Positioning Car Subwoofers For the Perfect Bass

By Rachel Lawrence

If you are looking to get subwoofers for your car, then one of the most important decisions you make is where to put them. Commonly when people improve their car audio system by adding subs, they install them into the boot space (or trunk space, if you’re not a Brit). But just what are the pros and cons of this positioning?

Boot space is obviously lost when you install subwoofers. It is important to remember that the enclosure has to fit as well. It is possible to get slim line or smaller subs which would minimise this problem, or custom made bass boxes. If you are already struggling for space back there, then this might mean that you need to look into installing the speakers somewhere else.

It is more difficult to fit the large subwoofers into other parts of your car, however, so if you are looking at 12″ subs or larger, then you might have to compromise on boot space.

Volume is muffled by placing subs in a boot. Depending on how loud you like your music this could be a curse or a blessing. Keeping the subwoofers in the boot does not mean that the sound will be a lot quieter, as the material that separates car boots from the passenger seats is by no means sound proof and the deep bass noises provided by a sub travel easily.

If you do think that the sound is compromised, then you can make small holes in the boot cover and disguise them with thin material. This should allow the sound to come out more easily.

An alternative position for your subs, if you are certain that you do not want to put them in your boot, is to have them behind the passenger seats and in front of the rear windscreen – making sure they do not limit your vision, which could be dangerous. This is a good position for smaller subs, such as 8″, and will give your great quality bass, though it probably won’t make the street shake with the power.

In the end, it all depends on what you want to get out of your subwoofers. If you are a car audio enthusiast who wants the bass line to make your entire body vibrate, then you might consider the subs more important than the boot space. If you just want to hear the details and nuances of the lower notes, then smaller subwoofers in the main compartment of your car could be for you.

When you are buying your subs, discuss your decision with the experts you are buying from. They will have extensive experience and might even install your subwoofers for you. Every car is acoustically different and, having seen your car, they will be able to give you a better idea of the best sound you can get.

To look into a range of subwoofers available for cars and to look into amplifiers and other types of car audio equipment, check out http://www.bassjunkies.com.

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