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Articles & Videos: Component Subwoofers

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Helpful tips and step-by-step instructions for designing and building your own custom subwoofer box.

Subwoofer Installation Guide
by Crutchfield Writing Team

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

Big bass in a small-car world
by Charlie Pastorfield

Gas mileage is a big issue with an ever-increasing number of people. A smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicle is great news for your wallet, but it can really create problems if you like maximum bass...

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.

Subwoofers Glossary
by Crutchfield Writing Team

Learn about the features and technical specifications included among today's car stereo subwoofers.

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?

Kicker 10VC124 ported enclosure with 12" subwoofer You had your car stereo sounding pretty good. But then you noticed that something was missing. You had enough volume and clarity, but...

With subwoofers, size matters. If you want big bass in your system, and you've got plenty of room in your vehicle, it's a good idea to start with a large sub. But subcompact cars and...

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.

This step-by-step guide will help you make sure that your amps and subs are evenly matched and work well together. We explain how to select one to go with the other.

Undercover subwoofers
by Buck Pomerantz

Three of us here at Crutchfield installed subs that added punch and presence to our music without losing cargo space in our cars.

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