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Old 10-25-2006, 12:11 AM   #1
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whats the difference between a 2-way, 3-way, and 4-way speaker? im planning on puttin

whats the difference between a 2-way, 3-way, and 4-way speaker? im planning on putting two 6 1/2" speakers in my sound bar in the top of my jeep and two 5 1/4" speakers in the dash. what combo would you recommend? combo meaning all 4-way speakers? or 3-ways up from and 4-ways in the soundbar on the rollbar..

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Old 10-25-2006, 08:04 AM   #2
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For ease sake, think of a sub woofer.
This is a 1 way. It is designed to operate on low frequencies only.
A 2 way has a capacitor in it to "crossover" high frequencies to the tweeter, and keep the lower frequencies going to the bigger driver.
The more the crossover points (Caps and coils, and maybe resistors) the more speakers there will be.
It is a way of slicing and dicing the audio frequencies (10-20K hz) into smaller pieces, giving each their own speaker, and thus getting more accurate sound reproduction (in theory). There are some really cheap speaks on the market who do this for marketing so one can say, "I got a thousand watt amp pushin 4 way speaks" (and it still sounds like shit).

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On a side note, I completely revamped the tunes in my 03 TJ. I started with an Alpine deck.
Infinity makes some very nice coaxial (2 way) (triaxial = 3way)speaks which install into the exsisting locations.
I then put a pair of Klipsch RB 35's between the roll bars in the rear decks for added oomph.
I would swear Buddy Guy is in the back seat playing just for me sometimes.
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Damn, Buddy Guy rocks! I try and see him every time he plays here in Austin. One of my absolute favorite musicians!!!
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Not EXACTLY clear on that explanation. "Way" is the driver count. As sound hound said, a 1-way is a woofer (not necessarily subwoofer)- it is just one driver. A 2-way is your standard modern speaker, which has a woofer- the main part of the speaker, which handles lows and mid-range- and a 2nd driver, a tweeter, which handles higher frequencies. A 3-way typically has a woofer (low end), a mid-range, and a tweeter (high end). 4-ways add either another tweeter or mid-range, and are pretty much overkill, ESPECIALLY in a Wrangler. Now, if you were doing up a sound quality competition vehicle, MAYBE a 4-way would be worth it, but still, unlikely.
Simply put, way is the driver count, not the crossover count. Just anal compulsive, and clarifying a bit
I highly recommend Infinity Reference speakers- for the price, there simply is no better speaker on the market. They're all I use in my own vehicles, and all I recommend for customers who want GOOD quality sound.
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Old 05-06-2009, 07:08 PM   #6
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^sorry man but the infinity reference is not that great, go with the infinity kappa's instead. if you are looking for good sound quality go with a component set of speakers. the component system has a crossover setup that splits the main signal and splits it into 2, one output is for the tweeter, the crossover will only send the frequencies that the tweeter can handle, and the second output goes to the "woofer" and is the same concept for the woofer, only the frequency it can handle. there is very little to no distortion at high volume.

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