Sub-Woofers

Sealed vs. Ported Subwoofer – What You Need to Know

Sealed vs. Ported Subwoofer – What You Need to Know

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If you're a sound enthusiast, the world of subwoofers can be confusing. There are different types of subwoofers, sometimes called subs, and different ways to use them, and one of the most popular questions is: Should I buy a sealed vs. ported subwoofer? Which one is better?  There's no way you'll go wrong with either a sealed or a ported subwoofer. Both types have their strengths and weaknesses, but the ultimate decision will depend on your preference and how much space you have for a subwoofer. I've written several articles about this topic, and all have been well-received by readers over the years. This article will explore the differences between sealed and ported subwoofers, which will help you to decide which is best for your vehicle or home. Sealed box vs. Ported b...
Dual Subwoofer Placement: All You Need to Know

Dual Subwoofer Placement: All You Need to Know

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As you might already know, a subwoofer is an important component of many audio systems that must be carefully planned for the best results. While using a single sub is the most commonly adopted solution, a dual subwoofer layout has lots of benefits. Using two subwoofers can eliminate a few common problems related to the component. This type of layout will give more power and clarity to the lower frequencies. However, when building the optimal dual subwoofer setup, you will find that there are a lot of decisions to be made and factors to pay attention to. For example, where should you put each sub? What should the distance between them be? These points are of immense importance. By the way, I'm Ian, a  music specialist, and enthusiast with 10 years of experience! I will e...
RCA vs. Subwoofer Cable: Which One is Better?

RCA vs. Subwoofer Cable: Which One is Better?

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While a cable might seem the last part of your sound system that you think makes a difference in audio quality, choosing the right one can make a huge improvement. When it comes to subwoofers, there are two types of cables you can use: RCA and special subwoofer ones, which are also called coaxial cables. These two types of cables are very similar and interchangeable to a certain extent. Both can connect to your receiver and receive the right audio signal consisting of the low frequencies a subwoofer is designed to reproduce. The main difference between the two, however, lies in the fact that subwoofer cables are specially designed to work with these devices and feature much better shielding against hum and noise. In this article, we will explain all of the advantages and d...
Subwoofer Phase 0 or 180 [The Complete Guide]

Subwoofer Phase 0 or 180 [The Complete Guide]

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When setting up a subwoofer, one of the main questions people have is whether they should set the phase to 0 or 180. Subwoofers are designed to reproduce low-frequency sounds, typically below and around 80 Hz. To do this effectively, they need to be able to move a lot of air. Depending on the positioning of your subwoofer, phase problems may appear and make the sound flabby if you don't take the necessary measures. This is very easy to solve with a phase switch. Basically, the phase switch will apply a few milliseconds of delay to the subwoofer reproduction so that it is in sync with the main speakers. In this article, we will explain how you can change the phase on your subwoofer to achieve a better sound, the reasons why you should do so, and some extra tips to help you achi...
8 Best Budget Subwoofers of 2023 [The Ultimate Guide]

8 Best Budget Subwoofers of 2023 [The Ultimate Guide]

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  Let’s be honest, the subwoofer is the main reason our hearts pound and our whole body vibrates whenever there’s one playing in sight. A great subwoofer enhances our listening experience and reveals sounds and depth that our other speakers can’t reproduce. Because an excellent subwoofer will have a frequency response of 20Hz or below, which is the limit of human hearing, and most speakers only go down to 50Hz, a subwoofer will allow us to “feel” the sound and experience our favorite song or movie like never before. In this guide, we will mention –what we think- are the top 8 budget subwoofers on the market today. All the subwoofers we picked today will blend seamlessly with your full range speakers, are ruggedly built and beautifully designed, and most importantly, provide a st