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    Car sub too loud??!!? Cant put it lower

    hi, first time post i hope someone can help.

    So i bought a kenwood amp on kijiji it's a pretty old amp and its about 350 watts, which you would think is not alot. Then I have a subwoofer that I took off a home theatre system that I have, but the sub is 3 ohms so I know thats low enough to work fine in a car scenario. The problem im having is the gain is set to its lowest and the frequency to its lowest and there is soo much bass and it doesnt sound very good, it also feels like its slow or lagging?! Like the thump comes too late. I love audio and I have a very good home theatre system at home and I know what good sounds like and I know my car setup sounds kinda ******. What can I do too fix it, is it possible its my sub? My sub is only about 150 watts rms but I thought that just meant that it wont be as loud. When the sub is hooked up to my home theatre system it sounds amazing!







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    Re: Car sub too loud??!!? Cant put it lower

    Uhhhh what else is done? You need to start from scratch Id say...




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    Re: Car sub too loud??!!? Cant put it lower

    Man, I hesitate to help all the noobs now. Because Smitty.

    OP, please post pics with username and date in the photo of what your amplifier's settings look like.



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    15inch subs can't play fast beats, they take more power and that taxes the vehicles electrical system. You will wake up and "hear" then see the light at the end of the tunnel and it will be 3 10's pounding so hard you wont even open your trunk or turn your system on because you 15's will sound sloppy & weak.
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    Re: Car sub too loud??!!? Cant put it lower

    What sort of head unit do you have? Any settings there to gain down the input to your sub amp?




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    Re: Car sub too loud??!!? Cant put it lower

    Quote Originally Posted by gckless View Post
    Man, I hesitate to help all the noobs now. Because Smitty.

    OP, please post pics with username and date in the photo of what your amplifier's settings look like.
    Ill agree on pics of amp, and sub woofer/enclosure also ..Pics




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    Re: Car sub too loud??!!? Cant put it lower

    My buddy had the same problem with his sub. It was simply just too loud.



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    Re: Car sub too loud??!!? Cant put it lower

    Ill get a photo as soon as I can. Well i tweaked it abit and its actually not bad now it sounds pretty good, turns out the song i kept using was abit screwed up. But im wondering whats the minimum price to pay for a sub that pretty good?. Also i dont understand what the frequency is. The only thing i can make out of it is that when i crank it higher it will play higher pitched notes from the sub




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    Re: Car sub too loud??!!? Cant put it lower

    Again, pics with username and date of amp settings and we'll help you out man.

    You can get a good sub for not too much.



    Quote Originally Posted by ducatipaso View Post
    15inch subs can't play fast beats, they take more power and that taxes the vehicles electrical system. You will wake up and "hear" then see the light at the end of the tunnel and it will be 3 10's pounding so hard you wont even open your trunk or turn your system on because you 15's will sound sloppy & weak.
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    Re: Car sub too loud??!!? Cant put it lower

    Wrong size box, possibly with a high resonance?



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    Re: Car sub too loud??!!? Cant put it lower

    sub is too loud? sounds like it's time for a front stage makeover.



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    Re: Car sub too loud??!!? Cant put it lower

    must be the canadian air.



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    Re: Car sub too loud??!!? Cant put it lower

    Quote Originally Posted by gckless View Post
    Again, pics with username and date of amp settings and we'll help you out man.

    You can get a good sub for not too much.
    I remember when a noob could come here and get help without drama. For real? username and pic of amp just to get help.

    OP look at your headunits sub settings, bass, eq etc.... You should be able to adjust it just fine. If your using a factory unit with line out converter fade the output towards the front. This will lower the bass. Hope this helps.



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