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OK...I bought my new GTO on xmas eve and I am thrilled. I do have one gripe. The stereo in this car is terrible. I have already made the amp correction mentioned in many of the posts, but I'm still not satisfied. The stereo does reasonably well with CD's, but when the radio is on the audio quality is lousy. Can any of you offer any suggestions to solve this problem....


Oh yeah... I am upset that my driver's doorlock came off in my hand and wont stay on anymore.....

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Look in your maual or do a search to figure out how to turn the "DDL" function of the stereo OFF.

It is a complete waste of an option and makes a HUGE difference in sound quality.

Enjoy the goat.
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I didn't care for the sound from the stock radio at all. I had a new unit installed, it sounds a hundred times better and I can hook up my XM. I haven't tried the amp adjustments to see what affect that has, will try that soon.

I will tell you be very careful if you replace the radio, hire a good installation company or person. I was going to do it myself but the unit I bought was very complicated and I could not find a whole lot of resources for the car. No direct installation kits, pretty much a custom job. For some reason the wireless entry isn't working since the new radio went in. I started a discussion on the site, if you are considering replacing the radio and care to follow the problem I had.

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OK...I bought my new GTO on xmas eve and I am thrilled. I do have one gripe. The stereo in this car is terrible. I have already made the amp correction mentioned in many of the posts, but I'm still not satisfied. The stereo does reasonably well with CD's, but when the radio is on the audio quality is lousy. Can any of you offer any suggestions to solve this problem....


Oh yeah... I am upset that my driver's doorlock came off in my hand and wont stay on anymore.....

Thanks,

K
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Sorry, not sure where I got amp from , I should have said radio. I have not tried the "DDL" setting. I guess that will not matter since I replaced the stock radio!
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Sorry, not sure where I got amp from , I should have said radio. I have not tried the "DDL" setting. I guess that will not matter since I replaced the stock radio!
If the Goat was my daily driver, that stereo would be gone so fast. I want to curse GM for adding that POS as a "feature" of the goat! Anyway, try the DDL option. It makes a H U G E difference. The amp adjustment does help as well.

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If the Goat was my daily driver, that stereo would be gone so fast. I want to curse GM for adding that POS as a "feature" of the goat! Anyway, try the DDL option. It makes a H U G E difference. The amp adjustment does help as well.

good luck.
No one ever said the Aussies knew anything about stereos!!!!!HAHA!!!!

The DDL is a waste of time and programming....The amp adjustment helps a little. I personally fault the window antenna for poor radio reception. I have never been a big fan of them and they don't pick up that great. But I love the clean appearance on the outside.
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No one ever said the Aussies knew anything about stereos!!!!!HAHA!!!!

The DDL is a waste of time and programming....The amp adjustment helps a little. I personally fault the window antenna for poor radio reception. I have never been a big fan of them and they don't pick up that great. But I love the clean appearance on the outside.
True, thats why you've got to turn that DDL OFF!!! That stereo left SO MUCH to be desired. The interior was....well....almost perfect!
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If the Goat was my daily driver, that stereo would be gone so fast. I want to curse GM for adding that POS as a "feature" of the goat! Anyway, try the DDL option. It makes a H U G E difference. The amp adjustment does help as well.

good luck.

Okay, I went in and adjusted some of the settings...said 'NO' to the distortion setting...is that the same as the amp adjustment?

And I'm pretty happy with this factory setup. Not nearly as good as the Alpine system in my last ride, but not bad for stock...looks pretty cool too, imo.

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Okay, I went in and adjusted some of the settings...said 'NO' to the distortion setting...is that the same as the amp adjustment?

And I'm pretty happy with this factory setup. Not nearly as good as the Alpine system in my last ride, but not bad for stock...looks pretty cool too, imo.
Boss: Yes! Kill that DDL! The amp adjustment must be made on the amp, however. That bad boy is in the trunk:

1) Pop the trunk
2) Pull lining down on left hand side of trunk
3) Contort your body, and reach up and turn the knob.

Not toooo much though. A mild adjustment brings a little more life out of the stereo IMO. Good luck.
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