How To Install Tweeters In Your Car ( Step by Step Guide )
Hi there! Do you have stunning tweeters in your hands and thinking how to fit in your beautiful expensive car? Or, perhaps you are looking for the self- engineering guide on How To Install Tweeters in your car by yourself. If my idea is right, then welcome to my page. Because I am going to provide you full concepts of car tweeter installation. With this guide, you will also know some essential tips about the best place to put tweeters in your classy car.
Well, before starting the installation process, there are some couple of things you should be very specific before buying any tweeters.
Tweeters for a car:
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The first thing is, what are tweeters and what type of service it will provide you? Tweeters are speakers which provide a high-frequency audio system that regular speaker cannot do. It works combined way with the woofer (produces low-frequency sound). Thus a remix of high and low-frequency tunes makes the car audio system ecstatic.
Now come to my second consideration point. That is, what types of tweeters are suitable for your vehicle? Will you buy a component or coaxial tweeters? Here, I can say it depends on what do you want for your car? Because coaxial types tweeters come in combined pack and no problem of installing.
You can also get this in reasonable price but keep in mind that the sound quality might not better as component tweeters. As component tweeters install separately, definitely each part of the tweeters produces high-quality bass.
But whatever you buy either component or coaxial, tweeters are must required equipment for your car speaker installation. However, for install tweeters, three different types of mounting system are also available. You just follow on of this and do it as it is. I am sure; your mounting set-up will work correctly.
The mounting process:
- Bottom mounting
- Surface mounting
- Flush mounting
- Angle mounting
It is the easiest way of mounting, and you just have to pressed or push the tweeters inside the existing grill. For this, you do not need to make any extra hole.
In this process, the tweeter mounted on the top, and generally, it is preferable if you do not have enough space for flush mounting. The tweeters placed in a security cup. The cup then fixed in the mounting place with the screwdriver. Here, you may need to make a small hole in the back for wire connection with the speaker.
Flush mounting is the most common customized way to mount tweeters. Mainly, you need to make a big hole on the door or dashboard and flush with the inner panel. But the problem you may face here is making the hole.
To get the better bass, angle mounting is preferable. In fact, now a day, many cars manufacturer providing inbuilt angle mounting facilities. This way, the user can slightly adjust the tweeters at their convenient. It would not be a problem if the tweeters mounted on the panel.
How To Install Tweeters In Your Car:
Therefore, after proper mounting, you can start with the installation process. Here, you must be careful about location (where you want to setup tweeters) and what sort of modification (cutting, doing hole) needed in your car? Anyway, wherever you set-up tweeters that do not matter, but remember, you should keep the tweeters above the woofers, and it should be at least 12″ or more. Because there may cause sound distortion or might create unrealistic sound because of misplacement set-up between woofers and tweeters.
After choosing the perfect place, here are some location tips that can help you to install tweeters in a car:
- Upper door location.
- “A” Pillar.
- Snail panel.
- Dash location
Upper Door location:
If you want to install tweeters in top door, you need to drill a large hole in the door panel to fix the new tweeter. If your car does not have automated tweeter system or if the place is too small to install, then you can choose overhead door location.
Do you want to do surface mount to your tweeter? Then, “A” Pillar location is just right for you. Because, “A” pillar means the place between the front door and front windshield and form a vertical support like pillar so, you can easily do surface mounting effortlessly in “A” pillar position.
Some cars had factory tweeters and placed on the top of the door window corners. But, it might not give you the whole enjoy. So, you can install additional tweeters by doing flush or bottom mounting.
Finally, comes to the dash location which I like most. Because no holes are compulsory and it comes with inbuilt factory tweeters. The tweeters placed in the dash and you can also perform bottom mounting.
After considering ideal location, let us now start with the wiring and connecting process. If you have made all the points as mentioned earlier correctly, then it will not take the time to connect tweeters to the speakers.
How to wire tweeters in a car:
- Install or add a crossover and connect it to an amplifier or the external head unit source.
- Connect the other site of the crossover with the main power.
- After that, plug in the high-frequency wire from the crossover to the tweeter and low-frequency wire from crossover to woofer.
That’s it. You have completed the wiring.
How to connect tweeters to speakers:
After wiring, you have to place the woofer and tweeters in the same location (mounting location) by maintaining distance. And in this way, your tweeters are ready to with the speakers.
How tweeters work with the speakers:
Now let see the working process of tweeters. When we add a crossover to the speaker, it passes high-frequency tune to the tweeter and low-frequency tunes to the woofer. As a result, the tweeter and woofer generate a better stereo system, and it compensates with the speaker sound. Thus it feels like, all the sounds are coming from the speakers with beat and bass.
So, here we have arrived at the end of our topic. Though the discussion is about how to install tweeters in a car, you have got a full guideline about tweeters, I assume. I hope, you already like the short installation process from this article and will also apply if you have suitable tweeters to install in your car.