How to Select a Speaker
Sensitivity measures how much sound comes from a speaker based on the power supplied to it. Speakers with high sensitivity ratings will match best with low-powered car stereos (factory systems), If you have a high-power system, typically provided by a brand-name receiver or external amplifier, then consider speakers with lower sensitivity ratings. Properly powered, they'll provide excellent sound quality.
Watts let you know how much power a speaker can handle. With a low-powered system, the speakers don't need to be able to handle lots ...Continue Reading
How to Build the Ideal System
The "ideal" car audio system does not mean the loudest one, or most expensive one. It's the one that best meets your needs. Ask yourself, what type of car stereo system do you have now? Is the sound flat, dull, tinny, or wimpy? Are you listening to a car radio that's struggling to drive flimsy, old factory speakers? You know it sounds lousy, but you don't necessarily know why. It's not always easy to diagnose what's causing problems in a vehicle's audio/video system. You don't have to be a car audio expert to figure it out, though.