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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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Just wanted to say a massive thankyou to you guys at Source, especially Chris and Paul who over the past few weeks have impressed me no end. I went to them with a typically sub-standard BMW sound system, not really knowing how it should be improved and had a really friendly informal chat with Chris about the best route to take. What has impressed me most is that never at any point are the people here pushy – they really listen to your requirements and budget and make honest suggestions and give a number of options. Chris and Paul both spoke in some detail about what the issues were and how the problems could be addressed and I felt I was in safe, honest hands throughout the upgrade process. A whole new set of 3 way speaker set up and a new amp later the car sounds crystal clear like never before. Not wanting to change the head unit, the guys had solutions as to how to keep the car looking as factory as possible, and even asked me back in so they could check how the system has bedded in. Old components are carefully removed, allowing you to have them replaced should the car ever be sold. Their installation couldn’t be faulted and their customer service is genuinely excellent – polite, highly knowledgeable and above all honest, with their customer’s best interests at heart. I have no reservations in fully recommending them and have no doubt I will be back in future. Thanks again gents !! Jason

— Jason Turner

Just want to say a massive thanks to all the lads at source for doing a perfect job of my stereo, sub and amp. I couldn’t be happier with how it looks and sounds. The costomer service was second to none. Next step for me is to upgrade all the door speakers so I’ll definitely be paying you another visit. Thanks again lads. Jamie (mk5 golf gti)

— Jamie Twibell

Just a quick note to thank you for your professional advice on my recent upgrade on my Toyota hi-lux , your team is both courteous and professional in all aspects of the service. I will recommend you to anyone who asks, and will be back with my other vehicle