3 Ways to Save Space Using an Underseat Subwoofer
Carrying your home music system everywhere is impossible. For example, taking it with you as you drive is impossible. At the same time, in-built speaker systems produce low-quality sounds including the ones built for high-end cars. That means you have to improvise if you want to hear the best sound. Remember, an average person spends an equivalent of four years of his life on the road if he drives for an hour every day. Spending this time or more listening to low-quality sound would frustrate you unnecessarily. The solution is an underseat subwoofer because it offers you excellent sound while consuming as little space as possible. Here are 3 ways to save space using an underseat subwoofer.
- Be Flexible with the Installation Process
A high level of flexibility exists when you are installing an underseat subwoofer. For example, you can install it under the front passenger seat. Sacrificing headroom is unnecessary if you put it there. Install this subwoofer well so that you do not have trouble when it comes to moving the seat back and forth. You can install it under the back seat as well. You can even go for space under the middle row seats if you own a large SUV or family van. Installing it in these middle row seats ensures that the sound moves evenly within your SUV. Flexibility on where to install the underseat subwoofer saves space because you can look for an unused area under a particular seat. Doing so would help you maximize on space in your car.
- Remove Unnecessary Items from Your Car
The lightweight of an underseat subwoofer helps you save space because it does not weigh down the vehicle. For even better results, rid the car of excess weight if there is too much stuff in it. Also get a subwoofer whose weight is in tandem with the car’s size. For example, an average underseat subwoofer weight 15 pounds. In contrast, trunk subwoofers can weigh as much as 75 pounds. Putting a large subwoofer in a small car is unnecessary weight to the car. It may even add an extra cost to the car’s maintenance. That’s because excess weight may the car’s tires to heat and bulge. It may also affect the car’s steering efficiency and reduce the effectiveness of its brakes.
- Go for one that is Specifically Built for Small Spaces
Manufacturers build underseat subwoofers for small spaces. More specifically, they have small sizes to fit in small cars. For example, the Rockville-RW10CA is 2.7 inches thick with a 10-inch woofer. The Pioneer TS-WX120A is 3 inches high and 11 inches. In contrast, the speakers in trunk subwoofers have a radius of 12 inches on average. The casing may be 22 by 14 by 17.3 inches. That means they are unsuitable for small cars and even small spaces in large vehicles. Consequently, saving space using an underseat subwoofer is possible because their size allows for it. More specifically, the dimensions are just right for small spaces unlike the ones for trunk subwoofers.