Competition Car Subwoofer: Everything you Need to Know

Competition Car Subwoofer: Everything you Need to Know

on May 31, 2024

When it comes to competition car subwoofers, the combination of sound systems and speakers comes into play. This equipment perfectly conveys the essence of the bass range in music.

The strong punch, combined with a smooth resonance, makes it the center of attraction at audio competitions. Here, the amount of sound pressure level is what finally decides the winner.

Therefore, we will explain to you what a car sub is all about and what you should take into consideration when trying to get the best one. 

What is the most powerful subwoofer? 

In a competition where such high sound pressure levels are involved, the need for a properly modified subwoofer with some important features comes into play. The competition car subwoofer refers to a high-impact, high-output equipment. It tends to be quite bulky, heavy and has a much higher price than the conventional one. It must respond to these factors: 

  • RMS Power: This is the constant level of power that a subwoofer can maintain while in use. Higher RMS power rating ensures consistent sound level quality. It makes the equipment provide a constant output without losing the quality of the music. 
  • Maximum Power: Maximum power capacity refers to the highest amount of power level that a subwoofer can handle in rapid intervals without damage. 
  • Sensitivity: Sensitivity is another factor that determines how it will sound. It gives an idea of the volume levels it can produce under certain power input. The volume is directly proportional to the sensitivity of the subwoofer. With a high sensitivity index, it can offer higher output. 

There are certain guidelines that the competition car subwoofer tends to follow. These include: 

  • Power handling greater than 1000 W RMS. 
  • Voice coils larger than 2.5 inches. 
  • Spiders over 7 inches. 
  • Resistant materials such as composite cones. 
  • Xmax excursion of one inch or more. 

Which is better, a woofer or a subwoofer? 


When it comes to producing bass, there is no other alternative than woofers and subwoofers. However, there is always confusion about which of the two works best for you. In general, both devices produce a low frequency sound that in turn produces bass. However, there are differences between themselves in almost all audio parameters. Below are the differences between a woofer and a subwoofer so you can draw your own conclusions. 

  • Frequency range: Generally, a woofer can reproduce sound in the frequency range of 40 to 1000 Hz and up to 2500 Hz. On the contrary, a subwoofer can reproduce sound in the frequency range of 20 to 120 and up to 200 Hz. 
  • Size: The structure of a subwoofer is larger. This is due to the components that make it up. On the other hand, with the woofer, its most important component is the amplifier.
  • Number of drivers: Woofers usually have several drivers. In contrast, a subwoofer generally has only one driver. However, there are some custom subwoofers available with multiple drivers. 
  • Power consumption: a woofer consumes less power. This is because a subwoofer has to reach the lower frequency range and its amplifier has to consume more power. In contrast, a woofer does not need to reach such low frequencies and therefore requires less power. 
  • Power to the driver: Woofers are basically passive subwoofers when it comes to powering the drivers. While active subwoofers come with their own amplifier to power the driver. 

There is no definitive answer as to which is best, as it will depend on your needs. If you require a very low frequency sound to obtain a powerful bass effect, the subwoofer is the best option. On the other hand, if you simply want to improve the overall sound quality, a woofer is best suited for this task, thanks to its wider frequency range.  

Discover the power and quality of the Genius Audio Subwoofers



Genius Audio is a brand recognized in the market for offering high quality audio products and exceptional performance. Their subwoofers are no exception, combining advanced technology, innovative design and premium materials to deliver an unrivaled in-car sound experience. With us you will find a wide variety of subwoofer models. Here we present some: 

Triple Mini Subwoofer Ported Acoustic Box ABCX-3N2M8D4 / ABCX-3N2M65D4 

This box is ideal for those looking for power and taking up little space. With three subwoofers of 6.5" or 8" each, it offers exceptional performance with powers of up to 500 W RMS. You'll enjoy deep, punchy bass without compromising space in your vehicle.

Double Mini Subwoofer Ported Acoustic Box ABCX-2N2M8D4 / ABCX-2N2M65D4 

If you are looking for a compact, but powerful solution, this box is perfect for you. With two 6.5" or 8" subwoofers each, you can experience immersive, energetic sound. Its intelligent design allows you to enjoy powerful bass without taking up too much space in your vehicle. 

8" 500 WMAX Flat Active Subwoofer G-WA038 

If you prefer a subwoofer with a slim design but exceptional performance, this model is for you. With its compact size of 8" and a maximum power of 500 W, this active subwoofer will surprise you with its ability to reproduce 

deep and clear bass. These are just some examples of the subwoofers that we can offer you, visit us to find out more about other models and features. 


The competition car subwoofer not only refers to the event itself. It also has to do with the degree of quality to describe them. Therefore, if you are looking for the best equipment, in this article we have provided you with a small guide that can serve as a reference when purchasing yours so you can dazzle others.

If you want further advice you can contact us at Genius Audio. We offer you the most outstanding competition subwoofers on the market. Check out our catalog.

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