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 took one apart to show you the separate components and how they fit together into a unified subwoofer system.
Powered subs include all the elements of a subwoofer system — subwoofer, amplifier, and enclosure — in one easy-to-install package. Here's a look at how you install a typical powered subwoofer.
Subwoofers are dedicated solely to reproducing low-frequency sounds. While this may not be the most glamorous job in a stereo or home theater system, the subwoofer can be a crucial part of your overall listening experience. Find out why.
When planning a bass system, customers ask every day about where they should start. Doing it properly takes some forethought, especially if you're starting small and intend to expand over time.
Subwoofers are speakers dedicated solely to reproducing low frequencies. No matter what kind of music you like, or at what volume you listen to it at, they can be a crucial part of your overall listening experience.
Robert wanted to add a subwoofer and save room for his sons' and camping gear. Three of us here at Crutchfield installed subs that added punch and presence to our music without losing cargo space in our cars.
What happens when you add even a small subwoofer to a marginal audio system? Woody found out when he brought home a Polk PSW111.
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Car audio systems need a subwoofer to fill out the bass in your music and give it a full-bodied sound. Watch this short Crutchfield video to learn about the subwoofer options available from Sound Ordnance.
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This article describes the steps involved in installing a subwoofer in your vehicle.
The first step to choosing a subwoofer actually begins with the enclosure and how you want the sub to perform. In this video we'll tell you about the different types of subwoofer enclosures available, and find out which one best fits your vehicle and your needs.
Bass takes space. That's the immutable law of nature that has frustrated man since the dawn of time. The Infinity BassLink sets out to disprove this law, incorporating interesting technological twists and unusual construction to maximize its low-frequency output. How successful has this little giant been in its effort to fool Mother Nature? Read our review to find out.
David loves to tinker with his truck. He has already customized many aspects of it, from the Weather Tech floor mats to the black Tacoma badges on the doors, and plans to do much more. When it came time to add some bass, he opted for the Sound Ordnance B-8PT powered sub. Rather than pay $75 to a local installer, David rolled up his sleeves for a new experience.
Ready for home theater surround sound? Find out which speakers you need and what role each speaker will play in your system.
If you're in the process of choosing home theater speakers, knowing the basics of speaker placement can help you make the smartest choice for your room.
Many new vehicles incorporate climate controls and other features into their factory radios, making it difficult to install a new stereo. Car stereo manufacturers have responded with a variety of products for upgrading your factory radio. Don't want to replace your radio? Charlie Pastorfield reviews some of your options.
Anwers to commonly asked questions about home speakers.
C.J., a Crutchfield advisor, listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield, and picks out his favorite one: the Yamaha YSP-5100 Digital Sound Projector.
J.R. listens to a sound bar demo at Crutchfield and picks out his favorite one the Polk Audio Surroundbar® 3000.
Learn about the features and technical specifications you'll find in today's speakers.
When Crutchfield copywriter, Jo, decided it was time for a new sound system, she got a little help from Kicker for a complete overhaul. After she had a few days to enjoy it, we asked her about her new car audio experience.