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TRC-431 sound quality: no bass

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I've hooked up my Realistic TRC-431 to use after selling my Cobra to finance some other stuff, and have noticed that the sound on the TRS-431 very different then the Cobra had, very little bass, what I hear is understandable, but sounds like a radio that has the bass turned all the way down. Is this normal for a TRC-431? or sound I look in to fixing it? perhaps a dead capacitor in the audio amp section..?

thanks in advance for any help..
 
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I've hooked up my Realistic TRC-431 to use after selling my Cobra to finance some other stuff, and have noticed that the sound on the TRS-431 very different then the Cobra had, very little bass, what I hear is understandable, but sounds like a radio that has the bass turned all the way down. Is this normal for a TRC-431? or sound I look in to fixing it? perhaps a dead capacitor in the audio amp section..?

thanks in advance for any help..
Many times CBers would replace mike elements to get more or better "audio"! I would check there first.
 
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I pulled the cover and checked the speak, seems fine, but it kind of small. I suspect it just a design limitation of the radio because it's so small compared to most base radios. No obvious signs of blown capacitors either. I found a old Motorola external speaker I forgot about and tried that and there's a noticeable improvement in bass, so it's probably just how that radio is. Can't complaint too much, I only paid $10 for the radio and all I had to do was replace the meter light. The mic alone is worth what I paid for it:)
 
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