Whether you have been playing bass for years or just getting started, it's important to know a few things about bass speakers. Bass speakers are what you get the sound from when you are singing, speaking, or performing live. Without a subwoofer and a tweeter, you can't perform or sing. The speaker cone will get the lower-end frequencies and send them to your ears.
It sounds obvious, but it is something many people overlook. To get the best bass, you need a combination of subwoofers and bass speakers. If you are not planning on playing or recording live, then you don't need the best bass speakers in the world. You might want to use some smaller, cheap speakers for most of your music. But, if you plan on performing live, then you will definitely need some larger, more expensive bass speakers.
The subwoofer is the part of your music system that handles the low-end frequencies. You want a good strong sounding subwoofer so that all of those low frequencies are hit with authority, and the sound is crisp. Many people mistakenly think that the tweeters in their bass speakers handle the high frequencies as well. This is not the case. The tweeters are only there to handle the low frequencies, so the midbass speaker is the one that should be handling the high frequencies as well.
When comparing speaker systems, it's important to think of the "deepness" of the sound that you're hearing. You want a deep bass that rolls off-notes well. The closer you can match the Hz of the speaker to the listener, the better the quality of the music will be. The closer the speaker is to your ears, the more your mind will become involved in it. So, you want the subwoofer to be at ear level for best results.
When choosing your mid-bass speaker, one thing to consider is the frequency range that you will be playing in most songs. If you play mostly rock songs, then you will most likely be playing in the lower half of the audible spectrum. On the other hand, if you play country or jazz, you will probably be out on the high end of the audible spectrum.
There are many different types of deep and wide-range speaker combinations for deep sound systems. You have your normal small speaker set up mixed with a woofer to handle the high frequencies. Usually, these are in the back, and sometimes the front of the speaker mounts are left open so that you can hear the full range of frequencies. Some people like this combination because the open-front speaker mounts tend to cancel out some of the low frequencies that come through the speaker.
If you have a lot of mid-range sounds in your songs, then you may want to have your woofer as the primary deep sound speaker. It will handle those lower frequencies that have a lot of echoes or are usually not very powerful. However, the woofer needs to have some power because it has to push the air to get to those faraway sounds. It also has to push back against the air pressure created by the driver to prevent some of that air from being deflected back into the speaker cone.
Another thing to keep in mind is that there are usually three different frequency ranges for bass speakers���these range from low to high, middle, and high mid. Sometimes a bassist will use more than one of these to give themselves some versatility. They may hit some low frequencies in a song but then hit a higher frequency on a few occasions to create a fuller bass sound. This is why it's important to know what kinds of frequencies are being used in a song, so you'll know what combination to use.