The Best Shallow Mount Subwoofers are designed to reproduce bass, while remaining compact. They cover the lower end range of frequencies that smaller speakers struggle to reproduce (6.5", 6" x 9", and etc). Sometimes, however, your subwoofer selection may be limited by the amount of space you have, which is why slim series subwoofers with a shallow depth were designed. If you have a truck, sports car, or just a car with little room; you can add level of power and sound to your music that can't be reproduced by your door speakers, while fitting it in an area that normal component subwoofers won't fit in. Add a well-tuned, best shallow mount shallow subwoofer to your stereo and you'll find yourself wondering why you didn't add one to your stereo earlier.
Here's a list of the top rated shallow mount car subwoofers of 2016. Click a subwoofer to go to the full review, or just scroll down to view all of the reviews:
|Shallow Mount Subwoofer||Sizes Offered||Impedance (ohms)||Power Handling||Price|
|1. JL Audio TW3||10" | 12"||Dual 4 Ohm||RMS: 400 - 600 Watts||$$$|
|2. Pioneer TS-SW||8" | 10" | 12"||Single 4 Ohm||RMS: 150 - 400 Watts||$|
|3. MTX FPR||10" | 12"||Single 4 Ohm||RMS: 300 - 400 Watts||$$|
|4. Alpine Type-R||10" | 12"||Single 4 Ohm||RMS: 600 Watts||$$$|
|5. Rockford Fosgate Punch P3||8" | 10" | 12"||Dual 4 Ohm||RMS: 150 - 400 Watts||$$|
When choosing the best shallow subwoofer that will fit your needs, you have to ask yourself, “What kind of bass am I looking for?” Sometimes the best shallow subwoofer isn’t the biggest. Different sizes of shallow subwoofers respond and produce different sound to different music and finding the right match for your music preferences is key. Let’s talk about the different sizes of subwoofers and what kind of sound they emit.
8″ Subwoofers – The smaller the woofer the faster, more responsive and punchier it is. An 8″ woofer can keep up with faster paced music like heavy rock, double bass and fast paced electronic. It’s a great choice for those who enjoy soft and light bass. An 8″ subwoofer is one that compliments a system rather than overwhelms.
10″ Subwoofers – 10’s are very common. They are the most well-rounded and safest choice for a subwoofer on the market. The 10″ can keep up with fast paced music while creating a respectable amount of bass. They are good for fast paced music, and also good with heavier bass music such as rap and club music. But if you’re looking for big bass, you may have to double up with the 10″ to achieve what you are looking for. Click Here To View Our 10″ Subwoofers.
12″ Subwoofers – If you listen to a big variety of music but enjoy heavy bass then a 12″ subwoofer is for you. The 12″ sub is the most common in the marketplace today, mainly because they are so universal to any music that is listened to, produce a heavy bass and cover a deeper range of frequencies. It won’t keep up with fast paced music such as heavy rock or metal as well as the 10″, it will sound great for all varieties of music, especially rap, electronic, club and pop.
15″ Subwoofers – If you are looking for ear bleeding bass then you are in the right category.
So to sum up, when choosing the best shallow subwoofer to fit your application you need to take into consideration the level of music you want to listen to, the type of music, as well as the confinements of the location. 8″ subwoofers are great for leveling out a sound system while a 15″ will wake the neighbors. Your safest bet is the 10″ or 12″ subwoofer.
All of the top rated shallow subwoofers require an amplifier. Check out all of the Best Reviewed Amplifiers, and more information on how to choose an amplifier to meet the specs of your Best Thin Subwoofer.