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Car Audio 101: Car Subwoofers

Adding an aftermarket stereo and speaker set to your vehicle’s sound system will have you on your way to the perfect setup, but speakers alone won’t be able to reach the deep lows in your music. Without this bass, you will never truly experience your music. Adding a car subwoofer to your system is the perfect remedy to this problem because they are designed specifically to reproduce the low frequencies recorded in your music. When looking for a subwoofer, its important to know that you don’t have to have a subwoofer that makes your entire car shake, you can get subwoofers intended for more subtle bass.

Unlike aftermarket speakers and headunits, a car subwoofer requires a bit more than simply plugging it in and going. Car subwoofers also require an amplifier, an amplifier wiring kit and a subwoofer enclosure that matches up with the subwoofer. With enclosures, you need to know how much space you have available in your car as they can be fairly large and take up quite a bit of space. Subwoofers are traditionally available in sizes from 6″ up to 18″ to fit a variety of needs and preferences. However, 10″, 12″, and 15″ subwoofers are the most popular sizes.

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