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The Anatomy of an Amazing Car Subwoofer

The Anatomy of an Amazing Car Subwoofer

by Buck Pomerantz

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.

 
Video: Where to Position your Subwoofer Box

Video: Where to Position your Subwoofer Box

by Robert Ferency-Viars, Matt Freeman

Getting loud bass in your car isn't just about power - where you place your sub in the trunk can make a huge difference. We decided to find out for ourselves just how much of an effect placement has on the quality of a sub's bass.

 
Crutchfield's Car Audio Proving Ground Series

Crutchfield's Car Audio Proving Ground Series

by Zak Billmeier

We wanted to answer the most basic question about car audio: is it really worth it to upgrade? Using a 2004 Ford F-150 as our test vehicle, we installed some great gear, then documented the system performance and improvements along the way:

 
Michael H's 2009 Kia Spectra

Michael H's 2009 Kia Spectra

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Michael decided that the factory stereo in his Kia Spectra wasn't nearly up to the task. He shopped around and found affordable gear that could give deliver the sound he wanted.

 
Anatomy of a Compact Powered Subwoofer

Anatomy of a Compact Powered Subwoofer

by Buck Pomerantz

Sound Ordnance's new B-8PTD powered subwoofer is small enough to fit under most car seats and powerful enough to pump out plenty of bass. We took one apart to show you the separate components and how they fit together into a unified subwoofer system.

 
Rear speakers, amplifier, and subwoofer

Rear speakers, amplifier, and subwoofer

by Michael Sokolowski

Now that the front door speakers were in — and we could ably demonstrate the difference between the front aftermarket and rear factory speakers — it was time to install the new rear...

 
1821-up Flying Sleigh

1821-up Flying Sleigh

by Jon Paulette

After almost two centuries, the Flying Sleigh remains the undisputed leader in the "worldwide overnight toy delivery vehicle" segment. A vehicle designed for high-speed delivery should have the very best in navigation and entertainment gear.

 
Why Subwoofers Blow: Slam, Bang, Pop, and Sizzle

Why Subwoofers Blow: Slam, Bang, Pop, and Sizzle

by Buck Pomerantz

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.

 
Video: Kicker Redline Series Amps and Subs

Video: Kicker Redline Series Amps and Subs

by Zak Billmeier

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.

 
Ben H's 2003 Toyota Camry LE

Ben H's 2003 Toyota Camry LE

by Dominic Devito

Ben H. from Palm Harbor, FL, wanted to get the most out of his 2003 Camry LE, so he pumped up his sound system with two pairs of Sony speakers, a slamming enclosed subwoofer from Boston Acoustics, and a powerful Kicker amplifier. He also tricked out the car's interior lighting.