The bass is pretty incredible in this scene indeed. I haven't tried with Dynamic EQ turned off. I have 2 EX both are in a good area and I am not sure if the term bottoming out is accurate but I would say, muddy, not clear\\distorted would be more accurate. Not complaining its just my experience and again, I believe these subs are just passing through as I move towards a pair of 15's or bigger. They are certainly a good value.