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What's up everyone?! I was driving around today in the Evora and noticed that some of the lower end bass notes vibrates and sounds.....oh I don't know.....very 1992 honda civic with a crazy system and 20" Asanti rims....without the sound deadening....ish....you know, the type of system that rattles the rear license plate and your neighbors wine glass hut.

Anyway, when I have any sort of volume, somewhere in the ballpark of 25 on the pioneer Avic x930BT, sometime I get a bit of vibration that resounds throughout the cabin.

I was wondering if anyone had a great set up in terms of how everything should be dialed in to get the best sound out of the system, without deadening or upgrading the audio system. Everything from bass boost, to the sub settings, to the sonic center control, to the HPF setting (best frequencies), etc.

Also, now that I have your attention, is there anyway to hook up another camera to the pioneer system? I'd like to install one in the front to prevent crushing my front clam on parking curbs/concrete slabs.

Any help is welcome, as always!
 

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Watching as my settings don't seem optimal either.
 

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You should be listening to the engine sound, not the stereo. :no:
 

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You should be listening to the engine sound, not the stereo. :no:
Oh no, don't get me wrong...I've got Placks Exhaust...that's a symphony! I just need the intermission music between the Acts to not sound like its a $100 system....even though it may lol.
 

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What's up everyone?! I was driving around today in the Evora and noticed that some of the lower end bass notes vibrates and sounds.....oh I don't know.....very 1992 honda civic with a crazy system and 20" Asanti rims....without the sound deadening....ish....you know, the type of system that rattles the rear license plate and your neighbors wine glass hut.

Anyway, when I have any sort of volume, somewhere in the ballpark of 25 on the pioneer Avic x930BT, sometime I get a bit of vibration that resounds throughout the cabin.

I was wondering if anyone had a great set up in terms of how everything should be dialed in to get the best sound out of the system, without deadening or upgrading the audio system. Everything from bass boost, to the sub settings, to the sonic center control, to the HPF setting (best frequencies), etc.

Also, now that I have your attention, is there anyway to hook up another camera to the pioneer system? I'd like to install one in the front to prevent crushing my front clam on parking curbs/concrete slabs.

Any help is welcome, as always!
You can add some sound deadening material in the doors (dynamat or something similar). On my MY11 the doors would rattle with base and sound hollow the rest of the time. The dynamat improved the sound in the cabin greatly without adding too much weight.
you can only add one camera to the Pioneer head units. I plan to add a rearview mirror with a 5in LCD and hook up the backup camera to it and hook up my front facing DVR camera to the head unit.
The LCD mirrors are pretty cheap, anywhere from $75 to $250 depending on quality and size.
 

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Subscribed. I want to know too. I've put Dynamat on the rear shelf, around the door speakers, & around the sub mount when I replaced it with a JL. Also stuffed Poly-fil in the cavities behind the rear side panels. Road noise was decreased a little, but still get the boominess of the stereo system. It's annoying & I've tried numerous system setting combinations. Even replaced the door speakers & amplifier. It is a lot better sounding than stock (especially with the JL), but I'm beginning to think it's the head unit that is the weak point.
 

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what style of music were you listening to at the time?

i find jazz and classical are handled pretty pretty well with the custom EQ setting i made
 

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what style of music were you listening to at the time?

i find jazz and classical are handled pretty pretty well with the custom EQ setting i made
I listen to rock, heavy metal, & death metal most of the time.
 

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I listen to rock, heavy metal, & death metal most of the time.
I know I'm going to sound OLD, but "death metal"? How can you tell if it sounds off or not? I thought part of a attraction was the distortion (I'm not even kidding here) At the extreme ranges that kind of music play I would think it difficult for any system to balance the sound.
Not dissing your music taste, just not sure how to improve on your experience :shrug:
 

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what style of music were you listening to at the time?

i find jazz and classical are handled pretty pretty well with the custom EQ setting i made
Hey there,
What eq settings are u using?
 

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I'd also love to hear from anyone who has similar reservations.

I definitely like my higher end audio, and I'm ashamed to say my recent courtesy car -a lowly Opel- sounds better than the Evora. I forgot how much I love listening to music in the car when just cruising.

I toyed with the idea of changing the head unit (the second gen Alpine), but with all the extra satellite units in the car (sub, additional amp etc) I was worried about compatibility issues.

I thought about changing the whole setup, but I'm apprehensive about taking the car to a specialist to have it taken apart by people who haven't worked with a Lotus before.

Suggestions welcome.
 

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My hearing must be shot because I think my Evora sounds great. The volume is rarely that high though. 25 volume is probably damaging level but we have Plack exhausts so I guess we're already well on our way lol
 

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I've only had my Evora a couple weeks - and I'm no audiophile by any stretch - but I was fiddling around with the settings on mine (W900) the other day and turned off the "Loudness" option. I'm not exactly sure what it did, but I think it made it sound a lot better. Some day, I'd like to swap out the head unit for something better, but for now, I'm happy with the sound...and there's a Larini exhaust on my wish list before a new stereo. :)
 

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I know I'm going to sound OLD, but "death metal"? How can you tell if it sounds off or not? I thought part of a attraction was the distortion (I'm not even kidding here) At the extreme ranges that kind of music play I would think it difficult for any system to balance the sound.
Not dissing your music taste, just not sure how to improve on your experience :shrug:
LOL, your ears learn the nuances. Distortion is an attraction, but on the treble side, not the bass side. The mid bass is what gets distorted in my car, & is what I've yet been able to correct. How I can tell it sounds off is simply by comparing the same songs between audio systems. I have a HiFi system at home that plays every nuance crystal clear. In fact, the door speakers I replaced in the Evora were replaced with two of my home audio HiFi 6" speakers. That's how I've pretty much narrowed the weak link down to the Pioneer head unit. If it's not the head unit, it's the car because I've changed everything else. I have a spare Nakamichi CD player that I've thought about replacing the Pioneer with, but haven't yet due to losing bluetooth, nav, & camera functions.

For the record, I do listen to other music...pretty much anything but country & rap. Classical & jazz doesn't really make my system distort, unless there is some loud timpani or acoustic bass used. In particular the song "Fever" from A Fine Frenzy distorts my system pretty easily, yet is as smooth as silk on my home stereo.
 
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