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Can someone explain the purpose of a sub-woofer and is it a necessity? What does it do?
Without getting needlessly technical, the subwoofer is a dedicated speaker that just plays low frequency sound waves. If you ever hear a car thumping a lot of bass, or feel a rumble in the movie theatre, it’s typically because there’s a subwoofer producing the sound.
Really? (I haven't gotten very far in reading my user manual... there are simply too many "if equiped" features...In our cars it does two things - music (as expected) but also active noise cancellation to help quiet the boominess of the wagon's big empty space behind the front seats.
The spare fits perfectly with the subwoofer. The back deck panel closes easily with no interference at all. The inside of the spare rim faces downward and the jack fits into the space under the spare.Really? (I haven't gotten very far in reading my user manual... there are simply too many "if equiped" features...
Anyway, I wonder how different my car would 'sound' if I simply unplugged the subwoofer. I'm in the process of locating a spare tire, and while it should fit with the subwoofer, I don't really need it for the music I listen to... so it is extra space.
I'm curious, did you ever find out what it's like without the subwoofer? I just bought an Impala spare tire (125/70/17) on eBay and thinking about how I want to mount it.Yes, the spare must be mounted upside down. Woofer fits. Styrofoam mount does not fit.
Also want to see what happens if I unplug the Woofer. If I don't need it, I will remove it, mount the spare right side up, so I can access it to check and fill air pressure.
When I was installing my newly-acquired spare I had the car's radio playing, and I could definitely tell the difference in bass once I plugged the subwoofer back in. Now that was from me standing behind the car, so maybe it isn't so noticeable from the driver's seat.Also want to see what happens if I unplug the Woofer. If I don't need it, I will remove it, mount the spare right side up, so I can access it to check and fill air pressure.