Radio info from Jeff

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  1. AER

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    Talked to Jeff today about the HK radio quality and he said there will be a fix in three months and to check with my dealer then.
     
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    Great...Thanks!
     
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    But did he say what it addresses or did he respond to your issue which was what exactly? Quality is vague.
     
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    I wonder what type of fix this may be as a software flash probably won't improve the audio quality. A hardware change may be required.

    I have a Top Care Team member calling me later today to discuss our issues with the HK system. Hopefully the can corroborate what Jeff has told you. The good news is that something is in the works. That's refreshing to hear.
     
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    Please do let us know what you hear
     
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    Lots of people here have said that it sounds fine with certain audio sources but bad with others (especially radio and satellite radio). To me that sounds like something that at least potentially could be fixed with software. But it's all guesswork right now.
     
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    Who the hell is Jeff?
     
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    The HK system in my Hellcat sounds amazing compared to the crap HK system they were using in the pre 15 models.
     
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    Nothing much. He simply wanted to schedule an appointment at my dealer to start a paper trail.
     
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    Modern music, via my ipod connected through Bluetooth sounds great, even FM radio that's HD does. The bass hits quite hard, bounces all three mirrors pretty good. But when I slow down to a stop, the volume drops, and I'd rather it stay loud. (I checked in audio settings, and there is a speed compensated volume mode, but mine is turned off, yet acts as if it's always on.) When I listen to old music, like Led Zep, via my Ipod, it is pretty quiet, leaves me wishing it cranked to 50 instead of stopping at a strange "38" on the volume control. So it appears different cars have different results through their HK system, oddly; I guess I am one of the lucky ones, since, for the most part, my system rocks, with excellent clarity and good tight thump.
     
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    my radio sounds good but the volume sucks!! when I first got the car I was like WOW this radio sounds good and is somewhat loud while PARKED at #30.. couldn't imagine how loud it would be at #100... then my sound tops out at like #36! ..... SMH !
    PS I only use satellite radio
     
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    Satellite radio is one of the worst sounding due to the compressed XM signal. In the past they used Sirius hardware which has a slightly better signal. As far as volume level, prior HK systems used to go to 50 (I think) but a software update reduced that to 38 (current max). It's all controlled via software so I'm sure they can adjust the processing and levels with a future update.
     
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    I read that somewhere before about the signal.. heh, I don't care about quality as I mostly only listen to classic vinyl channel.. so there is plenty of static and pops.. full volume cruising is NOT very loud at all.. especially for all that it has built into the "900watt" system.. the stock crap radios in my Hyundai and Ranger are both uber louder.
     
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    Yeah, Classic Rewind and Classic Vinyl stations unfortunately are not going to get that loud. :( For something modern, try Octane (Channel 37), just to see if it is louder. I mostly play from my iPod and usually don't go above 25 with the windows up as it is pretty damn loud. I don't think I've ever gone above 30 unless the mp3 itself had low volume. No kidding, the first couple days I owned the Hellcat I had massive headaches from the loud exhaust and stereo. :D
     
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    ugg this cars technology makes me feel old! thanks! ill try different things.
     

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