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Articles & Videos: Subwoofer Boxes

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
by Robert Ferency-Viars, Matt Freeman

Getting loud bass in your car isn't just about power - where you place your subwoofer in the trunk can make a huge difference. We ran some tests to find out more.

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

Sound Ordnance's new B-8PTD powered subwoofer is small enough to fit under most car seats and powerful enough to pump out bass that can keep up with almost any stereo.

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
by Jon Paulette

Our profile of the 1821-up Flying Sleigh discusses what you need to know about replacing the stereo and speakers, and adding an amplifier, subs, or other stereo gear.

Kicker's CompR and CompRT subwoofers, plus their KX amplifiers, give you the sound and performance you expect from Kicker when you're building a car audio system.

Ben H's 2003 Toyota Camry LE
by Dominic Devito

Ben H. added two pairs of Sony speakers, a Kicker amplifier, and an enclosed subwoofer from Boston Acoustics to his 2003 Toyota Camry LE, plus new interior lighting.

Andrew W's 2007 Toyota Tacoma
by Dominic Devito

Andrew W. from Charlotte, NC, loaded up his 2007 Toyota Tacoma with a Kenwood navigation receiver, some Alpine speakers, and a pair of Rockford Fosgate subs.

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.

A conversation about bass
by Matt Freeman

Three of our car audio manufacturers, Alpine, Kicker, and Pioneer, offer their tips on getting exactly the kind of bass you want in the car.

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