separating the tweeter and the woofer, component speaker systems improve the sound quality and overall audio experience in your car in three very big ways.

Brand-name speakers will make a big difference in your car's sound. But with some simple, relatively inexpensive extra steps, you can make them sound even better.

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.

Tuning your speakers
by Ken Nail

Even the best component system can sound better with a few tweaks. Let's look a few set-up tips and additions that will tune up your speakers for the best sound.

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.

Adding new component speakers is a great way to improve the sound of your vehicle, but installation can involve a few more steps than coaxial speakers.

Installing the front door speakers
by Michael Sokolowski

In this chapter of our ongoing quest to achieve high-fidelity sound in a GMC Yukon, we chose to install a set of JL Audio components in the front doors.

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
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 Alexander Hrabe

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

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.

Harold Jones, winner of Virginia's IASCA Sound Quality Challenge, was kind enough to drop by Crutchfield headquarters to show off his impressive ride.

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.

Minivan makeover
by Buck Pomerantz

High schooler Morgan didn't particularly enjoy getting stuck driving the family minivan, until we gave her a rockin' aftermarket sound system to plug her iPhone into.

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