If you are just on the search for a new audio system in your car and not sure which model, size or brand of speaker functions what in a system, this guide would be a perfect choice for you to get an overall understanding of how each speaker is used in your car. In general, the size of a vehicle speaker will basically determine the frequency of its emitted sound. However, there would be an only exception to this rule when several models of speakers, including the best 6×9 speakers and 6×8 speakers, are mixed or combined into a single enclosure. This post will provide some basics of common speaker sizes in cars and what they are often used for.
Tweeters are basically the smallest models of speaker in a car. Generally speaking, their diameters are often from 1 to 3 inches and might be placed in the ceiling, door trim, or any other area of the car. Tweeter speakers are mostly used to make the highest frequencies in your audio system, which are approximately 6000 Hz up to the limit level of frequency compared to human hearing (from 17000 to 18000 Hz).
A coaxial speaker is a type that basically contains 2 or more forms of separate speakers in an individual enclosure. For example, it might consist of a tweeter and a bass woofer, which are integrated in the single enclosure.
When it comes to its shape, there are 2 common forms: even oval and round. Nearly all models of coaxial speaker have the diameter of either six or eight inches if these are in circular shape, and six by nine inches if these are oval. You can install it behind the backseat or in the doors of your car. But the most popular places to stall a coaxial speaker are above your vehicle’s trunk and under the glass of the rear window. It does not usually require the additional installation of other speaker models to produce the audible range of sound in an audio system.
Mid-range sizes of speaker
This type of speaker is designed mainly to generate the range of frequency from 1000 to 6000 Hz, which is often considered to be the mid-range of the human audible spectrum. Its diameter is often from four to six inches and is almost always in a circular shape. Even though a mid-range size speaker is adequate for enjoying most of the human voice ranges, it is not designed to listen to music. This is simply because it is not able to produce the low as well as the high frequencies, which are necessary to enjoy the entire spectrum of music audio.
Subwoofer or bass speakers
Subwoofer or bass speakers are often considered as the biggest models of speaker that you would install in a vehicle. The bigger the speaker, in fact, the more sounds of bass it might often produce. Therefore, most of the subwoofer or bass speakers are often bigger than eight inches. In some cases, you might even notice a subwoofer speaker that is 18 inches in size or even bigger.
In general, this kind of speaker is made to lower the lowest audible sounds in the system. A typical subwoofer or bass speaker could basically generate the range of sound approximately from 60 Hz to 800 or 1000 Hz. When it comes to the place of installation, you can place a subwoofer or bass speaker in the rear area or the trunk of your car.
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