Hence my whole take on sound deadening which is easy for anyone to do.Yeah, I used to upgrade the stereos in my new cars. Now, they have become more integrated with other systems, which makes it a pain to change without losing some other functionI like. Besides, I don't crank it so much anymore. Don't get me wrong, I still love my music, I just don't need to "feel" it as much.
Just looking for some suggestions to increase the bass a little bit without having tear things apart too much.
I'm looking for just a bit lower end. It is probably just a matter of replacing the factory speakers, but I am intrigued by your comment about access the hidden menu and tweaking the EQ settings. Do you have instructions for this?What kind of bass are we looking for? It's really all subjective ear to ear. Personally, I love the audio in my Base Hybrid (160watt)
I swapped the lean factory speakers with Morel Maximo 6's front and rear. I used Dynamat in the doors and rear deck to tighten up the mounting surfaces and silicone speaker baffles to keep the Mid-Bass out of the door panels and focused into the cabin. Most importantly though, I used the secret menus in the Head-Unit to dump the factory EQ and Loudness sound curves to make things sound flat. The low end bass is much tighter and cleaner. Honestly, for my ear it's a pretty nice system. It's not going to win any awards but it sounds far better than before.
So, I replaced the front speakers with Infinity Reference (not the best, but decent), andI found it had less bass response than the factory speakers. I called Crutchfield tech support and they said that the factory speakers have thinner material for the cone and didn't require as much power to drive them, even though the ones I bought were pretty efficient.
I also noticed that the mounting adapters that Crutchfield supplied were about 1/2" shallower than the original speakers. I'm not sure how much of a difference that would make, but I found it interesting.
I am thinking about putting the Infinity speakers in my 2015 Accord and going back to the factory speakers in my 2019 EX. Any other suggestions? I just want a little more bass without dealing with a subwoofer and disconnecting the ANC system.