You know summer is quickly approaching when you hear car audio systems going up and down the street with their windows rolled down and music blaring. I can always pick out the car audio systems that were poorly setup by the muddy sound of their bass or poor speaker quality. At Columbus Car Audio we only install the best car speakers and so for that reason we put together a list of top car speakers in 2012. If you’re looking for the best car speakers in 2012 this is the place to start. You can also give us a call at Columbus Car Audio to find out what our installers recommend as the top car speakers in 2012.
Kenwood Car Speakers
It doesn’t get any louder or better than KFC-6982ie 6 x 9 5-Way car speaker system that can handle 500 Watts of pure power. The polypropylene mica cone woofer offers loud quality bass, and the balanced dome tweeter produces the most subtle, distortion-free highs. Another set of car speakers with an astounding number of built-in tweeters is the Kenwood 6982ie.
Kenwood car speakers impressed us with its frequency range and quality speaker sound, along with the four tweeters and super tweeters that we’ve mentioned. Kenwood’s 6 x 9 car speakers provide an excellent amount of power with some beautifully clear sound that would make a great addition to your car audio experience.
Kenwood 6982ie Specs:
- Max Power: 500 Watts
- 5-way 6″x9″ speakers
- Fiber-textured mica-injected polypropylene woofer
- Urethane surround
- 2-3/4″ water-resistant midrange cone
- 13/16″ PEI balanced dome tweeter
- 13/16″ PEI balanced dome super tweeter
- 1/2″ passive ceramic flat super tweeter
- 4-ohm impedance
- Frequency response: 28-30,000 Hz
- Sensitivity: 93 dB
- Depth: 3-1/16″
JL Audio Car Speakers
When it comes to sound quality, JL car speakers set the bar high. JL Audio TR690-TXI 6×9 car speakers do wonders for your experience in car audio with clean and clear sound at almost any volume, giving slight distortion even when close to maxing out the car speaker system. When listening to the car speakers you will easily be able to pick out the slight details in the music, which is a clear sign of high quality car speakers.
JL Audio’s products are part of some of the best car sound setups around the world; they’re often featured significantly in car audio competitions, and are frequent winners. The JL Audio TR690-TXI car speakers sound fantastic, however lacks power that some of their competitors provide. Their power handling and sensitivity are low in comparison and does not reach lower frequencies. In the end, these car speakers provide an excellent quality in sound and clarity, however if you’re looking for pure power, you want to consider another car speaker.
Available at Columbus Car Audio & Accessories
JL Audio TR690-TXI Specs:
Woofers: Injection-molded, mica-filled, polypropylene cone body, 1.25 in. / 32 mm voice coil, flat-profile/symmetrical-roll spider, foam surround.
Mid-Ranges: 2.0 in. / 50 mm Mylar, sealed back cone driver, ferrofluid cooled and damped.
Tweeters: 0.50 in. / 12 mm textile dome tweeter, neodymium magnet, ferrofluid cooled and damped.
- Continuous Power Handling: 60 Watts
- Rec. Power Range (per channel): 10 – 100 Watts
- System Efficiency: 90.5 dB @ 1W/1m
- System Nominal Impedance: 4 ohms
- System Frequency Response: 53 Hz – 22 KHz ± 3 dB
Pioneer Car Speakers
Pioneer TS-A6993R car speakers bring great peak power handling and an amazing frequency response range, reaching up to 37 kHz on the top end. If you’re looking for a full-featured car speaker that will reach up into those ultrasonic frequencies to add extra depth to your music, these Pioneer 6 x 9 car speakers are a great choice.
The astonishing frequency response range makes for a very clean and impressive car audio experience, making it one of the top car speakers 2012. The sound is the fullest of any car speakers, bringing every detail out of the music that you could hope to hear.
The most notable aspect of the Pioneer TS-A6993R car speakers is its four built-in tweeters. These speakers specialize in high-frequency reproduction, focusing a lot of their power on creating sound above the 20 kHz threshold. With a range of 30 Hz to a incredible 37 kHz, these car speakers will be able to reproduce everything from low to high notes.
Pioneer TS-A6993R Specs:
6″x9″ 5-way car speakers
injection-molded polypropylene woofer reinforced with basalt, graphite, and Aramid fibers (butyl rubber surround)
1-1/8″ PET cone tweeter
1/2″ and 3/8″ PET dome supertweeters
1″ lightweight dome midrange
power range: 2-80 watts RMS (460 watts peak power)
frequency response: 30-37,000 Hz
sensitivity: 92 dB
top-mount depth: 3-3/8″
Get the best Pioneer speakers at Columbus Car Audio.
Hertz Car Audio Speakers
You could never go wrong with Hertz car audio speakers. Hertz Audio High Energy HSK165 is one of the top car speakers in 2012 for excellent all-around sound quality and mid-range bass. If you plan on entering your car into a car audio competition, Hertz HSK165 component speakers just might be the icing on the cake to take home the prize.
Hertz Audio High Energy HSK165 Specs:
* 2-way 16.5cm component speakers
* 6.5″ woofer, 25mm (1″) Tweeter
* 125W RMS power handling (250W peak)
* Frequency Response: 50-22kHz
* Impendence: 4-ohms
* Sensitivity: 91 dB/Spl
* Outer diameter: 166mm
* Mounting hole diameter: 141mm
* Mounting depth: 67mm
* Crossover included: 3.3kHz crossover frequency
Car Audio Installation
Columbus Car Audio & Accessories is the premier choice in Ohio for people who want to create a unique and rewarding driving experience through the installation of mobile electronics and accessories. We strive to be so good, even our competitors refer customers to us. Our car audio installation team is built from veteran installers that have ten to twenty years of experience. They work day in and day out on the typical vehicles, but they have the abilities to master the most exotic of vehicles. In addition to vehicles many of our technicians have mastered custom installation in boats and motorcycles. Check out our photo gallery. We encourage you to stop by our shops and meet our ASE certified technicians. Columbus Car Audio & Accessories mission is to apply innovative aftermarket solutions to craft an exceptional driving experience that makes your vehicle better than ever!