One of the most important parts of a high-end stereo system is the subwoofer. It is the ingredient that turns an average set of speakers into something audiophiles can get excited about. Of course, a subwoofer requires more than just a speaker or an amplifier. It is a total package made up of several sophisticated components, mostly electronic, that work together to deliver every note of music in the most effective way possible. With the right subwoofer enclosure, any consumer can transform his or her automobile into an amphitheatre on wheels. Below are the top five components of a speaker or subwoofer enclosure capable of doing exactly that.
Edge EDB12 12" Active Subwoofer Box
The Edge EDB12 12" active subwoofer box is lightweight, yet extremely durable. It comes preassembled with an electroplated subwoofer and its own amplifier and wiring harness. While a preassembled subwoofer enclosure makes customisation more difficult, it also makes it more likely that all included components are fully compatible and capable of delivering sound of the highest possible quality. With 900 watts peak power, it is hard to imagine it would do anything less. The enclosure itself is compact enough to fit into most spaces and ported to provide the perfect amount of punch. It features a high density MDF construction for durability and a carpeted finish and stencilled Edge logo for style.
FLI FF12TA-F1H 12" Twin Active Enclosure
Alpine SBG-844BR Subwoofer Box
The Alpine SBG-844BR 8-inch subwoofer box is mostly about style and space but still delivers a satisfying amount of sound. There are clear acrylic panels on the top and side of this rugged box that allow onlookers to take a peek inside at where the beats are made. Inside the box is a neon accent light that give off a cool blue glow. With 400 watts of peak power, the included SWG-844 8-inch subwoofer is capable of impressing anyone looking for a solid thump. The included speaker is also fully protected thanks to the Alpine SBG-844BR's fully enclosed front. Nothing can get through and puncture the speaker. Some enthusiasts might scoff at the smaller package, but this subwoofer enclosure and speaker combo deserve to be heard.
VIBE Slick SLR 12" Active Bass Subwoofer Enclosure
VIBE Optisound Auto 8 Active Underseat Subwoofer
Anywhere space is limited, there is no better option that the VIBE Optisound Auto 8 active underseat subwoofer enclosure. This compact enclosure is designed specifically to fit under car and truck seats. This allows consumers to either save trunk space for daily use or add sound to an audio system with no trunk space left to occupy. At first sight, one might deem the Vibe Optisound underseat subwoofer enclosure incapable of delivering quality beats. However, despite its shallow build, this box features 900 watts peak power and a special labyrinth slotted port that allow it to provide plenty of depth. The VIBE Optisound Auto 8 was also built with an ARBSS system that eliminates resonance and stray vibrations to maintain the VIBE brand's signature clarity.