Upgrading your car stereo system is a great way to get more enjoyment out of your vehicle. However, if you listen to everything you hear on the Internet, you may end up making some errors that cost you a lot of money. Here are a few car audio myths that you don’t want to fall for.
- Myth 1: You never want speakers in your car doors – There is nothing wrong with having a speaker in the door of your car. The door itself won’t cause a problem with the sound. The issue is that door speakers are usually pointed at your ankle rather than your ears. So this is not the place for a directional speaker. Use speakers in the midrange of tones when they are in a door.
- Myth 2: Speaker cone size doesn’t matter – This one technically can be true as long as you don’t care about hearing balanced sound. However, if you want all of your high and low tones to come through equally loud and clear, then the speaker cone size needs to comparable.
- Myth 3: Custom housings are a waste of money – While it is true that you can sometimes put new speakers into the existing cutouts from your previous speakers, they won’t always be an exact fit. Customer housings give your sound system a professional look and feel. Also, they keep your speakers from rattling and ruining the experience.