Category: Car Subwoofers

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 ...

Competition Grade V.S. Standard Subwoofers

Competition Grade V.S. Standard Subwoofers

So you want to step it up and bring your a-game to the competition? You wake up at night in a cold sweat having dreamt about the loudest or best sounding system in the world being yours. While there is nothing wrong with having grand dreams, what good does it do if you don’t bite the bullet and take the plunge? So ...

What is the Difference Between 2 and 4 Ohms?

What is the Difference Between 2 and 4 Ohms?

Ohms are the measure of resistance to the flow of electricity in an electric circuit. Think of it like a freeway, the more cars congesting the freeway, the slower everyone will move due to traffic. Electricity, like the cars, can be slowed down in the circuit due to higher resistance.  The higher the ohm value, the ...

T/S (Thiele/Small) Parameters

T/S (Thiele/Small) Parameters

Thiele and Small Parameters (also referred to as T/S parameters) are used to define technical electromechanical parameters for a loudspeaker.  These specifications are used primarily by advanced consumers that are looking for low frequency performance of a subwoofer.  A manufacturer runs a series of tests to determine ...

Differences In Subwoofer Sizes

Cars come in all different shapes, sizes, flavors and variants. So do subwoofers, speakers and amplifiers.  It is this fact alone that allows everyone to get exactly what they want, but what good does it do if you don’t know what you want because you have no idea what it all means? This kind of confusion is common ...

How to Match a Subwoofer and an Amplifier

As you scavenge deeper into the realm of car audio, you begin to realize that figuring out the proper amplifier/subwoofer setup is a lot harder than just matching power ratings. As you sift through all of the different manufacturers, you might notice that the word "ohms" appears often.  Have you found yourself ...

Subwoofer Surrounds

Subwoofer Surrounds

A subwoofers surround is part of the sub's suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.  If the cone ...

Peak Power vs. RMS Power

Peak Power vs. RMS Power

Subwoofers and amplifiers are the heart and soul of any car audio system.  From our experience, choosing the right subwoofer(s) and amplifier(s) is crucial when building a high performance car audio system. Deciding on which product to purchase can get tricky if you don’t know the difference between peak power and RMS ...

Car Subwoofer Wiring Rules

Car Subwoofer Wiring Rules

Two of the most important specifications to look at when matching subs to an amplifier are impedance and RMS rating. The total combined RMS rating of all the subwoofers should not exceed the power the amplifier produces at the impedance that your subwoofer draw. Remember, ohms measure resistance. The lower the ohm ...

Subwoofer Voice Coils

Subwoofer Voice Coils

Voice coils transmit an amplifier’s power signal and shift the subwoofer’s cone in and out. Subwoofers are commonly classified as single or dual voice coil subwoofers. Dual voice coil subwoofers have two voice coils inside of the sub, while the aptly named single voice coil (SVC) subs have only one voice coil. Dual ...

How to Install Car Subwoofers

Required Tools: Wire Cutters Wire Stripper Electrical Tape Speaker Wire Panel Remover You may also need one or more of the following:  Screwdrivers (Flat, Phillips) and Screws, Right angle Phillips, Drill, Wrench, Pliers, Saw, Glue gun, Caulk, Wire ties, Soldering ...

The Subwoofer Buying Guide

The Subwoofer Buying Guide

 Buying a Subwoofer To add some extra bump to your vehicle's sound system, all you need to do is add a subwoofer to your system. Car subwoofers provide depth to the sound of your music by supplying accurate bass beats to supplement the high frequency musical tunes. We carry car subs in a variety of shapes and ...