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I'm a new owner of a 23 Ex Premium Seltos. I'm going to be adding a subwoofer to the back this saturday that came out of my Civic. It uses the rear speakers and a harness to acquire the signal for the amp. I don't see any pictures or details of anyone else installing a subwoofer in the hatch area other that the spare tire area. Any know issues? Any Pictures to share? I can confirm that the Sound Ordinance 12" box from Crutchfield fits perfectly in the back. I will post pics once its done.
 

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So here is the update. I had this professionally installed as its above my abilities. Initial reaction.....it sounds like crap. Out put from the sub is 30% of what I know it can do. My fist thought is that maybe the Seltos headunit uses bass roll off and I would have to get an audio control LC2i to mitigate this.

Today I was playing with the fade and balance and when the headunit balance is moved all the way to the left or right the bass comes back in full force. Move it back to center and its gone again. Don't quite understand this. So I am seeking professional advice again.
 

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I'm gonna test this in my 2023 cause I'm in 100% agreement with you. I've got the Bose setup and that center channel in the default setting is WAY hot. 90% of my sound is coming out of the center dash speaker. Irritating. I haven't been happy with the Bose since day one. I only briefly looked at the audio positioning but it would be nice to turn that crutch channel off.
 

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So I did go test it. I can't say I duplicated the bass experience you described playing with the fader. Maybe a result of the aftermarket additions. What frustrates me with the Kia setup is they're sending a fair amount of the signal to that center dash driver which is a dinky little, if I had to guess, 3" job.

What I did find more to my frustration with the dashboard center channel running hot was that if I shifted the positioning two bumps to the rear it opens up the soundstage significantly. But there is a trade-off in clarity. Both options are compromises.
 

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So I did go test it. I can't say I duplicated the bass experience you described playing with the fader. Maybe a result of the aftermarket additions. What frustrates me with the Kia setup is they're sending a fair amount of the signal to that center dash driver which is a dinky little, if I had to guess, 3" job.

What I did find more to my frustration with the dashboard center channel running hot was that if I shifted the positioning two bumps to the rear it opens up the soundstage significantly. But there is a trade-off in clarity. Both options are compromises.
Are you sure its all the center speaker? I don't have the Bose system or the center speaker but I am amazed at how the sound stage can sound as high up front as it does seeing as the tweeters are in the door panels. Does the Bose system have any controls beyond the basic system of fade, balance and general tone adjustment?
 
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