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tnsatbhs

Rockford Fosgate system no bass?

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tnsatbhs

I just demo'd a new LSV with the Wake23 pack (equivalent to the old Stereo package 3), 4 tower speakers, and the sub and it had little to no bass. The sub was barely hitting and the in-boat speakers were almost all mids and highs. I dont think the stereo had ever been turned on before though, could this just be that the stereo needs to be tuned or is this really all I can expect from the stock stereo? I really don't want to mess with installing myself so I was hoping for the stock equipment to be decent, but this system had very little bass. Has anyone had better results with their stock rockford system?

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Zombie

I'd be willing to bet it just needed some tweaking. If the in-boats were mids and highs (like it should be), it sounds as though the sub just needed to be turned up.

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wheelman

Was the sub turned to on on the main Rockford control? There is a sub on/off feature.

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tnsatbhs

Was the sub turned to on on the main Rockford control? There is a sub on/off feature.

Didn't know about that. I probably should've payed more attention but based off what I heard I would say no. That makes me more optimistic about this system. I'm not an audiophile so I'm not looking for anything crazy but I didn't hear the sub at all. Everything else sounded pretty good.

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mrnate450r

The factory has the amps turned way down for warranty issues. They put stickers over the gains to help avoid blown speakers and such. I'd bet if you would tweak the amps and the eq's it should sound decent.

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Dexter

Don't know if they use the same type box as in 2010, but mine was weak also. Whoever put the box together did a sloppy job. I pulled it, pealed the carpet back and sealed it with a few small screws and adhesive all around. I also sealed the huge hole for the wire in the back. Turned the gain up a bit and it all made a huge difference in how it sounds. I did this early in the season when my warranty expired. I've stuck with the stock system, no complaints from the crew so far.

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wdr

On mine the factory cross over was set to high pass on the sub amp and the other amps for the in boats were set to all pass. Still scratching my head on that one. The gains were almost all of the way off, but they are set close to what I have now. Sounds like removing the stickers on the amps are needed. My sub lasted a whole year before the coil went out (warrantied) and it sounds like I have a repeat with the same issue on the year old replacement. The Alphas in the tower cans look to have UV damage and are cracking on the foam/rubber rings that the cones sit in and 2 of the in boat speakers have the cones coming unglued from the same rubber rings. I temporarily fixed the speakers with black RTV until I can replace them. Granted it is a beer cans a bailing wire fix, but has worked suprisingly well until I can replace them this winter. I am not going to bad mouth RF as you get what you pay for, but..... If you have the coin I would go with a WS or Exile factory upgrade or go with the stereo delete option and go with an aftermarket or DIY install. JM2C Bill.

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BoatsRus

just watch out not to over tune your amps as the speakers will not last. I had a similar problem where I couldn't here the sub , all it needed was a little tune up and this was done by an audio specialist. Now the system pumps and the clarity is awesome. The other thing to check is the way the speakers have been hooked up you really need a separate amp for the sub to make it an active one and not passive relying on one amp to do all the work. Good luck and remember CLARITY is what you need not volume as it will sound louder and work better.

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