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Can a 6.5” sub really be enough bass?

you don’t need much size does not matter
when it comes to subwoofers it’s how you
use it it’s oh god that’s you know and
now we’re keeping that in there
welcome to see dudes audio today we’re
gonna talk about the ever impending
question does size matter for subwoofers
at least we’re going to explore
basically what you can get with a six
and a half and an 8-inch
compared to like your typical 12 or even
the dual 15s that a lot of people want
to run for home theater use you know
bigger is better yes and though we’ll
talk about it a little bit when it comes
to accuracy of course the smaller
drivers are always going to do better
but with room gain and just the size of
rooms it can always affect what your end
result is and of course placement is
crucial but really what we’re going to
talk about should you even bother
spending any money on smaller subwoofers
and the short answer to that is yeah you
should but only when you need it like
when it’s applicable if you have a small
studio room a 10 by 10 room even a 10 by
15 room I mean we’re standing
technically in it’s like 18 by 30 feet
because it goes all the way back that
way we do have a half wall but I mean
I’ve brand this Mirage I think it’s an
mm 6 it’s a 200 watt RMS 600 watt peak
little guy I mean it is a monster and it
only weighs like 11 or 14 pounds very
small plate amp takes up the entire back
of it but this little guy really puts
out very clean bass and at very
respectable volumes but this would be
this well this is what you would
consider more of a mid fight a hi-fi
subwoofer because it does cost a decent
amount of money I think the retail value
when it was sold was about $600 so you
do tend to kind of substitute size for
accuracy when you start to pay more
unless you’re looking
like in SVS or an Hsu subwoofer you know
some of those big boys that are meant
for very large home theaters or just
normal sized home theaters and people
just want to go above and beyond but
when it comes to hi-fi and just to
channel listening and music listening
you kind of want it to blend seamlessly
and the problem with bigger subwoofers
is I always find myself turning a gain
knob way down because if I can close my
eyes and basically be able to kind of
point out where the subwoofer is the
subwoofer is too loud you need it to
kind of integrate with what you’re
running in the front and a lot of people
tend to run bookshelves and then they
run their subwoofer at like 60 Hertz and
lower you’re creating a giant null where
you want to kind of run it a little
higher and that’s where these guys come
in I mean you want 60 Hertz to a hundred
Hertz kind of just sloping right into
the transition point we’re gonna take a
look at basically the drivers and how
these two in particular setup for this
Mirage you are basically getting a cheap
kind of entry-level subwoofer this is
only gonna be about 60 to 80 watts RMS
maybe a hundred watts peak this is what
a lot of you are gonna see on Amazon and
stuff that sell for about 90 to 150
maybe 200 bucks tops you’re not seeing
any kind of power rating over 150 watts
RMS and they’ll do great honestly they
sound fantastic they can really fill in
your low-end the crucial point with a
smaller subwoofer again is placement you
want it put in the right spot of your
room for everyone that’s gonna be
different based on the room the best way
to do it in my opinion is the sub crawl
which is where you place your subwoofer
where you typically would be listening
to it run a you know sine wave or some
kind of bass track through it and then
walk around your room or as they say
crawl on your hands and knees to hear
the low and high points of the bass and
kind of pick where you want it if you
really want it to be exaggerated you
would go to the loudest point in the
room if you want it to be kind of more
smooth you go to the the middle point
you know the part where you say okay
it’s not too loud where I can almost
hear the driver itself moving and it’s
not too quiet where it sounds like a
dead spot this guy’s got a little bit of
a trick I’m wearing my very colorful
socks today for
a trampoline park actually which is kind
of funny this has two passive radiators
one on the right and left side as well
as an active in the front so where this
guy is gonna be ported this is a sealed
so even when you’re buying a smaller
subwoofer consider what you want if you
want the maximum I guess volume or like
listenable base in terms of just
loudness and being there and being
present you’re probably gonna go with
ported I mean
sealed is gonna be more for the people
that want just the accuracy and like the
finesse that comes with sealed
subwoofers especially with passive
radiators you get a little bit lower
extension at the risk of consuming a
little more power which is why this
little guy has over 200 watts RMS I mean
it needs it because it’s basically not
only accounting for the pressure that’s
being displaced by itself but the two
passive radiators as well so with that
being said we’re gonna just give you a
little little sound test and just a
