If you have never used a subwoofer, you may not understand what it does for your home system. Electronics Professional Mike Smith explains how a subwoofer improves your home’s sound system in this week’s Classic Stereo Electronics 101.
WHAT IS A SUBWOOFER?
Some people also refer to a subwoofer as a sub. It produces the low frequency audio from your music or video. It produces the bass.
It also helps you better feel the sounds coming from your audio setup. The bigger the room, the more subwoofers we recommend. Electronics Professional Mike Smith says if you only have one in a large room, you can tell where the bass comes from. If you have two or more, the bass will fill the room and produce a more immersive experience.
Without a sub, you audio may sound tinny. Explosions, crashes and other bass noises will not invoke nearly as much emotion without a sub.