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How do I turn off the subwoofer?

The bass is too powerful and make the unit distort the sound. It sounds like the internal subwoofer is cracked.

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If head unit has external sub head unit or you call radio has internal shut off

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It all depends on what do you wanna turn it off.
if its car jst go to audio settings till u find the bass or sub setting

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Your Sony users manual is a little vague on how to best adjust the level and other controls.

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