Can you use a car subwoofer at home? Your Choices

Regardless of how strange it might sound to you; the time some people spend in their cars every day is more than the time they spend in their homes.

However, there is always a tendency that people in such situations will get too used to the subwoofers in their cars that they literally feel as though the sound is produced to use a car subwoofer at home.

If you’re in a situation that is similar to the one just described above, there is actually no cause for alarm. For the daring do-it-yourselfer, it’s completely possible to make use of the audio subwoofer of your car in your house.

Step One – Control the power

As mentioned earlier, your primary cause of concern with this DIY project is frying your woofer by running it on 110 volts, when it is designed to only run on the 12 volts generated by the battery of your car. Thus, the first thing you must do when trying to convert your car’s subwoofer for home use is buying a power inverter that will enable you to control the power.

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Step Two – Connect the subwoofer to the car amplifier

The next thing you need to do is taking a twelve- or sixteen-gauge speaker wire (this depends on the model of your subwoofer, so check the specifications of the manufacturer if you are unsure of which exact one to utilize).

Connect and using auto subwoofer in apartment and amplifier to the wires. The wires can be connected to the brackets beneath the terminals on the appliances. Keep in mind that the red wires must be twisted with red wires and the dark wires must be twisted with dark wires.

Step Three – Connect with the car subwoofer towards the home amplifier

The next thing you have to do is connecting the wires to the input terminals of your car’s audio subwoofer, before connecting to the output terminals of your home amplifier. For this situation, you will have to pair red with red and white with white.

Step Four – Now connect your other speakers

You now finally have to connect the remaining speakers in the home system. If you want to have a really powerful surround sound experience, two speakers are needed on the left, two speakers are needed on the right and one needed in the center.

Step Five – Plug in the power inverter

As mentioned, while describing the first step, the last step involved is actually plugging the subwoofer into the power inverter and then connecting the inverter to the outlet on the wall.

Afterward, play a couple of songs and get ready to have your neighbors banging on your door, either to join the party or complain about the loud music coming from your apartment.