Small and mighty: Can tweeters really ramp up our in-car music experience?

  

Though tweeters may now be more associated with online social networking, they first made their name in the audio world, providing state-of-the-art sound systems and helping to bring music to life.

These days, tweeters can be found in most high-end stereos, and are considered by many to be one of the most important parts of an audio system.

If you spend a lot of time in your car, having great sounding car stereo systems will probably be pretty important, so can tweeters really make a difference to your car audio and how much can they ramp up your mobile music experience?

What is a tweeter?

Tweeters are the parts of your stereo responsible for the very top range of audio, amplifying and enhancing sounds that are right at the limit of human hearing capabilities.

They come in a range of sizes and shapes, each of which adds a different quality to the resulting audio.

Why are they important to a car stereo?

Without the top range of sound, music can sound a little flat and uninspiring. Tweeters bring the entire audio to life, helping to enrich the music and ensure that you hear it the way it was supposed to be heard.

Research has shown that this high frequency sound, even when inaudible to the human ear, make a big contribution to music and is responsible for many of our emotional responses to songs.

Can you buy tweeters separately?

Though some in-car stereo systems do come with built in tweeters, if yours doesn’t then it’s easy to buy a set to enhance your sound.

Have a look online or at your local hardware shop to find the right tweeter for your car’s stereo system. In general, tweeters are small, light and affordable, so it’s easy to buy and install them into your vehicle.

Adding a vital extra layer of sound to your car’s sound system, tweeters may be small, but they are powerful and your car’s stereo simply won’t sound the same without them.

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