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987 S with BOSE ... Balance Problem ??


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My new S has the BOSE sound system with PCM and CD changer. There appear to be two speakers located behind each of the seats ( great place for speakers ... seats are probably enjoying my tunes more than I am !!! :D ) and a loudspeaker type between the seats.

When the system is balanced ( front to rear ), I hear nothing from that center or rear ... don't really get a balance with any setting ... but, bal. control has to be within two stops of the limit toward rear before I hear sound from rear !!

Anyone else notice this ?? Is it normal / typical ??? Or, do I have a problem ??

Don't want to drive two hours to my nearest dealer to have them listen .... hoping someone out there can shed some light .... Thanks

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You have no problem. The small speakers are L&R surrounds. In a home theater system, relatively little material (volume) eminates from these, likewise the Bose system. They are essentially reverb speakers. The center speaker (between the seats) is the subwoofer. Subwoofers are non-directional; you "feel" more than hear this, also your source (CD) must contain really low bass for the sub to kick in. You will lose substantial audio quality with the top down, as you lose a reflected surface.

You will never achieve the level of audio quality in a roadster as you would in a sedan.

Turn down your volume, and turn up your RPM's...that's music! ;)

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Thanks Bushwacker, for your reply ... you are obviously up-to-speed on surround ... I'll stop worrying & you are right ... in some cases ... rpm's are better music ... but, in some other cases ... a little Neil Young can be good for the soul !!!

Thanks again

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