Top 10 Best Subwoofers Reviewed In 2016
Subwoofers are powerful musical accessories that have found application in homes and in recreational vehicles such as cars and boats. Even though slightly expensive than their standard counterparts are, they are valuable and improve the music listening and movie watching experience of users. They are also durable, have well engineered professional-grade systems, and do not require electrical skills to setup and install, as is always the case using traditional models. If you are contemplating improving the musical system in your home and or vehicle and a subwoofer ranks among the most essential accessories to purchase, the 10 best to purchase include:
10. Pioneer TS-W304R
Pioneer TS-W304R is a powerful 1300-watt component subwoofer with a compact 12-inch design that does not clutter spaces. It is durable, has a well-designed and sealed plastic case that improves sound projection significantly, and has premium speakers that generate immersive bass without costing users a premium amount. You also get a six-layer copper voice coils that improves tonal quality, a seamless composite IMPP cone, and a well-wired electrical system that improves power handling without sacrificing performance and or sound quality in any way. Purchase an original model on the Net and install as needed for the best experience.
9. MTX T9922-44
Acclaimed in stores, MTX T9922-44 is a powerful 6000-watt jackhammer subwoofer with a large 22-inch plastic cone that improves sound projection and high frequency (20Hz-150Hz) four-ohm speakers that offer value. It is durable, has a built in 3000-6000-watt RMS amplifier, and a smart and advanced speaker system that generates clear tones and immersive bass. All components are sturdy, well finished, and do not rattle even at high volume. It is also affordable, recommended for use in various types of vehicles, and has a simple and easy to install design with standard mounting braces that do not require mechanical skills to use effectively.
8. KLIPSCH K100-SW
If you are shopping for a new subwoofer on a budget, and choose KLIPSCH K100-SW from a reputable store, you get a front-firing 300-watt subwoofer, with a compact 12-inch body that install conveniently out of sight. The quality ABS plastic used to manufacture it is durable and vibrations-free. It also has phase and low-pass crossovers that separate high and low tones to generate premium sound, an all-digital built-in amplifier that improves dynamic power significantly, and well-built Line and LFE inputs, compatible with most receivers in vehicles. If cash is a major challenge, this subwoofer is affordable. Its low maintenance design is easy to setup with other existing speakers while its quality build and sound reproduction is novel.
7. PIONEER TSSWX2502
PIONEER TSSWX2502 is a 10-inch shallow mounting subwoofer with a pre-loaded ABS plastic enclosure that not only filters noise, but also minimizes sound distortion to generate clearer highs and deep bass. Even though cheap, this one of a kind subwoofer is professional-grade. The 1200-watt nominal music power that it offers is impressive for its price. It also has a higher frequency response (20Hz-125Hz), has a sensitive speaker system (93dB) with high impedance (4 ohms), and has an injection-molded and MICA-reinforced cone structure and a carpeted enclosure surface that boosts its aesthetic value further. You will enjoy owning one.
6. Dual Electronics BP1204
Best-liked for its functionality, practicality, and high performance design, Dual Electronics BP1204 is a 12-inch bandpass subwoofer with large 12-inch design that sound louder and better than some high end models in the market. It is affordable, has an innovative computer-tuned acoustic chamber that boosts output efficiency, and a creative blue-illuminated Plexiglas window that creates an interesting show when in use at night. You also get a durable dual-chambered enclosure that fits two large speakers comfortably, a glued and nailed MDF construction that does not rattle over time, and plush carpet finishing that boosts its aesthetic value. With an original Dual Electronics BP1204, you get a 1-year warranty from its manufacturer.
5. Yamaha YST-SW012
Designed for use in compact spaces and of small motor vehicle brands, Yamaha YST-SW012 is a compact 8-inch active subwoofer with an innovative front firing design that improves sound projection and quality. Its high-performance speakers have magnetic shielding that minimizes interference. They also have multi-stage drivers that boost sound quality further, have dynamic and high-powered 100-watt systems, and low frequency response (28-200Hz) for generating deep bass. Even though Yamaha YST-SW012 lacks a phase adjustment feature and does not support some speaker inputs, its linear port minimizes extraneous noise that lower quality.
4. MTX Audio TNE212D Terminator Series
A regular in top 10 best subwoofers reviews 2016, this Terminator Series of the liked MTX Audio TNE212D line of subwoofers is a valuable accessory with a dual 12-inch sub enclosure that withstands constant abuse. It has a powerful 1200-watt electrical system, vented closure that improves sound projection and quality, and a ruggedly designed aviation-grade 5/8-inch casing with a plush black carpet finish that does not fade over time. If you are looking to improve bass output in your car without spending a premium amount, this subwoofer will never disappoint you.
3. Polk Audio PSW505
A dominant player in the speaker niche, Polk is also a reputable manufacturer of high performance subwoofers, with this single Polk Audio PSW505 gaining global acclaim for several reasons. Unlike most comparable models made of ABS plastic or polycarbonate, the wooden veneer finish of this 12-inch speaker is warm, durable, and lasts long. Its integrated slot load venting lessens turbulence to boost bass output, while its rock solid MDF construction not only suppresses resonance, but also minimize distortion to improve response. Other notable attributes are its huge hi-roll system that guarantees longer excursions, built-in high current (300-watts) amplifier, adjustable low-pass crossover, and auto on/off circuit program.
2. Arion Legacy AR506-BK
Designed for use with computers, Mp3 players, HDTVs, ND Gaming consoles, Arion Legacy AR506-BK is a powerful and multi-functional dual subwoofer system with powerful 5-inch speakers that generate 100-watts of power when in use. It is durable, generates accurate sound across several audible spectrum, and comes with a dedicated tweeter that balances bass output for a clearer and immersive sound. Arion Legacy AR506-BK is cheap and comes ready to install and use off the shelf.
1. Polk Audio PSW10
Compact (10-inches), durable, and fitted with a high-current amplifier, this sweet sounding subwoofer by Polk tops our list of the best for 2016. It is powerful, has a dynamic-balance polymer-composite cone driver that improves sound quality, and features and advanced laser-based Klippel measurement technology for improved bass and linearity. All components are professional-grade and built to last.