Review of the best car subwoofers

Introduction

A subwoofer is a speaker that is designed to reproduce bass. Subwoofers cover lower range frequencies which smaller speakers struggle with. One subwoofer can add an amazing sound and power to your music which other speakers can’t reproduce. Installing a subwoofer in your car audio system is a necessity if you intend to enjoy a well-rounded car audio.

 

CHOOSING THE RIGHT SUBWOOFER

Similar to choosing a subwoofer for your home, you need to ask yourself some questions before deciding on a subwoofer that would serve your needs. One of the most common questions to ask is; “What kind of bass am I looking for?” Sometimes, the best subwoofers are not the biggest or the most aesthetically appealing component.

 

There are different sizes of subwoofers on the market responding to different music. It, therefore, becomes necessary to find the right match that would suit your music curiosity. Before we proceed to review the best subwoofers, it is important that we discuss the different sizes of subwoofers on the market and the kind of sound they produce.

 

8” Subwoofers

An 8” subwoofer is smaller in size and faster in response. It can keep up with fast-paced music. 8” subwoofers can handle double bass, heavy rock, as well as fast-paced electronic. They are a unique option for car owners who enjoy a light and soft bass. Rather than overwhelming a system, an 8” subwoofer will compliment it. This type of subwoofer might not be ideal for you if you are the type that likes loud and heavy bass.

 

10” Subwoofers

The 10” subwoofers are common on the market. They are the safest and well-rounded subs you would ever come across. While creating a good amount of bass, they can as well keep up with fast-paced and heavy bass music. Rock, club music, and rap are some of the genres of music the 10” subwoofer can handle. However, if a big bass is what you are looking for, then you may have to double up with the 10” in order to get the volume.

 

12” Subwoofers

A 12” Subwoofer is those who enjoy heavy bass. Currently, they are the most common on the market. This is because they are not only universal, they also cover a deeper range of frequencies and are great for all kinds of music. The 12” subwoofer doesn’t keep up with fast paced music like metal or heavy rock but is excellent for all varieties of music, particularly club, pop, electronic, and rap.

 

15” Subwoofers

 

The 15” subwoofers are not so common like the 10” and 12” subs. They are also not an ideal solution to an average music listener. However, if an ear bleeding bass is what you are looking for, then you are in the right category.

 

CT Sounds Meso 6.5 Inch Car Subwoofer

The CT Sounds Meso 6.5” car subwoofers are perfect for car owners who love bass but do not have sufficient space to place some subwoofers. The CT Sounds Meso 6.5” car subwoofers are small in size but are impressive in terms of quality. This subwoofer can withstand a maximum power of 400W but takes in 150W RMS power.

 

They are designed with a dual 2 ohms resistive voice call in order to reproduce a great amount of powerful bass. Still, on the design, the CT Sounds Meso 6.5” car subwoofers incorporate a Y35 triple stacked ferrite magnet. It stands on a strong, stupendous, and sturdy arm styled basket frame. This sub is affordable and very suitable for boxes and under the seat applications.

 

Alpine Electronics PWE-S8 Restyle Compact Powered 8-Inch Subwoofer

 

The Alpine Electronics PWE-S8 Restyle Compact Powered 8-inch Subwoofer is a simple way of adding powerful bass to your car’s audio system. It is paired with a built-in amplifier and housed in an aluminium enclosure. The Alpine Electronics PWE-S8 Restyle Compact Powered 8-inch Subwoofer measures 13.5” L x 9” W x 3” D, therefore you can add punchy, low, and accurate bass to your car’s audio system without occupying much space.

 

It is designed with a compact shallow mount, so you can install this subwoofer behind or under the seat of a truck, in the hatch of an SUV, in the trunk of a sedan or any other compact space.

 

The Alpine Electronics PWE-S8 Restyle Compact Powered 8-inch Subwoofer is constructed with a die-cast aluminium in order to provide durability continuous performance. The built-in amplifier produces a maximum power of 120W and a frequency response of between 33 Hz to 150Hz.

 

You can easily connect this subwoofer to your sound system using the Auto-sensing or RCA speaker Level inputs located on the side panel. Still, on the design, the side panel gives you access to LP Crossover, Gain, Phase, as well as Remote Sub Level controls which you can use to set up its sound during installation.

 

MTX TNE212D 12″ 1200W Dual Loaded Car Subwoofers

The MTX TNE212D 12” 1200W Dual Loaded Car subwoofers is a complete package. The package includes a built-in Mono amplifier with a complete set of amplifier installation kit. The enclosure is made using medium density fibreboards in order to deliver a perfect bass that would exceed your expectation.

