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Not impressed at all

I just bought a 2007 VTI-L (australia) and had put Bass works in post purchase last week. Took it to audio shop and sounded all to hard to do what I wanted - lift dash etc. I dont really think it sounds good at all. All power is to the rear so to balanance it correctly need to fade it to F3 which negates all I have spent. Other people talk about rattles...I wish I had that.

Without putting in a sub box in trunk, any thoughts to fix.

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Let it bed in, and your ears get accustomed to it. It will be a bit better, but still not what one would expect.

In the end, do what some of us also did (also had Bassworks) -> remove & install sub in trunk
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I'm starting with a Rocford Fosgate amp in the trunk, leaving space for the sub
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Change the head unit to a double din
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Lol!
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A few ideas as follows:

1 Give your system a bit of time to bed in before deciding on radical upgrades. I recently changed my speakers with the aid of the "how to " on this site. They sounded terrible at first with far too much treble. However they have improved with use and are now excellent.

2 If you still have the original speakers - it is well worth upgrading them. The Honda speaker upgrade is not as good as an aftermarket upgrade. A Guide on upgrading to aftermarket speakers - see link below:
http://www.civinfo.com/wiki/index.ph...front_speakers

3 Further improvements can be had by soundproofing the doors, changing rear speakers and adding a small sub. How to guides are on this site.
I went as far as changing all the speakers and soundproofing and am now very happy with the sound quality. See the How to section:
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/how/880...0-dynamat.html
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/how/929...ls-3-door.html
http://www.civinfo.com/forum/how/301...k-radio-2.html


4 The bass works isn't considered to be good value on this site, but if you upgrade the speakers you should have a reasonable system.

All the above upgrades in the how to guides:
- give a dramatic improvement over standard,
- are low cost,
- are fairly easy to do yourself,
- keep the car looking standard.

If you are very serious about your ICE set up and want to spend more there are lots of other guides on the site.
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Have upgraded front speakers with Polk DB-6501, and experience big improvement in sound quality.
However, I have a distinct feeling that the original amp don't deliver enough current, because the low end sounds - feeble.
Not that I expect bass heaven from an 6,5" element mounted in a car door, but the bass stands out as uncontrolled.
Hence I consider Rockford Fosgate in the trunk. Have space - don't use spare.
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Ordered bassworks + front coaxials, think it sound quite good when tuned right
PS: I didnt consider the price, and i appreciate that its integrated and original.
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I agree on that - reluctant to mess with the boot.
But in this incident I got swayed... and pretty easily. We'll see how it works out.
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Thank you for all your inputs. Lots of ideas here. Rear deck sounds ok but front sound so bland now. I think most of you have Type R so some differences.

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What is a double DIn head unit. Yep I'm a valve cap
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Double DIN is a blank facia with a double sized hole in it for mounting your own (non OEM) headunit.

it's fairly complex though, and you're best off reading the entire thread for details...
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What is a double DIn head unit. Yep I'm a valve cap
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