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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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A few niggles at first that were not the fault of Source Sounds. But even though it wasn’t their fault, they spent hours trying to resolve the issues created by my vehicle being electric. I could not recommend the service level of this company any higher, their product knowledge is second to none, have all the gear right there in the shop, and will fit you in as soon as … where else do you find that these days!!

— Paul Robinson

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

I bought a car radio from somewhere else with the intention of replacing the factory installed one. I contacted Halfords and they bluntly told me that they did not fit a radio that was not supplied by them. I then stumbled upon Source Sounds on internet and decided to give them a try.
What set wind to my sails was their warm customer relations and their confidence that it was “do-able!”. Their charges are reasonable as well.
They changed the fascia and in the process provided extra space for auxiliary equipment (space that had been covered by only two knobs on the previous radio). They kept me updated on the progress. I now have a trim dashboard , and am over the moon! Thanks to Paul and his team. Your customer care is second to none.