Types of Subwoofers

There are many types of subwoofers out there and the more you know about them, the better you will be able to find the subwoofer that best meets your needs.

Subwoofers by Voice Coils

Every subwoofer has at least one voice coil and the voice coil(s) of a subwoofer determine how you will need to wire it up.

  • Single voice coil
  • Dual voice coil

Subwoofers by Impedance

Each of the subwoofer’s voice coils are engineered to a specific impedance. This impedance plays a major role in accurate subwoofer wiring and connecting it to the amplifier.

  • 1 ohm
  • 2 ohm
  • 4 ohm

Subwoofers by Size

Every subwoofer has a size that is defined as roughly the diameter of subwoofer cone. The different subwoofer sizes can impact the acoustic properties and change how the subwoofer will sound.

  • 6.5″ Subwoofers
  • 8″ Subwoofers
  • 10″ Subwoofers
  • 12″ Subwoofers
  • 15″ Subwoofers

Subwoofers by Sound

All subwoofers make sound, but not all bass is created equal. Some subs are designed more for loud sound levels, while other subwoofers are designed for accurate musical replication. The type of subwoofer you want will depend on the objective of your build.

  • SPL Subs
  • SQ Subs
  • SQL Subs

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