Date: Tue, 8 Aug 2000 12:16:58 -0800
From: "Thomas Myers" <liufengnopsamnet>
Subject: Re: 9.3 SE audio system

You can turn off the loudness and a couple of other features by turning the radio off. Then hold down the mute button and the power button for a few seconds and a menu will pop up that changes the settings. You're right about the bass... it killed all my music till I found a way to turn it off. But actually every recent SAAB seems to kit the bass pretty hard, someone in the design room must like R&B. "Bill Britton" <> wrote in message news:39906699.B34D32A3nopsamcom... > I have a 97 900 SE and I think the sound system is quite good. In contrast, > the dealer loaned me a 2000 9.3 SE last week while they worked on my 89 900 > SE for a couple of days. While I appreciated a couple of the design > refinements over the 97, the sound system was certainly not one of them. It > seems that SAAB decided at some point to enable full-time variable loudness > compensation into this system. I was disgusted at the muddy, thumping bass > coming from the subs. I listen to hard rock like Dream Theater, Creed, and > King's X. I kept having to turn down the bass control substantially for > every CD unless I had the volume up loud enough to cause the Loudness > contour to be near flat. Yuck. What a step backwards. Maybe you can find an > earlier head unit that has a Loudness button on it -- which works just fine > when you want some music in the car but can easily talk over it. Of course, > it probably won't support the nifty steering wheel controls. > > Bill > > Larry Rader wrote: > > > just got my new 2000 9.3 se. replaced the 87 900S 180,000 miles with > > the dead tranny. > > picked it up yesterday; first 200 miles were a blast. > > i'm wondering what suggestions have been bandied about here about > > improving the audio system. > > it seems that they wasted perfectly good door speaker space with the > > subwoofers, which can be in the trunk or any hidden away spot. in my > > 900, i used the 4x10's, the dash 4" (or whatever), driven by the head, > > and two satellite tweeters and a sub in the trunk, each driven by their > > own amp. sounded great. > > i'm not too keen on changing the head unit; even though it seems a bit > > limited in terms of features, it's all integrated in the display and the > > steering wheel. > > but, i'm very interested in a discussion here about how to jack up the > > sound in the 9.3 se. (by the way, i have the dash cd and no changer.) > > happy saabing > > larry >

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