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Speakers & Subwoofers

Do you want to upgrade the speakers in your vehicle?

Most standard vehicle speakers are designed and built on such a low budget that the quality of them is very poor and the sound frequencies they produce are very limited.  Once you have removed these and installed any aftermarket speaker you will notice a vast improvement in the sound quality.  We deal with many of the leading manufacturers, including Hertz, Audison and Rainbow and carry many different ranges in stock to suit all manner of budgets and sound performance.  We also stock a wide range of speaker supports and rings so if you choose to have a larger speaker or in some cases they are required to change the speakers due to the car, we can fit with the minimal amount of modification if any.

There are three main types of speaker categories which are a coaxial speaker, a component speaker and a subwoofer.

JL TR570Coaxial Speaker
A coaxial speaker is a single speaker, generally called a mid range driver, which has a tweeter fitted into the centre of its cone on a little post.  This type of speaker is the easiest of the two to install as there is only a single positive and negative terminal to connect up.  A coaxial speaker ranges in size from 3.5” to a 6” x 9” speaker.

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Hertz HSK130Component Speaker
A component speaker system is made up of seperate speakers with a crossover.  For each side of the vehicle you have a seperate mid range driver and tweeter, which are connected via a little box called a crossover.  This crossover box basically seperates the mid range to low frequencies from the high frequencies so that each individual speaker only plays the frequencies that it is capable of playing.  A component system is available in varying sizes, a 4” midrange, a 5.25” midrange, a 6.50” midrange and a 5″x7″ midrange.  In some instances, a 3 way component system could be used, which includes a 6.5” mid bass driver, a 3.5” or 4” mid range speaker and a 1” tweeter with a 3 way crossover.

Out of these two types of speaker, a component system gives the better sound quality as the tweeter is usually mounted higher up in the vehicle to help lift the soundstage to create a better sounding environment.

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Subwoofer
JL Audio 12w6The subwoofer covers the least amount of frequencies across the audio spectrum, but is probably the most important speaker as it plays the really low frequencies (known as bass) that all other speakers cannot physically reproduce.  Adding a subwoofer to a factory audio system will even enhance the very poor quality factory speakers and make the vehicle sound a lot better (depending on the level of quality you require).  This type of speaker can vary in size from a small and compact 6” sub to a huge 15” bass demon.  The general rule is the smaller the sub, the tighter and more controlled the bass is, whereas the larger the sub, the lower the bass will drop and there will be a lot more volume.

 

Thesis subAll subwoofers require them to be installed within an enclosure, usually MDF.  There are two types of boxes, ‘sealed’ and ‘ported’.  A sealed box will give you the better quality of bass with more control over the sound, whereas a ported enclosure will give you a bit more volume and lower frequency response, but with less control.

 

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I began researching an audio upgrade to my BMW and have visited several high end car audio specialists in the North West to get advice on possible options and costs …then I visited SOURCE. On walking in I was initially impressed with the SOURCE showroom display and the range of options to sample.There really is something to suit all budgets ,certainly far more comprehensive and wide ranging than any others I visited in the North West . The real “gem” of SOURCE is however their very detailed knowledge of all the technical and “fit” aspects and most especially the time they are prepared to spend talking through technical /price options without pressure to buy .As a result I returned a second time and again experienced the same friendly non pushy very informed advice as we explored the possibilities in a little more depth.Every question I had was answered,time was ,once again, not an issue and nothing was too much trouble including phone calls to suppliers to check availability/latest spec for my car etc .In the end I genuinely felt they wanted to advise the best system for me and definitely not just the most expensive. I am convinced you cannot get better than SOURCE for your car audio needs ,excellence like this is very rare in my experience and I strongly suggest you call in to this 5 star outfit – you wont be disappointed and I reckon you will be totally satisfied/blown away with the result if you buy.

— Brian

just had a speaker upgrade, along with sub and amp fitted by these guys ……. everything, from product knowledge to installation is amazing, thanks to Jordan for getting me to buy what i needed, not what i thought i needed and to Paul and the team for the most awesome installation and sound experience an my T6 ……. it really is unbelievable the difference……. i knew it would be good, but this is astonishing!!! …… if you want the best, listen to what these guys say to you and go with them!!! …… Thanks so much guys …… got my dream wheels now you’ve had your mitts on her ….. awesomeness!!!

— Mark Wilford

Absolutely brilliant, outstanding service from advice on which alarm to have, very professional install and great introduction to the system when it’s fitted. I’d recommend these to anyone. Well done!