How to Use Car Speakers In Home Audio

Updated March 23, 2017

Most speakers and audio equipment are interchangeable with different audio systems. This includes using car audio for homes and even turning old radio speakers into amplifiers. Using a car speaker for home audio is not a difficult task, but does require some modifying of the speaker, and a little electrical know-how. If you want to use your car speakers for your home audio, you will need a few tools to make the changes you need.

Place a car speaker into a speaker box making sure to line up the speaker posts in the back with the red and black wire adaptors in the box. Screw the speaker into the box until secure.

Cut speaker wire long enough to reach the home audio system that you want to attach it to. Leave a little extra length in case you choose to move it at a later date. Separate the wire from the end about three inches. Strip the wire about an inch from the end by using wire stripper to pull off the rubber insulation. Do this for each set of speaker wires.

Place one end of each speaker wire into the back of the speaker box. Make sure that the wires do not cross each other.

Place the other end of the wire into the speaker output on the home audio system. Repeat for any other speakers.


Make sure all of your electronic components are turned off before connecting your speakers. Otherwise, you run the risk of electrical shock.

Things You'll Need

  • Screwdriver
  • Screws
  • Speaker wire
  • Wire strippers
  • Speaker boxes
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Melanie Fleury has been writing professionally since 1995. She has written for various educational websites such as and is the educational consultant at the Knowledge Tree Center for Education. She enjoys creating curriculum for children with various learning styles. Fleury holds a master's degree in education specializing in early childhood from Ashwood University.