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Old 01-08-2017, 12:14 AM   #1

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Not getting enough bass inside car! - Help

I just installed the following setup:
JBL Club 5501 amp - 550W @ 2 ohm
Alpine Type S SWS-10D4 - 500W @2ohm

I have the factory B&O amplifier powering all speakers. The new amplifier accepts speaker level inputs so I disconnected the factory subwoofer and ran the positive and negative subwoofer wires from the old amplifier in to the new amplifier.

The issue I am having is the bass is not punchy enough. I have tried messing around with the gain, frequency and bass boost - have tried putting them to high levels and I just don't seem to be getting phenomenal bass. When I open the trunk I feel like i hear more bass then I do when I'm sitting in the car - I tried switching the phase but that made no difference to sound.

Can somebody tell me things I should try or point out if I did something wrong?

Other questions I had:
1. Since the head unit is communicating with the old amplifier and I am using a high level input into the new amp, should I keep the bass on my head unit at full just so the entire signal is being sent to the new amplifier and set the gains afterwards?

2. Would using a LOC help? It does not sound like a 500W system atm I only feel the bass in my chest if i am against the seat and even then it's not hitting hard enough
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