What does a subwoofer do in a car? And how can a person buy one?

If you’ve ever been in a car that has a woofer, you know how a subwoofer is designed. It’s a box that is mounted to the front of a car.

But did you know that there is a subwoofer that is placed in the back of a car?

A subwoofer is a speaker that’s meant to produce bass frequencies for the speaker and increase the overall volume of the speaker.

There is much more than a subwoofer does. Dive in to know how it works.

How Does A Subwoofer Work In A Car?

A subwoofer amplifies the sound coming from the speakers by driving them at lower volumes. This means you can use speakers with smaller woofers, which are generally cheaper than larger ones.

The most important component of the subwoofer is the amplifier. This is where your amp connects to your speaker, and it’s a small part that matters. A bad amplifier will distort the sound, so it’s very important to get one with a good reputation.

You don’t need to spend a lot of money on a subwoofer. If you get one that’s compatible with your car, it should work fine.

How To Select the Right Subwoofer For a Car?

The subwoofer helps to amplify the sound in the car. But having too much sound in a small car can be unbearable. Therefore, it is important to select the right subwoofer for the car.

There are many factors to consider while buying the subwoofer. Here we have discussed the best tips to buy the right subwoofer. Let’s have a look at them and invest your money in the right product. 

How to Select an Amp?

When choosing an amp, you should consider a few things:

  • Output power - the more power, the better
  • Input impedance - the higher, the better
  • Maximum volume - the bigger, the better
  • Connectivity - do you want it all at once or can you use separate inputs?

How to Build a Subwoofer?

Most people use a powered subwoofer. These are very easy to build. You don’t need to be an expert at electrical engineering to build one.

The first step is to select the type of subwoofer. There are two types that you can use: passive and active. Passive subs don’t have their amplifier but instead rely on the car’s amplifier. Active subs require a separate amplifier that’s connected to your car’s speaker.

The second step is to choose the size and type of woofers. These come in all shapes and sizes, from small ones that fit under the front seats to huge ones that take up entire side compartments. The bigger they are, the louder they are. The best kind for this application is called a cone woofer.

How to Connect A Subwoofer?

Most powered subwoofers include a mounting bracket that will fit your specific vehicle. However, if you need a smaller enclosure or you just want to make your own, then you can do it yourself.

Decide the Sub Type:

The first step is to decide how you’re going to connect it to the rest of the car. You can either go with a single-channel sub or two separate channels.

You can see the power supply here. This comes from the car’s amplifier and plugs into the input on the sub.

If you want to use two separate channels, you’ll need a separate amplifier for each channel. Otherwise, you won’t be able to play them independently, and they won’t sound different when combined.

Connect The Amplifier:

The next step is to connect the amplifier. The most common way is to connect it directly to the speakers, so it doesn’t have its connections. If you want to use separate inputs, you can do this by using RCA connectors, or even by using multiple speakers connected to one amp.

Connecting the amplifier to your car’s power supply is the final step. You can use an extension cable if you need it, but most amps come with one already installed.

You might need a volume control if you’re not using an amp with one built-in. The best ones are analog and have controls on the back of the amp.

Wrapping It All Up!!!

Subwoofers are designed to create a lower-frequency range of sound that is audible at a distance from the source. In other words, a subwoofer is designed to create a bass that is felt in the lower ranges of the listener’s ears.

Subwoofers are often mounted under the rear seat of a vehicle and may be connected to the speaker system through a single speaker cable, or a separate amplifier.

Steven Paul
Hi, I'm Steven Paul! I am dedicated to helping people learn more about subwoofers. My age is 49-year-old and passionate for helping others by doing detailed research, I really like working on SubwooferGuides.com because it gives me the opportunity to use my knowledge of research on Musical Guides. I have been researching about musical instruments for over 20 years and there is nothing that I love more than helping beginners get into the hobby of home theater audio. My goal with this site is to provide an unbiased resource where beginner's can come and find all the information they need to make educated decisions when shopping for their first subwoofer system.