Buyer's Guide

We’ve found the proper speakers and equipment to get you going!

Picking the right equipment can be a challenge.

So you want to add some bass! You’ve come to the right place. Picking the right parts and ensuring everything will be compatible and sound nice can be difficult. To aid in your quest for bass, we’ve provided some links to products we recommend below. In addition, we linked an online tool for pairing an amp to your new subwoofer. Sound systems need to be matched, and if you face any difficulties, Crutchfield offers free advice to help you find the right subwoofer and amp, or even speakers and headunit if you’re interested. Now, let’s get you started.

Start with the best. A MiataBox!

If you’re looking for the best possible bass in your Miata, the obvious choice would be the world-famous MiataBox! It fits any 8″ subwoofer that you can supply!

The box comes with wiring, polyfill to increase the effective volume, and terminal connectors to connect the sub to your amplifier. The box volume is .26 cubic feet. The front edge is carpeted to ensure an OEM look and hide it from potential thieves.

You'll need a sub for your MiataBox!

If you’re in the market for a new sub or you need one for this project, we highly recommend checking out some of the following links in this section. If you’d like to find your own subwoofer, look for an 8″ woofer with a recommended sealed enclosure of about .35ft3

Our recommendations are from Crutchfield. These links are not affiliate links.

Protect your sub, otherwise it can blow!

We highly recommend the Crutchfield 8-inch waffle-style shield to protect your sub when it sits in the footwell. If you go without this, you run the chance of blowing the sub! This is because the shield protects the sub from resting on the footwell. Without this, the sub will press on the floorboard and eventually blow from all the work it does pushing against itself.

Make sure that you order the corresponding clips that hold this down!

Scotty, we need more power!

You’re gonna need a amplifier to run your subwoofer, and depending on the setup you want, you may choose to power additional speakers.

Looking for an amp is a relatively easy process. There are online tools to help you match your sub to an amp. If you choose to add speakers and power those through an amplifier, make sure you choose enough channels. If you’re powering just the subwoofer, look for a mono-channel amplifier.