A guide for beginners to properly wiring subwoofers fondlisten

3. The main subwoofer is not too complex and prior to connecting the subwoofer to the main speakers or the sound systems you will have to find out whether you will have to connect additional wires at the rear of the subwoofer. Majority of the latest subwoofers include inbuilt wires however you may require a couple of extra wires while installing it manually.

This indicates that in case the subwoofer’s impedance level is 500 watts then it is ideal to set the main speaker to 1 ohms. Compare the impedance in case you are not sure about the apt setting then it is recommended to get in touch with the manufacturer of the sound system or the subwoofer.

Any one of them will assist you in completing the wiring process for the subwoofer system.

6. Wiring kits which have been designed especially for installations in cars can use utilized to ease the process of including a subwoofer to your vehicle. You will find a host of websites which deal in these wiring kits and you can easily browse through. You can also take feedback from other users who have included the new subwoofers to their present amplifiers and speakers.

3. One of the least pains in the set up process will be the subwoofer itself, and it will be relatively easy to sort out its wiring arrangement. The messy parts are the speakers and their cabling. You may, however, want to check at the back of the setup and see if you need to install any more wires, although modern subwoofer systems will have wires built into them. But it’s always a good idea to check.

4. The next question that comes to the mind is that whether or not we can experiment with the set up of the sound system. In a concise answer, it is indeed possible, but its actual implementation is highly discouraged. The recommendation is that the set up should be followed from the book, as that usually gives out the best sound no matter what. You can however, play around once you have got the hang of it all.

5. The next thing that you need to make sure is the impedance of the subwoofer, and it should match that of the speakers. Generally, the ratio is fixed at 500:1. This clearly means that if the impedance of the subwoofers is 500 watts, then the speakers should be set to a value of 1 ohm. You should contact your manufacturer if you are not sure about the impedance ratio that would be ideal for your setup, but generally, the idea that is followed is given above.

6. There are specialized wiring kits that can be found on the internet for people looking to wire the speakers and the subwoofers in the cars. It is generally a good and recommended idea to get a hang of these websites and try out the kits that are available out there for all types of wiring and a variety of car models. These kits ensure that all your wiring problems are duly sorted out.

As a subwoofer lover, you have just paid so much to enhance the sound quality that you can fully enjoy. When you have come to this far, you would not want to ruin the quality nor damage your existing sound system by not learning how to wire a subwoofer properly. So hold on your excitement for just few more minutes and take your time to read the manufacturer’s instructions and diagrams.

Even thought you might already have previous experience in subwoofer wiring, different subwoofer models have different specifications and requirement. Manufacturers issue their own manual to give you the exact instructions on what type of cables to use and how to wire them together. So before turning on your home theater system, read the manual carefully.

1. First if you plan to run multiple long cables for a bigger subwoofer system, you would want to organize the cables better. For example, you can use a cable run approach in which different cables are packed into a single larger cable. That surely avoids damaging and making the smaller cables running all over the places. The smaller wires are only exposed on both ends. The single bigger cable will be hidden or placed nicely along the path.

2. Your theater system, amplifier, and speakers usually have lots of different ports or terminals at the back. You need to identify the input and output port. In some cases, there are dedicated channel outputs for subwoofer. There are two popular types of ports, plug-in type (such as RCA or Banana plug) and switches clip-in (or Push Terminal) type. For plug-in type, the standard of terminals corresponding to the plug segment is fixed. For switch type, you have to verify which one is Ground, which one is Signal. Again the manufacturer manual will help you identify the terminal on the subwoofer.

3. Most recent subwoofers have built-in wires to your sound system. If yours do not have, you can easily get one from an online or local store selling sound system accessories. If you are replacing old subwoofers, the cables that were connected could be compatibly reused for the new subwoofers. Note that I said “compatibly” because most built-in cables, although they work, are low quality. You would need to buy high quality such as gold plated material for maximizing the sound signal transfer quality and reduce noise.

For example, if you want to run 2 subs with RMS ratings of 200 watts each, you will need 400 watts RMS of power. If you are still confused with all these terminology but already narrowed down a few favourite choices, contact the manufacturer technical support. They will gladly help you choose which model work the best with your existing system