The 8 Best Coaxial Speakers
This wiki has been updated 5 times since it was first published in July of 2019. A speaker upgrade can breathe new life into a vehicle's sound system and make a dull commute bearable. Because coaxials tend to be cheaper and easier to install than component models, they're typically the more popular choice. So, whether you want to carpool with a 100-piece symphony orchestra or headbang in traffic, these selections can help you improve your automotive audio experience. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best coaxial speaker on Amazon.
July 30, 2019:
As with any car speakers, the first thing you want to verify is whether they will fit in your vehicle before buying. Our list includes models of all different sizes: From the diminutive 4-inch Kicker 41DSC44 to the 6 x 9-inch Kenwood KFC-D691. Some, like the JBL GTO939, come in multiple sizes.
That settled, let's look at power handling; something that can cause confusion among buyers due to the barrage of numbers thrown out by manufacturers. But the most relevant specification to look out for is the continuous power rating, sometimes referred to as RMS power.
This is basically a measure of the wattage a speaker can handle for a continuous amount of time without sustaining damage. It will always be much lower than the peak power measure, which is the maximum power a speaker can handle in short bursts and is much less useful to the everyday user. Apart from build quality and fidelity, the continuous power rating is something that factored heavily into this list.
If you have an amplifier as part of your vehicle's audio setup (or are thinking of getting one), you'll want to make sure its watts per channel match or are higher than a speaker's continuous power rating.
The Kenwood KFC-D691 has one of the highest continuous power rating on our list and our number two, the Hertz Audio HCX690, can handle 130 watts for extended periods of time.