Best Powered Subwoofers

Updated April 2019
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Powered subwoofers deliver an excellent level of sound quality for your home theater system. These devices produce the low frequency bass sound that helps you “feel” the music. Powered subwoofers are available in many different sizes. A subwoofer with a larger surface size should deliver a deeper bass sound. However, buying a powered subwoofer isn’t as simple as just picking the biggest one you can afford. Make sure it complements the other speakers in your home audio system. Powered subwoofers of 10” or smaller work well for bookshelf-style speaker systems. Or look for a subwoofer of 12” or larger when you have floorstanding speakers in your system. You should match the size of the subwoofer to the size of the room too. Larger rooms can handle larger powered subwoofers.

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