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AFter having 900 miles on the car, I've noticed an improvement on the sound system? I know for a fact that new speakers need to mature to actually provide the true sound. At first when I received the car, I did was not satisfied with the sound production especially with the absence of a subwoofer. Anyone experience this?
 

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I haven't used it enough yet in 800 miles, but that would be nice if they got a little more sensitive. Hard to hear the bass at lower volumes.

I'll probably upgrade them all at some point but am curious if break-in makes them any better.
 

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AFter having 900 miles on the car, I've noticed an improvement on the sound system? I know for a fact that new speakers need to mature to actually provide the true sound. At first when I received the car, I did was not satisfied with the sound production especially with the absence of a subwoofer. Anyone experience this?
I noticed that too but have been quiet about it.

When I first got my car I thought the sound was absolutely horrible - restricted bandwidth, zero dynamics and very flat / one dimensional. I did notice an improvement after playing music for maybe 10 - 20 hours. Speaker suspensions and electronics do take time to break in, and I think that is a reasonable explanation for the improvements I heard. I still find the sound fairly mediocre, but it has more life to it than at first. I don't know how much more it will improve, and I still have only about 650 miles (~20-30 hours) on the car.
 

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I noticed that too but have been quiet about it.

When I first got my car I thought the sound was absolutely horrible - restricted bandwidth, zero dynamics and very flat / one dimensional. I did notice an improvement after playing music for maybe 10 - 20 hours. Speaker suspensions and electronics do take time to break in, and I think that is a reasonable explanation for the improvements I heard. I still find the sound fairly mediocre, but it has more life to it than at first. I don't know how much more it will improve, and I still have only about 650 miles (~20-30 hours) on the car.
I have an appointment for a quotation and a possible upgrade. I'll let you guys know how much it'll cost and what my decision will be. There is a thread here on the upgrade with Focal speakers but I don't want to take the plunge in taking apart a brand new car. Mt previous car was a Volvo XC 60 with Harmon Kardon speakers and I greatly enjoyed the sound quality given the location of the subwoofer just below the center windshield.
 

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I have an appointment for a quotation and a possible upgrade. I'll let you guys know how much it'll cost and what my decision will be. There is a thread here on the upgrade with Focal speakers but I don't want to take the plunge in taking apart a brand new car. Mt previous car was a Volvo XC 60 with Harmon Kardon speakers and I greatly enjoyed the sound quality given the location of the subwoofer just below the center windshield.
I'd be interested in the quote you get.

I got a quote to instal Morel Ultra 602 separates in the front plus a JL Audio vx400/41 4ch DSP amp (4 x 75W) and all needed misc parts for $2800 before tax. That includes 8 hours of labor ($960), and it would leave the rear seat and dashboard center channel speakers as-is but turned down in volume.
 
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