Originally Posted by ByJoveByJingle
Yeah I have it. Itís unrecognizable, though. I made sure everything was turned on and had the subwoofer up to 12. Still sounds like an old timey radio from O Brother Where Art Thou. Iíll go out tomorrow and try following all the steps even though each successive step literally made it sound progressively worse than George Clooney singing through a 1930s amplifier.
well, I didn't follow TLF to the letter. I started with the thoughts around the filters, and then fiddled for at least an hour, and then again the next day. It's so different when you're not moving versus driving, and of course the radio-nanny locks out some features, so it's a more complex process while driving (stopping, entering the tools menu, etc.). I agree that louder is better, but that has its own set of issues. After all the work, the sub did get to a point where it doesn't have to be at max to believe it's actually there. I do think the location is not ideal, but I realize Lotus doesn't have a lot of options, either.
I just don't really get why there is so little midrange, and why so tinny (but I think that's because the tweeters effectively overpower everything else), and so I now have much of the tinny-ness gone, and fair sound at volume. I do think it's the speakers, and not just the smaller size, but the quality. I know this seems like whining, given it's not supposed to be about things like this, but when solutions seem like such simple fixes, they become outsized in the annoyance factor. Would $100 speakers really have driven down sales because the total price went up?
It's not only Lotus. We have a 2018 Q7, it's our 4th Q7. For some reason, they removed the little drawer under the front passenger seat. No one knows why. They saved 11 bucks in a $60k+ car? It sure can't be about saving weight in a Q7. There are lots of complaints about this on Audi forums. The rest of the car is great, but this was just so
dumb, you wonder why. And don't get me started on auto stop/start! Luckily, there's OBDeleven.