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Hello,

I have kia seltos HTK Plus Petrol (India) equipped with Arkamys infotainment system.
The music system is set to L=R F=B.
But sound output from rear window speakers is hardly audible.
Please suggest how to fix it?
 

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Hello,

I have kia seltos HTK Plus Petrol (India) equipped with Arkamys infotainment system.
The music system is set to L=R F=B.
But sound output from rear window speakers is hardly audible.
Please suggest how to fix it?
Isn't there a balance from front to rear adjustment? Or do you mean that adjusting the balance still does not increase the volume in the back?
 

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No, there is no option to adjust the balance from rear to left.
Option to focus sound is given(i.e. focus sound on rear-left, rear right, front-left, front-right, center).
If I choose rear-left or rear-right, the sound output is very low.
 

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No, there is no option to adjust the balance from rear to left.
Option to focus sound is given(i.e. focus sound on rear-left, rear right, front-left, front-right, center).
If I choose rear-left or rear-right, the sound output is very low.
I meant from front to back (F=B). Most cars have that ability. Are you saying you're not able to increase the volume of both rear speakers?
 

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Yes, I am unable to increase the volume of rear speakers.
On the US Model, was reading through the manual and there is a mode that turns the rear speakers off so the passengers can have quiet. Perhaps it is in the settings. I will go back through the manual and see if I can find the settings.
 

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Anyone every find a fix for the Rear speakers sound volume. I've messed with all the POSITIONS and SETTINGS and no luck. If you don't know what we are talking about, position the balance of your speakers to only the REAR SPEAKERS and so how little you can hear it....
 

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While I like the BOSE system, the speaker output is very front heavy (all things set equal). Five of the the 7 speakers are in the front + the 1 rear ”subwoofer.” The two back seat speakers definitely don’t do much at all...that is for sure!

I think what everyone is hearing is not optimal, but is normal for the car. On another note, anyone ever heard the output from the subwoofer? Put your head back there and/or feel it. It isn’t much IMO.

Having said all that, I am quite happy with the sound system. My Escape had a much worse system, and my GF’s Tucson is also not great at all. Those weren’t premium systems though. Anyway, this is the best factory sound system I have personally owned, though it certainly could be better.
 

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I agree. Bose system not that great imo.
My prius had a JBL factory system that kicked butt! Loud clear and crisp bass and highs. I miss it!
 

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No, there is no option to adjust the balance from rear to left.
Option to focus sound is given(i.e. focus sound on rear-left, rear right, front-left, front-right, center).
If I choose rear-left or rear-right, the sound output is very low.
I have the same problem with my rear speakers , hope there is a solution
 

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Could the rear speakers just be replaced with some aftermarket ones?? I would think that this would improve the amount of sound coming from the rear. I noticed this issue also on my test drive... have not yet picked up my 2021 Seltos S.
 
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