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Hello,

My Taos beats audio system was really bass heavy and muddy sounding. Surprisingly the speakers are very capable but i was getting rattles and boominess on my music. Also the car has a fairly large amount of road noise and noise infiltration. I put dynamat on the 4 doors, rear wheel wells, under the spare and in the liftgate. All told i spent around $450.00 having a pro do it as i couldn't find any diagrams on the door panels. when i got my car back the muddiness was gone in the bass region and all the resonces and panel shaking was gone, but dang there was a lot but it sounded very clean. I never recommend raising the eq but cutting below the 0 line instead as it stops distortion especially on large changes.

My settings after dynamat
Treble is -1
Mid is 0
Bass is -4
Subwoofer is 0

This is a large eq curve so cut the signal dont boost. The bass hits perfect the sound is clean and vocals sound great... Dont replace the speakers they are actually great! i would give the system an 8.5 out of 10 when before it was a 4 out of 10. Definitely sounds better the the bose in the denali and the harmon kardon in the ram. the only system i have rated higher in th4e non super luxury segment is the Fender in the Atlas...after dynamting that car i had to cut the bass to -2 and leave everything else flat......wow
 

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if you are planning on driving this car until the wheels fall off i would say go for it unless you can do it yourself and it would cost about 150 bucks.... the car is now luxury car quiet, the doors sound solid, and little road noise.... it helps as now you can listen at lower volumes..... but it does dramatically clean up the bass and seems to make it louder. last mod i did was ceramic tints, as i live in texas it is hot now my ac doesnt run full blast. makes a big difference but do it in the beginning not towards the end of the vehicle life cycle
 
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