How to Make Subwoofers Hit Harder

by Adam Smith
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Many audio enthusiasts crave a stereo that can hit hard. Hitting hard refers to the sound output of a subwoofer. A hard-hitting subwoofer will be crisp, powerful and loud. The sound out of a hard-hitting subwoofer is not only heard, but also felt. To achieve this goal, there are several adjustments that can be made to a stereo system. While these changes may be pricey at times, they can have a very positive effect on the performance of a subwoofer.

Step 1

Choose the correct amplifier for the subwoofer. Every type of subwoofer requires a certain power output by an amplifier. Matching up the power requirement of the subwoofer to the output of an amplifier can make the subwoofer hit harder.

Step 2

Install the subwoofer in a bandpass box. A bandpass box is a type of subwoofer box that, when used with certain subwoofers, can maximize sound output. Consult the manufacturer's manual of the subwoofer to determine if a bandpass box is an appropriate option.

Step 3

Adjust the settings on the amplifier and stereo unit to accommodate the subwoofer. While every amplifier and stereo unit are different, they typically contain features to fine-tune the audio settings. Adjusting these settings to appropriate levels can allow the subwoofer to hit harder.

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