LAS VEGAS —
Infinity’s new Reference X
series of 10 car speakers uses a variety of
technologies to play loud when adding the
speakers to factory head units or to lowpower
aftermarket head units.
All feature 3-ohm voice coils to compensate
for the increased impedance caused by
thin-gauge factory speaker wires running to
factory head units, a spokesman said. In addition,
when connected to a low-power aftermarket
head unit, the speakers’ reduced impedance
will yield higher output compared
to a standard 4-ohm speaker, he noted.
In both applications, the speakers’ woofer
cones are likewise designed to boost output
as well as bass response. Their PlusOne
woofer cones offer a larger radiating area
than conventional speakers of the same
size to play louder with smaller amps and increase
bass output to help offset road noise,
the company said.
“Typically, when an aftermarket speaker
is simply bolted into a factory location the
overall output and ability to deliver bass are
reduced,” the spokesman noted.
All but two models feature adjustable
tweeter level, and four feature pivoting tweeters.
Pricing wasn’t available.