This is a sub. I know it is because I can feel it in my butt.
It doesn't need to move a lot of air in order to reproduce low frequencies. It just needs to be able to move the voice coil relatively slowly, and have a decent throw. Resonance chambers and baffles can do wonders for a smallish sub. Coupled with a decent set of mids, tweeters and super-tweeters (which the Bolt Premiere has), the audio system in a Premiere does a pretty good job of sound reproduction.
I don't give a rat's patootie if the guy in the next car can hear my sub going "thump, Thump, THUMP!" In fact, as I'm often the guy in the next car hearing an adolescent's car approaching with massively clipping subs that sound terrible, I'd rather not be able to hear it in the next car.
Why does wanting good low end bass make everyone assume i'm an ******* who cranks it to 120db? There is a big difference between caring about low end and trying to blow out eardrums through RUTHLESS volume settings. Let me reassure you all: that latter one is not me. I just want decent lows man.I'm with GregBrew on this one. I like the Bose system. I suppose if you want to listen at 120db you are going to be disappointed. At any level that I find comfortable and that is unlikely to damage hearing, I think it sounds fine. To add to GB, a large part of, and probably the most difficult part of the sound system to engineer is the cross over network. This makes sure the correct frequencies go to the correct drivers at the correct volume. It's why swapping out random speakers in car for say, bigger ones, is almost always going to sound worse, even though personal preference may mean an individual may prefer a louder boomier bass rather than one that reproduces the music more accurately.
Yeah that’s the Bose “premium” system sub.Is that the Bose System sub?
It's rather pathetic on older music, it's just okay with modern electronic/dance music because they have very elevated low freq levels from the get-go.
Try it on some 60's and 70's music... it sucks!