Best car active subwoofer, which one to choose?

Best car active subwoofer, which one to choose?

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The subwoofer is a device that reproduces low frequency sounds. Usually an audio system with the presence of the subwoofer is very common in a home, but for some years this device is also common in cars. Car subwoofers are defined as active because they have an internal amplifier and are not editable. An active car subwoofer is, therefore, a complete and non-customizable product unlike passive subwoofers: the latter are easy to find in the audio systems present in the home, they require an external amplifier and power supply and can be modified. An active car subwoofer is very easy to use and is cheaper than a passive subwoofer in a home system.

Equipping your car with an active subwoofer will allow you to listen to music with very high sound quality during a trip or any other movement. If you are a music lover, you should definitely buy an active subwoofer to make listening to your favorite songs special. The subwoofer allows you to reproduce sounds with a low frequency, between 20 and 200 Hz, and is a device that greatly increases the sound quality of the stereo system in a car.

Among the main factors that allow us to understand if a subwoofer is valid, there are certainly the reproduction capacity and the quality of the sound that the device guarantees. Some subwoofers are difficult to assemble and use: this is a very important parameter to take into account, since ease of assembly and use becomes essential especially for a novice user with a similar product. A quality subwoofer, in addition to reproducing sound quality, must be easy to assemble and use and have clear instructions to understand and precise. Another parameter to consider when choosing an active car subwoofer is the one that refers to wattage. To choose the subwoofer that best suits your needs, you will need to know the wattage of the speakers already present in your car’s audio system and choose a device that is at least twice as powerful. Indicatively, a car subwoofer has a wattage between 150-200 Watts and 450-500 Watts. The prices of the best active car subwoofers can range, approximately, from 150 to 250 euros depending on the model and brand.

The market for active car subwoofers is growing rapidly and there are many different models on the market. Below, we will analyze the 7 best active car subwoofers currently on the market.

The best active subwoofers for cars

Rockford Fosgate P300-12 Punch Powered Loaded Subwoofer Enclosure – See price or buy

This unit is one of the most powerful active car subwoofers on the market. The subwoofer is arranged in a sealed container and is powered by an internal class D amplifier with a power of 300 watts. Rockford Fosgate is one of the most important brands in the Hi-fi sector, managing to place on the market truly innovative products that are qualitatively superior to the norm. An advantage of this subwoofer is that it can be easily installed even by novice users with similar products. The bass is really powerful and there is a bass EQ panel on the side: it allows you to customize the bass to your liking. The appliance can also be used for very long periods and no user has encountered overheating problems. Another very useful feature of this model is that it can be remotely controlled with a supplied remote control.

Kicker 11HS8 150W

The main advantage of this active car subwoofer model is its versatility and compactness. This appliance is very small in size and is really compact and convenient to install and use. This subwoofer combines a 150 Watt power amplifier and an 8 inch subwoofer. Its dimensions are small compared to the standard, but it still manages to have a really high audio quality despite being the least powerful model among those highlighted in this guide. The sound is clear and clean, managing to guarantee truly surprising low frequencies. Build quality is superb. Furthermore, the model is made of resistant materials designed to last over time. There is also a metal grille for added protection of the appliance. A remote control is supplied for adjusting the bass. Thanks to its small size, light weight and ease of installation, the Kicker 11HS8 can also be used as a portable car subwoofer and installed wherever a good sound system is needed.

JBL GT-BassPro12 12-Inch Car Audio Powered Subwoofer System – See price or buy

This model of active car subwoofer also has its versatility as its main advantage. Although the price is quite high compared to the standards, this device guarantees very high performance. Among the main features of the device in question, we have the ability to customize the music to be played. This is a feature that differentiates this active car subwoofer from most other models on the market, which have very basic customization settings. The sound produced by this device with a large 12-inch cone is really clear and powerful with deep and powerful bass, difficult to find in other models on the market. The construction materials of this luminaire appear very solid and ultra resistant, with die-cast aluminum guaranteeing a long life over time. There is also a signal detection technology. The price, as mentioned above, is high, but this device guarantees amazing audio quality and is a highly recommended purchase.

Cerwin-vega Mobile VPAS10 Powered Active Subwoofer Enclosure

The Cerwin-vega Mobile VPAS10 is an active car subwoofer designed to be installed in confined spaces without the risk of overheating, thanks also to the cast aluminum material. This model is small in size (about 10 inches) and is very compact: this feature allows you to install the device anywhere in the car without any problem. The model is easily customizable and this is a very characteristic parameter for active car subwoofers. There is a bass EQ panel on the back. Versatility is the key word of this unit, which also has a really powerful 450 Watt amplifier: it manages to produce powerful bass of excellent quality that will satisfy the user. On a negative note there is the price which is slightly higher than the standards of these products.

Dual Electronics SBP8A Powered Enclosed Subwoofer

This car active subwoofer model has special features that differentiate it enough from the other models highlighted in this guide. The feature that immediately catches the eye is the front of the acrylic luminaire which, when switched on, glows blue giving a bright and captivating aesthetic touch. But in addition to the aesthetic aspect, this subwoofer also has very good technical characteristics. The dimensions and the power of only 160 Watts are not high parameters, but they still manage to guarantee a clean, clear sound even if not very powerful. The model also has several options on the back to customize the music and bass to your liking. It is a very solid device and in the back there is a steel plate to limit the vibrations due to the power of the sound.

Kenwood KSC-SW11 Compact Powered Enclosed Subwoofer – See price or buy

This Kenwood brand active car subwoofer is built with the highest quality materials that will make it last over time. It is very small in size and very compact, which can be easily installed anywhere in the car. Assembly does not require much effort and will be easy even for beginners. This model is not very powerful and the amplifier can only go up to a nominal power of 150 Watts. Despite this, the audio quality is good and the bass is deep and punchy. It is also suitable for prolonged sessions of music playback and its aluminum case manages to avoid any overheating problems.

Rockville SS8P Under-Seat Powered Car / Truck Subwoofer – See price or buy

Perhaps the best subwoofer on the market in terms of quality / price ratio. Despite the fairly low price, this device guarantees truly excellent performance and has high technical characteristics. The dimensions of this active car subwoofer are very small, but there is a really very powerful amplifier with 400 Watts: the bass is very powerful and the overall audio quality is largely satisfactory. The product is versatile and it will be possible to customize the audio in the back. A defect of this model is that it is built with slightly more fragile materials than the standards of other devices on the market.

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