4 Bumpin’ Tips for Choosing the Right Marine Subwoofer

Ready to play your favorite music on your boat? Having the right kind of music is one thing but having the right equipment to blast it from your boat is another.

In order to make waves while playing music on your boat, you need the right marine subwoofers. If you are not sure exactly how to go about choosing subwoofers. Take a look at what you should be looking for when choosing a subwoofer for your boat.

  1. Ingress Protection

Your marine subwoofers will have to withstand water and dirt. This means that you need to ensure that they are of high quality.

Thankfully there is a rating system that can be used to determine the durability of your marine subwoofer. This is called an Ingress Progression Rating.

Different ratings mean different things. In general though the higher the rating the better the subwoofer. Look for a rating from 55 upwards to be safe.

  1. The Size of the Marine Subwoofer

The size of the subwoofer is important because it has a direct impact on the quality of the sound. If your stereo system has small speakers then it is best to get a speaker of about 8 to 10 inches.

If your speakers are larger you will want your subwoofers to be a bit bigger. The bottom line is that the larger the marine stereo system speakers are the bigger the subwoofer needed for adequate sound.

  1. Choose the Right Type of Subwoofer

Subwoofers come in various types and it is important to choose the right one. Component subwoofers only have a speaker, and they will need to be mounted in a subwoofer box. After mounting it, you will need to wire it to an amplifier.

An enclosed subwoofer comes preloaded. This means that it is already in a subwoofer box and all you will need to do is connect it to an amplifier. There are powered subwoofers that have been fitted and have an amplifier inside the subwoofer box.

  1. Sealed or Ported Enclosure Box

A sealed box will give you a clear bass sound. They have no holes so air cannot move in or out of the box. This type of enclosure works well if you intend to play classical or jazz music most of the time.

Ported boxes will give you a bass sound that is twice that of a sealed box. They have vents in order to ensure good movement of the air. If you plan to play rock music or hip-hop this is the enclosure for you.

Before deciding which to buy you should also consider the space you have available. You should also consider getting marine audio packages so that you can have everything already prepackaged for you.

Enjoy the Music

Whether you plan to have a party on your boat or just enjoy some music you need good marine subwoofers. This will ensure that you get quality sound at all times.

If you are having a hard time deciding on the type of subwoofers you need you should consider the type of music you want to play and the space you have.

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