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I installed an aftermarket radio in my car. The car's speakers sound pretty bad when I play some of my music off of my iPod. Is there something I can do to improve the quality or would I be better off replacing the speakers too? Steve

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1st rule of audio, make sure you have a high quality source material, 2nd, make sure you have decent speakers in which to hear that material, 3rd, make sure you have a quality device to play said material, 4th, have sufficient amlifying power to hear the material at the desired level. if you have all these things, you are well on your way to bliss my friend!

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YOU WOULD DEFINITELY NEED MORE POWER FOR DOES SPEAKERS . WHAT YPU SHOULD UNDERSTAND IS ONCE YOU HAVE AN AMP. THAT RATES HIGHER THAN YOUR SPEAKERS U WOULD ALWAYS HAVE GOOD SOUND RESULTS BECAUSE U DONT HAVE TO MAX OUT YOUR AMP VOLUME .

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Just make sure they are the same size as your stock speakers and they should just fit right in no customizing needed. For a 1997 Cavalier it's 4X6 in the front and 6X9 in the rear. Shouldn't be too hard just a couple screws and hooking up the existing wire to your new speakers.

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after you play a cd while the cd is playing go into your audio settings and adjust theres settings foe each part on a stereo if u set the audio for AM//FM then play a cd the stereo changes to the cd settings

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I had the same issue in a Ford Explorer. I switched out the factory amp in the back and the sound returned. I feel that you are having the same issues I did. Good Luck

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It sounds like (forgive the pun) the speaker wiring is crossed. To determine this, try using the fader and balance controls like this. Front right speaker only, then fade to back right, back left, then front left. If the music clears up or you do not get a proper balance and fade (only the speaker selected should sound) then there is a wiring problem that the installer has to repair.

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