Perhaps you should read many articles on car subwoofer reviews. It might be confusing if you have no idea what is a subwoofer is, therefore, today, we would like to introduce you to some basic knowledge about a subwoofer in terms of sizes, materials and its surrounds.
From any physics class, we all know that human hearing capability is between 20 to 20000 hz frequencies. This range of frequencies includes low frequency to medium and high frequency (for example, drums, guitar-type instruments and birds chirping, respectively).
In the industry, audio system from a typical factory will have 4 speakers with different players (CD/AM/FM). However, such typical sound system will not very good with lower sound frequencies like thing from 10 to 50 hz. Therefore, it is hard for you to really experience the sound of bass or drum. Such problem exists because low frequency sound are impossible to be reproduced, physically speaking.
A subwoofer is a speaker which specializes for low frequency sound. If you want something to produce punching bass, you should think about a subwoofer. Never expect your midrange speakers to produce low frequency good sound because they are made for medium range frequencies.
It is a good idea for you to know about the features of a subwoofer before you decide to buy one. This article will give you the basic idea on the material and size of a subwoofer.
There are four typical sizes for a subwoofer; they are 15”, 12”, 10” and 8”. You might find some rare thing like 18” and 6.5” subwoofers. However, which size is most suitable to your need?
One determining factor for this question is that the music gender that you listen to most. You might want to think of your favorite songs, do they have a lot of bass sound? If they do, how often do you hear the bass frequencies in the song? Answering these questions helps a lot in choosing the right size of a subwoofer. It is worthy noting that the bigger a subwoofer, the lower the frequency it produces and bigger does not always means better when it does not suit the music that you play.
Quality of a subwoofer cannot be judged by its material. If you are searching for a durable subwoofer, you can go for some dense material; however, again, it is impossible to judge how good your subwoofer will sound with just the cone material.
The material of a subwoofer has some effect in the sound produced, but you must take into consideration other factors like power supply, source units and the design of a subwoofer. There are different types of subwoofers based on their materials. Paper, woven fiber and polypropylene are the most common materials.
This is the most popular material for subwoofer cone today. This material produces a smoother and more consistent response. This material is also safe in different surrounding environment; therefore it can properly maintain its consistency. This is material used in medium price subwoofers.
Paper cone subwoofers are not for heavy duty job, however, if it is properly designed, it can give the best bass response that you can expect. This is the traditional material for subwoofer cones and many people think that it can be replaced by more advanced materials, yet it has not been totally replaced. The paper cones need good environment to maintain its best performance. Humidity is the best enemy for a paper cones. Even with the shortfalls in maintenance, paper cone subwoofers are still manufactured by brands like Memphis, Rockford and MA Audio. They are among the best constructed products and produce best low-frequency sounds.
- Woven Fiber
This might be the most high-tech cone material these days as it is very stiff and rigid. Woven fiber is very tough, which explains why it is great with low frequency bass. Woven fiber is made from fiber glass, Kevlar and carbon. Those contributing materials are unchanged with environment, which then creates great consistency yet most expensive material among the three. You can find woven fiber subwoofers in Hifonics, Beyma and JVC.
My name is Leroy Simmons. I create this blog as the way to find out my excitement and also a way to remember my father. I always love writing, I embarked on this adventure of the blog, to tell you all that I want to share about my hobby, my dream of auto, truck and journey. At MRVEHICLE.NET, I hope to tell you great stories and especially to answer some questions you might ask. And there are also many interesting and up-to-date stories of drivers on their journey everywhere in the world.