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Kia Spectra, Audio, Sedan, Wagon
#6 of 25 Re: Speaking of Stereo [geomatics]
May 28, 2005 (7:21 am)
I didn't think of it like that but you're right. Would I prefer I be able to just "pop" it apart in 2 minutes? Probably not!
#7 of 25 Re: Speaking of Stereo [spec5]
May 31, 2005 (3:51 pm)
I recently replaced the speakers in the back of my s5. I was surprised to notice the small size of the actual magnet (about the size of a golf ball). Anyway the procedure you are following is about right. Just one thing the speakers are actually 6 1/4" and have a weird hole pattern. I had to drill some new holes in the mounting backet for the screws. It was a lot of work(got lots of scratches on my hands and arms). but well worth the replacement.
#8 of 25 Re: Speaking of Stereo [zippys5]
Jun 01, 2005 (3:27 pm)
So what did you finally do to actually access the speaker screw? I haven't tackled it again since. Did you unscrew the bracket to get it out? Also, what speakers did you go with? Maybe I'll give it another go. Any info about installing an amplified sub? I'm thinking about a sub tube or something simple.
#9 of 25 Re: That's funny because that [iluvmysephia1]
Jul 04, 2005 (10:56 am)
The stock stereos in both the Elantra and Spectra both had a boomy quality to the bass, like every bass note was at a certain frequency. The Reno and Aerio stereos seemed much better balanced. I don't care so much about disturbing the neighbors and rattling the car apart, I want a nice pleasant, even smooth sound to my stereo. It seems like low-end stereos put all their power into a single bass note frequency.
Jul 04, 2005 (1:33 pm)
I like a nice, even sound to my stereo's as well. My '01 Sportage 4x4 has a nice, blended stereo sound that is loud and sharp. The factory tweeters up at the dash corners help on the high notes. I can absolutely rock my ears to buzzin' afterwards in that little SUV. I just crank up the Foghat to deafening levels every so often and rock to my heart's content.
I'm surmising that today's Kia stereo's would probably do me just fine because I don't subscribe to the deafening bass club that is so popular today. All I ask is for clean, crisp and loud sounds eminating from my car stereo.
Kinda gets me interested in trying out the different carmaker's stereo's when the time comes to buy again. It is definitely part of the car-buying process, and one Scion has decided to focus directly on to entice us with.
#11 of 25 So many of the low-end
Jul 04, 2005 (2:51 pm)
econoboxes are loading sound systems with lots of bells and whistles (6-disc changers, MP3 players, subwoofers) into them as standard, that I think getting a stereo stereo I can be satisfied with is becoming a major factor for me. After committing to a new car payment, I'm really not that eager to have to shell out extra $$$ for a new stereo if I can find a car with a good stereo to begin with. Not that you want to buy a car based on its stereo, but both Suzukis I test drove (Reno & Aerio) had stereos I could live with, while, the Hyundai & Kia were not so good.
At some point during my test drives, I started using my own CD (Best of Santana, starting at Track 5, "Samba Pa Ti", followed by "She's Not There" & "No One to Depend On") instead of depending on the radio which is usually full of commercials. I know I listened to Santana with the Suzukis, and I think also with the Elantra; not sure about the Spectra.
#12 of 25 Stereo feedback for Sephia Luver
Jul 04, 2005 (4:09 pm)
I have to say that I am happy with the stereo that came with the Spectra 5 - I love to listen to both music & talk, and I am not disappointed with the quality of what I'm hearing now that I've made the adjustments I like. If one wants to hear bass, you just have to hit the LOUD button and it's very pronounced then. Taking your own music with you is a good idea, just to make sure; as stated, everyone is going to be satisfied by something different.
I drove the highway to work today & loved it! Very zippy, quiet & I have yet to see another Spectra 5 on the road!
#13 of 25 Re: Stereo feedback for Sephia Luver [canuckkiafan]
Jul 04, 2005 (4:47 pm)
Have you gotten any vibration in your front end at about 70 mph? I read about that on the Elantra forum, and both the Elantra and Spectra I drove felt almost exactly the same... almost like an unbalanced wheel coming out at 70 mph. My 95 Ford Aspire with 110k miles is smoother at that speed.
As far as the stereo goes, I may have to give it another listen and make sure I have my music with me. Thanks for the tip. I won't be buying until later this year, so I may try some of the test drives over again.
#14 of 25 Re: Stereo feedback for Sephia Luver [doohickie]
Jul 04, 2005 (6:16 pm)
Just out of curiousity, did you test both cars on the same road? I've noticed with these more recent, larger-wheel sporty suspension cars that pavement imperfections are more noticeable, but at first they felt like something wasn't right with the wheel. Then when I drove the same way in the next lane over the next day I realized it was the road.
#15 of 25 Re: Vibration feedback for doohickie
Jul 05, 2005 (5:16 pm)
I have not noticed any vibrations with the car at all either.....will keep you posted as I keep putting the clicks on.