How Speaker Manufacturers Make Loudspeakers and 10 Tips for Choosing a Speaker Manufacturer

If you’re on the hunt for a speaker manufacturer, it’s incredibly important to pick the right supplier. There are so many different types of loudspeaker and brands that manufacture them, it would be very easy to make the wrong decision if you’re not careful. A high quality loudspeaker is essential for listening to music, and you want to ensure the sound is perfect for your customers. Music should be an immersive experience that sucks people in and lightens their mood. Speakers are also essential for a wide variety of business purposes, such as conferencing, PA systems, and large-scale loudspeakers.

But poorly-made speakers that are tinny and quiet will not allow your customers to make the most of their audio experience. No matter what you need your loudspeakers for, or integral they are to your business goals, it’s important to take some time over your decision and conduct extensive research on the different styles and manufacturers of loudspeakers out there. The right choice will depend on a huge range of factors including your needs, budget constraints, and the nature of your business and industry.

The following guide will take a detailed look at how speakers work and the manufacturing process before outlining some of the different types of loudspeaker manufacturers on the market. It will then go over some key tips to help you pick the perfect solution for your needs.

Read on to find out more about loudspeakers and how you can equip yourself with the knowledge required to buy one of your own.

What are the Application Scenarios of Speakers?

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What is a Speaker and How Does it Work?

How Does a Speaker Make Sound?

A speaker is an electronic device designed to turn electromagnetic waves into sound waves, thereby creating and projecting an audible noise. They are usually used for entertainment purposes, such as listening to music, watching television, or playing video games. The sound is created by running an electric current through an electromagnetic coil, causing it to magnetize and demagnetize rapidly, creating vibrations and subsequently sound. The exact nature of the sound depends on the frequency and amplitude of the sound waves. The frequency determines how high pitched or low pitch a sound will be, while the amplitude denotes the volume.

The Manufacturing Process

The manufacturing process for a speaker will vary from product to product, as there are so many different types with varying power, functionality, and size. But there are many similarities in the fundamentals of the process.

The most important part of a speaker is the cone. This is the element which vibrates and produces the soundwaves, and is generally constructed from a lightweight material such as plastic or cardboard. It is then necessary to create a rigid base for the cone, which should not be able to vibrate and interfere with the intended sound. This will usually be made of iron, brass or another metal.

The rigid base is then cut to size and then adjusted and smoothed, either by hand or using a lathe, to create the desired specifications for the finished product. Holes will be drilled for screws and then the core will be securely fastened to the rigid base, which is then attached to the assembly frame which forms the main structure of the speaker.

Usually at this stage, the electromagnetic coil is attached to the cone, which will eventually allow the current to create the vibrations and sound waves. If there are empty spaces within the speaker, these will need to be filled with foam, wool, or some other soft material to dampen the sounds and prevent unwanted echoes and reverberations. The whole assembly will then be enclosed with the housing, usually made of plastic or wood and the finished speaker is ready.

Certain speakers will also have additional technology fitted to enhance the sound, such as tweeters for high frequency sounds and woofers for low frequencies.

The Different Types of Speaker Manufacturer

There are so many different speaker manufacturers, it can be difficult to make a decision. How can you know which one provides the best quality items that perfectly match your requirements? Before you start comparing and contrasting brands, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the different types of speaker manufacturer on the market.

Here are a few of the different types available:

Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM)

An Original Equipment Manufacturer is a company that designs and builds their products to their own specifications. They will usually then sell this product to another company for distribution to their market. This buyer then owns the intellectual property to the product, and may brand and customize it according to their needs.

Original Design Manufacturer (ODM)

An Original Design Manufacturer, on the other hand, is a company that designs and builds a product to another company’s specification. The manufacturer will take on the costs of building and equipment, but they will not have any intellectual rights over the product, nor control over its distribution.

Own Brand

Own brand, or private label, products, are similar to ODM ones but with the key difference that they have not been designed specifically for the seller and may be made available to other companies. For example, a supermarket may decide on a speaker made by a particular manufacturer. They will purchase the speaker in bulk before adding their own branding. But there is no reason why multiple other stores cannot do the same. It is often the fastest and cheapest way for a seller to launch a product.

5 Tips to Choose a Loudspeaker Manufacturer

Now the time has come to choose your speaker. There are a huge array of different factors you need to consider when narrowing down your choice, and it will all depend on your business goals, industry, brand, budget, and personal preferences.

Here are a few top tips for choosing your loudspeaker manufacturer:

Cost

There is an almost endless array of speakers on the market to suit any budget. Nevertheless, it goes without saying that the products at the cheaper end of the spectrum are often low quality and made of inferior materials. Opting for the best loudspeaker manufacturer, rather than the cheapest, may actually save you money over the long run as the speakers you use or sell will be more durable and will last you and your customers many years. Therefore you won’t have to fork out for costly replacements in a few months time.

Whatever your budget, there are still ways to save money on your loudspeaker. Opting for a simpler design without additional features will be a lot less expensive, and many manufacturers and sellers offer payment plans allowing you to spread the cost of your speakers over a period of several months.

Reviews

Whenever you buy any high-end product, it’s essential you do some research online to check the customer reviews. This will tell you how satisfied previous users of a particular manufacturer were with their purchase, as well as identifying any design flaws or drawbacks they have. It will also give you insight into the quality of service the manufacturer provides, and how helpful they are in dealing with technical issues and complaints.

Use

The right choice of speaker will entirely depend on how your business intends to use it. Perhaps you are intending to distribute speakers to the mass market, in which case you want a company that specializes in quality stereo systems, perfect for listening to loud music in surround sound. Alternatively, your choice of speaker may be for the purpose of holding meetings in a large boardroom, or making announcements in a busy hospital or manufacturing facility. Some users will prefer additional features to enhance their experience, such as internet connectivity or specific sound functions, which others may find unnecessary.

Sound Quality

Everyone’s idea of sound quality differs, and it all depends on the exact use. If you are selling speakers as a stereo system, you will need a company specializing in high quality audio technology. Yet if it is for conferencing or communications, you may need a crisper, clearer experience. If your chosen manufacturer will provide you with a demonstration or a product test, this is a great way to get a feel for a product before taking it home.

Layout

Will you be listening to using your speakers in one pre-defined area of your company premises, or would you like it to be functional across an entire building? Perhaps a multi-room wireless system is the right choice for you. There are floor-standing speakers, bookshelf speakers, satellite speakers, or soundbars, all offering their range of pros and cons. It’s important you figure out how you and your customers intend to use these loudspeakers before settling on a decision.

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