There are different major components of car audio systems like woofer, tweeter, and crossovers. Each of the components has its specialty and performs a different function. If you wish to listen to the best sound system, it is important that you install the best car speakers in your car.
It is always recommended to choose the multiple-component car audio system according to the model of your car and where you will place the entire audio system. Installing a multiple-component car audio system is a difficult task, but you can accomplish it on your own if you follow the guidelines.
In the blog below, there is a step-by-step guide to installing a multiple-component car audio system:
1. Replacing the Woofer
In the first step, you have to place the woofer at the correct place, and it is advisable to choose the easy fit option, which requires fewer instruments. All that you have to do are to screw some holes and to cut a small circular area. While you are placing the woofer, it is important for you to know that no modification in the mechanism of the car takes place.
2. Placing the Tweeter
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You can install the tweeter either on the door of the car or the dash. Before you start placing the tweeter, it is important that you check the type of vehicle as there are very few vehicles that come with tweeter mountings.
For placing the tweeter, you have to cut a hole into the door panel so that the tweeter adjusts itself perfectly. If the tweeters are not in their place perfectly then, there are chances of either sound wave cancellation or phase interference.
3. Replacing the Crossover
It is quite tricky to find the perfect and suitable place to fit in the crossovers. It is important to place the crossover in such a place that they do not interfere with any of the parts of the car and also do not get wet in any situation.
Also, it is important to place them near to the speakers because the more close they are, the better the sound is. You can place them either on the doors or behind the kick panel of the car.
4. Door Mounting the Woofer
Many of the cars already come in with the woofers inside the door and your new woofers can easily fit into this hole. To place the new woofer in the same hole, you have to dismantle certain parts of the door of the car. To do so, you have to follow the below steps:
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- Using a screwdriver, you have to gently remove the grill that is around the old speaker system of the car. The manufacturers make use of friction fittings, so it becomes a little difficult to remove the grills.
- To access the factory version speaker system, there are chances that you might have to remove the door panel of the car. You can make use of either a screwdriver or a window crank tool to remove the door panel.
- Lastly, you have to remove the armrest by making use of screwdrivers and some of the trim fittings that are on the handle. After removing the armrest, it becomes quite easy for you to remove the door panel of the car. You might have to lift up the trim so that it is easy to remove the door panel.
5. Removing the Old Speakers
As you keep aside the door panel, you will see the old speaker system inside it. You have to remove it carefully detaching it without destroying any other wiring systems.
There are chances that you might have to use a utility knife to remove the factory version speaker system. Also make sure that before you place another speaker system, you have to do the necessary wiring of the woofer with the crossover.
6. Making the Necessary Adjustments
While fitting the new speakers into the new hole, you will not face difficulty and will be able to accomplish it without much hustle. There may be times when you will have to trim a section of the door because it might be either big or small for the new speaker system.
7. Surface Mounting the Components
It is very much important to surface mount the tweeters if you wish to reduce the labor time and the unwanted modifications. Also, with the surface mounting, you can secure the surface with the screws, and for that, you will have to drill small holes in the door panel.
8. Flush Mounting the Tweeter
The surface mounting is very much advantageous, but the flush mounting renders the classic and sleek factory look. It is important to note that when you decide to flush mount, you will have to drill small holes in the door panel, so it becomes easy for the tweeters to fit in the space.
9. Installing and Protecting the Crossovers
To install the best speaker system in the car, you will have to install the crossover perfectly, and for that, you will have to trace the tweeter cup on the door panel. You can first drill and then make use of a blade to cut the hole and then use a trimmer to trim the same.
It is very much necessary to protect the crossovers from water, and it is always advisable to place them in a dry place. Also, it is recommendable to wrap them in a plastic bag and then tape the opening of the bag. By doing so, it will protect the crossover from the moisture. Therefore, you have to place the crossover in such a place that they do not interact with any other moving parts of the car.
10. Test Driving the System
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After all the hard work of installing the multiple components of the car audio system, it is important to test whether the speaker system works appropriately or not before you fix everything in its place back together. All you have to do are to pull all the wires and attach them to the speaker and then hang the speakers on the door. When all the speakers are in their place, you can hear what your new speaker system sounds like.
If you start liking it, then it is perfect! After you test drive the speaker system, you can start to reattach the door panel of the car.
It is very common when people start getting bored of the factory version speaker system in their cars and wish to install a brand new speaker system in the car. Installing a multiple-component car audio system is not as difficult as it might sound. If you follow the step-by-step guide properly, you can install the best car speakers in your car without much hassle.
It is very important to place the different components in the proper place because if the components are not in their place, there might be chances of extra noise disturbance and phase interference.
The noise disturbance will make the sound system sound too cranky, and unfortunately, you will not like the sound of the speaker system. So, you have to pay extra care while placing different components of the speaker system in the car.