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Old 12-06-2016, 01:45 AM   #1
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What's up with the lackluster subwoofer performance (3905 ...Samsung sur.)

My subwoofer sounds very weak and I tried adjusting through tv and head unit to somewhat better sound but not even close to the similar setup in my home?.. any ideas ... gain control on sub?...poor wiring?..


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Old 12-06-2016, 01:22 PM   #2
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My subwoofer sounds very weak and I tried adjusting through tv and head unit to somewhat better sound but not even close to the similar setup in my home?.. any ideas ... gain control on sub?...poor wiring?..


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Could be poor wiring, could be lying dead on its face, could be in another room. You get the idea, the blind installers aren't audio engineers so the problem could be anything.
You'll have to find where it's hidden and go from there.
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Old 12-06-2016, 03:05 PM   #3
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Could be poor wiring, could be lying dead on its face, could be in another room. You get the idea, the blind installers aren't audio engineers so the problem could be anything.
You'll have to find where it's hidden and go from there.


It's under the stairs... I can see it .. it's right side up.. I was just wondering if any one has had it out and if there was a gain control or any type of adjustment on speaker it's self.. cause that unit should rock that whole dang trailer... lol


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It's under the stairs... I can see it .. it's right side up.. I was just wondering if any one has had it out and if there was a gain control or any type of adjustment on speaker it's self.. cause that unit should rock that whole dang trailer... lol

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Some are powered, mine isn't. It might not even be powered up. I think I remember someone saying there is a control of some sort on the powered ones.
Mine was dead on top of the fireplace where it had at one time one screw holding it in place.
You're just going to have to put your hands on it to get it working properly.

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Some are powered, mine isn't. It might not even be powered up. I think I remember someone saying there is a control of some sort on the powered ones.
Mine was dead on top of the fireplace where it had at one time one screw holding it in place.
You're just going to have to put your hands on it to get it working properly.

What's a fully deleted Ram 3500?


Thank you for the info bud...

The ram has had the EGR, DPF, and THROTTLE VALVE CONTROL and MUFFLER "deleted" with 5" pipe from turbo back... let's her breath soooooo much better. Even on the stock setting of the H&S programming it makes about 60 hp and 90 lbft of torque more than a stock truck... she pulls 20k trailer no problems at 70-75.. I keep her at around 65 for the most part... the best part about HS is the "overdrive" program for the Transmision... NIGHT AND DAY! In the shifting firmness and patterns


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Thank you for the info bud...

The ram has had the EGR, DPF, and THROTTLE VALVE CONTROL and MUFFLER "deleted" with 5" pipe from turbo back... let's her breath soooooo much better. Even on the stock setting of the H&S programming it makes about 60 hp and 90 lbft of torque more than a stock truck... she pulls 20k trailer no problems at 70-75.. I keep her at around 65 for the most part... the best part about HS is the "overdrive" program for the Transmision... NIGHT AND DAY! In the shifting firmness and patterns


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Ah so, probably can't do that with the newer DEF machines like my Chevy.
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Ah so, probably can't do that with the newer DEF machines like my Chevy.


You absolutely can but voids warranty


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My subwoofer sounds very weak and I tried adjusting through tv and head unit to somewhat better sound but not even close to the similar setup in my home?.. any ideas ... gain control on sub?...poor wiring?..


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I replaced my system including sub last year, made a huge difference. The stock system on my 3950 was a Samsung cheap-ass-u-get system.
Spent $600 and now it does sound like my home system.
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I replaced my system including sub last year, made a huge difference. The stock system on my 3950 was a Samsung cheap-ass-u-get system.

Spent $600 and now it does sound like my home system.


Seriously thought about that route...but all the built in speaker housings is something I'm struggling with.. I like the looks and I really dread fishing all the wires.. lol.. unless I keep all the speakers and change out head unit and sub only??


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Nate, start there and see how it sounds
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Old 12-07-2016, 12:06 PM   #11
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Nate, start there and see how it sounds


Sounds like a plan to try!... thank you


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Just an update... I pulled the basement panel off... fairly clean and tidy down there... there was no adjustment on subwoofer as it's not even a powered unit... only wired from Samsung unit... I did find that all the connectors were loose and not "clicked" into the unit.. that did help a lot... bottom line if I want better sound I'll need to upgrade.. lol


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The subwoofer that came in my 3605 was useless, I ended up tossing it out and upgrading to a Visio sound bar with sub and 2 additional surround sound speakers. Much better in my opinion.
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The subwoofer that came in my 3605 was useless, I ended up tossing it out and upgrading to a Visio sound bar with sub and 2 additional surround sound speakers. Much better in my opinion.


I agree I just didn't want to fish the wires throughout all the walls and under belly etc etc.. or build new boxes for walls..


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