Subwoofers are designed to increase the bass frequencies, resulting in a deep, thumping sound. In most cases, they are paired with an amplifier to boost the sound. If you do not have the funds for both components, you can still hook up a subwoofer without an amplifier; it simply involves a little more know-how.
Can I use subwoofers as speakers?
Subs can provide a foundation to the sound that few speakers can muster on their own. Most, but not all, subwoofers have these inputs; they get connected using speaker cables to the same speaker output jacks on your receiver or amplifier that are also hooked up to your speakers.
Can you hook up subs to a factory amp?
In techie terms: …it takes amplified speaker level signals and converts them into high quality preamp signals that can be fed into an amplifier. So now you know – its definitely possible to install a subwoofer and amplifier to your factory system, and still have it sounding good.
Do you need an amp for aftermarket door speakers?
A: In most cases, yes. Aftermarket speakers will certainly sound better with a little more juice, but most of our speakers will sound just fine with factory power. Low-efficiency speakers can sound great, but theyll need a high-powered receiver or amplifier for energy.