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?
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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usually you will get the best sound with the box mounted approximately 3" away from rear of trunk with speaker facing toward the rear of trunk if it is a single speaker enclosure you want to do the same just offset it to one side of the trunk corners always amplify sound however just so you know 10's are not really made for low bass they usually have more of a hard hitting pound instead of a low rumble usually 12's will give you the low bass better and it also depends on what kind of box a vented box would be best for low bass sealed box gives you tighter bass but you need more power ported is good for low bass but gets sloppy when loud and a bandpass is used for loud hard hitting bass
You need to install a heavier gauge wire to your amp and a capacitor.
It works fine at low volumes because there is enough wattage from the
battery to power the bass output of the amp but at higher volumes the
amp does not have enough power.
Heavier gauge wire supplies more poer, and a capacitor stores a reserve
of wattage for the amp to use so that it does not run out while
blasting your tunes.
Check wires that go into the speaker.Try turning the bass down than turn the volume up.If it sounds good when volumes down and as you turn it up it gets worse your amp isnt putting out enough power.whats the amp? power wire gauge should be same as ground.what gauge are they? Check ground to make shure you are getting a good connection & power wire isn't loose at any of the connection what size fuse are you running under the hood?
best way to do this to preserve your amp and speaker is to wire the speaker Voice coils in series.
VC1 = Voice coil 1
AMP + to VC1 +
VC1 - to VC2 +
VC2 - to Amp -
Set you amps bass gain down very low. Crank up the volume with a bass test audio track. Turn the switch to LPF or Low pass filter. Adjust a LPF to about 60 hz Adjust the bass gain up until your Sub begins to sound sitorted or choppy. Then tune the bass gain just below where it distorts. Then you are set.
Turn the bass gain all the way down., Turn up your your volume on bass test song. Crank up the little box next to the steering wheel wide open . Now go gradually turn up the bass gain on the RF amp until you get distortion. Turn the gain down slightly. Now you can enjoy playing the bass from one end of the little boxes setting to the other without ovrloading your amp and subs. Open a can of whoopass on anyone who tries to crank up on your gain.
You had the settings set incorrectly and overdrove it. The voice coil leads are burn't open. If you look at the little flexible braids by the terminals I'll bet they are black/brown and maybe even burn't in half. It's toast.