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Replaced headunit now sound quality is worse?

Discussion in 'Interior and Exterior Body & Chassis' started by Wayneo, May 24, 2019.

  1. Wayneo

    Wayneo Active Member Established Member

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    As the title states. My factory mach460 headunit volume would not turn down so I installed a kenwood I had laying around now the sound quality sounds worse. Any input on this or should a look for a stock one? Any input would be appreciated


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  2. OldYeller

    OldYeller Member Premium Member Established Member

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    What harness did you use to connect the aftermarket radio? The factory tweeters are driven off the headunit and the door/rear woofers are off the factory amps, which you need the correct harness to integrate with. Are the tweeters the only thing playing currently?
     
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    Wayneo Active Member Established Member

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    Forget the name of the harness, bought it off amazon for my year and model. All speakers are working but the base for the rear speakers seem over powered and the treble is really low. Tried adjusting this with the radio but just doesn’t sound as good as factory


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  4. 2000GTSTANG

    2000GTSTANG Well-Known Member Established Member

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    You need to setup the high pass filters for the mids/tweeters and the low pass for the woofers and it will sound good again.
     
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    03 DSG Snake Unknown Cyborg Established Member

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    What are the settings? My Kenwood has the same issues as the OP, although it has been locked up at the power on disclaimer and won’t allow AGREE to be pushed on the screen. I need to bin that trash when I have more time.
     
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    Wayneo Active Member Established Member

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    Thanks I’ll look into that when I get a chance


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    2000GTSTANG Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I have my settings around 120hz for the low pass and 120hz or something around there for the high pass, I would have to go to the car and check to give you an exact answer. They're probably not the optimal settings but Im fine with it.

    All you want to do is block the lower frequencies from going to the smaller mid/tweeters and block the vocals and higher notes from coming out of the woofers.
     

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