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Estimated wait for next available agent :. All of our representatives are currently chatting with other customers. For Tech Support, call My name is Ken. I seek the Holy Grail of car audio excellence. My favorite color is blue. I came to Crutchfield in During my six years as a Crutchfield Advisor, I learned a lot about the technology behind great car and home audio.
I learned even more about what people wanted in their car stereo systems. I've been a writer for car audio and fitness tech at Crutchfield since Over the last few years, I've also carved out a niche producing demo videos for our in-dash car stereos. The hands-on experience I get with car stereos while doing video production is an invaluable aid to me in learning about their exciting features. This helps me convey that information to our customers when I write about the stereo on our website.
Before coming to Crutchfield, I spent 10 years teaching music in Charlottesville area schools. I keep my musical interests satisfied by volunteering as a classical music DJ at a local community radio station, and I stay up to date with the latest in outdoor tech by cycling, running, and backpacking. Fun facts: I've completed an Ironman triathlon, run the Boston Marathon, hiked miles of the Appalachian Trail, and lost on Jeopardy! Subwoofers are speakers dedicated solely to reproducing low frequencies. No matter what kind of music you like, or how softly or loudly you like to listen, a quality sub can really improve your overall listening experience.
Car speakers are small, so they have trouble producing enough low-frequency sound to give your music realism and depth. A subwoofer can make the difference between a good-sounding and a great-sounding system. There are a lot of different ways to add a subwoofer to your vehicle.
Which one is right for you depends on a lot of different factors, including your musical tastes, budget, and how much space you have available in your vehicle. I want to pick and choose components to build a truly personalized system. You should start by looking at component subs. A component sub is just the speaker itself — it'll need to be mounted in a subwoofer box to operate properly. In addition, you'll need to power the sub with an external amplifier.
Component subs usually range in size from 8" to 15". There are models deed to operate on low or high power, and in a variety of different types of boxes. They are several different impedance and voice coil setups, so you can pick and choose among models to match up to your system de. If you're starting from the ground up in deing your custom system, choosing the subwoofer is a great place to start.
Check out enclosed subs. Enclosed subs are pre-mounted into a box deed to accommodate the sub. This eliminates the need to choose an enclosure for the sub, so you won't have to do as much work deing and building your system. On the down side, you'll be limited on the of speaker and box-type choices you have. You'll still need an external amp to power the sub. Enclosed subwoofers, like this Rockford Fosgate Prime R1 12" package, match a sub or two with a perfectly sized box.
I want a simple, space-saving bass system. A powered sub is a great way to go. A powered sub combines an amplifier and woofer in an enclosure. Since the amplifier is built-in, there's only one piece of equipment to find a place for and install.
Many powered subs are compact and won't take up a lot of room in your vehicle. While powered subs can be very effective bass producers, their smaller drivers and amplifiers may not provide all the sound power you want if you're looking for really big bass. On the other hand, their relatively simple installation and small size make them a great add-on to factory stereo systems. I want a sub that will blend in with my car's interior. You're a prime candidate for a vehicle-specific subeither powered or unpowered. These subs are deed to fit in out-of-the-way locations in many cars, trucks, and SUVs, and are often color-matched to the vehicle's interior.
Like the powered subs we just talked about, they may not be the best choice if you're looking for really big bass, but they'll more than suffice for most listening needs without taking up a lot of interior space.
I want a great bass system, but don't want to sweat the details. Check out our bass packages. Our experts have put these together to make selecting all the right components easier — some packages include everything you need, right down to speaker wire. Once you know what type of subwoofer or system you'd like to buy, comparing specs can be helpful in making your decision. Here are some key specs to consider:. You'll need an amplifier to drive a component subwoofer. If you're buying a component subwoofer, you'll need the proper enclosure.
A Dynamat kit will prevent any rattles from your sub, while reducing road noise to give you louder, richer bass. Polyester fiber box stuffing slows sound waves inside a sub box, making the sub more efficient and louder. If you're going to build your own subwoofer enclosure, you'll need box building hardware. If you need more help, give our Advisors a call at They have the knowledge and experience to help you find a sub that will meet your needs.
I have a w hifonics 2 channel class D monoblock amp And just bought 2 w pioneer single voice coils 4ohm nominal watts and I don't know how to connect to wires the subs before were Duel voice coils and that had four plugins. Dave, I've passed your question along for recommendations on a sub to match your amp. Here's more on the subject. I recently purchased a Pioneer Mono amp. Mark, I've passed your question along to our team of Advisors to help you find the best solution for your vehicle.
Someone will contact you soon. An imbalance in power or impedance can damage your sub if severely over- or under-powered.
If your amp and sub do not have the same impedance, that may not be an issue as long as you wire them correctly. You'll find everything you need to match your amp and sub here as well as a database of wiring diagrams. Note that you should not wire different impedance subwoofers together to the same amplifier because the lower impedance sub will get twice the power of the higher impedance sub, possibly under-powering one while over-powering the other.
That's a recipe for blowing subwoofers. Get separate amps for your different model subs. What happens if you mix up the ohms like if I had a 4 ohm speaker with 2ohm amp or the other way around And what's the difference from a 2 ohm to a 8ohm And what happens if a speaker is rms and my amp is rms what will happen.
Asim, a powered sub may be a better option for your Fiesta. It will take up less space in your car and give you surprisingly substantial bass. Keep in mind that a sub isn't a replacement for your speakers. A sub provides bass, while the woofers and tweeters of your speakers will handle higher frequencies.
Here's a nice overview if you're looking to upgrade your car audio in stages. I want to upgrade my stock speakers for my ford fiesta 01 1. However im not too sure on how subs work and all. I was thinking if i grab an enclosed sub with amp would i need anything else to fit the sub in my car and also the sound from the door speakers would they still give sound or would it all be from the sub.
Mark and Kevin, I've passed your questions along to our sales team. An advisor will contact you soon to help find the right bass package for your vehicles.Looking for a sub new is better
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