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What is a Subwoofer?

September 21st, 2010

What does a Subwoofer do in a car audio system?  

What is a subwoofer? Many of our customers ask this question.  Most people only know about them from hearing a car driving past going Boom Boom Boom. This is not a true representation of what a subwoofer is about. Music is made up of lots and lots of different frequencies and these are known as Hertz. Human hearing has a commonly know range of 20Hz to 20KHz. Bass is normally in the frequency range from around 20hz to 80hz. Almost every type of music has Bass and this type of sound is produced by a subwoofer.

What is a subwoofer? Custom built under rear seat enclosureYou often get the younger generation wanting more and more bass, which can result in some eventual hearing loss. This is often due to wanting to be louder than their friends, but can harm the quality of sound you are hearing. The way a subwoofer should be used is to allow the Bass frequencies to match every other frequency in volume. This will result in a nice smooth sound in your car audio system.   Most cars don’t come with a subwoofer as standard as this adds additional costs onto the price of the car. Also, not everyone wants a better sound in their car so vehicle manufacturers don’t normally fit these as standard.

Installation

What is a subwoofer? custom built enclosure in a MercedesWe offer a Subwoofer upgrade for any vehicle to allow you to enhance the sound in your car.  This will greatly improve the Bass in your vehicle and as most cars don’t have one as standard this is often one of the most impressive upgrades you can do in your car audio system.

Why not call into our Store in Chapeltown, Sheffield which is easly accessible from Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster from the M1 motorway juncton 35a, to listen to the huge difference a Subwoofer will make in your car.

Call SOURCE for more information on 0114 257 1550 on how to add a subwoofer into your car.

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Testimonials

I began researching an audio upgrade to my BMW and have visited several high end car audio specialists in the North West to get advice on possible options and costs …then I visited SOURCE. On walking in I was initially impressed with the SOURCE showroom display and the range of options to sample.There really is something to suit all budgets ,certainly far more comprehensive and wide ranging than any others I visited in the North West . The real “gem” of SOURCE is however their very detailed knowledge of all the technical and “fit” aspects and most especially the time they are prepared to spend talking through technical /price options without pressure to buy .As a result I returned a second time and again experienced the same friendly non pushy very informed advice as we explored the possibilities in a little more depth.Every question I had was answered,time was ,once again, not an issue and nothing was too much trouble including phone calls to suppliers to check availability/latest spec for my car etc .In the end I genuinely felt they wanted to advise the best system for me and definitely not just the most expensive. I am convinced you cannot get better than SOURCE for your car audio needs ,excellence like this is very rare in my experience and I strongly suggest you call in to this 5 star outfit – you wont be disappointed and I reckon you will be totally satisfied/blown away with the result if you buy.

— Brian

Was there today, 18th May at 8am to have the front components on my ford focus changed to a pair of Audison Prima’s, along with some sound deadening anf wave diffusers fitted.
Got there and the staff couldnt have been more helpful or polite. Told me it would he ready by midday. After 2 and half hrs i went to have a look to see how the work was going and the technicians were almost done with it even talking to me during finishing off the install to advise me on future upgrades im thinking of and how to achieve the result im after.
Overall im very impressed, can’t reccommend them enough and im definitely going back for the rear speakers and headunit, amp subwoofer setup in a few months.
They even vaccumed the car after they had finished and went through the setip of my current stock stereo to maoe sure the new speakers were set right, advising me on how to adjust the headunit to ensure optimal burn in for the new speakers.

— D Stevenson

Source Sounds recently completed a stealth boot install in my Octavia, along with new front speakers and some additional little tweaks. The work they have done has been immaculate. You would never know the anything had changed, until the music starts that is. The improvement is immense. I just want to take my car for drives, just to listen to things.

I highly recommend Source Sounds. Excellent work, very helpful and knowledgeable staff and excellent aftercare and support. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for my ICE needs.