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Car Audio Speakers

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Technically, the frequency of a sound wave is the number of cyclesthe sound source produces in 1 second. This relationship of cycles againsttime is measured in Hertz. With this in mind, speakers have specializedsomewhat, having narrowed down their capability to producing soundsat a specific range of frequencies. Proper speaker choice which wouldencompass the entire range of audible sound would determine the qualityof your listening experience.Simply put, a crossover is a filter of sorts, which separates thesource sound into its low, middle, and high frequencies, and suppliesthe appropriate group to corresponding speakers.Well, as the name implies, these speaker types can output the wholegamut of audible sound. A trade off of this capability would be reducedclarity and a fair amount of distortion, since these types usually havelow power handling capabilities.These types handle the middle frequencies of sound. These frequenciesare the flat monotones typically close to the frequency of human speech,but lacking in presence and oomph. Not meant to stand alone, these speakersare usually accompanied by other speakers which handle the high andlow frequencies beyond the mid range.These are the tiny speakers that are responsible for the high pitchedsounds such as the crashing of cymbals or the clinking of breaking glass.When installing speakers, one should consider the properties and idiosyncrasiesof the sound wave at different frequencies when planning speaker placement.The lower bass frequencies tend to travel further and appear to havethe ability to round corners. The higher frequencies however have ashorter range of travel and usually go in a straight line. Hence, tweetersare usually placed closer and pointed directly at the listener. Factory-builtspeaker setups in cars sold today, but some older cars will just usetheir mid-range speaker to play all frequencies.These speakers are usually the huge behemoths found in the trunk,and are responsible for playing the range of low pitched sounds fromthe punchy Bob Marley bass lines to the sub audible rumbling of a jumbojet takeoff.

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