little excursion of both of these just
so you can get an idea of you know what
you can buy for anywhere from a hundred
bucks here to you know well over three
four hundred dollars in a small
footprint that can fit just about
anywhere
so let’s hook them up
you heard that was clipping
see that’s the problem with Gordon look
at this
it’s just if you don’t have a very good
flavor you get a lot of chuffing wear
now if we move over to mmm six you’ll
hear no chuffing obviously it’s sealed
but uh trying could be a nice little
idea of what the amendment six can do
start at half game
so yeah as you can sell there’s a very
distinct difference between sealed and
ported but again that’s come out really
what we’re talking about we’re just
trying to determine whether or not
that’s sufficient so to give you one
more test we’re gonna hook up the dayton
behind me which is a twelve inch and
it’s I think I’ve had one hundred and
twenty watts RMS so again kind of more
of an entry-level subwoofer and we’ll
show you the excursion on that
when the speaker moves the least and
puts out the most sound that’s it’s
tuned frequency that’s the FS if anyone
owns this I believe it’s the Dayton sub
1200 or something like that it is a
fantastic subwoofer so as you can tell I
mean a 12 obviously has a lot more
volume but again we’re more talking
about just having the bass there if you
ran tower speakers or bookshelves just
in a room alone sure you’re gonna get
some bass from them but smaller
subwoofers are always gonna fill it in
more so basically what it comes down to
is what your needs are small subwoofers
you shouldn’t ignore completely except
for those home Peter in a box subwoofers
or the ones that Samsung sell you should
just avoid those like they’re the plague
but if you actually want to dish out a
little bit of money you know you can go
big for pretty cheap I mean again Dayton
audio 12 is 150 dollars and it is a
fantastic 12 inch subwoofer or you know
if you wanted to just kind of keep it
simple keep it cheaper keep it smaller I
mean we just did the Rockville 8 which
is still tucked away in the closet over
there and I mean even that did OK and
that was $85 or something like that so
it really just comes down to your budget
your room any small subwoofer in any
room is always gonna add bass it’s just
how much bass you want if you want to be
rocking out at like 100 plus DB on your
main speakers you want a subwoofer that
can keep up with it so you want a
subwoofer that can put out at least 100
decibels these two at most I mean this
sub $100 it’s only like 60 watts RMS
you’re only gonna get like 95 DB maybe
98 if you’re really getting close or
holding the DB meter right next to it
where the mm6 maybe you’ll get 103 maybe
104 dB
you know we’re of course Dayton audio
you’re gonna get closer to like 110
you’re gonna actually get or 108 you’re
gonna actually get significantly louder
volume but it doesn’t mean that those
don’t work in your situation they will
do great and they will suffice for what
you need we’re just trying to basically
make sure that people know that small
subwoofers do work size doesn’t
necessarily matter depend
what you’re looking for if you’re
looking in quality a sound tightness a
bass you definitely want to stick to
more like a 10 or a 12 we’re even
smaller like I said if you have a
smaller room for cart now that’s a good
question because for car audio basically
most cars are small the internal cabin
space is very small smaller than most
rooms
I believe it’s even smaller than a 10 by
10 room for most vehicles so with that
being said I mean you can run a six and
a half you can run an eight you can run
a ten whatever the heck you really want
I mean Chas you have a six and a half
which will get some footage of a real
quick forty two Hertz on a six and a
half I mean I’m sure that gives you a
decent enough frequency range so we’re
gonna go check that out real quick and
give you a little bonus feature for this
video so now we’re in Chad’s car he’s
got a Ford Fusion and we are gonna
listen to the six and a half or yeah six
and a half and we’re gonna see what it
can do again
decaf white clouds prepare to be
impressed
so yeah as you guys can see you don’t
need much size does not matter when it
comes to subwoofers it’s how you use it
it’s oh god that’s a you know and then
we’re keeping that in there it’s how you
use the subwoofer it’s where you place
it and it’s just like I said it’s all
about application and placement if it
works for you then it’s gonna work in
general and it’s gonna give you
basically what you want so we’re gonna
see what this little guy can do with
decaf white clouds get some excursion
clips look at that
damn let’s freakin move
it’s almost hitting those metal bars
Jesus there you have it guys size does
not matter thanks again for tuning in to
dudes audio can’t you can’t can’t
complain
small subwoofers small subwoofers
it doesn’t matter and take this level
for you and have probably one of the
best comparison between a replica of JBL
young and then we have an actual baby
right here quality that I would
let’s see what’s in here
typically people seeing what the Mackey
thumbs have to offer

