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  1. melomy

    Bass sounds muddy in my car

    Alright thanks for the help guys. I feel so scammed as they sold me this in a set. Rockford sells this sub and amp together and they're not even a right fit. Unbelievable.
  2. melomy

    Bass sounds muddy in my car

    I will install those tomorrow. Turns out I have a R300X4 amp actually.This one has a bit more power https://rockfordfosgate.com/products/details/r300x4/ 150 Watts x 2 @ 4-Ohm Bridged Would it still sound decent with a 4 channel amp like this or should I just go for a better amp? I just want some nice clean bass in my car with a bit of punch. Nothing crazy.
  3. melomy

    Bass sounds muddy in my car

    So I should upgrade my amp to a 2 channel more powerful one? And for the sub level, my speakers are also at 0 and they are pretty loud. I've read setup guides for these pioneers and from what I remember they recommend to leave it at 0. That was my first setup ever with the first sub and amp. I currently have the R250X4 amp with a Rockford Fosgate Prime R1-1X10. I know I should have used wire spades. That won't happen again lol.
  4. melomy

    Bass sounds muddy in my car

    Oh I do have 1 sub hooked up. I just thought the amp can provide 250watt through bridged mode. These are the ratings provided on the site: 40 Watts x 4 @ 4-Ohms 60 Watts x 4 @ 2-Ohms 125 Watts x 2 @ 4-Ohms Bridged That would suck if it only provides 125watt to my sub... Think I'm going to get it checked out by an audio shop tomorrow.
  5. melomy

    Bass sounds muddy in my car

    I'll try that. Appreciate it man. Also it's 125 x 2 bridged at 4ohms.
  6. melomy

    Bass sounds muddy in my car

    My cousin has the same subwoofer with the 2 channel version of my amplifier and it sounds way better. I know it's not a very powerful system but it should sound better.
  7. melomy

    Bass sounds muddy in my car

    So I should put my subwoofer setting at 10 (max) on my head unit? I thought this was bad practice as the head unit will amplify the sound then and may cause distortion. My amp is this one: https://rockfordfosgate.com/products/details/r250x4/ It's rated at 250watt rms and my subwoofer is 200watt rms. Shouldn't it be enough? I appreciate the help guys.
  8. melomy

    Bass sounds muddy in my car

    Alright I'll change the ground and see if it changes anything. I think the amp does 250watts bridged? I know it's not the best equipment but believe me it should do more than this. Just the fact that my old subwoofer plays much better in my friends car means something is wrong with my setup.
  9. melomy

    Bass sounds muddy in my car

    The subwoofer is 200watt RMS. Specs can be seen here: https://rockfordfosgate.com/products/details/r1-1x10/ . Amp is bridged and rated for 125 Watts x 2 @ 4-Ohms Bridged. My buddy his amplifier is a JVC KS-AX202. Note that I used his subwoofer and amplifier previously in my car and it didn't sound as good as his. Exact same wires etc but he has a stock head unit. Some extra things: my speaker wire from the amp to the subwoofer is pretty thin and this is my grounding point. I sanded down the metal behind that black bar thing and put the ground on the other side (so not like on the picture where it is on the front). On the other picture you can see the size of my speaker cable. I think they are 14awg.
  10. melomy

    Bass sounds muddy in my car

    I've set it at 3 atm. But I also tried it with 8 and a lower gain setting. Same thing happens.
  11. melomy

    Bass sounds muddy in my car

    Without the punch eq I have to set my gain to about 70% and it's still weak + it doesn't sound as good. I currently have it set at +6db. I need to use the loudness eq to even hear my subwoofer while this is not the case in my friends car (with my old sub). I had this issue with the old subwoofer in my car as well. I know about the gain and I set it by ear on a high volume. The subwoofer is in a sealed enclosure and my car is a hatchback. Maybe I should try another head unit.
  12. melomy

    Bass sounds muddy in my car

    The bass in my car sounds muddy, it's not THAT bad but it could be better. First I had a JVC CS-BW120 subwoofer with a JVC KS-AX202 amplifier on a stock head unit (opel corsa D). It sounded terrible. I switched to a Rockford Fosgate R1-1X10 sub with a Rockford Prime R250X4 amp. This sounds better but still muddy and boomy. I thought the first set I had was broken or something. I installed it in my friends Golf 6 today and it sounds amazing. So there must be something wrong with my setup? Things I tried: 2 different ground points New head unit (Pioneer MVH-S300BT) EQ settings All possible gain settings Amp tight punch setting (+6db & +12db) New rca cables Also worth noting that I have to use the loudness equalizer for any bass to come out pretty much. It makes me think my trunk is just too small or something for good bass. Any ideas?
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