|Tech Article Title
|Better Sound From the Symphony Stereo
If you have the stock Symphony Stereo on a 2000 or 2001 model (the one
with the in-dash CD player) you have probably complained about the inability of the front
speakers to reproduce bass notes and the resulting distortion that results from playing the stereo at a volume that's any louder than
normal conversation. Surely, the stereo can't be this bad you must think.
Fortunately, the stereo is not that bad. It's just that the front speakers are really midranges that unfortunately have not been equipped with
crossovers to block the bass frequencies they have trouble reproducing.
Here's what you can do in under a minute to improve the sound of your stereo (some may make this change and forever be happy; others may make this
and determine they can live with this until they upgrade their audio
1. Adjust the fader on the stereo controls to approximately 3 marks
2. Adjust the treble and midrange controls up approximately 3 marks, so
that they are higher than you'd normally set them, and so that they are
higher than the bass level.
3. Listen and tweak to suit your tastes.
What you should find is that by adjusting the fader to the rear, you
moved the load for reproducing bass frequencies to the rear speakers,
in my opinion, have much closer sonic reproduction qualities of midbass
drivers than of full-range speakers. You may counter that this will
the imaging and soundstage, and you'd be right if the rear speakers
reproduce midrange and treble frequencies with anywhere near the decibel
level which the front speakers can. By adjusting the treble and
frequencies up, however, you have brought the soundstage back to the
of the car since the rear speakers can barely reproduce those
and left the bass in the back of the car by using the fader.