I recently had two 12" Subwoofers
installed in my car
. To power them, I got a 1000 watt amplifier
. Needless to say that I could definately shake the neighbors windows when I pull into my driveway. But having that kinda of power in the trunk of my car
raises the question of subwoofer etiquette
We have all been driving down the road and come to a stoplight only to have our eardrums rattled by the massive bass in the car next to us. So I ask, is this necessary?
The answer is no. There are a few things you can do to preserve the quality of your bass and still keep others from having to listen to it. A very simple way to do this is to get your trunk sealed. It is very inexpensive and no it does not mean that you can no longer open your trunk. It seals you trunk off so that the bass is confined in the trunk but it does not take away from the amount of bass you here inside the car.
I had my trunk sealed and I can now turn up my bass as loud as i want and none of the cars near me have hear my music. I felt that was the decent thing to do. If you feel the urge to let your friends know just how loud your car can get, roll all the windows down, or better yet, pop the trunk. Just be civil about it.