Component or coaxial? And why?
One question that came to my mind was which component or coax is better? The component is in fact the same coaxial whose components are separate.
This means that in a normal and coaxial speaker, all components (tweeter, woofer) are in one set, but in the component these components are separated from each other and by a crossover (passive) a certain area of activity and the frequency range is defined for them.
(In fact, the component typically consists of a pair of woofers, a pair of tweeters, and a pair of crossovers.) This is how low and mid frequencies suffer for the woofer and mids for the tweeter.
Advantages of the difference between component and coaxial
- Due to the crossover, the component has a better sound than the coaxial and the more accurate the crossover, the better the final sound.
- Component prices are also higher (typically 12db / oct for the tweeter and 6db / oct for the woofer).
- Since the crossover analyzes the sound and prepares the separate frequency for the tweeter, the woofer, so it can easily be said that due to the elimination of annoying and unnecessary frequencies, the component is also more powerful than its speaker in terms of sound power. output and can be watts. Have more power.
- Thanks to the separation of the components, you will be able to consider the best position and the best position for the tweeter and the woofer, which can be very effective in improving the final sound.
- The disassembly of the components can lead to the possibility of using a single head (aluminum mesh material for cooling) for the tweeter, allowing it to cool down faster. In components, thanks to the separate location of the woofer and tweeter, DOSCAP can be used to prevent debris and chips from entering the voice coil.
- In most crossovers you will be able to adjust the intensity and change the frequency, which will help you a lot in getting the sound you want.
- In the construction of crossovers usually lens capacitors or lamps or other objects are used, which have the task of protecting the tweeter at high volume, especially during distortion (distortion of the sound due to high pressure), and this can guarantee the health of the tweeter. .
- In 3-way components, it is possible to design and build wider and more efficient midranges than coaxial.
Finally, you can install the tweeter at different angles and positions, depending on the instruments inside the package.
Disadvantages of the difference between component and coaxial
- Due to the high power of the components, an amplifier will often be required to drive them.
- Components cost more than their coaxial counterparts.
- Due to the fragmentation of the components, they will be more difficult to install and use than a single speaker.
- Finally, 2 additional points: First, the components are often round, but occasionally the oval components are also seen, and secondly, the components are generally 2-way, but 3-way components are also available.