hello everyone, I'm new to the forums here. until yesterday, I was running a LOC from my stock head unit in my chevy silverado to 2 nine.2 amps, one powering my 13kv2 sub, and the other powering my 6500 components. It sounded really great, and there was TOO MUCH midbass from the components, it was ridiculous.
Yesterday, I installed my new Kenwood 25th anniversary deck. I have set my gains with a multi-meter, and they are properly set. I set both of the amps' crossovers to pass-through, and I'm using the deck's HP@60hz/-12db/oct and LP@80hz/-18db/oct. This has resulted in the following:
The sub-stage is fantastic. The bass is very clear, but to get the volume I was once used to, I have to put the sub-volume up to about 7 out of 15. no big deal, the bass is great.
Now, on to the components. The imaging, and midrange/high frequencies are GREAT! However, the midbass is..... not there? Let me tell you, these components USED TO put out some loud midbass. Now, even if I change the HP crossover frequency to "through" on the XXV-01D, they still aren't getting that volume I was used to.
One of the reasons I went away from my stock HU was too much midbass, lack of eq, lack of features in general, inferior sound quality to after-market (although I tuned it well with what I had to work with) Could the amount of midbass I was used to before be clouding my judgement?
I don't think so, because I really notice this. Also, I have read various posts on this forum about people having some trouble getting midbass out of their components with this head unit, or other kenwood excelon units.
I have a theory that the "speaker select" setting on the head unit (which allows you to tell it the size of your speaker, therefore "improving sound quality") could be messing things up. I have a feeling it's a crossover/dsp issue, but I have read the whole manual, and tried many things.
Anyone able to assist me here? I would really be thankful to any insight you guys could offer me!