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BOSE Premium Sound, Really?

How can you tell you have the factory sub?

Yeah, thats what I was thinking. How can I tell if there is one? Not without tearing at the center console.

Put on some bass-heavy music, crank the volume, and touch the center console to see if it's vibrating. Mine is very pronounced. If the bass is coming from the doors, you won't feel it (much) in the console.
 
Put on some bass-heavy music, crank the volume, and touch the center console to see if it's vibrating. Mine is very pronounced. If the bass is coming from the doors, you won't feel it (much) in the console.
I will give that a shot:)
 
I will give that a shot:)
You can also sit in the back center seat and tell if it’s in there bc, unlike bass from the front door speakers, there’s none coming from the back doors lol…seriously fade your music to the rear and hear for yourself
 
How can you tell you have the factory sub?

Yeah, thats what I was thinking. How can I tell if there is one? Not without tearing at the center console.
I just crank mine up and the mirrors vibrate from the punch of the bass!! I know mine is there.
 
The way I have mine set makes the bass sound like it's coming from right in the center of the truck. If you fade to the back, the bass lessens.
 
The way I have mine set makes the bass sound like it's coming from right in the center of the truck. If you fade to the back, the bass lessens.
So with your sub, how do you have your fader and EQ set normally?
 
Alrighty, I stand corrected, it would seem I do have a sub woofer under the center console. I did as suggested here and pushed the bass all the way up on the EQ and then FADER'd all the way back to the back seats. And there is no bass in those back seat door speakers, at all. Moved the fader forward and started noticing BASS! Switched to a station that had some house music with lots of thumb in it. Cranked the volume half way and there be BASS! Lol. I put my hands around the center console and definitely felt the bass coming through, not to mention hearing it in the center of the truck. Guess my problem is that I listen to more country or heavy metal music than bass oriented music, which usually doesn't require heavy bass. And usually I drive with the wife so I don't usually crank it so loud with her in the truck. So I am fine with this discovery. Thanks to all who contributed to my (madness) resolution. Raven, Poppi & Kentrucky TB, thanks for the suggestion! that came to this conclusion.
 
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I will be honest it is by no means "premium sound" but at least it will do till I decide to upgrade the door speakers. The back door speakers are really bad. I keep the fader going a little towards the back, but still the sound is mostly towards the front. Probably just an old habit from back in the day. I use to put my most powerful speakers towards the back along with the sub. And what sounds good to me may not sound good to you. I'm 57 so my ears may not be what they once were. Too many concerts, I guess.
I did move the bass up almost to max with the mid range at the default middle and the treble up past the middle since the back door and dash speakers probably act more like tweeters to handle the highs.
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It was kind of funny my wife noticed something was different in the sound of the truck. She said, "did you buy something new for the truck? I don't recall it sounding like this before." I just said, nope just some sound adjustment and some assurance knowing that I did in fact have a subwoofer. This will keep me happy for awhile.
 

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