Wednesday, 21 December 2011

What is Bassworx?

What is Bassworx?

For the past 10 years, Bassworx has been built on the principal of offering top quality and innovation in design.  Our enclosures and accessories satisfy the most critical of hobbyist that demands the best, while delivering a ‘WOW’ factor that drives aftermarket enthusiasm.  The product line has also grown into several tiers of enclosures, from ‘fuzzy’ to woofer and vehicle-specific solutions, as well as a complete line of car audio and home cable accessories that challenge the competition. 

Gloss and other cosmetic finishes remain ingrained in our philosophy of offering premium products at reasonable prices.  We strive to raise the bar through each product line to ensure that our end-users get a product that exceeds their expectation.  We maintain top-notch build quality on our enclosures through rabbet and dado construction.  Our installation accessories were conceived with the same philosophy of cutting-edge design and manufacturing quality.

Bassworx will continue to innovate, bringing high quality and cool looking products to the market at a price that is affordable to all audio enthusiasts alike.  If you have any ideas of where we should go next, we’d love to hear from you.

-Bruno Gomes

Friday, 2 December 2011

Who is Bassworx?

"Who am I?"  - Derek Zoolander

Who is Bassworx?

The company was born of a vision to offer premium enclosures at a price that would rival the ‘fuzzy box’. Having come up from the install bay myself, where I built my share of carpet enclosures, I knew that we were on to something.  Car audio enthusiasts had but one option for a cosmetically enhanced design - custom fabrication.  That was a solution that most simply could not afford.

Bassworx stepped in with the answer…and it came in the form of lacquer painted front baffle enclosures offered in a multitude of colours.  The ‘glossy’ box, as many called it, used a baffle that recessed the woofer to appear custom installed, while achieving a price that was as affordable as an ‘installer-built’ carpet enclosure.  Had you asked your local 12 volt shop to build one, it would have cost you 3 or 4 times the price.

With the power of mass production, we jumped both feet into what would become a ‘revolution’ in pre-fabricated enclosures.  Since then, Bassworx has grown leaps and bounds, selling it’s enclosures to more than 20 countries around the world.  Our cosmetically enhanced designs put Bassworx on the map, and would soon catch the eyes of our competitors.  As they say, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”.

- Bruno Gomes

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Woofer and Midrange

Let's look at the guts of the Woofer and the Midrange.

The woofer is normally the largest driver in a speaker cabinet and it is designed to produce the low frequencies, like those associated with a bass or drum for music or thunder and explosions in home theater. A midrange looks just like the woofer but is typically smaller. The midrange band of frequencies produces the sounds to which the human ear is particularly sensitive, like vocals in music and dialog in home theater.


Magnet: The donut shaped magnet surrounds the pole piece to create a magnetic field.

Voice Coil: The voice coil is made of two parts: The cylinder or former, which fits over the pole piece, and the copper wire wound around it. It is the driving element of a dynamic driver. Electrical current through the wire creates a magnetic field that interacts with the fixed field of the magnet, causing the voice coil assembly to move.

Pole Piece: Part of the magnet assembly, the voice coil fits over the pole piece.

Spider: A ridged, material suspension that holds the voice coil in place and provided alinear motion.

Cone: The conical shaped diaphragm that physically moves the air to produce sound. It is suspended at its periphery by a surround and at its neck by a spider.

Surround: The compliant suspension at the outer edge of a cone that permits it to move.

Basket: The framework of a dynamic driver

Thursday, 15 September 2011

How's Your Power Capacitor?

Today's amplifier demands short bursts of high current which the average car battery can't deliver. Our capacitors are designed to maintain a power reserve that is sufficient to drive those peak current requirements.

They prolong the life of your gear and can achieve maximum amplifier performance. These capacitors include an integrated distribution block that saves you money by eliminating extra terminals.

The performance enhancing characteristics of a Bassworx Power Capacitor include:

Digital Meter
Polycarbonate Cover
Dual-Gauge I/O
Integrated Distribution
Platinum Finishing
Installation Accessories

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

How speakers work

When it comes to amplifying sound, we get very serious.
But to explain the basics of speakers, we've presented a short article from that touches on the science behind turning sound form an electrical signal into an audible form. Enjoy!

Speakers come in all shapes and sizes, enabling you to listen to music on your iPod, enjoy a film at the cinema or hear a friend’s voice over the phone.

In order to translate an electrical signal into an audible sound, speakers contain an electromagnet: a metal coil which creates a magnetic field when an electric current flows through it. This coil behaves much like a normal (permanent) magnet, with one particularly handy property: reversing the direction of the current in the coil flips the poles of the magnet.

Inside a speaker, an electromagnet is placed in front of a permanent magnet. The permanent magnet is fixed firmly into position whereas the electromagnet is mobile. As pulses of electricity pass through the coil of the electromagnet, the direction of its magnetic field is rapidly changed. This means that it is in turn attracted to and repelled from the permanent magnet, vibrating back and forth.

The electromagnet is attached to a cone made of a flexible material such as paper or plastic which amplifies these vibrations, pumping sound waves into the surrounding air and towards your ears.

Inside a speaker:
1. Cone
2. Electromagnet (coil)
3. Permanent magnet

The frequency of the vibrations governs the pitch of the sound produced, and their amplitude affects the volume – turn your stereo up high enough and you might even be able to see the diaphragm covering the cone move.

To reproduce all the different frequencies of sound in a piece of music faithfully, top quality speakers typically use different sized cones dedicated to high, medium and low frequencies. 

A microphone uses the same mechanism as a speaker in reverse to convert sound into an electrical signal. In fact, you can even use a pair of headphones as a microphone!

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Thursday, 21 July 2011


Forget everything you thought you knew about "BASS". After re-inventing the box in 2002, Bassworx has brought the meaning of the word "loud" to another dimension. We’ve proven that you don’t need a custom enclosure to get maximum bass. Subscribe to our blog for a plethora of audio information.