A subwoofer is a speaker that’s designed to reproduce bass. They cover the lower end range of frequencies that smaller speakers struggle to reproduce (6.5″, 6″ x 9″, and etc). A component sub can add a level of power and sound to your music that can’t be reproduced by any other speaker. It’s one of the necessities to a well-rounded stereo. Add a well-tuned subwoofer to your stereo and you’ll find yourself wondering how you listened without one. Here’s a list of 2014’s best rated and reviewed 8, 10, 12 and 15 inch subwoofers to help you choose the best equipment for your stereo.
#1 JL Audio W6v3 Series Subwoofers (CarAudioNow’s Best Car Subwoofer)
JL Audio’s well reputable W6v3 subwoofers encompass multiple generations of subwoofer, each improving on the precision, power and design of the last. Made with a durable, mineral-filled polypropylene cone, the W6v3 series delivers incredible strength without the added weight that can decrease a woofer’s response and accuracy. Combined with a rigid cast-alloy basket that all but eliminates flex and distortion, you find yourself with an incredibly crafted, reliable and well engineered series subwoofer that performs.
|10″||10W6v3-D4||600W RMS DVC 4ohm||$356.00|
|12″||12W6v3-D4||600W RMS DVC 4ohm||$469.99|
#2 Hertz HI ENERGY Series Subwoofers
The Hertz HX series subwoofers were designed to reproduce the very lowest octaves of the audio spectrum with impact, precision and power. These subs have groundbreaking and innovative technologies in every detail: An ultra-efficient motor assembly, V-cone, forced ventilation system and a low-resonance basket. The Hi-Energy subwoofers’ range features dual coil models to increase the flexibility of your subwoofer system design. This allows for easy management of the different connectivity solutions and the number of subwoofers in a particular design in order to make the most of the amplifier power delivery characteristics. The best solution to all your needs; low frequency output and control that will meet your most enthusiastic expectations. All-in-all, an exceptionally built, performing and looking subwoofer.
|10″||HX 250D||450W RMS DVC 4ohm||$499.99|
|12″||HX 300D||600W RMS DVC 4ohm||$899.99|
|15″||HX 380D||700W RMS DVC 4ohm||$1099.99|
#3 Alpine Type-R Series Subwoofers
Alpine’s Type-R Series Subwoofers are built tough to handle the most extreme bass without failing. Featuring cones made from Kevlar® treated pulp (the key material that bulletproof vests are made from), and a durable HAMR Santoprene™ surround, you can expect the Type-R subs to thump while maintaining a high standard of durability and reliability.
|8″||SWR-8D2||350W RMS DVC 4ohm||$99.99|
|10″||SWR-10D2||1000W RMS DVC 4ohm||$130.00|
|12″||SWR-12D2||1000W RMS DVC 4ohm||$142.78|
|15″||SWR-1522D||750W RMS DVC 2ohm||$201.13|
#4 Polk MM Series Subwoofers
A perfect balance between light weight and quality materials, the Polk MM Series Subwoofers produce superior bass without the bulk and heaviness of standard subs. Featuring a carbon composite basket with a “wagon wheel” design that reduces flex and neodymium magnet motors that drive the rigid polymer cone, the engineering and design of the MM series subwoofers will allow superior performance that will reproduce your music with incredible accuracy. Oh, and did we mention they are marine certi
|8″||MM840DVC||250W RMS DVC 4ohm||$108.18|
|10″||MM1040DVC||350W RMS DVC 4ohm||$124.79|
|12″||MM1240DVC||425W RMS DVC 4ohm||$149.08|
|15″||MM1540DVC||425W RMS DVC 4ohm||$170.95|
#5 Rockford Fosgate Power T0 Series Subwoofers
Whether you’re looking for a subwoofer for recreational purposes, or a competitive level sub that will dominate, the Rockford Fosgate Power T0 Series Subwoofers were designed for high power and high volume bass. Featuring a responsive Kevlar Fiber (the same that’s used in bulletproof vests) reinforced paper cone, an anodized aluminum dust cap that protects the cone, and an oversized rubber surround to the cone that increases the cone surface area up to 25%, you’ll get the bass you want from a sub that’s virtually unbreakable.
|10″||T0D210||550W RMS DVC 4ohm||Price Not Found|
|12″||T0D412||700W RMS DVC 4ohm||Price Not Found|
|15″||T0D215||800W RMS DVC 4ohm||$494.95|
#6 Pioneer Champion Series Pro Subwoofers
Innovative engineering with rugged design produce a subwoofer that’s thirsty for power and itching to thump: Pioneer’s Champion Series Pro Subwoofers. Double-stacked 110-ounce magnet powers the motor structure while a rugged die-cast aluminum basket supports the sub, providing incredible damping and increased magnetic efficiency. And with Pioneer’s Air Suspension System that features a dual-cone structure (one main cone surround at the top with an internal drive cone and surround beneath), you’ll hear the difference in the deep and accurate bass that this woofer produces.