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Subwoofers: What’s Trending Now?


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Turn Up the Bass With Sound Sensations’ Subwoofer Installation Services


Every audiophile can agree that music is felt more than it’s heard. And when that deep, heavy bass hits just right on the highway, you may be inclined to take the long way home.


Bass notes create long sound waves, which require a lot of energy to produce. Most car manufacturers have to cram as much audio technology into speakers as possible, leaving no room for ample bass and resulting in poor sound quality.


Aftermarket subwoofers can help you take in every note and turn your daily commutes up to 11. Just this addition can completely transform your car’s stereo system and take it from basic to pro.


Believe it or not, subwoofers for cars are constantly evolving with new features and capabilities to enhance your listening experience. We’re always excited by the latest and greatest in this space and the technologies that are making our lives - and most importantly, our customers’ lives - even better.


Here are four popular subwoofer trends we can’t get enough of!


Sleek, Compact Design

Just like many other technologies on the market today, subwoofers are decreasing in size, but not in quality.


Popular brands like Pioneer and JL Audio have created low-profile, shallow-mount designs that can fit in even the tightest spaces. Traditional subwoofers can be difficult to place and require large enclosures, but newer models keep more of your car’s valuable real estate open. Forget having to sacrifice your trunk. Depending on your vehicle, compact subwoofers can be installed behind seats, under seats, or even in small storage compartments.


The best part? You’ll still be able to enjoy the same dynamic low frequencies that larger models are known for.


Installation Flexibility

Manufacturers of aftermarket subwoofers are giving installers a wider range of options to better suit different vehicle applications. A car’s layout has often impacted the type of subwoofer that can be installed, limiting your choices on how you’d like the sound distributed.


The good news is that more and more companies are offering subwoofers with different orientation capabilities to encourage a seamless integration. Take Pioneer’s TS-A2000LB, TS-A2500LB, and TS-A3000LB models, for example. These designs can be installed in three different ways:


  • Down-fire, which pushes the soundwaves toward the floor to create a stronger rumbling effect when it’s reflected back to passengers’ ears.

  • Up-fire, which increases air movement in the cabin for an all-around crisp sound.

  • Vertical-facing, which disperses the sound similar to conventional speakers, hitting the ear first before it’s reflected off a surface. This results in a punchier, more accurate bass.


This gives you added control over your audio experience, so you can listen to your favorite music, podcasts, and more exactly how you want.


Bass Output Customization

Just like subwoofers with installation flexibility, many of the latest models allow you to customize the bass output to your liking. From remotes to adjustable controls on the side of the enclosure, drivers have the ability to take charge of the show more than ever before.


Not all music is created equally and demands different levels of low frequencies for optimal listening. Some Pioneer products offer two selectable “Bass Modes” for this purpose: DEEP Mode and DYNAMIC Mode. DEEP Mode achieves a fuller bass perfect for classical, jazz, and country music while DYNAMIC Mode outputs a more powerful sound appropriate for EDM, hip-hop, and rock.


Powered Subwoofers

One of the biggest draws of powered subwoofers is that they’re self-contained, meaning they have a built-in amplifier and don’t require any external power sources. These all-in-one units can be installed without altering the car’s interior - no matter if you’re connecting to a stock radio or an aftermarket stereo. This also makes them easy to remove if your vehicle needs change.


Powered subwoofers are generally more compact, lightweight, and budget-friendly as well. Because the components are housed in a single enclosure, you don’t have to worry about getting other compatible equipment that restricts your cargo space.


How to Get Car Subwoofer Installation Near You


Whether you’re after a simpler subwoofer setup or something more customized and complex, you need a professional’s help to ensure the job is done right.


The average vehicle has over 25 microprocessors built into the electrical system, so no matter how easy you think an installation may be, a DIY approach can do a lot more harm than good.


At Sound Sensations, our technicians are car subwoofer installation experts and have the proper tools and equipment to ensure that your new subs sound, look, and work flawlessly.


To top it off, we’ll be your ride-or-die for service even after the install. If you have questions about how to operate a feature or need technical assistance, we’ll be happy to help. It doesn’t matter if your installation was last week or years ago.


Ready to amp up your bass? Reach out to us by sending a message online or by calling (770) 429-1600 to talk to one of our skilled team members.

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