Although the most commonly upgraded component of a vehicle’s factory sound system is the stereo head unit, the most common problem is usually a lack of low-end bass. The best way to improve this issue is by adding an aftermarket subwoofer.
This article is focused on 12” subwoofers, which are more than just a size in between the smaller “tight” sounding 10” subwoofers and the larger “deep” sounding 15” subwoofers. 12” subwoofers bridge the gap between those two sizes, and gain advantages from both. They offer a tight, responsive sound that is punchy with more depth than their 10” counterparts. While 15” subwoofers can still have more depth to them, 12” subwoofers are often much more efficient. This efficiency allows them to make the most out of the power given to them. They offer a good balance in sound and are a great choice if you are unsure which size to proceed with.
While it’s easy to get intimidated with the number of options available, we have tried to help with this process by doing some legwork for you. Below is a list that features some of the best options available, depending on your application or budget.