Shallow mount subwoofers provide a definite performance and portability. They are smaller and able to fit perfectly in the places while still giving you a great boom. It doesn’t matter if you have a truck, sports car, or just a car, with little space, you can add a level of power and sound to your system that can’t be produced by your ordinary speakers while fitting in an area that normal subwoofers won’t fit in.
The first and foremost advantage is the lightness and portability of shallow subs. The sub is easier to install and remove. It won’t be a hassle to uninstall and re-install into the place wherever you choose if you’ve got a lot of luggage into your trunk. There are powered, component and vehicle-specific shallow subs available to choose from as per your needs and budget.
Small Car doesn’t mean Smaller Bass
Small cars and trucks drop you into a dilemma when you want to build a powerful bass system. To get bass that thumps your heart, you need a bigger subwoofer and enough space for the box that contains it. But, in smaller vehicles, enough space is a premium.
A compact powered shallow mount subwoofer will easily do the job when you have a limited amount of space. They are designed to perform in a smaller and tighter space. Lots of design and engineering go into building this sub and every manufacturer does it differently.
Where to Put the Shallow Sub?
There are few spots to choose from, depending on the type of sound you need from your subwoofer and the amount of space you can spare to install it. So let’s get on with each…
Inside the Trunk
Some people prefer having the sound from outside the car. This can be achieved by placing your sub into the trunk. What’s great is that the quality of sound won’t get compromised. Most people have their sub placed inside the trunk as it can easily accommodate the size and the enclosure.
Inside the Rear Speaker Deck
Shallow subs can produce a good bass sound that isn’t too loud and overbearing if placed in the rear speaker deck. It is located at the rear of the car, right behind the back seats. You can also place an amplifier in the trunk and connect the two for better sound quality.
Under the Rear Seat
Rear seats usually have large unused space underneath as compared to the front seats. It is easy to install a underseat subwoofer here as the seat secures it in place anyway. However, the enclosure still needs some extra width to ensure internal volume.
At the End…
A shallow mount subwoofer is slim and thus requires only a slim box. This is great news for vehicle owners with limited space. There are a lot of other factors that play a big role in choosing the subs such as sub size, price, type of enclosure, amount of car space, power, etc. It is just a matter of what’s more important for you and what can be compromised. Make sure to consider all the specs, size, material and overall sound before purchasing a shallow sub.