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In Topic: Suggestions For Front Speakers

Yesterday, 06:02 PM

I'm sure one of you guys had the door cards off and the speakers looked pretty decent, good material and not some flimsy paper effort. It could also be that the front and rear speakers are cancelling each other out, could be worth turning the rears right down and see if the perceived bass from the fronts improves.

Can't understand how a Sony branded system can sound worse than a standard Ford system and whoever makes it!

Unfortunately not the best pic bit it did look reasonable.  had a decent size magnet at the rear and the cone was plastic rather than the cheaper paper. 

In Topic: Suggestions For Front Speakers

Yesterday, 05:22 PM

There seems to be a possibility that a few things might be the problem.  Might be the head unit or it might be the speakers.  I guess the only way to know is to try either putting an amp in or changing the speakers and seeing the result.  I want something that is easy to change back when I get a new car in 3 years time hence the speaker route for me.

In Topic: Suggestions For Front Speakers

19 September 2014 - 11:47 PM

Focal, Hertz, infinity or Alpine components. You can't go wrong with any of those but I'd personally go Focal.

Other than Alpine I had never heard of the others but everywhere I look these names come up.  Its a bit of a minefield.  As I say I want something with a warm sound to help balance out the coldness of the Sony head unit.

In Topic: Suggestions For Front Speakers

19 September 2014 - 11:46 PM

Just to add to this I run Pioneers all around in my fiesta, I have 10 speakers currently and they sound great. But play a CD and try that, that seems to be where the best sound quality is. Also Bluetooth streaming will make a difference as it compresses the stream a lot also.

Yeah I never really use the Bluetooth as you say it compresses it too much.  I usually use high bitrate VBR MP3 files, though now I have discovered it plays loss-less WMA files might start using that. 

In Topic: Suggestions For Front Speakers

18 September 2014 - 08:40 PM

I spent quite a bit of time yesterday just sitting playing with the settings etc and playing different files and cds.  I discovered that the system does not play FLAC files but will play WMA loss-less files :). I think that with it set to pop eq and the bass up pretty high it does sound better but I still find it "cold" sounding.  I tend to prefer a warmer sound.  I bought a sony in car system years ago and seem to remember it was the same, very cold sounding.  I'm not sure if a different set of speakers would fix that.  I am assuming its partly the source that is the issue but I'm hoping better speakers will help to improve the overall sound.