The bass filter was probably there for a reason...but the speakers sound awesome with it off, so I want to leave it that way. Any input?
yes it is there for a reason... feeding frequencies to a speaker that cannot produce them causes distortion and wastes energy and clips signals..
by turning the filter on just a bit you should be filtering out sub sonic frequencies that are sucking power from the higher notes.
by filtering just a little should allow you to turn the volume up slightly higher and it should hit harder because your redirecting the watts to the areas that the speaker can play.
and yes it can damage your speakers with out the filter at all, but is unlikely at such a low wattage.
best results from your speakers would be to sounddeaden the doors and buy a amp. your missing the potential of your speaks.You could definitely use an amp.
headunits almost never provide enough power for most people with aftermarket speakers...
the on-board power is only really for factory oem speakers.. just enough power so that people wont blow their factory speaks.
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