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I know my car is considered by many to be about as "uncool" as it gets.... but honestly, even besides the 54mpg, I'm freaking loving my 2019 Prius LE ☺ And for rideshare, I think it's absolutely the smartest choice.

Anyway, I HAD to have some nicer sounds, and this car is not even offered with a subwoofer. So I decided that it needed some aftermarket equipment, but I wanted to keep it as factory as I could, still be able to use my steering wheel controls, and not be cutting and hacking wires. 

So after a little research, I bought an Axxess DSP-X, and the Toyota harness. Also, I bought a Kicker 5 ch amp (going by the birth sheet, about 60 x 4, and 450 x 1) replaced all 4 of my coaxials, with mid level Kickers, and I got a Sundown SA 8" sub (what a beefy little sub !)

I built a pretty cool little ported enclosure for it, and I was completely anal about getting it to exactly .75 cubes, and tuned to 35hz..... even though I know the acoustics of the vehicle can change the tuning.

 

Anyway, I had a local place install all of this for me..... and now I have some issues. Im not going to drop any names, but I honestly just don't think they know enough about Digital Sound Processors, that it would even be worth bringing it back and hasseling over it with them :( In fact, when I went to pick it up, they had not even downloaded the phone app to adjust the DSP, and just told me I could do that myself later. Really ?

 

So here's my issues:

I was playing a few songs at a medium level, and some of the bass notes caused my mids to pop. Easy fix, right ? Just change the X-over point a bit higher.... from say, 120, to 150..... but when I tried this, it drastically cut out the bass from my sub woofer ?!?! Wait, WTF ? That's supposed to be on a completely seperate channel, right ? No amount of adjusting on my stereo channels should affect the sub channel ! Now I totally believe my DSP was setup / hooked up incorrectly :(

So, I ended up setting my X-over point only a bit higher, and cranking the sub gain pretty darn high (too high, I'm sure) to make up for the loss of bass to my sub. Gave me substantial hiss too :(

 

Besides all this, I'm sure my gains on both the DSP and the amp are all completely whacked :(

 

I would SO appreciate some SMD magic performed on my system. I think it has the potential to be a really nice daily driver / rideshare setup. Wish it was a "cooler" car.... But I do think the 2019's are a little better than they used to be :)

 

Of course I would just love to have The Man himself straighten out my setup..... but I know how busy you are Steve, and so even if you can't do this yourself,  maybe you could point me to somebody who could ? One place I checked said they could fix this, but it would cost me an arm and a leg, and it would take 5 weeks to get me in. Sorry, buts that's not a good option.

 

I'm driving this car 1200 miles a week, and this is just so important to me, but just don't know where to turn :(

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by fishchris1

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Hey TN, I think so.... But I need to be in my car connected by Bluetooth to give you a screenshot. I'll do that later....

 

But even aside from adjustmenting the gains up on the DSP, so I can turn down the gains on my amp, it still just doesn't seem right that any tweak I do on the stereo channels, should have any major effect on the sub channel ? 

I just feel like the first thing I need to confirm is that the DSP was installed correctly. Honestly, I don't think it was.

 

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6 minutes ago, fishchris1 said:

Hey TN, I think so.... But I need to be in my car connected by Bluetooth to give you a screenshot. I'll do that later....

 

But even aside from adjustmenting the gains up on the DSP, so I can turn down the gains on my amp, it still just doesn't seem right that any tweak I do on the stereo channels, should have any major effect on the sub channel ? 

I just feel like the first thing I need to confirm is that the DSP was installed correctly. Honestly, I don't think it was.

 

Set crossovers and slopes as a start.  Depending on what speakers you're running.  Set gains.  And go from there. I'd be glad to help. Getting an rta would help as well

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Well, I've already tried... And so my mids were popping, and I was 99% sure they were getting too much bass. Tried to bump the high pass up to 150hz and lost darn near all the bass from my subwoofer ? Dropped it to 80hz and my sub were crazy loud / clipping at a low volume level ? I think I settled at 120hz then had to crank up the sub gain. I'm telling you, I think the DSP is just not set up / installed correctly :(

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I tried accessing the dsp through the app  To see how it works but I couldn't.it need's to  be setup and login..do they have all your channels grouped together? Did you get kicker comps or coaxial?  How many channels of the dsp did they hook up to amp? 

 

 

 

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