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Articles & Videos: Custom Subwoofer Boxes

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

Subwoofer Installation Guide
by Crutchfield Writing Team

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

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.

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.

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?

Video: Upgrading Your Factory Stereo, part 2
by Robert Ferency-Viars, Ken Nail

In this short video, Crutchfield experts show how a fellow employee created a high-performance car audio system without replacing his vehicle's factory stereo.

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...

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.

How to install a powered subwoofer
by Robert Ferency-Viars

Powered subs include all the elements of a subwoofer system — subwoofer, amplifier, and enclosure. Here's how to install a typical powered sub.

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.

We discuss three approaches to upgrading the performance of the factory stereo in a truck. Keep your factory radio, but give your audio system a complete overhaul.