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I'll post another thread tomorrow with some pics but, I just bought my Fire Agate / Carmel w/ Nav CT today! Pretty excited! So far I'm extremely happy with the car and glad I chose it over the Audi A3.

Anyways I'm a little disappointed with the sound system. While it's tight and clear it is seriously lacking some bass! The car does come equipped with a sub-woofer but it sure doesn't sound like it! My fiance has a new Lexus GX 460 with the Mark Levinson sound system and I have to say hers is a lot better than mine and has a lot more bass!

Does anyone know where the amplifier or cross over is? Any chances of cranking up the juice or tweaking the settings to get some more bass?

Would my best option be perhaps to hook up an additional amp and power it to the stock sub solely?
 

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Adjust your settings via Nav display -> Audio -> Sound. Bump up treble +3, mids +3 and bass +2 (that's how I have mine) but adjust to your preference. Your dealer should have shown you how to change these settings. That should be a part of their signoff sheet.
 

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yes - the system is in need of serious bass...i cranked mine up to bass +5 and treble to 0 to +2 depending on what i am listening to. i listened to a CT with the premium (10-spkr) vs. without (6-spkr), and the difference (yes, there is a difference) was not IMO justified by a $1000-price increase. you will not get anything close to a Mark Levinson sound in either system.
 

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JC I concur! Hmm does the manual say where the amplifier or crossover is? I adjusted the bass all the way up but, it still seriously under powered. I think I might have to disconnect the bass power supply and install a designated separate amp to help push the stock bass depending if the stock sub is even worth keeping.

Lexus corporate " winning " on the additional $1100 upgrade
CT owners are the losing trolls.
 

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If you adjust the bass up, the midrange up, and the treble up, aren't you just really adjusting the volume up? If you want more base adjust the bass up, but keep the mid and high level or lower.
 

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If you adjust the bass up, the midrange up, and the treble up, aren't you just really adjusting the volume up? If you want more base adjust the bass up, but keep the mid and high level or lower.
Not really. The audio won't sound that great if you pump up the bass only, as it will down out the highs. I too increase the treble up a bit too with the bass.
 

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It depends on what your listening too, different genres will sound better with differences in bass, treble and midranges. For example if you look at any music playing devices, they often have EQ settings you can set for specific genres.
 
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