Upgrading the sound system

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DanishFamilyMan
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Post by DanishFamilyMan » Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:03 pm

I have been looking at this plug n' play sound system for my enyaq.
https://www.bassbrothers.no/bilstereop ... koda-enyaq
Not that I think the standard solution in the Enyaq is terrible, but I just love great sound and it seems like this upgrade is a perfect way to spend £900, and the DIY installation video on YouTube make it looks like a piece of cake :lol:
Have anyone bought this or have any expirence with other DIY sound upgrade.
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Post by orrery » Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:05 am

When you say 'great sound' I presume you mean loads of bass.
Adding a boom box is unlikely to improve the overall sound.
My Leaf has a Bose system with a bass box in the boot. I listened to a few tracks and then took the bass box out, which improved it loads. I also get more space in the boot.
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Post by RichR » Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:08 am

The workshop manual shows a subwoofer (and the wiring for it) in the big storage hole in the boot floor. I guess this will be on the optional upgraded Skoda system that hasn't been released yet.
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Post by Goaty » Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:19 am

orrery wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:05 am
When you say 'great sound' I presume you mean loads of bass.
Adding a boom box is unlikely to improve the overall sound.
My Leaf has a Bose system with a bass box in the boot. I listened to a few tracks and then took the bass box out, which improved it loads. I also get more space in the boot.

I know what you mean. My son thinks “great sound” is anything that makes walls shake and other peoples’ car alarms go off !

It’s very subjective - for me personally, I prefer what’s known as a ‘flat response’ - meaning there’s no artificial enhancement of bass, mid or treble. But that’s probably because I produce music and appreciate hearing all the nuances without one set of frequencies overriding another.

The Enyaq system is perfect for me in that respect - almost like a pair of NS10m Studio monitors - with a decent amount of treble and bass enhancement without getting in the way, when I want to dial that in. However, that won’t be enough for many people, who want to feel the ‘808 Bass Drum” thundering through their bones!
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Post by RichR » Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:47 am

Me too - my degree is in electronics with a significant portion being audio and digital signal processing. Even 20 years on, my ear is quite sensitive to distortion in its many forms. I find the Enyaq sound system well suited to my type of music (mainly NWOBHM :D) and also speech audio (podcasts and audiobooks). I have (in my younger days) built excessive sound systems in cars with totally unnecessary amounts of power - but getting things balanced and with a flat response can quite tricky. Having a couple of 15" subwoofers in the boot of a Renault 5 also required quite a bit of sound deadening to stop the doors rattling...
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Post by Goaty » Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:54 pm

RichR wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:47 am
I find the Enyaq sound system well suited to my type of music (mainly NWOBHM :D)

Do you “turn it up to 11” ?

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Post by DanishFamilyMan » Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:24 pm

orrery wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:05 am
When you say 'great sound' I presume you mean loads of bass.
Adding a boom box is unlikely to improve the overall sound.
Actually, with this package, I was hoping for an overall improvement - not just the bass part.
The 8 (9) built in speakers will all be disconnected from the standart skoda amplifier and re-connected to the new amplifier. I say 8 because the 9th small center speaker is (recording to Bass Brothers) of such low quality, that it's not worth reconnecting to the new amplifier.
But the remaining 8 speakers should be of such good quality, that the output will be significantly improved by the new amplifier.
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Post by RichR » Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:39 pm

The small centre speaker on the dashboard isn’t used by the infotainment. It’s for the SOS emergency call and other system sounds.
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Post by sam_vasu » Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:22 pm

Am I the only one who had to Google “NWOBHM”? :D

To be honest I’m pretty happy with the standard sound system - I’ve just whacked up the treble a tiny bit and the bass a fair bit. No issues with sound quality.

Has anyone U.K.-based managed to get internet radio working? I would like to use it to listen to the occasional foreign station but I believe we now have some sort of strange U.K. law banning foreign radio-playing apps(?)

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Post by Goaty » Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:33 pm

sam_vasu wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:22 pm
Am I the only one who had to Google “NWOBHM”? :D

Nope !!


sam_vasu wrote:
Tue Jan 11, 2022 11:22 pm

Has anyone U.K.-based managed to get internet radio working? I would like to use it to listen to the occasional foreign station but I believe we now have some sort of strange U.K. law banning foreign radio-playing apps(?)

I haven’t yet; I think it would have to be tethered to a phone though, as I don’t think the cars’ own connectivity caters for internet radio.
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