Most of my cars get the upgraded sound system and I am usually fine with it. I can barely hear the sub in this car even with the bass volume turned up to max. There is bass coming from the rear subwoofer but not much.
It is pretty bad. Not a premium sound even with the HK upgrade. But you get a significant improvement if you adjust the fade by centering on the rear seats. I also like it better with surround enabled. There was a post about a month ago of someone beefing up the sub enclosure and he said it was much better.
So, I’ll be honest . . . with the new platform I’m not sure how updates come across, so I’m just posting a how-to video in a new discussion. A couple of notes: 1.). This video is for adding an additional powered sub to your Stelvio. 2.). I think the “proper” way to do this would be to tap into...
This thread made me go through the Stelvio and Giulia forums to read through previous conversations about this topic.
One thing I found is is the suggestion to turn OFF surround sound. I didn't realize that there was a surround sound option with the HK system, and that it is defaulted in the ON position.
Anyway, I turned surround sound OFF and it makes a huge difference.
I had a [Bob Marley] song on with plenty of bass, and toggled the surround sound on and off while the song played. Huge difference.
Just my $0.02.
Funny because i had the opposite opinion. Mine has much more bass with surround enabled. And again sounds much much better with fade/balance centered on the rear seats. Got that advice from other threads as well. Guess it just proves once again that we are all different.
Hey, just FYI (and I’m not trying to violate any rules here), but I’m trading my Stelvio in and I have my 8” sub available if you’d like to hook it up on yours. Solves ALL the bass problems. Attached pic is the same model.
If you are turning your bass up to max and not hearing it you clearly have a problem. Some people might not think it’s the ultimate premium system, but it does have sufficient bass to be more than adequate.
I just moved from a Giulia to a Stelvio. Both had the HK system and the Stelvio sound is noticeably better - probably because of acoustics. I think it’s actually pretty good.