 

In addition, the enclosure is designed to accommodate the huge low frequencies generated by the subwoofer. The MTX TNE212D 12” 1200W Dual Loaded Car subwoofer comes in a single enclosure embedded with a single terminal cup showing all the loads that are connected to the amplifier.

 

The terminal cup is lightweight and is designed with polypropylene dust caps making them more efficiently using less power. Each unit can handle a maximum power of 400W from an input power of 200W.

 

Still, on its design, the MTX TNE212D 12” 1200W Dual Loaded Car subwoofers incorporate a mechanical process known as Spider Plateau Venting. This process allows the subwoofer to refresh its surrounding air continually around the voice coil, thereby expelling the generated heat to the caused by extended play.

 

Easy installation and can mount quickly in most vehicles. Rock your car and the entire neighbourhood!

 

PIONEER TS-SW2502S4 10-Inch, 1.200 Watts Shallow-Mount Subwoofer

 

The Pioneer 10”, 1200-Watt Shallow-Mount Subwoofer comes with a single 4 ohm Voice Coil to guarantee a deep bass and quality sound. It produces accurate bass due to features like mica injection-moulded resin.

 

This subwoofer is designed with an oversize cone structure in order to guarantee a gasket surface without its external dimensions changing. The surface of the cone moves more air thereby making the production of a louder and deeper bass easier.

 

Still, on the design, the Pioneer 10”, 1200-Watt Shallow-Mount Subwoofer can handle a maximum power of 1200W from an input power range of between 100 to 300W. It has an excellent frequency response of 20 to 125Hz. With a mounting depth of 3-⅛”, this subwoofer can easily be installed in most trucks and SUV.

 

Dual Electronics BP1204 12 inch illumiNITE High-Performance Studio Enclosed Subwoofers

The Dual Electronics BP1204 12” illumiNITE High-Performance Studio Enclosed Subwoofers is one of the best subwoofers on the market. If you seek for a low sounding bass system, then the Dual Electronics BP1204 12” illumiNITE High-Performance Studio Enclosed Subwoofer is a force to reckon with. Its output efficiency is wonderful due to the specialized tuned port and a 2.5” voice coil.

 

This subwoofer is designed with computer-tuned acoustic chambers which enables it to deliver a peak power of 1,100 Watts at a 4 Ohm impedance from an input power of 600 Watts. It has a very good frequency response of 30 to 200 Hz which makes it surpasses the expectations of even bass enthusiasts.

 

Still, on the design, the Dual Electronics BP1204 12” illumiNITE High-Performance Studio Enclosed Subwoofer is constructed with an inbuilt Ventilated Control Circuitry, hence; keeping the unit cool during hours of nonstop entertainment.

 

In order to guarantee an excellent sound control, this subwoofer is incorporated with a brushed aluminium injection moulded magnet and it comes with a one year guarantee.

 

PIONEER TS-SW3002S4 12″ 1,500-Watt Shallow-Mount Subwoofer

The Pioneer TS-SW3002S4 12” 1,500-Watt Shallow-Mount Subwoofer is one of the few 12” subwoofers that can be easily mounted of most trucks and SUV. With a mounting depth of 3-⅜”, it can be installed behind or under the seat of your vehicle.

 

The power handling capability of this subwoofer is top-notch. It can handle a maximum power of 1500W from an input power of 400W. The Pioneer TS-SW3002S4 12” 1,500-Watt Shallow-Mount Subwoofer features a MICA injection-moulded resin which makes it reproduce accurate bass.

 

Oversized Cone Surface

This subwoofer is designed with an oversize cone structure in order to guarantee a gasket surface without its external dimensions changing. The surface of the cone moves more air thereby making the production of a louder and deeper bass easier.

 

Shallow Compact Design

The Pioneer TS-SW3002S4 12” 1,500-Watt Shallow-Mount Subwoofer is designed to fit into smaller enclosures like behind a pickup backseat, which traditional subwoofers cannot fit in. It can produce a good amount of bass without necessarily sacrificing space in your vehicle.

 

Conclusion

Our top pick from the above-reviewed subwoofers is the MTX TNE212D 12″ 1200W Dual Loaded Car Subwoofers. This subwoofer is a complete package. The package includes a built-in Mono amplifier with a complete set of amplifier installation kit.

 

The enclosure is made using medium density fibreboards in order to deliver a perfect bass that would exceed your expectation.