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Is it common for the rear speakers to distort with bass boost on 0 when using the EQ settings?? Anyone else have this prob?
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yep the stock audio system sucks when i first bought the car i thought the speakers were blown and i didn t even have it loud i plan on changing all of the speakers in the car
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Stock Car speakers are typically sub par but I have no complaints about the sound of it. I'm a musician and into music but I honestly listen to the GTO every I drive it instead of the sound system.

One nice evening, I sat in the car while parked in the garage with a few beers and thought the sound system was very good.
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Hey I do the same most days; I think the sound system is decent for stock, but I prefer to listen to the growl of my camed & catless SLP system, now that's a sound system...Did I mention my neighbors don't care for me all that much...Jimmy crack corn & I don't care...

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Stock Car speakers are typically sub par but I have no complaints about the sound of it. I'm a musician and into music but I honestly listen to the GTO every I drive it instead of the sound system.

One nice evening, I sat in the car while parked in the garage with a few beers and thought the sound system was very good.
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I have not had any complaints from my stereo. It sounds fine for me. I listen at a moderate level and every now and then crank it up. I am not into the overly loud, or fine tuning for optimum results many are into.

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All of the canned EQ settings blow. I never use them. Turn of the EQ and set the treble and bass so that it sounds best to you.
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I like my system. Maybe it is the type of music your listening too Since I had the Flomaster Super 44s installed, I dont listen to the radio much anymore.


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Is it common for the rear speakers to distort with bass boost on 0 when using the EQ settings?? Anyone else have this prob?
That would depend on a couple of things.
Have you adjusted the sub amp? Has anyone (previous owner, if there was one) adjusted the sub amp?
Could be adjusted too high.
Contrary to what alot of GTO owners say, I think the GTO stereo sounds fine. Is it perfect? No. Does it kick a** and take home a trophy in a stereo competition? Cetainly not.

As John C pointed out, the EQ settings pretty much suck. The only one I have ever used is the rock setting. The rock setting pumps up the bass, but clips the highs. Using the bass/treble with the EQ off will get you the best sound.

Another observations I have made is that, it seems that alot of the young guys who complain about the stereo are probably listening to a lot of bass intensive hip hop that will overdrive even the best system.

The other thing that I have noticed is that current cds seem to be way louder than ones made just a few years ago.

I listen to a wide variety of music. I like alot of Trance/Electronic music, which can have a pretty heavy sound. I can listen to most of my current cds at a max volume of about 35. Older cds, I can go as high as 45 on the volume scale.

With my sub amp adjusted to about 70% of max, I can get enough bass to feel it in my left foot while it's resting on the floor, next to the clutch pedal.

Is it the best factory sytem in the world? No. Is it decent for a factory system? Yes.

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totally agree with you all about the stereo...it sounds better with CDs than with the radio playing and I believe the newer CDs sound louder because they are overboosted when made...at least that is what I keep hearing over at Klipschforum.com...anyway...they do sound louder by a good deal than my older CDs (arguably when the sound engineers were still using LP (long play) recording techniques...I never use the EQ settings...funny but I hit the button for the EQ settings and went through the different ones...what a difference and all bad...
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I have my amp turned up the whole way, the treble and bass turned up the whole way, and the setting to the clearest setting I could tell and my stereo sounds fine. I never listen to the radio ARG, I listen to Classic rock CD's I burned.

If you don't have the stereo set right it will sound muffled, a buddy I took to get his goat was in agony listening to the stereo 5 hours back after purchasing it, it sounded like crap. When I was over at his place shortly afterwards he showed me and it sounded like you were listening to the stereo with ear muffs on. WE adjusted it to his preference and it was night and day difference. He recently changed out the door speakers and tells me the high notes are more defined and the stereo sounds even better.

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