on March 11, 2011
I just wanted to say that this Pioneer DXT 2266UB Stereo Head Receiver unit with a USB and an AUX port in the front panel is EXCELLENT SOUNDING and an EXCELLENT DEAL. It also comes with 4 180w Speakers, and for under [...], it, (a Pioneer, come on, it's a killer steal for a PIONEER), cannot be beat, heck, even for [...]. BUT if you are a wise shopaholic looking for the lowest price, like myself, then definitely check out your local-to-even a coupla hours drive trip to a Wallymart. I found it online at [...], but had a heck of a time finding a store that actually had it, although their website store availability said there were some in their stores, I drove to 5, I know, it's pathetic, but I found one in Charlottesville, VA, and paid $[...]. clearance. He had two. I wish I wouldv'e bought both. Dammit. I mean I went there expecting to pay $[...]. Now the speakers are of course better than your stock radio speakers that came with your car, by far, but others out there are gonna be better with a higher price, some are def worth it. These are again, hi mid-range speakers, not flops, or any junk speakerSONY. But please be patient, like others agreed, and take your time to adjust the speakers. Here are my suggestions, somewhat from a vet. Make sure you adjust your speakers by playing a normal sounding CD or USB/AUX source. Radio stations come in and out and won't be as reliable for the TRUE SOUND from your speakers, but you can use it if you'd like to adjust them.
Door speakers: Start with one speaker at a time. Use Adjust balance for speakers, move all the way either to R or L. Make sure fader is evenly balanced between L and R, you don't want the fader to also read all the way to the left , or all the way to the right. You want it to be perfectly balanced between your R and L speaker. Now adjust the equipment that makes up the three ranges, hi, lo, mid. This could be from the settings from the stereo unit itself, or from the equalizer, add-ons,etc. When you are sitting there in your car seat fiddling with the controls, don't forget to get your lazy ass up out of the car with the door wide open, and crouch down with your best ear next to the speaker, and DONT be an IDIOT and have it blasting. You want to be listening to the three mid ranges, and by being quieter, or normal sound, you'll be able to hear them clearer. If it don't sound good, then turn a knob or two, but definitely dont forget to get out, and bend down by your door speaker, for Heaven's sake.
Back speakers: Open the trunk. Stand normal, like your just looking at the roof of your car and close your eyes and try to hear the drowning noises coming out from your speakers. You may have to step backwards or forwards, but please be standing in the middle of your car, by the license plate. If it sounds like its kinda really badly muffled, then turn your low notch up, or down rather, to see if it sounds less muffled. Use all 3 ranges, dont forget. Then when that sounds good, outside, then get in the rear middle seat, and see if it sounds to your liking. Remember though, that usually it's your car and aren't there usually just you in it? What I'm saying is, you can skip the rear part, in the rear seat, but dont skip the rear stand outside by trunk.
Fade: Make sure all speakers are balanced evenly then use fade left then fade right, then rear/front fade adjust according to your liking.
Subs: Subs could better adjust when all speakers are evenly faded and balanced completely. Of course you may have to adjust their settings, but the settings you made earlier for your speakers, will have it halfway complete with an added sub woofer. Remember to use the subwoofer adjustments after balanced speakers, to get your speaker sound met completely]
anywho, I just thought I'd share,
-Mike (My car 1989 Honda Civic DX 4 Door Sedan)