Best Speaker Quality: Paper Cone Midrange Speaker vs. Poly Cone Midrange Speaker

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There are several important factors you want to take into account when purchasing the best car speaker, and stereo output system. A midrange speaker produces a frequency in an average range of 300 to 5000 Htz and runs on a loudspeaker driver, which is commonly referred to as a squawker.

For many, choosing the best car speaker is made difficult by the plethora of brands and types on the market. High prices are not always a guarantee of better performance. Cost can be determined by the quality of the materials used as well as its overall potential output capability, but brand labeling can also affect the price.

Price Differences

Price ranges of output systems run to both ends of the spectrum, and generally speaking, the more expensive, the higher quality sound and output capacity. You will also need to make sure that the ohm for the speakers match the output of your vehicle's sound system. Processes are going to vary on output capabilities of the speaker, and its material construction, product branding can also increase the price on a speaker, even though it may have less capacity than a cheaper, higher output unit.

Durability and Construction

The best car speaker is one that stands the test of time and the output of your stereo system without blowing out. The paper models are less durable as they can crack from temperature changes or tear from excessive outputs, causing the cone to rip. The poly type speakers hold up better under output stress from amplifiers than the paper type models, as the bulk of the speaker assembly is molded or treated plastic. The overall strength and stability of the poly cones out weigh the paper models by far, and they are more difficult to damage when doing an installation, or repair.

Material Repair Differences

When choosing the best car speaker, another thing to take into account is the overall cost from replacement and repairs. With the poly units, you will find fewer situations where a faulty speaker can be repaired, where most paper cones can be repaired easily. Again this is due to the structure of the speaker itself, plastic can not be repaired when it cracks, like paper, where you can just apply tape or glue to resolve rips or tears in the cones. Environmental changes such as humidity, will effect paper cone speakers, causing them to get damp and potentially pop or short circuit when used, where poly based speakers are not affected by temperature changes.

Overall Costs Variables

Without much thought, your best car speaker is going to handle the output of your amp without blowing the speakers, be easy to repair, and durable against potential environmental changes in the vehicle. The cost of these units are going to vary by the output frequency capabilities as well as the material construction of the unit. So for the frugal buyer, you would search for a higher output quality off brand of paper cone speakers if you want to do repairs as needed, or a poly cone if you have no problems simply buying replacement units when they go bad.