A subwoofer for the car deepens the reproduction of your music
How does a subwoofer improve the reproduction of low sounds in a car? Which subwoofer should you choose for your car? When you want to improve the car's soundscape, many people first think about the reproduction of low frequencies, i.e. bass. It's rarely too much.
A passenger car is a limited space that typically only fits small speakers. Small speakers basically do not reproduce low sounds very effectively. Getting a better set of speakers for your car will improve the sound quality, but even the best speakers can't save the hard-to-hear low sounds. The easiest and most popular way to improve the car's bass is to install a subwoofer in the car.
The subwoofer package has everything ready for installation. You put the subwoofer in the car, connect the cables and start playing!
A subwoofer is an important part of a car's sound system. Subwoofers can be divided into two categories: Active and passive. These differ from each other Active and passive subbars differ somewhat in their characteristics
In an active subwoofer, the amplifier is an integral part of the speaker structure
Can be connected directly to a sound source
Relatively easy to install
Small and light
Car-specific customization difficult
As a rule, stronger bass reproduction than an active subwoofer
Divided into loose elements and enclosed subwoofers
Separate elements can be selected for each car
The housing can be designed according to the wishes of the car and the user
Enclosed subwoofers are equivalent to active subwoofers, but are available in a larger size
What kind of subwoofer should you get for your car?
There are plenty of different subwoofers for cars available on the market, from which you can choose the subwoofer that best suits your needs. As a rule, there are five different options for purchasing a subwoofer:
Building a personalized sound reproduction system yourself, in which case a single subwoofer element (between 8" and 15" inches) is purchased separately, as well as a suitable case and amplifier. The amplifier is selected so that it fits specifically to the instrument in use and the speaker element. Impedance, the number of coils, and the suitability of the cables have been carefully considered.
The purchase of a ready-to-install subwoofer, which only needs to be installed and connected to an amplifier or player. The choice varies between the brand and the case type.
The purchase of a simple and small-sized, integrated subwoofer, which has everything built in, from the element to the amplifier and the housing. The device is attached to the car and the wires are connected, preferably without RCA connectors.
Purchase of a brand-specific subwoofer suitable for your car model. After installing the product, the new subwoofer sits in the interior of the car.
Purchase of a complete subwoofer package already installed. This is the easiest option to get better sound reproduction - without having to browse terms and products.
What is meant by a subwoofer package
The subwoofer package for the car is a pre-thought-out combo, where you get the combination of the desired price/quality ratio with a one-time purchase. Subwoofer bass package refers to a combination that includes a subwoofer suitable for the car and an amplifier. This is often a good, easy and carefree option for a customer who is not interested in learning about the combination of an amplifier and a subwoofer.
Choosing a suitable subwoofer and amplifier for the car requires some expertise, because a low-power subwoofer amplifier does not provide enough power to the speaker, while one that is too powerful can at worst break the entire bass element. However, if you are interested in building the sound system yourself, check out our selection to individual subwoofers.
In the selection, you will find both manufacturers' own subwoofer bass packages, as well as packages selected and tested by Hifitalo's experts. When you buy a ready-made subwoofer set, you also get a cheaper price, because when purchased together, the subwoofer and amplifier are cheaper than when purchased separately.
What is included in the subwoofer package?
Hifitalo's selection includes a large number of subwoofer packages for different needs. We represent brands that we know to be of high quality and that we also use ourselves. Depending on the package, the product package may contain the car's subwoofer element and amplifier, or in addition to these, also the case and the necessary installation accessories.
When you buy a ready-made subwoofer package, you can trust that the element, enclosure and amplifier fit seamlessly together. Some packages also come with a suitable installation kit, which may include cables, a fuse holder, a fuse and an excitation wire. In our selection, you can find both sound pressure-oriented and sound quality-oriented subwoofers, but always of high quality.
Don't forget the run-in for the subwoofer as well
It comes as a surprise to many subwoofer buyers that the subwoofer also needs to be run-in to produce the best sound quality. In addition to better sound quality, correct break-in significantly extends the service life of the subwoofer.
During the break-in, the purpose is literally to drive the element in and especially to flex the lower suspension into usable condition. After running in the subwoofer, the element produces a low sound both cleaner and more. And what's best, with lower power consumption!
How do you drive the subbar in?
The best way to break in a sub is to run it on medium for a few weeks. Manufacturers' recommendations vary and different elements have different break-in times. The required time largely depends on the stiffness of the cone. The stiffer the elements, the more run-in is required. Depending on the element, the break-in time is 10-20 hours of use, in practice this means about a couple of weeks of use. After a few weeks of use, you should notice that the sound level has increased significantly, so that the power of the amplifier can be reduced by a few decibels.
In any name, it is not advisable to play a new element at full speed right away, in which case the result is often the tearing of the suspensions. The bottom padding in particular is stiff and tearing is quite likely.
Use contrary to the instructions will break the element, and an element broken in this way is not covered by the warranty. Use against the instructions is easy to notice during the warranty inspection, and the manufacturer typically does not understand if it is a usage error. Ask the seller for more advice if you are unsure about driving in.
Subbars for your car from Hifitalo
In Hifitalo's online store, you can find high-quality subwoofers in several different price categories. Our selection includes the following popular and high-quality brands.
A subwoofer set is the easiest way for a beginner to improve the car's bass, as it is enough to get the housing to fit your car and know how to connect the wires correctly. Read the easy instructions for the right one for connecting the subwoofer. If you still need help finding the right car subwoofer package or other subwoofers, feel free to contact our customer service! Happy listening moments!
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