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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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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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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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Guys No need to worry... The solution is:
1. Go to settings
2 Go to advanced
3. Select Lounge instead of Natural
4. Problem solved 🙂
Now actually you will feel that overall sound in the car has double loudness and bass is much more punchy , even rear speakers feel like real speakers now.

Even listening separately by selecting each speaker in the sound position menu won't disappoint you with rear speakers.
 

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Guys No need to worry... The solution is:
1. Go to settings
2 Go to advanced
3. Select Lounge instead of Natural
4. Problem solved 🙂
Now actually you will feel that overall sound in the car has double loudness and bass is much more punchy , even rear speakers feel like real speakers now.

Even listening separately by selecting each speaker in the sound position menu won't disappoint you with rear speakers.
I guess that option is only on those who have the Bose Speakers ??? I don’t. Have that option.
 

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I guess that option is only on those who have the Bose Speakers ??? I don’t. Have that option.
No bro, I don't have bose system, I have arkamys music system in mine, I have HTX variant.
I am from India, so my answer will definitely help people facing same problem in Indian Seltos, I don't know about American variants... Though I think it might be true for you guys also irrespective of the brand of music system - just tinkle with the sound settings and try to find the menu where you can see 3 or 4 options like natural, lounge, live etc etc. You just have to select LOUNGE.
 
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