A subwoofer is an ultimate addition to your sound system or setup for audiophiles and aspiring audiophiles out there. So, if you’re a willing buyer in the market for one of the best hitting subwoofers, you’ve come to the right place.
For a buying guide, this article will give you tips on which subwoofers are the best and what makes them the best. So, be sure to keep reading for more buying do’s and don’ts.
Check out my list of recommended subwoofers (not actually the hardest hitting but score high on performance).
The Top Hardest Hitting Subwoofers
Here are the top 4 hardest hitting subwoofers for home theater:
1. The KEF KF92 Twin 9″ 1000 Watt Powered Subwoofer
Let’s shorten the name to the KEF. This subwoofer is number one on our list because of its fantastic wattage of 1000 RMS. It has the highest wattage in this entire list.
Apart from that, why is the KEF the first subwoofer on the list?
- It’s small enough to just fit into any part of your home. Big things come in small packages, and the KEF blasts that phrase out each time you switch it on.
- The KEF is the future. It does what most subwoofers are incapable of doing, keeping itself small and blendable and producing one of the most profound bass sounds in the market. Innovation is always a welcome trait in a product, and the KEF is at its height in the subwoofer industry.
- The first thing you’ll notice when you see the KEF K92 is the impeccable build quality. The shiny gloss finish, the fantastic design, and the positioning of the drivers on each side.
2. SVS SB-3000 13″ Subwoofer
The first runner-up in the subwoofer category is the industry’s favorite, an SVS product. SVS is known for its high quality and the fact that SVS will never let you down. It’s a known fact.
The SVS SB-3000 is on this list because of its high wattage of 800 RMS. What else does it offer?
- Fantastic finish
- It’s not that heavy(coming in at 54.5 lbs)
- With the SVS app, you have a lot of control.
- It comes with overdrive protection.
The SVS SB-3000 is a good product. However, if you’re looking for something in the market that has a more finished look to it, try out the SVS SB-1000 pro. Luckily, it’s 3rd on this list.
3. SVS SB-1000 Pro
As shared earlier, you can never go wrong with an SVS product. They are the favorite of the industry, and the SVS SB-1000 Pro is the industry’s staple. If you’re new to subwoofers, the SVS SB-100 is the first product on your recommended list.
A wattage of 325 RMS may not give the highest bass in the list, but it makes up for it with other features.
- One of the newest models from SVS.
- It’s an evolution of previous SVS products.
- Excellent DSP (Digital Signal Processing)
- It works great when you’re watching movies or playing games.
4. Kicker L715 Q-Class 15-Inch (38cm) Square Subwoofer
Last but not least is the Kicker L715. For those more knowledgeable of subwoofers, you may wonder why the Kicker L715 is on this list. Subwoofers are not only present in homes and movie theatres but also in cars.
The Kicker L715 is a car subwoofer and the best in its category. A 15″ subwoofer with a wattage of 1000 RMS. If you want to get rid of the original sound system in your car and go for something more, then the Q-Class Kicker L715 is your go-to car subwoofer.
Apart from the wattage, what else does it offer?
- It comes with advanced heat management.
- You can play music at any level, and it won’t affect the quality of the sound.
- It’s an excellent recommendation for buyers who are new to car subwoofers.
Subwoofers are an excellent addition to any sound system at your home or in your car. The buying process could be daunting, but this guide should efficiently narrow it down.
Are you interested in what other audiophiles are looking for in the market? Here are some helpful FAQs.
1.What is the difference between RMS and Peak Watts?
Root mean square (RMS) refers to the ability of a speaker to continuously handle a speaker, while Peak Watts refers to the highest level of power that a speaker can handle.
2. What is the hardest-hitting 12-inch subwoofer?
That award goes to the SVS SB-1000 Pro subwoofer. At 12 inches and wattage of 325 RMS, it will give you the ultimate bass and the size you’re looking for in a subwoofer. You can still go small and still get the bass you’ve been looking for in a subwoofer.
3.How do you know if a subwoofer is the hardest-hitting?
This question is subjective. It means that it depends on the user and their preference. However, if we’re going with numbers (you need a unit of value to measure the bass), it would have to be based on the wattage or the RMS.
These factors are the only tangible units of value that will correctly measure if a subwoofer is the best in the game.
1.Rob Boffard, The Best Subwoofers 2021, The Master’s Switch, https://www.themasterswitch.com/best-subwoofers Accessed August 3rd, 2021.
2.Ty Pendlebury, Elac Debut 2.0 B6.2 review, CNET, https://www.cnet.com/reviews/elac-debut-2-0-b6-2-review/ Accessed August 3rd, 2021.
3.David Foster, What’s the Difference Between RMS and Peak Watts?
Microwaves & RF, https://www.mwrf.com/technologies/systems/article/21120862/whats-the-difference-between-rms-and-peak-watts Accessed August 3rd, 2021.