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Thread: Mid range full range and amp help please

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    Mid range full range and amp help please

    Hey im kinda new to car audio...I want to put a new system in my car but need more info..What is the difference between mid range speakers and full range speakers? I saw some full range speakers online and they have like tweeters attached to them.does that mean i dont have to buy tweeters and is that the best way to go?
    How do you match the speakers to your amps and connect it the same as subwoofers?(parralel,series) I used some subwoofer diagram calculator to figure out for subs but they dont have any for tweeters and smaller speakers...please help

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Little Elm, Texas
    thread moved to car audio since this is a CarPC forum.
    Jan Bennett
    FS: VW MKIV Bezel for 8" Lilliput - 95% Finished

    Please post on the forums! Chances are, someone else has or will have the same questions as you!

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    Constant Bitrate
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Atlanta, Georgia
    Take a look in the sticky at the top of this forum.. there's links to a LOT of online web sites that are more geared to general car audio installations. There's some info in here as well, but a lot of it has to do with interfacing car audio components to a carputer, not to general audio hardware.

    As a quick helper on your questions...

    Full range speakers are designed to reproduce the entire sound frequency of the music your playing. This is generally 20 - 20,000 Hz (and sometimes above), and is like an "all-in-one" type of speaker.

    Mid range speakers are designed for.. well, the mid-range of sound. There is no set frequencies for this, but it generally rangesr from 1,000 Hz to 12,000 or 15,000 hz. This is where the "meat" of the music is. However, you still need something for the other frequencies or else the music sounds "empty" (subwoofers for lower frequencies, tweeters for high)

    What you saw on those full range speakers is exactly that -- a tweeter. Full range speakers are more often then not mid-range speakers with a tweeter attached (there are exceptions, such as 3-way speakers)

    Speakers are much simplier to connect then subwoofers, as 99% of the time they are wired into their own designated "port" on an amplifier. You either want a 4 channel amp, or two 2 channel amps. Each channel is one of your speaker locations (i.e. left front, or right front, etc).

    This is just a quick start... there's lots of information on those links I referenced.

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