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Articles & Videos: Bass Packages

Our subwoofer shopping guide will help you determine which kind of subwoofer and bass system you need, to get the sound you want.

Subwoofers FAQ
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Which subwoofer will sound the loudest? Or the deepest? Which hits harder: one 12" sub or two 10" subs? How much power do I need? These answers and more in our FAQ.

What are dual voice coil subwoofers?
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Dual voice coil subwoofers are a popular choice among car audio enthusiasts who want more flexibility in wiring their sound systems.

Car amplifiers FAQ
by Buck Pomerantz

Our Amplifier FAQ answers many common questions like: How can I add an amp to my system? Where should I mount it? What wiring do I need? What size fuse and power wire?

Subwoofer Enclosures
by Crutchfield Writing Team

The type of bass you get from your component subwoofer doesn't depend on the woofer alone. You'll need the proper sized enclosure for optimum subwoofer performance.

Subwoofer wiring diagrams
by Buck Pomerantz

Our wiring diagrams will help you find the best way to connect your subs and amps so you'll get the best performance out of your gear.

Subwoofer Installation Guide
by Crutchfield Writing Team

This article describes the steps involved in installing a subwoofer in your vehicle.

Tuning your subs
by Buck Pomerantz

What does the gain control do anyway? This article describes how to adjust your amplifier so that your subwoofer sounds just the way you want it to.

Here we discuss the most popular fixes for an underpowered electrical system: the big 3 upgrade, a capacitor, a high output alternator, and a second battery.

All about subwoofers
by Buck Pomerantz

All the information and links you'll need to plan, install, tune, and enjoy a subwoofer system in your car or truck.

Upgrade your car's sound
by Buck Pomerantz

Factory stereo systems leave a lot to be desired. The four upgrade systems we discuss in this article improve the factory sound of different vehicles in different ways.

When you add bass to your system, choosing the right subwoofer box is as important as the sub itself. Sealed boxes feature a different overall sound than ported ones.