No bass on Dell XPS 9530 (Linux xps 6.5.5-1-MANJARO)

The sound over speaker is horrible and i dont know how to fix it. Over bluetooth its working find. Only 2 of the 4 speakers work (the subwoofer doesn’t work)

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  Kernel: 6.5.5-1-MANJARO arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 13.2.1
    clocksource: tsc available: acpi_pm
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.5-x86_64
    root=UUID=7b963b00-a2a6-4e87-b512-1ffc311f1c5c rw
    btusb.enable_autosuspend=0 quiet splash
  Desktop: GNOME v: 44.5 tk: GTK v: 3.24.38 wm: gnome-shell dm: GDM v: 44.1
    Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: Dell product: XPS 15 9530 v: N/A
    serial: <superuser required> Chassis: type: 10 serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: Dell model: 0P6GXD v: A00 serial: <superuser required> UEFI: Dell
    v: 1.7.0 date: 08/14/2023

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Non-working bass speakers is a common issue for new Dell XPS laptops

There are previous discussions on here about issues with Dell XPS 9510. ALSA developers created a patch ALC289_FIXUP_DUAL_SPK for XPS 9510 and 9520 systems
But a recent bug report advises that this patch does not work for XPS 9530

217906 – Dell XPS 15 9530: subwoofer not working, and ACPI _DSD Properties…
On the Dell XPS 15 9530, the sound quality sounds bad compared to Windows, because the subwoofers aren’t working. On previous models (the 9510 and 9520), this was resolved by applying the dual speaker fixup

However, applying this patch on the 9530 reportedly doesn’t work. This seems to be because the 9530 has different audio hardware

I suggest you post a comment to that bug report to advise your system has the same issue
and add an attachment with more ALSA information

sudo --stdout > alsa-info.txt
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done… thanks