Can I just add a subwoofer to my car?

So now you know – it’s definitely possible to install a subwoofer and amplifier to your factory system, and still have it sounding good. If you’d like to know more about how to get a killer system set-up in your car without swapping your stereo, give us a call at 510-527-9888.

How much does it cost to install a amp and sub at Best Buy?

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2-Channel or Mono Amplifier Installation$149.99Included with qualifying purchase 1
4-Channel Amplifier Installation$159.99
Satellite Radio Tuner Installation$49.99
Portable Satellite Radio Installation$99.99

Is adding a subwoofer worth it?

All in all, a subwoofer is an essential part of your system. If you’re on a budget or in the infancy of your home-theater development, start with just one subwoofer. As your system grows, think about adding a second low-toned beast to your setup. You’re adding more bass and evenly distributing it throughout the room.

Can I just add a subwoofer to my car? – Related Questions

How much does it cost to get a subwoofer installed?

THE TOTAL COST OF SUBWOOFER INSTALLATION Add all of the components up, and your total cost of subwoofer installation can range from $100 to over $600. This wide price range is why it is so essential to talk to a car stereo specialist first.

Does subwoofer affect insurance?

Possibly. A high-end sound system is pretty desirable – so desirable that it could make your car more attractive to thieves and increase the risk of it being broken into or stolen. In fact, any kind of changes or ‘modifications’ you make to your car could have an impact on the cost of your insurance.

Do subwoofers improve bass?

The easy answer is that, no matter how much or how little you spend, your bass will improve with a dedicated sub. It’s going to become meatier, richer, and deeper. Subwoofers are specifically designed to give the low-end a major boost, and they work exceptionally well for both music and movies.

When should you not use a subwoofer?

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  2. Reason 1 – Subwoofers take up too much space.
  3. Reason2 – Subwoofers don’t blend well with mains.
  4. Reason 3 – There’s no music down there (20 – 80 Hz)
  5. Reason 4 – Subwoofers are hard to hook up right.

Is it better to have a subwoofer with a soundbar?

Whether you’re a fan of watching action movies or listening to bass-heavy music genres, you may want a soundbar with a dedicated subwoofer. A subwoofer can generally deliver a deeper, more powerful bass than a standalone bar, which helps you feel the deep thump and rumble in bass-heavy content.

Is a subwoofer necessary in a car?

A subwoofer works to give you better quality bass. If you are only relying on your car’s normal speaker, you won’t be able to get that hard hitting bass that you wanted. You will also notice a big difference in the quality of the sound that you will get when you add a subwoofer.

How long do SUBS last in a car?

Typically, you can expect a good quality car subwoofer to last for 4 to 10 years with some lasting even longer than that.

What size subwoofer is best for bass?

An 8″ subwoofer is going to give you tight, clean bass. There are some 8-inch subwoofers that sound really nice and some might even compare them to a lower end 10″ or 12″, but generally speaking, an 8 subwoofer is going to give you nice, affordable, clean bass.

Do subwoofers make music louder?

A more powerful subwoofer is generally preferred over a less powerful subwoofer not only as it will play louder, but because it will be able to handle lower frequencies more precisely, with much better control of the drive units in the subwoofer.

Is it OK to leave subwoofer on all the time?

Yes you can leave your subwoofer on all the time as long as it has an auto standby feature. Subwoofers in standby last longer & use less power. Older subwoofers that don’t have this function should be turned off when not in use as electricity escapes in the form of heat, causing the amplifier to get hotter than normal.

Do subwoofers drain your battery?

The only ‘wear and tear’ damage that a powerful subwoofer would possibly cause: Pulling too much juice from the electrical/charging system, and thus draining the battery even when the engine is trying to keep it charged.

Should you hear your subwoofer?

Ideally, you should never be able to hear the bass coming from the sub; it should appear to come from the speakers. Try to keep the sub within a few feet of small left front or right front speakers. Questions?

Can Neighbours hear subwoofer?

Bass noise from subwoofers is a common problem for neighbours because it can easily travel into their homes. You can reduce noise by: not playing music when neighbours may be asleep.

How long does it take to break in a new subwoofer?

We suggest 20-24 hours for a solid break in time. You can set it with a good clean signal overnight. Once this is done you are ready to install and be on your way.

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