Tag: Bass Tubes

Bazooka BT Series Bass Tubes

Bazooka BTA10100

By David D. – Product Specialist

Bazooka has been one of the top manufacturers of Bass Tubes for many years now. Bass Tubes are perfect for people who want to upgrade their audio system with some bass, but don’t want to have a big bulky subwoofer box taking up space. Bazooka Bass Tubes fit in any vehicle from a Mini Cooper to a Full Size Truck and can be mounted virtually anywhere.

Bazooka produces Amplified Bass Tubes which come equipped with a built-in Class D amplifier that includes an adjustable low-pass filter. The amplified bass tubes are available from 100 watts to 250 watts and produce clean, monstrous bass. Bazooka also makes Passive bass tubes available in 4 or 8 ohm impedances. These are non-amplified so you can hook your own amplifier up to them.  Each bass tube (Amplified and Passive) are supplied with a poly subwoofer made specifically for Bazooka bass tube enclosures, plastic woofer grille that is decorative and protective, a light-weight high excursion foam edge roll to maximize bass output, acoustic damping fiber, nickel-plated thumb screw terminals, all of which is enclosed in a ported tube.

Both the amplified and passive bass tubes above are part of the BT Series from Bazooka. While being the most popular, the BT series features a sleek design with a scratch resistant jet-black paint finish and are available in amplified and non-amplified (Passive). Each BT series bass tube is ported to allow adequate transfer of the bass.

I have had the pleasure of owning the Bazooka BTA10100 amplified bass tube. This tube enclosure really surprised me, I was used to most bass tubes sounding cheap with a lot of distortion, but this tube couldn’t be further from that. The BTA10100 is equipped with a 10” dual voice coil subwoofer and is powered by a 100 watt 2-channel class D amplifier. It produced a clean sound and thumped pretty hard for only being 100 watts. This bass tube enclosure features an RCA input, Hi level input, auto turn on, and a built-in crossover that eliminates the high frequencies the woofer cannot play.

If you are looking to add bass with very little space, Bazooka has just what you are looking for!


Amplified Loaded Bass Packages

Kenwood P-W12TB

Written by Seth Wilde – Product Specialist

Adding a subwoofer to a car can be an overwhelming task for someone that has never done it before.  There are so many variables and considerations to take into account.  Some of these technical variables include how to choose the right subwoofer for a car, how to match that subwoofer with an amplifier, what type of box should I put it in, and how do I install a car amplifier.  For those that have some experience with aftermarket car audio components, these questions can be answered with a little research.  However, some people do not have the time or desire to crunch numbers for the perfect sub and amp combo.  For those that fall into this category, the ideal bass solution is an amplified loaded enclosure package.

Many of the subwoofer and amplifier manufacturers create packages that include a subwoofer, an amplifier, and a sub enclosure.  They are available in all shapes, sizes, configuration, and colors.  Each of the packages has an amplifier that is matched with the subwoofers to give optimal performance.  By letting the manufacturer do the hard part and match the components, it saves us time and effort.  A few examples of these combo packages include the Kenwood P-W12TB, the Crunch CRBX12, the MTX Audio Terminator TNP212D, and the Infinity BassLink.  Each one of these examples has a unique feature that separates them from the rest of the amplified loaded enclosures.

The P-W12TB from Kenwood features a 12” subwoofer preloaded inside a long, vented tube.  The Tube design is most commonly recognized from the Bazooka Bass Tubes, however Kenwood was able to adapt this design to make a great sounding sub.  Inside the package is an amplifier that is recommended by Kenwood for the best sound possible.

Crunch introduced a do-it-yourself box that is perfect for those that want a simple way to learn how to make a box and load it with a subwoofer.  The CRBX12 from crunch included everything that you need to make a loaded enclosure, load it with a subwoofer that is included in the box.  A Crunch P751 amplifier is included in the box to give the right about of power to the subwoofer for great sound.

MTX Audio has always provides excellent subwoofers at a good price, and the MTX party packs are no different.  The TNP212D has dual 12-inch subwoofers loaded in a sealed box.  The box is made specifically to the subwoofer’s specifications so that that best bass is heard.  The TN250/1 monoblock amplifier produces the perfect amount of wattage to power both subwoofers effectively.  This is a fast, simple, and easy way to add loud bass to any car.

Lastly, the Infinity BassLink is different from all the packages mentioned above because of its design.  The amplifier is built right into the enclosure for a compact installation that is simple to connect.  There is no connecting the amplifier to the subwoofer because Infinity does all that wiring for you.  It is a perfect and foolproof way to get some quality aftermarket sound in your vehicle.  With an installation as simple as this, all that is needed is a power and ground cable to connect to the bass link.   No matter which amplified loaded enclosure is chosen, each provide a simplified way to achieve optimal bass in any car.


Bazooka Bass Tubes

It all started back in November of 1983 when Southern Audio Services opened for business. Now with over 25 years of experience, SAS Bazooka has grown to be one of the most respected and innovative companies in the mobile audio industry today. Among the most impressive developments and products that have come out of the Bazooka labs are the Bass Tubes. A bass boost is one of the best and noticeable improvements that one could add to their car and Bazooka bass tubes have made the addition of a subwoofer simple and easy.

The tube subwoofers can easily be integrated into a factory sound system by connecting just a few wires. All of the Bass Tube subs come with the necessary wires and harnesses to hook up one of these subs. Plug one end into the back of the bass tube and the other end of the harness connects the power, ground, and remote. Then connect the RCA interconnect cables from the bass tube to the back of the head unit and you are set. Well, most of the time. Depending on which Bass Tube you get there might be more installation, but the installation is still basic. With the remote cable connected, the amplified bass tubes will turn on when you start the car. If you have already replaced your factory sound system, then installation is just as simple. Factory or not, installing one of these tube subwoofers is straightforward. Instructions are included and most tubes will include straps to hold the tube in place.

Even though the Bazooka Bass Tube subwoofers and amplifiers handle a relatively small amount of power, the sound they produce is quite impressive. I guess that’s what happens when you have been in the industry for as long as Bazooka has. They have mastered the tube design and live up to their claim of, “Big bass in a small space!” If you have ever been in a car with one of these subs, then you will understand the difference that it can make.