Listening to your music in high quality is a big part of enjoying your drive to the fullest. By replacing your factory speakers and adding a subwoofer, you can listen louder, with better clarity and a greater range of sound. Running these components through an amplifier ensures that they’re getting the power needed for optimal performance without distortion.
Car Speakers — After-market car speakers recreate your music’s vibrant highs and midranges. There are two types of car speakers, based on how the tweeters (responsible for highs) and woofers (for midranges) are housed:
Coaxial — Usually sold in pairs, coaxial speakers pack multiple components such as tweeters and woofers into each unit. They split the audio frequencies coming from your receiver multiple ways and direct them to each component. The number of ways the sound is split is a good indication of the clarity and detail your speakers will produce.
Component — At the higher end, component speakers are a separate unit for each tweeter and woofer, allowing you to place them in your car wherever you prefer for the best sound. Installing your tweeters near head level results in clearer highs.
Subwoofers — A subwoofer provides the deep, rich lows and bass that give your music an authentic depth of sound. Forget the idea that subwoofers are only for trunk-rattling, bass-heavy music: they can improve all genres of music. In fact, not all of them are housed in the trunk anymore. You now have the option of compact, game console-sized subs that can fit under a car seat and include a built-in amp, making installation easy.
Amplifiers — To wring every drop of sound quality possible out of your audio system (especially power-hungry subs), you’ll need an amplifier that can produce more power. Car amplifiers range from mono amps that power just one channel — usually a subwoofer — to up to five-channel amps.
Installation — Make sure that the speakers you choose will properly fit into the area of your car (door panels or rear window dash) you plan to install them. Similarly, traditional-sized subwoofers need to be housed in a fitted enclosure in your trunk for optimal sound. Amplifiers are smaller but still require wiring kits and adapters to connect with your speakers and subs. Geek Squad® can help you determine the perfect setup for your car, install it and ensure all components are connected properly.
Power Handling — Measured in watts, power handling capacity indicates the maximum power signal that a speaker or subwoofer can accept. Feeding a speaker more power than it can handle can damage the speaker, but many speakers with high power handling capacities actually require more power to sound their best. For best results, choose speakers that can handle approximately the maximum output of your receiver and amplifier. Peak power capacity indicates the maximum power your speakers can only handle for short bursts. More importantly, nominal power (RMS) is the amount of continuous power the speaker can handle throughout use.
AXESS SPBT1031 Portable Bluetooth Indoor/Outdoor 2.1 Hi-Fi Cylinder Loud Speaker with Built-In 3" Sub and SD Card, USB, AUX Inputs in Red
4 used from $ 17.48
- Secure simple pairing for user- friendly operating
- Comes with USB and SD card support as well as a Line-In function: Suitable for PC, MID, TV and other audio devices,Side control panel for volume
- Product Dimensions: 9.875" (250.825mm) L x 5.25" (133.35mm) Diameter
- Built-in Rechargeable Battery,32 ft (10 meters) operating range,Horn output: 2W x 2, 4 ohms; Subwoofer output: 5W, 4 ohms,Frequency Response: 100-20 KHz.
- Come's with strap for easy portability
Enjoy your music outdoors wirelessly, with the Axess SPBT1031 Portable Outdoor Hi-Fi Cylinder 2.1 Speaker with Bluetooth. You will be amazed with the clear sound, heavy bass and dynamic sound effects. Stream your favorite music from any Bluetooth...
Rockford Fosgate R500X1D Prime 1-Channel Class D Amplifier
1 used from $ 97.56
- 300 Watts x 1 @ 4-Ohms, 500 Watts x 1 @ 2-Ohms, Frequency 20Hz to 250Hz +/-1dB
- Onboard 12dB/octave LP/HP/AP crossover & Infrasonic filter
- On-board Punch EQ with +18dB boost at 45Hz. Input Sensitivity: 150 mV to 4 V
- Cast Aluminum Heatsink with Stealth top mounted control panel
- Includes wired remote (Punch Level Control)
The Prime R500X1D is a 500 watt mono amplifier using efficient Class-D circuit topology. This amplifier is capable of running a 2-Ohm load and includes on-board Punch Bass and remote Punch Level Control. Rockford Fosgate performance in a small...
Rockford Fosgate Punch P1683 6 x 8-Inches Full Range 3-Way Speakers
- FlexFit basket design
- OEM adapter plate included
- PEI dome tweeter
- 6-by-8-inch three-way speaker with 130 watts maximum power handling (65 watts RMS)
- Mineral-filled & polypropylene injection molded cone with butyl rubber surround
Rockford 6x8" 65W RMX 130W PK 3WAY COA
Fanatics that need a great sounding speaker to replace factory installed garbage will certainly benefit from this Punch series full-range speaker. The P1683 offers a Flex Fit basket to ensure compatibility with odd shaped factory speaker...
MTX Audio Terminator Series TNE212D 1,200-Watt Dual 12-Inch Sub Enclosure
2 used from $ 103.96
- Houses two 12-Inch Terminator subwoofers, TNP212D2, or a vented enclosure
- Ideal solutions for anyone looking to add bass to their vehicle
- Ruggedly constructed using 5/8" MDF and aviation grade black carpet
- 5/8" MDF Construction
MTX TNE212D AngleView larger TNE212D Front Perfect Starter System The MTX TNE212D is an ideal solution for anyone looking to add bass to their vehicle's system without breaking their bank or going over the top. The TNE212D is the perfect...
