This step-by-step guide will help you make sure that your amps and subs are evenly matched and work well together, whether you have the subwoofers and want to find the amplifier to run them, or you've already got the amp and want the right subs for it.
All the information and links you'll need to plan, install, tune, and enjoy a subwoofer system in your car or truck.
If you love powerful bass, but don't want to give up valuable cargo room in your car, there are plenty of solutions available. Three of our Crutchfield installed subs that added punch and presence to their music without taking up cargo space in their cars.
A sealed subwoofer easily produces "tight" bass, while a ported sub more readily plays "boomy" bass. Which you prefer depends on the style of music you like and how you want it played.
Subwoofers are speakers dedicated solely to reproducing low frequencies. No matter what kind of music you like, or how loud you like it, a quality sub can really improve your overall listening experience.
What makes a great subwoofer like the Alpine Type-R sound so good? For Alpine, it's a combination of brilliant design and high-quality materials.
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The type of bass you get from your component subwoofer doesn't depend on the woofer alone. You'll need a strong, well-designed enclosure for optimum subwoofer performance.
This guide will help you choose the right amplifier - number of channels and how many watts per channel - for your sound system.
A car can be a great place to enjoy music, but many commuters still put up with marginal sound quality that they'd never tolerate at home. Here are some tips on how to improve your vehicle's sound, whether you're listening on a simple factory system or a multi-channel amplified setup.
Flexson offers brackets, stands, and vinyl skins for Sonos components, helping them to better fit into your room's décor.
Many new vehicles incorporate climate controls and other features into their factory radios, making it difficult to install a new stereo. Car stereo manufacturers have responded with a variety of products for upgrading your factory radio. Don't want to replace your radio? Charlie Pastorfield reviews some of your options.
When it's time to upgrade your boat's audio system, it's important to look for marine-rated stereo equipment that can stand up to life on the water. This handy guide will give you some tips on what to buy for your boat.
Dolly, a Crutchfield advisor, listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield, and picks out her favorite one: the Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-50.
C.J., a Crutchfield advisor, listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield, and picks out his favorite one: the Yamaha YSP-5100 Digital Sound Projector.
Find out how to improve your TV's sound, from single-speaker solutions to full home theater setups.
Kicker's Redline series of amps and subs, which includes the popular CompR and CompRT subwoofers plus their KX amplifiers, gives you the sound and performance you expect from Kicker car audio gear.
Confusion about how to wire subwoofers has been around for as long as people have been putting them in cars. Here, we'll explain why the way you wire your subwoofer effects the output.
With the wide variety of subwoofers available, it's easy to get confused about the best way to wire up your system. These wiring diagrams will help you find the configuration that'll get the most out of your subs and your amplifier.
Having a subwoofer in your car is a good thing, but if the subwoofer isn't properly tuned, it won't sound as good as it should. This article describes how to adjust your amplifier so that your subwoofer will sound just the way you want it to.
Subwoofers blow when you over-power them and when you try to get too much volume while under-powering them. Here we discuss what happens when you give them too much power or too much distortion.