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How to Choose a Subwoofer Box for Your Car

How to Choose a Subwoofer Box for Your Car

by Caraudio Closeout on December 13, 2017 Categories: News

As you get farther and farther into the process of assembling a car stereo system, you start to realize just how many different elements you have to bring together. Of course you knew you would need to pick out a stereo and some speakers, along with a subwoofer and an amp. However, there are also various other accessories that have to be purchased, including the kit and harness, other connecting parts, and a subwoofer box. Picking out the proper subwoofer box for your car can be just more important to the final result of the project than picking out the subwoofer itself.

To get started picking out the right subwoofer box, you first need to have picked out your subwoofer. That might seem like an obvious point, but some people get this backward and try to select a box to put in their car before they even know which sub they are going to be installing. Once you have your sub picked out and purchased, refer to it’s manual to learn what size box is recommended for use with that subwoofer. While it is ultimately up to you what size box you put the sub in, sticking within the manufacturers recommendations is a good idea – after all, they know this piece of gear better than anyone.

With the recommended size for a box in mind, it is time to head out to your can and figure out what size and shape of box will work best in your vehicle. You don’t want the subwoofer box to completely dominate the back of your car to the point where you lose too much space, so try to find a nice compromise between compact design and enough room for the sub to do its work. It shouldn’t take very long once you take a couple quick measurements to figure out what general size you want the subwoofer box to be. Make sure that you consider all possibilities for placement inside your car before you settle on a size and location that you think will work best.

At this point, it is time to browse the market and figure out what options are available in stock subwoofer boxes. Of course, Car Audio Closeout is a great place to start such a search. Because there are so many different vehicles on the market today, and so many different ways to position your subwoofer boxes, you might not be able to find the exact size that you had imagined when you took your measurements. That’s okay – you should be able to find a box that is able to suitably house your subwoofer and also will fit nicely in your car. Before you make a purchase, go back out to the car and take measurements using the exact dimensions of the box you are thinking of ordering. As long as those measurements fit properly, you should be all ready to go.

One other point that can be made in relation to subwoofer boxes is the idea of crafting your own custom box to your exact dimensions. While this is possible, it does require a level of ‘DIY’ ability and craftsmanship. If you have the necessary skills for this kind of job, and are unable to find exactly the size or shape subwoofer box that you are looking for on the market, it might be a possibility. However, if you aren’t sure that your skills are up to this task, you will be better off purchasing the right subwoofer box that has been made by professionals. Feel free to shop around Car Audio Closeout for subwoofer boxes and much more, and thank you for stopping by.