A Bigger Boom: Adding Subwoofers to Your Car’s Audio System

If you love the feeling of hitting the open road with your windows down and your speakers bumping your favorite tunes, you should consider adding a subwoofer to your car’s audio system. You don’t need a car makeover from Xihibitz’s 2000s hit show Pimp My Ride to enjoy an incredible audio experience while you commute to work. Today subwoofers are both accessible and affordable and can fit almost any vehicle.

What Are Subwoofers?

No matter what genre of music you enjoy, subwoofers can drastically improve your overall listening experience. A subwoofer is a large speaker explicitly designed to produce low-frequency bass in homes, cars, and studios. When installing a subwoofer in a car, it is essential to pair it with a high-powered amplifier and head unit. You should also work with a professional car audio mechanic to ensure it is installed correctly.

What To Look For In a Subwoofer

Not all subwoofers all the same, so it is important to understand what to look for.

Subwoofer Size

The bigger the subwoofer, the better the bass. However, it is important to measure your vehicle to see which size fits best.

Power (RMS)

RMS stands for how much power a subwoofer can handle. It is essential to match the power of the subwoofer to the power of the amp and head unit.

Enclosure Type

Subwoofers need an enclosure box to sit in. A sealed enclosure box will create deeper bass than an open enclosure box and is recommended if you love bass-heavy genres hip-hop, house, and dubstep.

So if you are looking to feel your music as much as you can hear it, consider these reasons to install them into your ride today.

Sound Clarity

Lower quality subwoofers like those found in a regular car stereo can have an unclear acoustical sound. They typically won’t be able to handle the frequent starts and stops of instrumentals and vocals found in many genres like hip-hop, rock, and electronic music. However, high-quality subwoofers have a rapid speed response that allows tracks to be heard in a clear and concise manner.

Enhanced Bass Response

The main role of subwoofers is to enhance the bass response to expose sounds and frequencies in your music that regular car stereos cannot produce. While traditional car speakers cant pick up frequencies below 50HZ, subwoofers can reproduce bass frequencies below 20HZ.

Reduction in Distortion

If you love blasting your music on long drives, you may notice that your car’s speakers have a hard time keeping up with the volume. When car speakers are turned up too much, the low bass frequencies can create distortion in the diaphragm of the speaker. Installing subwoofers can take away any distortion allowing you to listen to your music s loud as you please, no matter how bass-heavy a song is.

Relieves Small Speakers

Installing subwoofers can take the load off your smaller speakers when you want to blast your music. They allow your speakers to produce sound at an easy, comfortable frequency while the subwoofers cover the low bass frequencies. As a result, it improves the overall speaker performance and quality of sound.

Full Spectrum Response

High-quality subwoofers and sound systems allow your regular full-spectrum car speakers to perform at their best without overpowering them. Therefore, with the right subwoofer, your car’s speakers can produce top-quality sound no matter the genre of music.

Factory Speakers Can’t Handle The Bass

Most car speakers are not equipped to handle deep bass and certain frequencies that come with some of your favorite musical genres. Pairing your sound system with a high-quality subwoofer can enhance your musical experience by reproducing certain notes and frequencies and allowing you to hear your favorite tracks the way the artist intended. So whether you love hip-hop, hard rock, or electronic music, consider installing a subwoofer in your car today.




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