Whether you are upgrading speakers in a brand new vehicle or replacing some old crumbling dry-cone speakers in a resto-mod that you found in a corn field, Autotek has a great pair of speakers to fit the build.
Most stock speakers and everything from pre-car audio history, uses what is called a dual cone or whizzer cone design. Not a lot of engineering effort from the 40 year old dried up speaker pictured above, to this speaker found behind a panel of a recent Toyota Tundra.
The dash speakers were NO better.
This dual cone or “whizzer” cone design was meant for high frequencies to be drawn to the center of the speaker giving some directionality to the sound.
Most of us know that this is really the least sound quality you can tolerate. Thank goodness there is come inexpensive upgrades from Autotek in the ATS line of speakers Shown in this install are the ATS65C in the front doors with the tweeter placed in a custom mount in the door, and the 6.5 inch coax (2-way) full range in the rear doors.
You can see that EVEN our 3.5 inch speaker looks like something developed by NASA compared to the junk the factories install.
The midrange woofer from the Autotek components looks MUCH better in a custom mount in the door. The bass from an upgraded mid/woofer is amazing. This bit of customization was done by Chad and the team at Elite Car Audio, in Mesa AZ.
All the Autotek full range speakers feature, Neo-Mylar Soft Dome Tweeters which delivers extended high range, well beyond the old whizzer cone style and offers some impact resistance.