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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-24-2013, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Any improvements in the stereo systems for 2014?

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I ordered a 2013 volt last year but due to a miscommunication about the lease payment I was never able to pick it up, but I did get to drive it and I'm thinking of trying again. My one complaint about it was that the stereo was absolutely awful. I thought I ordered the top of the line stereo with subwoofer but it sounded like a radio out of a rental car, seriously.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-27-2013, 04:40 PM
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We have a 2013 and I have to agree that the sound system could use some improvement. The front speakers are tiny and if you're cruising at 75 on the freeway the road noise drowns out the stereo sound at any reasonable volume. Also it requires a number of "key strokes" to get the XM, FM, etc. page up on the center screen. FAV doesn't do the job as I can't get my finger to the station selections fast enough to change the station before it reverts back to whatever mode it was previously in. Maybe a learning curve here but I still love the car!
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-09-2014, 06:11 PM
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radio sound

I think the sound is fine in my 2014 volt. For $1395.00 for a Bose and Naviagation, I did not think it was worth it. I bought a $100 garmin GPS plus I have On-Star navigation as well.
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Most of the features that i like very much are Key-less Access, passive unlock and lock on all doors and liftgate Audio interface, USB port, located in center console, Battery Warranty - 8 Years/100,000 Miles.


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I thought the sound in mine wasn't too terrible either.

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I'm actually an audio engineer and loudspeaker designer. But I don't drive this Volt; the person who does just listens to the radio as background. So we did not upgrade the sound.

That said, I think the sound is pretty decent. Yes, there is something missing in the lower mid bass, and the clarity is not the ultimate.

It is quite possible the "upgraded" stereo tries too hard to impress and is boosted/bloated.

It's also VERY possible, if you listened to a test drive model, that the tone controls were all boosted to the max, which makes everything sound like [email protected] You should take some CDs of music you like, or better yet load select tracks to your phone and be sure to take an 1/8" to 1/8" AUX cord. Go in to the audio menu, be sure everything is set to flat except the fader should be several notches forward to minimize the rear speaker sound.* Now listen while stopped and while driving, to a base car and Bose car.

There is also a setting (I forget the name) which appears to be speed dependent volume. I'm not sure if this also changes equalization dynamically.

*You don't listen in stereo at home with rear speakers, do ya? So why would you in the car? It's just a historical accident, turn that nonsense from the back down! (True surround sound is a different story, but not offered in the Volt)
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I don't know if we mentioned it before but Battery Warranty is extremely important ... It can come up for a couple of hundreds of dollars at the best case.... Don't skip it - 8 years/100K

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My 3 cents

Yes I agree - It is quite possible the "upgraded" stereo tries too hard to impress and is boosted/bloated.


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