speaker specs and what they mean?

Discussion in 'Car Stereo Speakers' started by IMADreamer, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. IMADreamer

    IMADreamer New Member

    I did a quick search to see if there was any particular post with a list of terms and what they mean but I didn't find any. So I apologize if I've over looked them. I was thinking if there is not one maybe we could work on a list and I could keep this post updated so that maybe people in the future could find the info more easily. Plus I need to know myself. lol

    For example, I know what RMS and Peak power is but is there a spec to look at that can help determine the speakers sound quality? I know for amps if you look at the THD number the lower the less noise and therefore the cleaner/better the sound. Is there a number like that for speakers?

  2. aznboi3644

    aznboi3644 Full Member

    Look up Thiele Small parameters.

    Also peak power means nothing

    RMS is what counts.

    Also nowadays the ratings on amps are irrelevant to the sound.