All-in-one bass solutions
Powered subs are a popular choice for people who want an easy route to adding bass. The subwoofer is mounted in a perfectly matched enclosure, and powered by a built-in amplifier. These all-in-one solutions usually take up less space than the average subwoofer box, so they're a great choice for smaller vehicles.
Types of powered subwoofers
When shopping for a powered sub, there are two factors to keep in mind:
- How much space do you have?
- How much bass do you want?
How much space do you have for a bass system?
Space is the important factor. If you don't want to sacrifice storage space, then look at compact powered subwoofers. They have the smallest form factor and can fit nearly anywhere. If you aren't worried about how much room the subwoofer will take up, then you have more options.
How much bass do you want?
Powered subs come in a variety of power levels. The more power it has, the more bass you get. If you're adding the subwoofer to a factory system, then any powered sub will do. If you have an aftermarket stereo or amplifier powering your speakers, then you'll want a more powerful subwoofer.
For more information about shopping for a car subwoofer, read our Car Subwoofer Buying Guide.