How to Choose Subwoofers

Mostly you will get speakers with subwoofers whether it is for your car or home theatre. Now these subwoofers are considered to be extra equipment in speakers as most of the speakers are better off without one but if you are one of those bass freaks then no speakers can satisfy you till you have that thumping sound in the background. People spend a lot for perfect and brilliant sound coming out of their speakers as it may be a passion for many people. The following article discusses how to choose subwoofers for cars and home theatre as both of these situations require different watts of subwoofers.

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Considering a subwoofer for your car does not require much of power as the surrounding of a car is smaller than a room. Now the subwoofers for cars can cost up to $300 so you better check your budget before you go to the shop. You can either get one subwoofer or two depending on your music preference. Two subwoofers are ideal if you hear tracks with more bass and background music. An amplifier comes along a subwoofer to give enough power to your subwoofer to work. The more power, the more bass is produced and naturally the more expensive it is going to be and to get maximum bass out of them consider maximum wattage RMS. Choose RMS power that is the closest to the RMS ratings of your subwoofer besides that THD, an abbreviation for total harmonic distortion is also a significant rating of amps. Generally subwoofers go either at the trunk of the car, on the sides of the car i.e. on the doors or under the seats. No matter where you install your subwoofers there won’t be any major bass production as it is all about personal preference.

Like I mentioned earlier that the environment of a car is totally different from a room as it is smaller and compact so subwoofers starting from 6.5” amplified tubes to 8” amplified tubes can be considered. Many of the SUVs have built-in 8” amplified subwoofers that practically shakes and vibrates the entire car turning a lot of heads. The larger your subwoofers are going to be the lower the frequency they are expected to produce. The sizes of subwoofers come in 8 inches, 10 inches, 12 inches and 15 inches. Choosing from cones you can go with Kevlar, polypropylene, aluminum or a carbon fiber cone but do not choose a paper cone. Surrounds for subwoofer are important as they make them durable and extend their life although they have nothing to do with the bass production. Foam is an ok choice but rubber surrounds are the best.

Car Subwoofers

Car Subwoofers

Now when choosing subwoofers for your home theatre the locations for them are two. One of them is down-firing and the other one is front firing. Down-firing is when you have the subwoofers installed in the bottom cabinet while having them on the sides makes them front-firing. In a room environment the bass production of the subwoofers depends on which type of enclosure is being used. Acoustic suspension enclosures are to be preferred as they produce sound that is accurate with more amplified power. After picking and installing subwoofer test it while playing a DVD or tracks on different high or low volumes until you think they are just perfect and enjoy the bass that changes the listening experience.

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