The midrange driver represents a central element in many audio systems. The midrange frequencies are the most familiar to us, and we immediately recognize poor sound reproduction here. Above all, the reproduction of the human voice takes place in the frequency range of the midrange takes place. Therefore, special attention should definitely be paid to the midrange. With models ranging from the low two-digit range to the four-digit premium chassis we will meet every demand with our assortment.
Is a midrange driver necessary at all?
A controversial question on which opinions differ widely. Basically, it is important to cover all frequency ranges of the human hearing spectrum from about 20 to 20,000 Hz. The simplest subdivision is found in Lows, mids and highs whereby no exact boundaries are defined. It is therefore obvious that separate speakers take over the individual areas and are specially designed for this purpose. This is realized by a 3-way system, which accordingly includes woofer, midrange and tweeter contains. However, 2-way systems also have a large following. In these systems, the woofer and midrange are combined in one speaker - the midwoofer. In a 2-way system, there is usually no place for the classic midrange driver. Is the 3-way system better than the 2-way system because of the separate components? This question cannot be answered unequivocally. A well-coordinated 2-way system will undoubtedly deliver better sound than a randomly combined 3-way system. In addition, there are cost savings and space savings with two components instead of three. It's like so often: The optimal sound system depends on the individual case.
The transducer is the part of the loudspeaker that reproduces the sound of the source. If you browse through our models, you will mainly find midrange drivers in the form of a cone. Although this design is predominant, it is not the only option. Domes are also occasionally used in midrange drivers, and even midrange horns exist. Without going into the details of the designs, you can remember the following rule of thumb: The Cone is standard for midrange and woofer. The dome is the preferred design for tweeters. The horn is more exotic and less common these days. Although the cone is common for midrange drivers, you may find the sound of a dome midrange driver to be better. Personal feeling does not care about standards or preferred designs. Nevertheless, you should not worry too much about the design. With a established cone midrange you are on the safe side and have by far the largest selection.
Which specification is important?
If you opt for the popular 3-way system including midrange driver, we have a large selection of different models from 2 to 6.5 inches. However, the models with outer diameters of 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) are the most common. Here, for example, our top sellers from Scanspeak shine: "DISCOVERY 10F/4424G00" and "DISCOVERY 5F/8422T01". But also the "BLAM LM80" is an enrichment for the Carhifi experience. The versatility of the midrange speakers is also evident in the cone materials used, among other things. While the latter BLAM speaker uses a carbon diaphragm, the Scanspeak speakers come with a paper or glass fiber cone (the technology is even patented). Other models also have membranes made of aluminum.
Midrange driver - Our pro tip:
Since the midrange driver is usually part of a 3-way system, a wide frequency range is not the decisive criterion. Since woofer and tweeter are used in parallel, overlaps will inevitably occur. Thus, the midrange drivers do not differ much from each other in terms of their frequency ranges. More interesting are therefore other characteristic values, especially the impedance and the power. These values should be well matched to the entire system.
Which manufacturers does Masori distribute?
At Masori we currently carry midrange drivers from the following manufacturers: Accuton, American Bass, Audio System, Blam, DD Audio, DLS, Ground Zero, Hifonics, Hybrid Audio, Morel, Musway, Peerless by Tymphany, SB Acoustics, Scanspeak, STEG, Tang Band and Vibe Audio.
3-way systems, consisting of tweeter, midrange as well as woofer, excite many audio fans and are without a doubt a good choice for an optimal carhifi experience. In order for the system to best performance the midrange driver must be ideally matched with the other components. With our selection of models of all specifications, you'll find the perfect component for your car.