Customizing Your Car Subwoofer Enclosures
Car subwoofer enclosures are containers that protect your car’s audio subwoofers. A car subwoofer enclosure can be as important as the subwoofer itself. In this regard, the design of your subwoofer enclosure should take into consideration the subwoofer you are using. You can actually customize your subwoofer enclosures. However, there are several factors you have to consider before deciding on the overall design of your enclosure.
Size of the Vehicle and Subwoofer Enclosure
The size of your vehicle is probably the single most important factor you have to consider when customizing your subwoofer enclosure. This is largely because the size of your vehicle will essentially determine the size of your subwoofer as well as the size of your subwoofer enclosures. If you choose an enclosure that is too big for your vehicle’s trunk then you might end up making a few more adjustments than necessary.
Material of the Subwoofer Enclosure
Another factor you have to consider is the inherent sound characteristics of the type of enclosure design. There are several subwoofer enclosure designs that you can choose from. However, it is important to understand that each of these designs does not only create an aesthetic look to your subwoofer but it also provides different sound characteristics. A subwoofer enclosure made from fiberglass will definitely have a different sound than those made from wood.
Nowadays, fiberglass subwoofer enclosures are more popular because of the overall look it provides to the subwoofers and the protection it provides. Fiberglass is more durable than most materials used for enclosures, however, it can be quite a bit expensive than other materials.
Shape of the Subwoofer Enclosure
Other factors to consider focus more on the aesthetics like the shape and location of your subwoofer enclosures. You can choose to have a round-shaped subwoofer enclosure if you prefer it or the traditional box-type design. For a more customized look, you an also choose a different shape like a triangle or oval shaped enclosures.
Cover Up of the Subwoofer Enclosures
Most pre-fabricated subwoofer enclosures are available already with coverings or cover-up. However, just like the size and shape of your subwoofer enclosure you can also customize the type of covering of your subwoofer enclosure.
The more traditional material used is carpeting. Often times, you will find that pre-fabricated or ready-to-install subwoofer enclosures are already carpeted. If you prefer to stick to the traditional covering, then it is advisable to choose a different color or texture for your carpet to have a more customized look. There is a wide variety of colored carpets that you can choose from plain white to a more vibrant color like blue or yellow. The texture of the carpet is also important for it will also set the overall design and look of your enclosure. Choose a carpet that is more fur-like rather than the normal carpet fiber.
You can also use vinyl to cover up your enclosure. Thick vinyl is best for a more durable enclosure. To add to the look, you can also add foam padding.
Other Customized Features
Aside from customizing the shape, size, or material you will use to build your subwoofer enclosures, the little touches or features can improve the overall look of your enclosure. You can add a customized raised logo to your enclosure or your name on it to give it a more customized look.