What is the role of a subwoofer box in a car audio system?
Subwoofers can really make a speaker system sound amazing. Anyone who has ever heard the “thumping” beat of a car base or home stereo will understand the tremendous benefit of a subwoofer. However, it is important to properly install and care for subwoofers. Doing otherwise could lead to a less than desirable sound experience. It could also increase the chances of damaging the subwoofer. That is why it is better to use a subwoofer box.
What exactly is a subwoofer box? As the name implies, it is a box in which the actual subwoofer is placed. Again, this prevents the subwoofer from being damaged, but it also ensures that the subwoofer sounds great. Some may find this surprising, but the sound of a subwoofer can change dramatically from cabinet to cabinet. And, yes, that means that one cabinet can make a subwoofer sound great, while another cabinet can undermine the sound of the subwoofer.
As such, you can’t just put your subwoofer in an “any old” cabinet and install it in your car. The enclosure must not only fit your subwoofer correctly, but it must also fit correctly in your car. If not, then the ability to perform at the most optimal levels will not be possible. Fortunately, there are a multitude of car subwoofer enclosures that can meet a variety of needs.
There are numerous subwoofer cabinets that are specifically designed for certain car models. That means you have subwoofers for Jeeps, Chevrolets, Hondas, Toyotas, Nissans and many other cars. By classifying subwoofers under the heading of a particular car, it’s pretty easy to make sure you’re putting the right subwoofer speakers in your car. Of course, that will have the obvious benefit of a car audio system that meets your expectations.
In addition to vehicle-specific subwoofers, there are also subwoofers that come in many unique designs. Each is intended to deliver a unique audio effect that will appeal to a wide variety of audiophiles. Here is a brief description of these different subwoofer designs:
Angled Cabinets – These types of cabinets are designed to fit vehicles where a traditional cabinet would be difficult to install. So no one should feel left out when it comes to buying a subwoofer for their car.
Amplified and Loaded Cabinets – Consider these cabinets the “ultimate” in terms of their ability to deliver high-quality amplified sound packed with extra features.
Non-Amplified and Loaded Enclosures: These are the same as above but without the boosted amplification.
Sealed Enclosures – Airspace is taken into account and becomes the primary design guide in the creation of these enclosures.
Tube Enclosures – Tube-style design is engineered to deliver the full bass sound in a specific direction.
Of course, there are many other subwoofer boxes on the market and each one has its own positive aspects. You simply need to match a particular box to a particular subwoofer for your particular needs. When you find the right combination, you’ll find that your car audio experience far exceeds your initial expectations.