What Is It?
So, what is a subwoofer or subwoofer speaker? A subwoofer is a device that converts the frequency of the signal into vibrations of the air, which we perceive as sound. The principle of operation is as follows – the signal from the amplifier is transmitted through wires to the coil, which in interaction with a magnet moves and moves the speaker cone, which creates sound waves (air vibrations). To reproduce them properly, you need an acoustic system specially prepared for this purpose. This is what a subwoofer is.
Acoustic systems that cover the entire range audible to the human ear are traditionally represented by floor-standing speakers of large size. However, in some cases even they are not enough for full playback of the soundtrack. The reason for this may be the nature of the recording itself, as well as the peculiarities of the room where the recording is played back. Here, it is the subwoofer, the specialized loudspeaker system, which frequency range is usually limited to 150 Hz at the top and may go down to 12 Hz at the bottom, depending on its design and purpose.
One of the main features of a subwoofer is that it is usually an active speaker system. That is, it is a speaker with its own (usually built-in) specialized amplifier. There are also passive designs, but it is a separate class of equipment, rarely used in traditional home systems. Therefore, under the term “subwoofer” today we will mean an active low-frequency loudspeaker system.
What Kind Of Wires Do You Need To Connect Your Subwoofer?
- To connect a subwoofer to an amplifier you need speaker wires.
- To connect the head unit to the amplifier, you need interconnect cables, or as they are also called signal cables.
- And to connect the amplifier to the battery, you need to use power wires.
What Should An Interconnect Cable Be Like?
Maximum quality that you can afford. The connectors should be made of reliable material that won’t break after a few uses, and the cable itself should be well shielded, as it is the “interconnector” that catches the strongest crosstalk. By the way, the interconnecting cable is the most expensive of all the wiring needed to connect the subwoofer and amplifier. Some car audio enthusiasts make their own interconnect cables. It is not as difficult as it may seem. You just need to buy connectors, quality cable, and solder it all correctly.
For more convenience, as well as a consistently high-quality sound, then connect the subwoofer with a special subwoofer cable. A good subwoofer cable can have a long length, necessarily excellent protection against interference and interference, and a special device to gently convey the nuances of the most rocking and powerful bass. Powerful insulation while maintaining the necessary flexibility will also be a big plus – especially if you plan to run the cable in a concealed manner or just behind furniture. Thus, subwoofer cables do matter as they enhance sound quality through increased shielding added to the cable that serves to improve the analog signal sent through the wires and reduce audio hum that would otherwise be produced.