People who might feel the need for a subwoofer fall into a very distinct subgroup of music lovers. It’s one thing to like blasting the latest and favorite tunes while you’re driving down the road. It’s another thing to be such a sound enthusiast that you look for ways to achieve optimum sound quality at all levels. When bass is the element of music you most want to hear and enhance, then a subwoofer may be just right.
The purpose of a subwoofer is to relieve the bass load that the car speakers are being forced to carry. Bass naturally takes a larger speaker capacity than any other sound. Factory speakers may not be strong enough to handle the lower register of bass at the desired level. This may end up distorting or damaging everything else. Your sound system will struggle to accommodate the higher levels of bass and volume.
The subwoofer will also be able to protect smaller speakers from a blow out. When there is sufficient power with a subwoofer the sound system will not make distorted or popping noises. A subwoofer should have its own amp, so that its power will not be coming from the same place as the car speakers. If you have speakers that do not seem to be able to handle the desired levels of bass without distortion, then a subwoofer would be a solution.
With cars that have plenty of room, they can definitely get the most benefit out of the subwoofer. The more space that a vehicle has for the subwoofer, the better the sound quality and comfort for passengers. Available space will determine which size subwoofer to purchase. There are many different size subwoofers to choose from according to your specific needs. If you’re driving a large sedan or a smaller sedan, car audio enthusiasts should be able to find many ways to install a subwoofer and amp for optimum sound quality.