Pyle 2X120 Watt Home Audio Power Amplifier - Portable 2 Channel Surround Sound Stereo Receiver w/ USB IN - For Amplified Subwoofer Speaker, CD DVD, MP3, iPhone, Phone, Theater, PA System - PTAU45
12 used from $ 50.10
- 2X120 WATT POWER: The Pyle Dual Channel Audio Amplifier is perfect for your PA & home theater acoustic surround sound system. Gives you 2x120 watts power which can be used for multi speakers w/ 4-8 ohms impedance, enjoy high quality music & movies
- MULTIPLE INPUTS: This personal portable digital amp box supports various external sources - 3 3.5mm AUX for tuner, CD DVD, MP3, computer, iPad, iPhone & cell phone, 1/4" mic in & 1/4" headphone jack input. Also features a REC RCA output for recording
- PAGER/MIXING MODE: The professional integrated stereo receiver features pager & mixing switch. In pager mode, the signal from the microphone will override to auto talkover, use for hosting & meetings. Switch to mixing mode for a fun karaoke session
- USB 2.0 INPUT: It features a USB input to support flash drives or similar USB devices w/ LED indicator beside the port. It allows you to play your favorite audio files from your computer's media library when you connect it directly to the amplifier
- EQ CONTROLS: The improved compact bookshelf sound amplifier features crisp & responsive buttons for power switch, MP3 controls - previous, next, play/pause & rotary knob controls for input select, MIC, master, balance, bass & treble volume controls
Pyle PTAU45 Home Amplifier is perfect for powering any stereo system. Complete with USB, CD and AUX inputs, and 2 x 120 watts of power -- this simple to use and durable amp has bass and treble controls, a slick blue LED output level display, L/R...
VAVA 24 Hours IPX6 Waterproof Bluetooth Speakers Outdoor Rugged Wireless Portable Speaker Voom 23 (Water Resistant, Loud Volume with Bass for Camping, Beach, Sports, Pool Party, Shower)
- Long lasting 24 hour playtime: enduring 5200mAh battery streams your tunes or phone calls for the whole day with the wireless speaker set at 80% volume
- Made to Outlast the adventure: rubberized rugged build withstands shocks, drops, and wear and tear; included carabiner provides a secure, convenient way to hook and go
- Weatherproof construction: resilient Ipx6 build protects the Bluetooth speaker from dust, sand, and the accidental splash of water
- Loud voice for outdoors: boosts clear, powerful Audio when camping, picnicking, at pool parties, and all your outdoor activities; emits clear, crisp Audio for hands-free calls
- Crammed with features: wide buttons for volume control and track selection are easy to identify and press; connects via Bluetooth 4.1 for up to 33 ft/ 10 M of operation or with the 3.5 mm aux port
Long lasting 24 Hour playtimeGet your music going or make hands-free calls literally all day long with the VAVA voom 23. Packaging a huge 5200mAh rechargeable battery, this Bluetooth speaker streams audio uninterruptedly for up to 24 consecutive...
AudioControl LC2i 2 Channel Line Out Converter Wwith AccuBASS and Subwoofer Control
1 used from $ 63.95
- Two channels of Active speaker level inputs - Accept 400 watt signals per channel
- Fixed and variable outputs with discrete level controls
- AccuBASS processing for correction of bass roll-off
- Input For Optional Remote Level Control
- Compact design
Audio Control LC2i 2-channel line output converter for adding amps to your factory system
Pioneer TS-SWX2502 10 inch Shallow-Mount Pre-Loaded Enclosure
1 used from $ 91.30
- Music Power (Nominal): 1,200 W (400 W) Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 125 Hz, Sensitivity (1 W/1 m): 93 dB, Impedance: Single 4Ω Tight bass from a shallow compact design, Reinforced MICA injection-molded resin preloaded subwoofer cone
Pioneer TS-SWX2502 10 inch Shallow-Mount Pre-Loaded Enclosure. Music Power (Nominal): 1,200 W (400 W) Frequency Response: 20 Hz to 125 Hz.Avoid installing in areas that are unstable or subject to frequent vibration.
BOSS Audio R1004 Riot 400 Watt, 4 Channel, 2/4 Ohm Stable Class A/B, Full Range, MOSFET Car Amplifier
- 100 W MAX Power @ 2 Ohm x 4 Channels
- 50 W MAX Power @ 4 Ohm x 4 Channels
- Not Bridgeable
- Full-Range, Class A / B Topology, MOSFET Power Supply
- Low and High Level Inputs, Variable Filter
Power up your music on the trails or water with the Boss Audio Riot R1004 4 Channel Class A/B Amplifier. This 2-Ohm stable Amplifier features 400 Watts Max Power with a MOSFET power supply to get your music in gear. Amplifiers in the Riot Series...
BOSS Audio 820BRGB Double Din, Bluetooth, MP3/USB/SD AM/FM Car Stereo, Wireless Remote, Multi Color Illumination, (No CD/DVD)
- Bluetooth Hands Free (Make and receive calls), Bluetooth Audio Streaming (Play and control music and apps like Spotify / Pandora wirelessly)
- Plays Bluetooth / USB / SD / MP3 AM/FM, Digital Media from Smart Phones
- Compatible with Audio out from Smartphones and MP3 Players
- Inputs: USB Audio / USB Charging / SD / AUX
- Outputs: Front & Rear Pre Amp
"Listen to all your favorite music with the Boss Audio 820BRGB Double-DIN Mech-Less (No CD/DVD) Digital Receiver. CD/MP3 Player. Connect your Smartphone or MP3 Player to the Auxiliary Input, turn on the AM/FM radio or plug into the USB and SD...