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I had an amp and new speakers installed in the doors of my truck. Kept the stock HU. Now the system is very loud and clear, but there is almnost no bass. My stock speakers had better bass. What gives??
 

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Did the installer cap them off.....That means they added a capacitor to only alow mids and hi's to come thru?

Common practice so you dont blow them.
 

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tell them to remove it or you will think mean things about them
 

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What brand of amp and speakers? Models #'s
 

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No bass blockers installed. The amp is a RF 400w X 4 channel. The speakers are TMA. Total Mobile Audio made by JL Audio.
 

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SmokeEater829 said:
No bass blockers installed. The amp is a RF 400w X 4 channel. The speakers are TMA. Total Mobile Audio made by JL Audio.
the amp has a crossover on it and they used it to keep you from blowing the speakers. Noone explained this to you before the install. NICE REAL NICE> Time to add a sub buddy. Or you can have them switch the amp to full pass and turn it way down.
 

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I guess I'll have to bring it back to them and have them change the crossover on the amp. I'm trying to stay away from subs because I don't want to lose the space under the rear seats. I was considering putting a sub under the passenger front seat, but it seems that nobody thinks thats a good idea. I don't know what to do if they can't make it sound better. Starting to feel like I wasted almost $600.00:mad:
 

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i am not sure what speakers you have? was this stuff u already had or stuff u bought from the shop? some speakers are going to have better mid bass than others...
 

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The amp i already had. The speakers are new. Listened to them in the shop on a 100 watt amp and an aftermarket HU and they sounded great. But in the truck, no bass.
 

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SmokeEater829 said:
I guess I'll have to bring it back to them and have them change the crossover on the amp. I'm trying to stay away from subs because I don't want to lose the space under the rear seats. I was considering putting a sub under the passenger front seat, but it seems that nobody thinks thats a good idea. I don't know what to do if they can't make it sound better. Starting to feel like I wasted almost $600.00:mad:
Prepare for them to look at you like you are nuts tomorrow when you take it back. Becasue running that amp full pass goes against everything we are taught in car audio. But you need to explain to them you do not want to add a sub due to it taking up space.But be prepared to get some crazy looks .
 

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I got the crazy look already. I told them that when I had it done. Kinda figure that they were listening but I guss not.
 

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SmokeEater829 said:
The amp i already had. The speakers are new. Listened to them in the shop on a 100 watt amp and an aftermarket HU and they sounded great. But in the truck, no bass.
Yeah, decent components should sound way better than oem even w/o a sub.
 

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If you can take a pic and post it of the side of the amp where the crossover controls are. We might be able to spot somthing that you can just adjust on your own and not have to deal with those clowns anymore.
 

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If you can take a pic and post it of the side of the amp where the crossover controls are. We might be able to spot somthing that you can just adjust on your own and not have to deal with those clowns anymore.
I would not suggest this if you want a warranty. If you blow something or if you just so happen to have a bad speaker and it blows. If you take it back to the shop and they can tell you adjusted on the amp they will not want to warranty the speakers even though they should because its your amp and you explained what you were looking for.

Just take it back and draw them a picture this time. Some installers need pictures not the best listeners in the world.
 

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Something else i was thinking about. I don't think that the shop installed a Re-Q. I think they used the line out converters. But i'm not sure. Could this be an issue??
 

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It depends on what they did.... that will work OK but not as good as an REQ!

You should take it back to them until they get it right.... but I'd still like to see some pics! haha
 
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