Enhance Your Home Theater’s Audio with a Car Subwoofer: Your Guide to a Professional Setup
Are you ready to experience seriously potent sound quality in your home theater setup by adding in an awesome car audio subwoofer? This may seem like an unconventional idea, but with the right setup, it can work. Give your audio system a boost with a full-bodied audio experience that you’ll never forget! Here’s what you need to get started on using your car audio subwoofer in your home theater setup.
First and foremost, you need to make sure that your car subwoofer can handle the higher power requirements of a home set-up. While car audio subwoofers are designed to run on 12 volts, a home stereo must be connected to 110 volts. This makes it crucial that you invest in a good quality power inverter, one that will efficiently and safely convert 12 volts to 110 volts. If you haven’t done so already, locate the RMS and impedance ratings of your subwoofer, as these will tell you what size of power inverter you need to buy.
Next, you’ll need to connect and configure the wiring for the various parts of your home theater set-up. For the subwoofer, take a 12 or 16 gauge speaker wire and connect the brackets to the terminals on each appliance. Remember to twist the red wires together, and the black wires together. Take two RCA cables and connect the cables to the input terminal of your car audio subwoofer, then to the output of your home surround system amplifier. Keep the white and red wires paired up, respectively.
You’ll need to connect the rest of the speakers in your home theatre setup too, which should include two speakers on the left, two speakers on the right and one in the middle. Then finally, plug the subwoofer into the inverter, and the power inverter into a wall outlet. Now you’re ready to experience some seriously powerful sound quality.
Just as a cautionary note, be aware that the car audio subwoofers are designed to be highly efficient and therefore, can be extremely loud. So when you turn it on for the first time, start with low volume to make sure it won’t annoy all the neighbors. But once you’ve determined the right volume, sit back, buckle up and let your home get complete with thumping bass and surround sound. Enjoy!