The subwoofer really sucks in the 2010 bose systems. It wasn't the best in my 06 mz3 but it definitely had more thump (as much as a 6" woofer can produce) than the new one. Looking at replacing the stock one with an aftermarket sub and amp. Just gotta save up the money.
i went with kinda the same thing i got 2 Audio Pipe 12's 750w each and a 150w Audio Pipe amp and it sounds great but i still kept the bose door spearkers and i even kept that thing they call a sub hooked up lol
You think the Bose sub sucks try listening to the stock radio in a 2010 2.5. My speed with tech was in the shop for a couple of days and that was what they gave to me a loner. Made me appreciate even more that I went with the speed and the tech package.
Did it myself.. Split the stock sub out to my jl w3 box and amp.. It's easy.. 4 wires 2 of which are for power and the other 2 are audio signal.. Just get urself a volt meter to make sure you don't send power to you amp.
I am very happy with the boss package. Not a fan of bass so heavy it makes you feel sick and shaking everything in the car. Plus Boss is know for bass similation (bass your hear)... not for bass you feel. So for those looking to get a Mazda 3 need to have the right expectation when looking at the audio system option.
But I respect those that want the feel and sound. More power to ya... literally.
I have a 2012 MS3 with the Bose in it and I gotta say even with the bass on the head unit turned up I really can't tell a difference. I couldn't tell it even had a sub in the spare tire well till I took the carpet out the other night to double check that the sub was actually there. I'm not impressed at all with the sub/amp set up at all. The door speakers and tweeters are awesome but some work needs to e done with the rest of the system.