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Articles & Videos: Component Subwoofers

Our video team traveled to Polk Audio to check out the extreme tests that their car speakers speakers undergo.

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.

The mobile audio/video section of the Crutchfield Labs lets our writers, researchers, and advisors get hands-on experience with the latest car audio products.

We're passionate about car audio. Our Mobile Audio Listening Lab lets us get hands-on experience with all kinds of car audio gear, from speakers and subs to

After a little over a year of driving my 2011 Subaru Impreza, I knew it was time to change out the system from factory equipped to an aftermarket setup. It also made

Brittany purchased this 2010 Dodge Charger just a few months ago. She loved the car immediately, but she quickly grew tired of the underpowered factory stereo. With

Crutchfield Advisor Kramer equipped his 2009 Honda Element with a budget-friendly sound system.

Duke's 2008 Toyota Yaris
by Lynn Thorne

Crutchfield advisor, Duke, drives a 2008 Toyota Yaris. While its size and gas efficiency make it great for road trips and long drives, its factory system was lacking.

A Rockford Fosgate system gave the family minivan a major audio overhaul while still keeping the manufacturer's dual DVD players intact for the kids.

Kicker's Yellow Series of amps, speakers and subs gives you the performance you expect from Kicker at a more affordable price. This year's models are better than ever.

Alpine's BassLine subwoofers will add some serious rumble to your vehicle's sound system, but they won't break your budget.

Daniel M's 2002 Mercury Cougar
by Dominic Devito

Daniel M. added a new Kenwood stereo and Infinity speakers to his sleek 2002 Mercury Cougar, then added three Kicker amps and a pair of Rockford Fosgate subs.

James G's 2012 Ford Mustang
by Dominic Devito

James G. from Bentonville, AR, revved up the sound on his 2012 Ford Mustang with a Pioneer DVD receiver, plus two 10" subs, some speakers, and an amp from JL Audio.

Stephen D's 2003 Jaguar X-Type
by Dominic Devito

Stephen D. from Farmington, NM, added a pair of hard-hitting 12" JL Audio w3v3 subwoofers and an Alpine DVD receiver to his 2003 Jaguar X-Type sedan.

Sealed or ported
by Buck Pomerantz

Subwoofers in sealed boxes play "tight" bass, while ported boxes sound "boomy." Which type you need depends on the style of music you like and how you want it to sound.

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.

Mike S. from Cape Coral, FL, added a premium Polk Audio system, including a 12" sub, component speakers, and two amps to his 1965 Shelby Cobra replica roadster.

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