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Speed-Sensitive Volume/Audio Quality

I just got my new Laredo X Package. Everything is great, but I have two main complaints:
1) Speed-sensitive volume
Has anyone had any luck finding a way to bypass or disable this feature? It is maddening. I called U-Connect and they told me there is no way for the "consumer" to disable it. The dealership has been "looking into it" for 2+ weeks, but I am not optimistic.

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2) I previously had an Acura, and I guess I'm spoiled by the sound quality in that car. There is nothing "premium" about the audio system in this Jeep, although I paid for "9 Premium Speakers with 506-Watt Amp and Subwoofer"
Does anyone have an recommended fixes for this poor audio? The sound is flat, no crispness, no depth.

Appreciate the help!

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Re: Speed-Sensitive Volume/Audio Quality

No Dude
There is nothing premium about the Laredo X package even though Jeep wants you to believe that you are geting a premium package. Its basically a minor upgrade from the base Laredo and you do get a few goodies like the Hard disk music storage and USB connecters for playing music through a USB jump drive but the sound quality sucks. Absolutely no comparison to Acura or Mercedes but more on par with the GM, Nissan base package audio systems. You gotta go with the Limited or Overland models. A reasonable fix for the lifeless RBZ radio is better tweeers. I would go with the infinity tweeters both front and back that will add a bit of a zing to the music although the bass will still be lacking. The other alternative is to replace the HU, Speakers, Tweeters and the Suwoofer!
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Re: Speed-Sensitive Volume/Audio Quality

Thanks, did you replace everything in yours?
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Re: Speed-Sensitive Volume/Audio Quality

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You gotta go with the Limited or Overland models.
Laredo X, Limited, and Overland all have the same Alpine amp / nine speaker system. (code "RC3") Yeah, pretty crappy, but crappy on all the models, not just Laredo X.

SRT8 can optionally have Harmon Kardon 825 watt amp / 19 speaker system. Without that option, then it, too, also gets the RC3 system.
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Re: Speed-Sensitive Volume/Audio Quality

The stereo in my Overland is pretty decent. Not the best, but it certainly blows away most factory upgraded systems. Blew away all the Acura, Cadillac, Infiniti, etc. stereos I've been around, and quite nearly on the same level as the H/K systems in BMWs and MBs.

Of course it's got nothing on the B&O and B&W stereos in Audis and Jags and such.

FWIW - The a2dp quality sucks, and the stereo required some tweaking to get it to sound right. It's not a boomy ghetto bass sort of stereo, but it is very balanced and has good dynamic range. Your tastes may vary from mine, but I don't like boomy ghetto bass.
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Re: Speed-Sensitive Volume/Audio Quality

thanks for the info.

Still trying to figure out this speed-sensitive volume issue. wish I could turn it off.
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thanks for the info.

Still trying to figure out this speed-sensitive volume issue. wish I could turn it off.
I know the feeling. It bothered me hugely at first. But as I've driven the Jeep more, it's actually starting to grow on me.
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Re: Speed-Sensitive Volume/Audio Quality

I have a 730n.. Do I have speed sensitive volume? If I do I never noticed it...
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Re: Speed-Sensitive Volume/Audio Quality

I tried to figure out if mine even had this feature. Usually there is some way to adjust how much it effects the volume and or turn it off but I couldn't find anything. I searched the manual PDF and came up empty as well. Anyone know where this is mentioned in the manual? Is it on the 430N or 730N or both?
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Re: Speed-Sensitive Volume/Audio Quality

I have found the the sound quality of your digital musice make a big difference as well...

320 bps is like the minum for decent quality music. I notice my sound quality varies for each source and from track to track.

So to test out the sound quality take an original cd put it in and play it and see if you get more dynamic range.

I will say this too our Laredo E has the RBZ head unit and the regular speakers and it to me sounds better than the upgraded stereo in the X.
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Re: Speed-Sensitive Volume/Audio Quality

None of the GC media systems (130, 430 or 730 regular or N series) have a speed-sensitive volume feature. I have it on my other cars (Ford and GM), and on those it is adjustable for the amount of volume difference. There is no mention of the feature in any Chrysler/Jeep literature or manuals.

The GC is so quiet compared to my other cars, I really so not see the need for the feature.
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None of the GC media systems (130, 430 or 730 regular or N series) have a speed-sensitive volume feature. I have it on my other cars (Ford and GM), and on those it is adjustable for the amount of volume difference. There is no mention of the feature in any Chrysler/Jeep literature or manuals.

The GC is so quiet compared to my other cars, I really so not see the need for the feature.
This worries me.

That means I'm just losing my damn mind and the volume differences I think I'm hearing aren't real.
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