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Old 12-18-2012, 02:03 AM   #1
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Here is a link to help make the stock stereo system sound better. You just have to access a "hidden" mode on the head-unit and change 2 settings. If you read through it one of the posters has data graphs and what not on the sound quality from the different modes.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2317060

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Old 12-18-2012, 02:30 AM   #2
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Hmm, this is really interesting. I don't even think my base stereo sounds that bad, but I am not much of audiophile. I may tinker around with it this weekend just for fun, though.

For those interested, the test graphs are on page 4: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...2317060&page=4

Thanks for sharing this. If I give it a try then I will post my steps and results here.
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Old 12-18-2012, 03:16 AM   #3
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Hmm, this is really interesting. I don't even think my base stereo sounds that bad, but I am not much of audiophile. I may tinker around with it this weekend just for fun, though.

For those interested, the test graphs are on page 4: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...2317060&page=4

Thanks for sharing this. If I give it a try then I will post my steps and results here.
Better to give a post number as it is page 3 for me. It seems people with upgraded speakers are turning loudness off, while those with stock speakers are leaving it on and only doing EQ. It would be interesting to see how everyone sets up their stereo (these settings plus bass, treble...etc) and what type of music they normally listen to.
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Post #76.

I am going to try to leave loudness on and use through mode. I can hopefully get to it this weekend and report back.
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:20 AM   #5
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Ok so I played around with it a bit tonight. I have the upgraded 4 speaker Kicker set and have found I like through mode with loudness on.
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:15 PM   #6
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Thanks for reminding me about this. I just went out and turned it to Through Mode, Loudness On and I think it does definitely sound better. This is a good find.
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So I like loudness on at a low volume because it was a little extra boomey, but at a med-high/high volume it sounds much better with loudness off. It got a little muffled with loudness on when the volume was high. Sounds great where I have it now for my music. Bass +6 Treble + 7 mid +2 EQ through mode and loudness off. This is with the upgraded 4 speaker Kicker set. I want to add tweeters also.
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Thank you for the good info. I have mine with loudness off and EQ on through. Sounds a lot cleaner. Now I really would like to know what size speakers to get and how many watts the head unit puts out.
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Thank you for the good info. I have mine with loudness off and EQ on through. Sounds a lot cleaner. Now I really would like to know what size speakers to get and how many watts the head unit puts out.
When I have more time I will try to find out some solid info, but it seems like it would bet he same as the 2013 Impreza, which may be more readily available online.
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Awesome post, thank you.
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