just wondering what settings people use to get the best "sound" ( as good as you can get at least). iv flicked through to try and figure what i think sounds good but would like to know what others settings are.
Hmmm I just booked in to get my back door speakers upgraded as I felt I needed a bit more behind me, plus more base I guess without having to put a humongous sub in. Are you saying that won't help? Head unit should be the first move?Keep the fade at least two thirds to the front, treble on +1 or +2 max; Base no more than +4 IMO with the standard setup.
The speakers can take so much more than the DAC converter on the CD30 or CD30MP3 can support.
Why will it sound worse? Because lots of budget speakers are very harsh, not as rounded in sound reproduction like the OEM ones. Like I said the head unit is your only problem NOT the standard speakers.
I could fit a set of £600 CDT speakers on that head unit and it would sound no better. Put a £150 aftermarket head unit in and WOW, that CD30mp3 did sound pants all along.
Thanksss I think thats exactly what I needed to hear! Looks like I'll be heading down to the shop to change my appointment tomorrow! Can get excited about getting a new head unitYou need to use teck2 with an after-market head unit and CID screen. Telling the car there is no OEM head unit fitted brings up a spanner (full menu) on the CID screen.
First upgrade in the Astra is the head unit; even a modest £150 unit will run rings round the CD30mp3. There is no need to touch the rear speakers; the last place you want more sound coming from is behind you.
When you go to a concert, do you sit with your back to the stage? Do you sit at home and listen to the TV with your back to it? NO…. So why sit with your back to the sound in your car?????
Basic ICE… The sound stage comes from the front of the car and crosses from left to right at ear level (about were the hand brake is but at ear level). This not only gives you the best sound but pulls your attention forward (window screen) as if your dash was the stage and the road in front is the band…. Safest way I think, and by far the best sound.
I use the rear speakers for when the kids use the built in headrest DVD screens.
No mention of BECKER ???Looks great :thumbs: Glad you like the unit.
Only Alpine and Nakamichi outperform Pioneer head units on sound quality.
These three units are way ahead of the rest of the field.
Sound quality top 5 brands.
1: Nakamichi (I competed with a NAKAMICHI CD-500)