The Car Salon carries a wide range of car audio all being name brands. Our display room features a lot of subwoofers. A subwoofer (or “sub”) is a woofer, or a complete loudspeaker, which is dedicated to the reproduction of low-pitched audio frequencies known as bass. The typical frequency range for a subwoofer is about 20–200 Hz for consumer products, below 100 Hz for professional live sound, and below 80 Hz in THX-approved systems. Subwoofers are intended to augment the low frequency range of loudspeakers covering higher frequency bands.
When most people think about subwoofer, they think about bone-shaking, tooth-rattling bass. And while that is a fair correlation, there’s a lot more to a subwoofer than just shaking the windows in any car that pulls up next to you at a stoplight. Low frequency sounds are a big part of every type of music, so the realism of any sound system really hinges on its ability to hit the low notes just as much as the high ones. Some types of music will benefit from a great sub more than others, but adding in some quality bass can bring any car stereo to life.
Whether you’re thinking about adding a subwoofer to your existing car sound system, or looking at building something from the ground up, there are some key factors that you’ll need to consider. Some of the most important things to look at include:
- size of the subwoofer
- type of enclosure
Size Does Matter
The size of the sub is one of the main factors that determine how loud and low it can go. As a general rule of thumb, bigger subs produce better bass, so keep that in mind while looking for the ideal unit. Space is also a concern in automotive sound systems, though, so it’s vital to take measurements before you start shopping. If you’re looking for the boldest bass you can get, then you’ll want to go for the biggest sub that will fit in the available space.
Now you need to see our subwoofer enclosures