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Great Sound from Affordable Car Speakers

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.

Kicker DS600 Kicker DS600 Car Speakers

Kicker DS600

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.

Eclipse SC8365 Eclipse SC8365 3-Way Component Car Speakers

Eclipse SC8365

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.


Upgrade Factory Sound with a 3-Way Component System

As we have discussed in previous blog posts, upgrading car speakers to aftermarket speakers greatly enhance the overall quality of music in a car. Of the popular speakers, there are coaxial speakers and 2-way component systems. Typically the 2-way component systems sound better as they have a larger and more intricate crossover. But is there something that is better than a 2-way component speaker system? If you have been around the car audio industry for a while, then you know that there is. 3-Way component systems feature an even more complex crossover, which separates the source sound into 3 different sections of frequencies. Simply put, the result is a system that can effectively reproduce the musical frequencies with increased accuracy and efficiency.

With that said, the Eclipse SC8365 is a 3-way component system that will enhance the sound of your audio system many times over. It features two woofers, two mid-woofers, two tweeters, and two crossover networks. That means that there will be three speakers on each side of the vehicle. With the audio signal traveling through the crossover, each speaker will only produce a particular set of frequencies that is best for that particular driver. That means that the mid-woofer will produce only the frequencies that the mid-woofer is designed for. This is the same concept for the tweeter and the woofer. Not only does this protect the speakers from receiving frequencies that the woofer is not designed for, but also the sound is clearer and cleaner. If you don’t necessarily have the space in your car doors or dash to install 2 extra speakers, the Eclipse SC8365 comes with a mounting bracket that attaches the mid-woofer and the tweeter together for a convenient way to mount two speakers in a single location. With the Eclipse logo branded on these components, you can be sure that the speakers are of the highest audiophile quality that Eclipse is known for. Advanced crossover networks allow the separation of frequencies to be direct and accurate. They are available in both 5-1/4” systems and 6-1/2” systems. If you are looking to add new speakers in your current car or even getting the components ready for your next vehicle, be sure to check out these incredible 3-way component speaker systems from Eclipse!