How To Measure Car Speakers Size Yourself

Do your father’s shoes fit you? Or do your shoes fit your younger brother? No way! For a great walking experience, we need the best-fitted shoes. In the same way for an excellent sound experience, you have to find the best-fitted sound speaker for your car. 

Finding the best-fitted speaker allied with having nuts and bolts measurement of the speaker and stereo system. Here I will instruct you on How To Measure Car Speakers Size Yourself  for your car. Be with me and learn how…

Why measurement?

  • To get the best-fitted speaker for the car.
  • To ascertain trouble-free installation.
  • To get the best-suited speaker for the car.
  • To enjoy the conspicuous sound from the speaker.
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How To Measure Car Speakers Size Yourself

Collect Information of Your Car Stereo:

Let’s start the measurement session by measuring the existing car stereo system. As you will attach your speaker with the stereo, it’s wise to measure it first. Stereo measurement involves few metrics. They are stated in the following pages.

High Powered Stereo/Low Powered Stereo

We know the high-power stereo matches with a low-sensitive speaker and the low-power stereo matches with a high-sensitive speaker. First of all, measure your stereo system whether it is a high-powered system or low powered system.

Installation Space

Generally, we install car speakers in the door panel, front rear, and back rear. Measure the ins and outs of the space where you will install your speaker.

Round Shape vs Other Shapes

Most car speakers are round-shaped, but there is also square and rectangular shape speaker in the market. Be sure about the shape of your car speaker.

Recessed Hole vs Normal Hole

A recessed hole has two layers, the outside layer, and the baffle cutout layer. A normal hole has one layer, it has just an outside layer. Be sure about the exact hole shape of your speaker.

Measuring Car Speakers: Size Measurements

Mounting Depth Measurement:

Depth measurement refers to measuring the distance of a speaker from below the speaker’s mounting flange to the base of the magnet. Depth measurement ensures that your new speaker won’t be too deep and bump next to the obstruction beneath it.

Mounting Height Measurement:

Mounting height measurement measures the space between the bottom of the speaker’s mounting flange and the highest point of the speaker.

Magnet Diameter Measurement:

There is a magnet in every speaker but the size of this magnet varies from speaker’s model to model. Magnet diameter measurement measures the diameter of the magnet from one side to another side.  And we know that diameter is the longest path of a circle.

Magnet Height Measurement:

It measures the height of the magnet that is attached to the back of the speaker. More precisely, height measures the thickness of the magnet.

Outside Diameter Measurement:

It measures the outside diameter of the speaker. This measurement noted the front length of the speaker from one side to another side.

Baffle Cutout Diameter Measurement:

If your speaker hole has two layers then you have to do this measurement. It measures the diameter of the speaker just below the front-outside of the speaker. This baffle cutout diameter is always less than the outside diameter.

Measuring the Speaker: Technical Measurements

Power Capability:

Check your stereo system’s power output as well as power input of your speaker. Make a bridge between them.

Check the Screw Hole:

The screws may be the round shape or square shape, verify the shape before purchasing. Though you can adjust the shape later, it will be best to have an exact match screw hole.

Weight Measurement:

The weight of the speaker matters when you place it in a sensitive place.  I think door panel speakers should have less weight than the front or back rear speakers.

Woofer Checking:

Check the woofer quality verifying the materials it has been used. The woofer that is made with eco-friendly and authentic materials is more durable than a normal paper-made woofer.

Measure the Temperature Strength:

Some speakers become warm within a short time. Measure the temperature adaptability of the speaker and ensure that the speaker is fit for heavy-duty play time.

Check the Tweeter Fluctuation:

The tweeter fluctuates when you play music this fluctuation rate goes high when you play music with high bass and volume. Ensure that the tweeter is made with the best materials that facilitate the healthy fluctuation of the tweeter.

Measuring the Frequency:

Frequency measures the rate of something that occurs repeatedly over a particular period of time.  When you are all set to buy your car speaker, test out the frequency rate of the speaker.

Additional Factors You Should Consider During Measurement

Types of Speakers:

Speakers are normally two types one is full range speakers another is component speakers. Depending on your stereo system and financial capability you can go for one of two.

How to Measure Car Speakers Size Yourself
Pacing o the Speaker:

When you measure a speaker, you should also keep an ear cocked for the speaker’s rhythmic certitude and pacing. Does the speaker swing? Does the speaker sound snappy and fast keeping pace with the music?

Your Listening Genre:

Your speaker measurement should be tested with your listening specification. If you love rock music, you should go rock genre speaker. If you love melody, you should go for it. The preference is the same true for every genre of music.

Steps in Practical Measurement

To make your measurement smooth and effective I have made a checklist, check it right now.

Step 1: Collect a measuring tape and a notepad.

Step 2:  Note down your car’s existing speakers and stereo specifications.

Step 3:  Note down your priority factors.

Step 4:  Go to a shop.

Step 5: Find the best match speaker for your car.

Step 6: Check the warranty policy and purchase the speaker.

Step-7: Back home and install your speaker.

One interesting factor about car speaker measurement is that some online shops facilitate you with a selection process, there if you provide your car’s basic information (brand, model, etc.) the algorithm will suggest you the best match speakers for your car.

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Final Thought

Finding the best-matched speaker is like finding the best-fitted pair of shoes for you. Best-fitted shoes ensure you smooth walking, and best match speaker ascertains you splendid musical experience.

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