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Low volume bass

I put 2 10s in the trunk of my old focus and even at low volume they would shake the whole car and i had to turn the bass way down for it to sound right. now i moved them to my new car that came with a 227watt bose audio system with a sub under the front passenger seat. in order to hear the really low notes i have to crank the volume way up there even though i have the bass turned up all the way. what can i do to get good bass at lower volume?

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You need to look got the amp for the sub if there is not one there is notting you can do. If there is one then just turn up the gain on the amp.
If not there are some times the gain is on the radio in a setting and the only way to find that is to look in the user manuil.

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