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I had the Shaker 500 headunit replaced with a new double-din kenwood unit in my 2005 GT. For some reason, there's not nearly as much treble with the new radio (sounds muddier in general) as I had with my stock one. Both the speakers and the woofers are working, but there just isn't much treble. Any ideas what might cause this? I have played with the settings on the radio and it helps a little, but not enough. The factory amps were wired to the new HU and resistors were installed to keep the popping from occurring, but the sound quality is seriously lacking in the high end...more bass now though


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How about tech support from Kenwood.
Or if you bought it from crutchfield they are supposed to have good support.
I'm looking to replace my failed shaker 1000 and have been checking lots of reviews. Which model did you buy.
Also ran across this site maybe someone will now your answer KenwoodForums.com • Index page
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How about tech support from Kenwood.
Or if you bought it from crutchfield they are supposed to have good support.
I'm looking to replace my failed shaker 1000 and have been checking lots of reviews. Which model did you buy.
Also ran across this site maybe someone will now your answer KenwoodForums.com • Index page
I ended up replacing the factory front 6x8s with a pair of 6x8 kickers and now it sounds great. I guess the factory speakers couldn't put out as much treble with the aftermarket radio as they did with the stock HU for some weird reason.

I bought the Kenwood DDX470. Overall it's a good radio, the compatibility with apple lightning connect ports on newer iPods or iPhones is glitchy, but they told me that when I was buying it. Besides that it's great

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I had the Shaker 500 headunit replaced with a new double-din kenwood unit in my 2005 GT. For some reason, there's not nearly as much treble with the new radio (sounds muddier in general) as I had with my stock one. Both the speakers and the woofers are working, but there just isn't much treble. Any ideas what might cause this? I have played with the settings on the radio and it helps a little, but not enough. The factory amps were wired to the new HU and resistors were installed to keep the popping from occurring, but the sound quality is seriously lacking in the high end...more bass now though
If you didn't change out the stock speakers, then that's probably the problem. I changed all four and what a difference they made.

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