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6.5-Inch Subwoofer Review

Subwoofers come in all different shapes and sizes, but they all use similar basic building methods to achieve the results that you want. A good 6.5″ subwoofer driver will not only produce deep bass, it should also handle the high levels of midrange for that slam-dunk effect in songs. The best place to find a subwoofer for your car is a specialist car audio shop, but if you don’t have the time or the interest to shop, here are a few tips to help you choose the right subwoofers for your vehicle.

Firstly, subwoofers have different sensitivity to sound. The shape and size of the subwoofer’s basket will have a profound effect on the frequency response. Subwoofers with longer wavelengths will have a correspondingly shorter frequency response. Changes to the basket and woofer cone assembly will drastically affect how deep a subwoofer will play, as well as its susceptibility to damage. The graph below displays a 6.5-inch subwoofer with an amplifier/power amp, both of which have similar power handling capabilities and high excursion levels of around 9mm.

There are many reasons why 6.5-inch subwoofers are often found in sports cars and trucks as well as ordinary family vehicles. Obviously, the larger subwoofers in sports cars to help define the stereo image far better than smaller, lighter subwoofers in a family car. But there are other equally important reasons for placing a subwoofer in the cabin of a car. With a good quality enclosure and amplifier, you can dramatically increase the frequency response of a car or truck. In fact, some experts believe that the best bass response can be achieved when the subwoofers are installed in a vehicle with a flat roof.

When it comes to the enclosure design, it is important to choose a quality enclosure designed specifically for a particular subwoofers. Poorly constructed subwoofers may not fit well into their intended enclosures and therefore may not perform to their potential. Good enclosure designs allow for a maximum amount of sound energy to be transmitted through the woofer, thereby improving low frequency performance. To improve bass response, manufacturers often make use of radially-mounted speaker terminals that attach to the back of the speaker. These speaker terminals to help prevent feedback that can occur if a 6.5-inch subwoofer were connected to an improperly designed terminal.

If you wish to improve the output from your subwoofers, it is advisable to install good-quality speaker stands. Good quality speaker stands will keep the subwoofers at a consistent height above the rest of the speakers in the enclosure, improving bass effect and dampening low frequency response. 6.5-inch subwoofers are also better off with rigid surround mounting. This is because such type of mounts will help avoid shakiness in the subwoofers.

Finally, proper cabinet design and proper acoustics are important for a properly functioning car system. The ideal cabinets will minimize baffle and optimize sound; however, there are instances when more efficient cabinets may actually detract from the sound that is produced. It is also advisable to have a suitable subsonic filter on hand when installing the enclosure. Sound waves, particularly ultrasound ones, tend to have a tendency to reflect off objects, thereby creating an illusion of a thicker sounding speaker. Alternatively, the delayed sound may not reach all the way through the cabinet and be filtered in the lower frequencies. A subsonic filter increases the efficiency of low frequency response by removing these “echoes”.

Last update on 2021-04-11 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.