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I'm new to the forum and my primary focus is to try and figure out our stereo problem.
We just picked up our 2010 Limited EL and the sound compaired to our 2007 Limited EL is really poor. No bass, well barely any.
My husband opened up the back and the bass enclosure, amp and speaker are exactly the same (or they appear to be). He did the tech speaker test and they all appear to be working correctly. The only thing that seems to be different is the HU. We have the Sync Nav HU with the DVD player in the back. (All the same stuff as our 2007 except SYNC)
Has anyone else experienced the sound quality difference?
If so, do you know the cause and possible solution?
My 2010 Exp Limited sounds Great! Have you set you equalizer to the exact same settings that you had in your 2007 model? When we bought our 2010 I had to adjust the EQ to get the sound that I was looking for. The factory setting had the bass turned to standard settings.
I'm not sure about the set up because we picked up the truck from the dealer and the sat radio was already working, but we see that you can adjust the eq ("the visual" eq looking thing in the sounds button section) with the bass/treble only. It doesn't allow us to make any other changes.
My '07 had a really great bass sound and this one is much less hard hitting and the treble is way too high.
We were wondering if there is some kind of a bass inhibitor setting in the radio, as this one is adifferent radio than the '07.
Yeah, we've gone to the sounds button. It only lets you adjust the bass and treble, not access the eq (like a real eq) to adjust the highs, lows, mids, etc.
Thanks for trying though.
My husband thinks it might be some factory settings in the HU that are regulating the sounds.
If we can't find any other help with this issue than we WILL be going back to the dealer.
I think we'll go there just to listen to another truck and see if it sounds any different (to rule out ours being broken).
Most people prob wouldn't have an issue with the sound system, because for the most part it sounds good. My husband used to install custom systems for a living, a million years ago, so we're a little picky. The '07 just happened to have an amazing stock system, one of the best we've heard out of the box.
Thanks again for your help and I will post the findings, if we get any .
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