Guide to Choosing the Right Speakers

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SRQ Customs highly recommends choosing the right speakers for your vehicle. It makes a world of difference for the obvious reason that cars, trucks, and SUVs are shaped and sized very differently, thereby impacting sound quality. Back in January, we talked a little bit about not blowing your speakers, but this time we want to focus on obtaining the best possible speakers for enhancing your ride’s sound.

Guide to Choosing the Right Speakers

These are some of the factors you should know when shopping for the best speakers.
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  • Installation Issues (Coaxial or Component Speakers)
  • Begin by determining whether you want to get component or coaxial speakers. The component kind will cost you more but deliver better sound. Coaxial speakers, sometimes called “full-range” speakers, are less expensive, easier to install, and pretty reliable.

  • Size
  • You might want to take a look at the speakers already in your vehicle so that you don’t inadvertently choose the wrong size. When in doubt, the car manufacturer usually has recommendations for speaker size regarding any particular model. After you determine the size, it’s simply a matter of replacing the old ones with new speakers into the same receptacles.

  • Power Handling
  • When you learn about sound systems, you inevitably encounter the topic of power and ways to modify it with subwoofers and a good head unit, otherwise known as an amplifier. On a technical level, you’d want to know about the power measurement, root-mean-square (RMS) value, which helps you identify the amount of sound your speakers can handle without distortion.
    You should be able to learn the speakers’ power allotment by locating the RMS power rating. Also, since this is all electrical, make sure not to purchase speakers or an amp that overpower your vehicle’s alternator.

  • Build Material Quality
  • Then there are some other minor concerns that impact sound quality. The materials play an important role. Rubber speaker surrounds tend to fare better than cloth or foam. You also get superior durability from polypropylene, synthetic materials.

We think if you focus on these key aspects, you’ll be able to easily purchase a good set of speakers. If you have trouble, you can always come to talk to us and we’d love to help you figure out the best fit for your preferences and budget. We offer a wide variety of car audio and electronic devices, so you can leverage our expertise to your advantage.

SRQ Customs helps car audio enthusiasts in Sarasota and across the country get their hands on the best quality sound equipment. Whether you need some new speakers, a reliable amp, or a custom enclosure, SRQ is ready to help. You can call us at any time to learn more about our products and services by dialing 941-923-6200.