I bought a 2013 Optima and had a local shop install a new audio system. I got the car back tonight and was really disappointed in the bass output of the system. This is my first real audio upgrade, so I wanted to get some more information before I talk to the shop.
- Kept the factory head unit (maybe the problem?)
- Installed Alpine Type R 6.5" component up-front, coax in back
- Installed Alpine amp
- Installed sound mat/deadening (maybe the problem?)
- No sub installed - obvious way to get more bass but I didn't want to go there unless no other options
My previous car had some cheap 6.5" Alpines that I got on clearance at Best Buy and could really put out some bass. I also installed a new head unit. There was no amp or sound mat installed.
I'd appreciate any input as to why I'm receiving so little bass from the current design.