What Are the Best Car Subwoofer Speakers?
Car subwoofer speakers come in a variety of different price ranges. If you want the highest quality it will cost some major cash. One Ebay listing, “CRITICAL MASS UL12 BEST SUBWOOFER SPEAKER EVER MADE”, has a $2,999.00 “Buy Now” price.
This bold claim requires some investigation. The brand name alone suggests superiority. “Critical Mass” is not a joke. The UL12 is an Ultra-Performance Subwoofer made for the car audio junkie. Weighing 18 pounds it handles up to 3 times more in power. The UL12 delivers a considerably higher linear and maximum excursion, and audibly lower distortion, while weighing much less than any other unit in its class.
According to Yahoo Answers, RE Audio wins the “What are the best car subwoofers on the market?” competition. RE Audio’s XXX12D2 12-inch 4000W Competition Car Audio Sub can be found on websites for as low as $599, very affordable for the high performance. Pioneer Premier SPL Champion subwoofers score high on the performance and popularity charts for earth-shaking bass. These subwoofers represent the top of their class. If you want smooth bass in a small space, you could consider Solobarics or JL Audio. If you have space, go with MTX speakers. The Jackhammer unit is particularly impressive. Expect to pay $70 to $240 depending on size and specifications. The MTX Thunderform Subwoofer Box can be found on ebay.com for about $240 with free shipping.
Some other reliable and quality subwoofer speaker brands include: Kicker, Rockford Fosgate, Memphis, Eclipse, Diamond Audio, Soundstream and Hifonics. The KICKER Solo-Baric L5 subwoofer utilizes a square cone woofer that revolutionized the high-performance subwoofer category. This concept gives you the most possible cone area for a given size baffle. Ebay has this unit listed as low as $143.80. Rockford Fosgate T215D2 Car Subwoofer speakers are a bit more expensive, but are rated high in consumer reviews. They have a massive triple-stacked 304 oz. motor, and these T2 15 subwoofers can handle the most extreme power levels. Amazon.com has the lowest price for the unit from $41. Memphis subwoofer speakers range in price from $75 to $207 in online searches and offer several impressive packages. Eclipse subwoofers are available for $40 to over $200 depending on size and output quality. Diamond Audio packages run from to $165 to $200. Soundstream Units are a cheaper alternative and can be found for under $150. Hifonics has subwoofer speaker products ranging in price from $30 to over $200.
When comparing units, its best to consider size, output levels. and functionality first. Think about the price last unless you’re on a tight budget. You can get affordable subwoofer speakers that will perform like the best in the business. However, the “hands down most raved about” systems people are buzzing about online require membership in the fat wallet club, so go to the bank before you go shopping if price is no option and you really do want the absolute best money can buy.