Choosing the best sub and amp combo for your car could be a daunting task. There are so many different brands, models, features, and styles to choose from. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of choosing the best option for your budget and needs. We’ll cover everything you need to know about the best subs and amps including how they work together as well as their specifications.
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9 Best Sub And Amp Combo Available In The Market
5 Things You Must Know While Choosing The Best Sub And Amp Combo
1. What is your budget?
Your budget for a system could determine what kind of equipment you should purchase. We would recommend not going below a 5-inch midrange driver with 2 x 2 “tweeters” in each cabinet when considering an average price range from $1200-$1500 per pair. Also, adjust your prices based on the size of the venue that you would be performing at if possible – talk with different audio retailers or sound engineers in order to get more information on this topic.
2. What are you going to use your system for?
There are various types of systems that may be used for different applications. Larger venues will require more bass response while smaller venues may not need the same amount of power or bottom-end frequency range. You also have to take into consideration if you will be using an electronic drum set with your speaker array, which would cause a drop in overall frequencies. If you still aren’t sure after all these factors then it’s always safe just to ask someone who is knowledgeable about this topic!
3. How do you want your audience to hear your music? Basically, what kind of sound do you want them to hear?
Most listeners want clean vocals and distinguishable bass lines in order for notable songs to sound like the recording after it has been produced. The frequency range for bass instruments and vocals is between 80 – 250 Hz, while the mid-range frequencies (guitars, backup vocals) sit around 500 – 3 kHz and high-end frequencies (brass and woodwinds, etc.) fall somewhere above 8kHz.
4. What kind of music do you plan on playing?
Once you’ve decided what type of equipment configuration suits your budget and needs, you will need to decide on which speaker cabinet configuration best suits your style of the band as well as personal preference. There are many different styles such as Vocal, Bass/Electric Guitar Combo, Electric Guitar with Keyboard Wedge, Keyboard Only, or Drummer Only cabinets that can be configured with subwoofers, all of which are usually powered. No matter what your configuration is, asking an experienced sound technician who can help you sort through possible options would be the best idea to improve your final result.
5. Does this equipment come with a warranty?
This should almost always be one of the first questions asked when considering purchasing new speaker cabinets and/or amplifiers, as having protection against malfunctions will save you money in the long run. For example, if you buy two speaker cabinets and it comes with a warranty (usually 1 – 2 years), then if one cabinet goes out within the first year then it will likely be fixed or replaced by the manufacturer without any charge to yourself. Not only that but amps also have warranties as well which can be anywhere from 1 – 5 years long.
Why Do You Need Sub And Amp Combo?
1. Headphone Jack:
The headphone jack allows for private practice and jam sessions without having to buy another separate amplifier, saving you up to $700 dollars. This isn’t just limited to guitar players; you can plug in your microphone or any instrument, such as a keyboard or drums, into the amp like normal and you won’t need the extra amplification thanks to the included jack. If this feature were not included, then you would have to purchase a separate headphone amplifier, which would cost at least another $200.
2. Headphone Volume Control:
The ability to control headphones makes the amp useful for live practices and recording sessions where your playing could disturb others in the room. The included volume control allows you to turn down the volume of your amps without having to plug it into an auxiliary source or put on noise-canceling headphones. You can now practice as loud as you want with no one complaining!
3. Auxiliary Input:
You now have two choices when connecting auxiliary sources such as iPods and MP3 players- either go through the headphone jack for solo use or connect instrument cables directly to the amp for jam sessions. When connected this way, you get the same power of the Marshall Major II that is usual but with an added bonus of being able to switch back and forth between your personal music source without having to turn down the volume or pause what you are playing on stage.
To Wrap Up
We hope this guide has helped you make a decision about what sub and amp combo is best for your needs. If not, let us know which gear you need and we will customize the perfect solution for you.