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How to get more bass out of your subwoofer



If you’ve ever wondered how to get more bass out of your subwoofer, this article is for you. I’ll show you the important things to consider and what they mean. You’ll learn where to place your subwoofer, how best to dampen it, and some other tips that will help you get the most out of your favorite bass instrument.

Place the subwoofer in a good location.

  • Place the subwoofer in a good location.
  • Don’t place it directly behind your listening position, or at least don’t do so if you want to hear the bass from the subwoofer.
  • If you have enough space, place it on a stand or shelf; otherwise, use something like stands that are designed for televisions and other electronic equipment (such as those used by DJs). You may want to consider setting up two speakers in this way: one speaker will be near where you sit and put down your feet when watching TV/listening to music/reading a book/etc., while another speaker will be placed near where someone else likes to watch television/listen to music/read books/etc., but not necessarily right next door! This way both people can enjoy great sound without having their heads blocked by each other’s faces while they’re trying not to talk too loudly during commercial breaks (or after commercials).

Ensure the bass is evenly dispersed.

  • Ensure the bass is evenly dispersed.
  • Use a room EQ to adjust your speakers’ frequency response, or get a specialized subwoofer with built-in EQ that can be used to fine-tune its response (or use an external preamp).
  • Test the bass with a frequency sweep using an SPL meter and microphone placed near your subwoofer(s) so you can hear what’s happening at different frequencies, then measure how much output there is at each frequency by measuring power output with an SPL meter as well as THD (total harmonic distortion) levels when playing music through it; this may help you distinguish between different types of sound waves coming from each speaker cone in terms of loudness and clarity versus distortion caused by excessive power handling capacity being pushed beyond its limits due to having too much mass being moved around quickly within those tiny confines where air molecules collide against each other repeatedly during playback time periods while playing back recorded audio files stored onto hard drives connected via USB port interface devices connected directly into computer systems running Windows operating systems such as Microsoft Corp.’s latest version 10 operating system called Windows 10 CE

Experiment with the size and placement of your subwoofer drivers.

The size, location, and material of your subwoofer driver can affect the bass output.

  • Size: A larger driver will have more surface area to vibrate, which means it will have more potential to push air and produce low frequencies. However, larger drivers are also heavier than smaller ones and may require additional support from a separate mounting bracket or box for stability purposes in order to prevent tipping over when playing at high volumes.
  • Placement: Drivers should be mounted close enough together so that they’re touching each other but not too close where air resistance causes sound distortion from turbulent airflow around their edges (known as “air turbulence”). If you want more precise control over bass levels from individual drivers than what’s available through this method alone—or if you just want an even greater sense of immersion—try installing multiple drivers on one side so that each takes turns pushing out tones based on how much power is being applied across its entire surface area being pushed against by surrounding molecules in motion (“friction”).

Add damping to your subwoofer cabinet.

Damping is a material that absorbs vibrations. It can be added to the subwoofer cabinet, suspension, and frame. The damping material will help your system keep its shape and reduce the amount of standing waves in the cabinet.

Choose speakers that help control low-frequency resonances.

Choose speakers that help control low-frequency resonances.

  • The Qts (Q) is a measurement of damping efficiency, which reflects how well your speaker damps out vibrations. A high Qts will make it easier for you to hear the bass without getting overwhelmed by it in a room full of other people and furniture.
  • Large motor size means larger motors have more power and can move more air than smaller ones do, so they’re likely to produce more bass response at higher volumes as well.
  • A large cone area means there are plenty of airspaces for air to escape from inside each cone during its vibration phase, reducing unwanted resonance—which is what causes most speakers’ low end to sound boomy or flat in some situations (and why many people prefer monitors).
  • Large suspension compliance means that when driven hard enough by an amp or receiver source, these subs will handle it without too much distortion due to overloading their voice coils with too much current flow through them while playing music loudly! This can happen if you’re not careful about how much power goes into your subwoofers’ wiring harnesses before hooking them up directly into amplifiers instead.”

Use a 2-inch or larger port on your subwoofer’s back panel if you plan to use a ported enclosure later on.

If you plan to use a ported enclosure later on, it’s best to use a 2-inch or larger port on the back panel of your subwoofer. This will help reduce distortion and allow the subwoofer to reach lower frequencies more easily. The size of the port should be determined by how much air needs to be forced through it as well as how much space there is available inside your enclosure for this airflow.

The ideal location for this port is at least 1 inch in diameter away from where any other ports are located (such as vents), which should be placed in the rear of your enclosure so that no sounds get transferred outside of its intended area—that means no room effects will occur due to sound waves bouncing around corners or behind walls!

Use a quality crossover design when connecting amplifiers, subs, or other components to subs.

There are two main types of crossover designs:

  • Low-pass (LP) crossovers. These filters allow the bass frequencies to pass through, while high-frequency signals are attenuated. This design is best for low-frequency applications like subs and in-wall speakers because you don’t want to lose any of your deep bass frequencies when they reach their destination.
  • High-pass (HP) crossovers. These filters attenuate high frequencies so they don’t interfere with other components in your system. This type of design is good for midrange and even subwoofer applications because it makes sure that only the appropriate amount of sound gets through each channel when connecting amplifiers or subs together, which means there won’t be any distortion or hums caused by interference from other parts outside your setup!

There are numerous things you can do to get more bass out of your subs

There are numerous things you can do to get more bass out of your subs, so let’s get into it!

  • Subwoofer placement: Place the subwoofer as close to the ground as possible. This will allow for more output and less noise. However, if you have a small room or basement and don’t want to spend money on an expensive subwoofer just yet, try using two smaller speakers instead of one larger speaker (like in our example above).
  • Subwoofer size: The size of your subwoofers should match up with what type of sound system you have in mind for them—if they’re going into a high-end car stereo system then make sure that they have enough power output capabilities so that no matter how loud or low frequencies are playing at any given time there won’t be any distortion issues due either directly from lack  or inadequacy


If you’re looking for more bass, there’s no reason to stop now. The tips we’ve shared with you today will help ensure your subwoofer sounds great, and that it can handle the abuse of being part of a great audio system. Remember that the secret to good bass is not just having powerful subs or amplifiers; it’s also knowing how they work together within an overall system.