The News Wheel
No Comments

Tips to Consider When Getting A Subwoofer

Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size Text Size Print This Page

SubwooferSubwoofer speakers are designed to produce low-frequency types of sounds or bass. Bass is an integral area of the stereo experience, providing you audio depth as well as realism.

There are different kinds and sizes along with body style choices when looking at subwoofers. The following tips are helpful when selecting subwoofers.

Subwoofer types

All subwoofers are available in different sizes, ranging from 8 inches to 15 inches. They must be fitted within an enclosure or speaker box and be connected to an amplifier.

Different kinds of subwoofers have a different enclosure or amplifier setups. Component subwoofers offer the speaker portion only, so you’ll need to select the enclosure as well as amplifier separately.

There are a few enclosure types that you can select from. It is also possible to get one made to your specifications. If you wish to get a highly customized type of car stereo system, component subwoofers are good for you.

Enclosed subwoofers are pre-mounted in a box. An external amplifier needs to be selected for this kind of speaker.

Powered subwoofers include the speaker along with the amp in a compact enclosure. These are better for installing in small areas and are not good for developing big bass.

You can also get vehicle-specific subwoofers made to fit in places like the car door, allowing for a more discreet install. These types of subwoofers will not produce a big bass sound.

Specs options

If you want to get big, rich bass type of sounds, get a high-powered subwoofer speaker. A subwoofer with higher sensitivity needs less power to handle big sound.

Consider the frequency range. If you want a subwoofer that can handle really low-frequency sounds, you will have to get a high-frequency range type of speaker.

The enclosure type is also important because it has an impact on sound quality.

The number of voice coils needs to be considered. Selecting either single or maybe dual voice calls is possible. The impedance impacts current flow plus ranges and that from 2 to 8 ohms. The amplifier should match the speaker’s impedance.

Shop around and look at different models, comparing prices. Check out online reviews, such as this one for the Rockford Fosgate Punch P3 or one listed on Stereoauthority.

This article was contributed by Costea Lestoc.