10 Inch Subwoofers

Every sound system needs at least one subwoofer to produce good bass sounds, but choosing the right one can be a tough decision. Just getting the size right is a challenge because there are many conflicting factors. It will not have enough coverage if the diameter is too small, but it will be excessively loud if the diameter is too large. The main advantage of using 10 inch subwoofers is that they deliver a good bass sound without being too large or loud. Another advantage is that they do not require a really powerful amplifier, which is expensive and adds to the cost of the sound system.

Novices often ask why a sound system needs so many different speakers. The reason is that one speaker cannot produce sound across the entire range of human hearing, which goes from zero up to twenty kilohertz. You need several speakers of different sizes to produce all the frequencies in that range. In the past, stereo systems had two towers with each containing two or three large speakers. A surround-sound system is different because it uses many small speakers and one large subwoofer. Only one subwoofer is used in a home sound system because it is usually powerful enough to reach every corner of the room.

The subwoofer is a large speaker mounted inside a box, which can be placed anywhere in the room but is usually next to the receiver. It is designed to produces sound in the very low frequency range, ideally between zero and two hundred hertz. For a subwoofer to be THX-certified, it has to go lower than eighty hertz. Unlike the small speakers, it does not have to face the listener because its sound lacks direction and is hard to pinpoint. Some subwoofers even point towards the floor to create a rumbling effect, similar to that felt during an earth tremor. Active subwoofers have an internal amplifier but passive ones must rely on an external amplifier.

The size of the subwoofer is important but not in the way that many people believe. It is a myth that a larger subwoofer produces a lower bass sound simply because of its size. The lower limit depends on many factors, such as the size and shape of the enclosure. While 10 inch subwoofers are a good size for a home sound system, they are often too large for a car sound system. You need a lot of boot space to accommodate anything above 10 inches because the enclosure also needs to be larger. Some novices think they can save space by using a small enclosure but the quality of the bass sound suffers for it.

The design of the enclosure is even more important that its size. A simple box, called a sealed enclosure, is not efficient enough to produce a really low bass sound. The most common type of enclosure is the bass reflex, which has a short tube inside it that leads to the outside. The backwards movement of the diaphragm creates a pressure difference that sets up resonance inside the tube. This is similar to what happens when you blow into a brass instrument, like a trombone. There are many different types of bass reflex enclosure, with multiple baffles and tubes.

The main features to look for when comparing 10 inch subwoofers are the frequency response, rated power, and impedance. If the subwoofer does not have an internal amplifier, make sure that the external one is powerful enough to drive it. The prices vary widely but most subwoofers cost less than one hundred dollars. It is possible to save money by buying the speaker separately and building a custom enclosure for it out of some plywood offcuts. There are even free software programs on the internet that can be used to work out the best size for the enclosure, so that it produces the best possible sound.

This 10 Inch Subwoofers Review is Written/Updated on Dec 23rd, 2010 and filed under Consumer Electronics. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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