| Subwoofers play
a very important part when it comes to listening to music. Subwoofers are
used to give your system depth and deliver complete sound. There are few
types of subwoofers:
Subwoofer driver: This is the woofer itself. Subwoofers will need
to be mounted inside the subwoofer enclosure in order to operate properly.
These types of subwoofers need to be powered with an external amplifier.
Subwoofers can range in sizes from 8 inches to 15 inches.
Powered subwoofer: These types of subwoofers combine an amplifier
and a subwoofer in an enclosure. Powered subwoofers do not take too much
space in your vehicle. However, they are limited in the amount of bass
Vehicle specific subwoofers: These types of subwoofers are designed
to fit in space saving location in many cars, trucks, and SUVs. They are
not the best choice if you are looking for a really big bass.
Options to consider when purchasing the subwoofer:
- Power: Check the RMS power. When checking the subwoofer power,
make sure the amplifier can handle this amount of power. All subwoofers
require vehicle amplifiers.
- Sensitivity: Subwoofers have a higher sensitivity rating.
It requires less power to produce the same amount of sound unlike the
model with the lower sensitivity rating.
- Enclosure type: The type of sound the subwoofer will produce
depends on the type of enclosure that it is mounted in.
- Number of voice coils: There are single and dual voice coils.
Dual voice coils provide more flexibility when wiring sound systems.
- Size of the woofer: Do not only consider the size of the subwoofer.
You should consider the power, sensitivity rating, and enclosure type.
If you would like the system to play loud, low music, and you also have
enough space, then choose the biggest subwoofer possible. Do not underestimate
the small subwoofer. If the subwoofer is installed correctly and with
the correct enclosure type, then the subwoofer can perform just the
same or better than the big subwoofers.
Abt has a vehicle fit guide that will let you know which subwoofers will
best fit your car. Click
here to view our fit guide.
Abt carries the following brands of car stereos:
Kenwood, Sony, Alpine and Pioneer.
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