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Eric McDonough

THX Audio System

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Hi All,

 

Just picked up a 2014 MKZ today with all the options including the THX audio system. I got the system configured such that it sounds quite good to the front seat passengers and have been enjoying it during my commute to work.. However today, while I was showing it off to some folks, I happened to sit in the back seat. I had a local HD classic rock station playing and I noticed that the audio quality in the back seat is quite the polar opposite of the quality in the front seat - I get a whole lot of bass and really not much else - it sounds like the speakers in the doors are barely doing anything. I currently have the system set to the SURROUND setting. Setting it to STEREO didn't seem to make much of a difference.

 

Anybody else notice this? I'm wondering if I've got some bad channels in the AMP? My other thought is that the system is just tuned from the factory to favor the front seat passengers.

 

Thanks!

Eric

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I've never sat in the back.  I'l check it out and see.

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The system favors the front seats.  Go into your settings and set the fade toward the back seats.  I have mine set at about mid-way between center and rear and it sounds great in all seats.  :)

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The system favors the front seats.  Go into your settings and set the fade toward the back seats.  I have mine set at about mid-way between center and rear and it sounds great in all seats.  :)

 

Same thing for me, I like the sound coming more from the back seats, so I set the fade about midway between center and rear also.  

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Not my favorite audio system in all the vehicles I've owned.  Doesn't get very loud.  Oh well. 

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Yea I played around with it quite a bit and finally got it tuned in so it sounds great in all seating positions. Had to mess with the fader and tweak the EQ to bump up the mid range.. I sort of wish they had given us 2 extra bands, like a mid high and a mid low. Anyway sounding good now. Thanks for the help!

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I don't often get in the back seat, but now I'm going to check out my settings later.  I have the setting on Surround and like that over Stereo, plus it's faded just slightly to the rear in only front seats are occupied...all for my enjoyment of course.  If there are back seat riders, I adjust it and usually keep the volume down so we can do that talk thing (a rare thing these days).  For kicks, the THX demo is fun to show off.

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 For kicks, the THX demo is fun to show off.

 

I agree!  That and the power rear sun screen are real show stoppers!  :)

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AZ Mkz h  Don't know what tech package you got but if you want to impress you friends further simple press the voice command and say "I am hungry" and it will search for places to eat near by and display it on your screen  ;)

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Oh that is pretty sweet...  I will have to try that. Wonder what other easter egg-ish type voice commands like that are in there?

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