Sub-bass frequencies can be considered to be the foundation upon which to build an accurate and realistic home audio system. Subwoofers reproduce the lower frequencies that other speakers cannot reach, and they can do it with clarity, punch, and depth. As time passes, music and entertainment styles change and evolve. Today's music and cinema sound reproduction systems have to deliver performance that will satisfy the audience's elevated expectations. It is obvious that the quality of the midrange and high frequency components must be optimized because so much critical information is found in those ranges. The use of a subwoofer is of equal importance, however, because a sub will help to fill out the lowest musical octaves of sound and provide a more realistic listening experience. It should be mentioned that bass does not need to be overbearing or exaggerated, but rather, it can be a subtle yet important enhancement to almost any style of music or program.
Home theater systems bring the excitement
and realism of a traditional big-screen
movie into a viewer's living room. The same
multi channel sound track techniques that
are used for full sized movie theaters are
also part of the home movie experience.
Surround sound, center channel speakers, and
dedicated subwoofer channels are all
elements that work together to create a
three dimensional soundstage. The subwoofer
does its part by supporting the musical
program, and also by providing the
acoustical "muscle" that will move the air
required to shake, rattle, and roll the
viewer with specific low frequency accents.
The reproduction of these effects in the
form of a physical sensation places the user
in the middle of the action, and increases
drama and impact. We believe that a true
theater experience cannot be attained
without the use of a subwoofer.
Why Do It Yourself?
There are quite a few really good subwoofer systems on the market today that give excellent performance. for a price. We have seen home subwoofer systems at high end hi-fi shops sell for as much as $5000. While $5000 will certainly get you one heck of a home theater experience, most of these subs will contain less than $1000 in materials. Likewise, many $1000 subs have less than $250 in materials. With a few common tools, a weekend or two of your time, and some elbow grease, Alpha Electronics can show you how to build a sub that will perform like the commercially available ones and save you money.
Why Alpha Electronics?
Alpha Electronics has specialized in supplying speakers and components to both hobbyist speaker builders and manufacturers for over 16 years. We stock one of the largest selections of loudspeakers in the country from name brands like Cerwin Vega, JBL, Eminence, Dayton Audio, MA Audio, MTX, Peerless, Pyle, Pyramid, Selenium and more. We are able to offer outstanding values due to our tremendous sales volume, and our technical support before and after the sale is second to none.