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Is the stock subwoofer any good?

As title really.

Still trying to decide on model years, I believe that the sub is not fitted to any facelift cars?

I like a sub, but would prefer a 'factory' car.
I know its not going to be as beefy as an aftermarket setup, but if it saves me pulling the interior apart and running extra wires it might be worth having

So is the stock subwoofer any good, or can you not notice its there?
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I wouldn't know I had one, but I don't crank my volume up.
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Now I think about it, I guess someone is only going to know by comparing 2 cars, with and without subs
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My car is a MY14, so not a facelift version, and has the Premium sound system which has the subwoofer. It gives a nice tone to the music, but wouldn't give a big, booming bass sound at normal volumes. Occasionally ***** will come on my iPod when you can really hear the bass (don't judge my music) but the rest of the time you would hardly know it's there at all.

I haven't been in a Civic without the sub, so can't really compare one with the other. I have had a few hire cars which didn't have a sub but seemed to have more bass (Astra GTC springs to mind).
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Not just me then. When I first got it I even opened the hatch with music playing and I still couldn't hear it booming away.

I wouldn't choose between a 14 or 15 based on the subwoofer.
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I also find if you tune the balance for the front lower, and increase the overall volume, the sound from the subwoofer is a little better.

Letís say:
Front: volume 5
Rear: volume 8
Subwoofer: volume 10

Then the overall volume set to a lot higher than usual..


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