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crappy sound system?

Just got a new 2012 Rav4 Limited & I'm really shocked at how sorry the stereo sounds. It's like I'm listening inside a tin can. My previous car was an '06 Tacoma & the sound system in it was far better. Is this a common issue & is there anything short of replacing the whole thing that I can do? Thanks.

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Just got a new 2012 Rav4 Limited & I'm really shocked at how sorry the stereo sounds. It's like I'm listening inside a tin can.
Wellll, you kinda are listening inside a tin can. Hopefully you aren't one of those like I hear at stop lights who want the tin can to rattle.

IMO, the Bose in my Limited sounds great.

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this is the nav/entune sound system btw. Thanks for the links, be nice if just replacing the speakers would be enough. I'm not looking for some perfect sound & no, I don't rattle the windows but I would like to hear more than the treble. thanks again,

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I have actually had a lot of success with the sound system when streaming via bluetooth on my phone and using a downloaded equalizer. I set the hu base and treble to +2 and let the equalizer on my phone do the rest. I am not claiming it sounds amazing but it's light years better than hu alone.

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Welcome to the crappy sounding Entune club..... I am very angry that a $32,000 automobile can have this pathetic excuse for a stereo system!! I know, I test drove it for 2 days so it's my fault. Another stupid thing about this system, why run a camera feed to the rear view mirror instead of the Entune screen that is fully capable of displaying the image?? I suppose to charge $300.00 for a special mirror that shows a postage stamp sized image, then you are sol on the Homelink buttons for the rear view mirror!!

The best sound I can get out of the Entune is to use my iPod or listen to a CD. The satellite radio and regular FM radio sound awful. I was also wondering how loud (what number) do most of you have to crank up to in order to hear the music, talk, etc..... I usually am at 30 or more on the highway, which seem outrageous to me.

I turned in a leased 09 Nissan Rogue in September that had a much better sounding Bose system than the Rav. I also have a Sonata that has the most amazing stereo system (Dimension) of ANY car I've ever heard, and it's the mid level option. We also have a Lex RX with the "acclaimed" Mark Levinson system, but the Sonata beat it hands down.

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I have a 2010 Base, and yeah the speakers do suck.

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@ColoradoRav, what was the equalizer you got? Was it for iphone?
@anyone, has replacing speakers helped & what did you replace them with?

thanks all,

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It's called Equalizer by Smart Android Apps and works perfect with Pandora.

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Upgrading the speakers will be a positive move. That was the first thing I did prior to stepping up to a JL Audio Cleansweep, amp, self powered sub, etc. The speakers alone enhanced everything but didn't have the impact I was looking for.

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