Who made the first square subwoofer?
1960s: first subwoofers In September 1964, Raymon Dones, of El Cerrito, California, received the first patent for a subwoofer specifically designed to augment omnidirectionally the low frequency range of modern stereo systems (US patent 3150739).
Do Square subwoofers hit harder?
Technically speaking, a square subwoofer, or any other shape that has a cone area larger than the same sized round subwoofer (12” square vs. A subwoofer that moves more air generates more output (and more SPL), which means it is capable of being louder than a comparable round subwoofer.
Who makes square subwoofer?
When it comes to square subwoofers, Kicker car audio is the leading manufacturer of square subs, and their Kicker Solo-Baric L7 is one of the best selling subwoofers in the industry. MTX Audio is another major manufacturer of square subwoofers.
What is the surround geometry of a MTX subwoofer?
For example, the MTX TS55, TS85, and S65 series square subwoofers all feature patented surround geometry (US Patent #7,275,620) which details a specific design and construction of the surround corners that allows them to roll and move in a manner that keeps the subwoofer linear and allows for increased Xmax.
Are square subwoofers louder than round subwoofer?
A subwoofer that moves more air generates more output (and more SPL), which means it is capable of being louder than a comparable round subwoofer. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SOUND QUALITY VS. SPL However, before you can simply claim that square subwoofers are louder than round subwoofers, you have to consider some other factors.
What are the different shapes of subwoofers?
There are many different shapes of subwoofers out there. Square and round subwoofers seem to be the most common but there are also triangle shaped subs, hexagonal shaped subs, and even pentagonal shaped subwoofers. Why so many shapes?
Why do square subwoofers have low RMS?
Sometimes the RMS power handling of a square subwoofer is lower than a comparable round subwoofer. In these cases, the manufacturers are generally trying to limit the amount of power being sent to the woofer in order to prevent too much excursion because the surround of the square subwoofer can’t handle it.