By Seth Wilde – Product Specialist
There are many misunderstanding that can occur while shopping for a new pair of car speakers. One of these misunderstandings is that the more money we spend on speakers, the better they sound. While it is true that the more expensive speakers are made with finer materials and incorporate more sophisticated engineering, it does not always mean that they will sound better than speakers that cost less. In order to get the most out of a pair of speakers, proper installation, wiring and amplifier matching play an important role in achieving great sound. Below are some affordable car speakers that play loud, while retaining sound quality and high fidelity. These speakers offer great sound with an affordable price.
Part of the entry-level Kicker car speaker series, the Kicker DS600 provides an excellent solution for those that do not plan on installing an aftermarket amplifier. The 50 watts RMS pair nicely with most aftermarket headunits. Kicker has used the engineering from the higher-end components in the creation of the DS series to bring quality sound to an affordable price point. Each DS speaker features the notable black cone and yellow ring that has become a Kicker symbol. The full ranges of frequencies are accurately replicated with smooth response.
Rockford Fosgate Punch P1S652
When years of experience and top-notch engineering meet, the Rockford Fosgate Punch series car speakers are created. The Punch P1S652 car speakers are perfect for dropping in a replacing the factory speakers in a car, but also pair very nicely with an external amplifier. Rockford many patent backed technologies to create a technologically advanced speaker at a low price. The VAST surround increases the surface area of the cone, while improving the strength of the rubber surround. The FlexFit basket helps the speakers install in a variety of different sizes of cutout holes. Rockford Fosgate Punch speakers define great sounding affordable speakers.
With the recent closure of Eclipse as a car audio manufacturer, it is becoming easier to find incredible deals on these high-end components. The Eclipse SC8365 is the perfect example of a great sounding, top-notch speaker set that is now priced as an entry level speaker. It is a 3-way component set with a MSRP of $679.99, yet is commonly found for over 70% off. Each side can handle about 100 watts RMS and it is recommended that a car amplifier be used when installing these speakers. Eclipse used a solid aluminum cone and a durable rubber surround, along with their Acoustic Thruster Technology for breath-taking sound with a low price.