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JL Audio, Alpine and Rockford Fosgate’s Top Rated Car Subs

In the car audio industry of today, consumers have hundreds of choices when wanting to install a subwoofer into their vehicle. At times this can be a bit overwhelming when selecting a quality car subwoofer. So how exactly should one choose a subwoofer? For some it’s by manufacture or by cost, for others it’s by word of mouth or reviews that have been written by other consumers. For a select few it’s something that they have actually heard before and just want that same sound and performance in their vehicle. We will be discussing 3 of the best rated subwoofers in this industry. These car subwoofers provide unsurpassed quality and performance in any environment and in any vehicle. They are the staple and backbone of their respective companies and are what set the standard for any other company in order to compete at that level. A single of the mentioned subwoofers will give you more than enough bass to compliment any audio system.

JL Audio 12W3v3-4

JL Audio 12W3v3-4
JL Audio’s 12W3v3 12” W3 subwoofer is rated at 500 watts RMS of continuous power and is one of the best rated subwoofers in its category. True to JL Audio’s high standards this subwoofer provides tight and efficient bass. By delivering cool air directly to the voice coil, the thermal power handling is increased and compression effects are reduced. This is accomplished by the use of Elevated Frame Cooling technology, making the subwoofer more efficient and reliable. In order to increase sound resolution and reduce distortion a DMA Optimized Motor System is used, that delivers consistent motor force over a long range of stroke and input power. The JL Audio features many other technologies that increase performance and bass response; it is because of this that this subwoofer is rated above the rest.

Alpine SWR-1243D

Alpine SWR-1243D
Alpine’s SWR-1243D 12” Type R subwoofer is rated at 300-600 watts RMS of continuous power and is able to produce some booming bass. One of the most overlooked features is the one sided push terminals that make installation and wiring simple and clean. With the use of a double stacked strontium magnet the woofer is able to gain 20% more motor force which provides louder and cleaner bass. The use of a Compound Radius Curve motor structure, creates an even magnetic field which then decreases distortion and increases overall power handling. Along with an airflow management system that directs air across the heatsink to avoid overheating, Alpine’s Type R subwoofer delivers some of the best bass output for a subwoofer in its category.

Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12

Rockford Fosgate P3D4-12
Rockford Fosgate’s P3D4-12 12” Punch P3 subwoofer is rated at 600 watts RMS of continuous power and is called the “Punch” series for a reason. Its Vertical Surround Technique (VAST) allows for a 25% increase in radiating cone area, which improves nominal efficiency and maximum output. The anodized aluminum voice coil former allows for efficient heat dissipation from the voice coil. This minimizes subwoofer failure and improves performance. By stitching tinsel leads directly to the spider, Rockford Fosgate is able to improve longevity and reliability by reducing fatigue and possible shorting within the subwoofer. As a CEA-2031 compliant subwoofer, the P3 is able to handle the RMS power rating without blowing, making it a much more accurate subwoofer that provides all the bass you can handle.

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Top 3 Subwoofers of 2010

RE Audio SEX12D4

When a new year begins, it’s only natural that it also insinuates another year’s end. 2010 brought us some amazing products, and as it comes close to its end, it’s only right to give respect to the best subwoofers of 2010. This doesn’t necessarily mean the largest subwoofers manufactured in Car Audio this year, but more or less notable technologies, breakthroughs, or any other awesome features implemented into newly released subwoofers.

Since power handling usually gets the first mention, we’ll start by mentioning the Rockford Fosgate T2D412. This subwoofer replaced the T212D4, which used to have a chrome cone and basket. It has been redesigned to maintain a sleek charcoal black color throughout, and has received an upgraded power handling of 1200 watts RMS power. Redesigned for 2010 the market was stunned upon seeing these beautiful new woofers.
For a mid-ranged subwoofer, the Alpine Type-R SWR-1243D was redesigned in 2010. This new design not only affected its cone design and looks, but also has technical benefits. The new Alpine Type R is shallower than the previous model by almost a full inch! This allows it to not only sound better in smaller enclosures, but fit in a wider variety of vehicles. Think just because this subwoofer is more compact this year that it can’t handle as much power? Think again. The new Type-R has also been rated to have an additional 100 watts of power handling over its predecessor. The new Type R has been a top seller from the moment it was released for mainstream distribution and to this day is a favorite for car audio enthusiasts all around the world.

The breakthroughs the previously mentioned subwoofers have undertaken are exciting, but not near as exciting as when RE Audio introduced their revamped version of the SE Subwoofer. The RE Audio SEX12D4 model introduced in 2010 is among the favorites for car audio beginners are veterans alike. It’s affordability combined with its unique power handling make it one of a kind in its class. Coupled with 600 watts of power handling, this subwoofer is sure to make an impacting impression in your car.

Honorable mentions this year are also the Kicker CompVX. This redesigned cone was stunning and was one of the best woofers around redesigned. The Precision Power PPI PC.12 is another subwoofer that has been among the best valued subwoofers of 2010. It’s unique design and paper cone allowed for exceptional SPL and deep bass notes.

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