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Does any one know where the audio head unit / amp are situated in the V40, want to upgrade sound system and need to find them, I have the premium audio don't know if that makes any difference to there location.
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I am going to upgrade the speakers in the front doors and fit a combined sub woofer and amp in the boot, I was told by my in - car audio specialist that this will greatly improve the sound.
 

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@HOMETUNEDAVE...Colour me curious, but I have the Premium Audio system and my question would have to be...how loud do you want it exactly?

My other worry and again, don't shoot my curiosity down in flames here...but it's a Volvo V40, not a Vauxhall Astra GTC?

What model have you ordered exactly, I'm intrigued.
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Adding onto DarrenCC's post, I have the high performance in mine, and the sound is loud. Maybe get a pair of hearing aids, will improve the experience :)

But on the other hand, some folks want more sound, like I want more speed/power from my car.
 

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I have a premium sound system on mine. Happy with the quality of the speakers.. it just lacks a bit of Bass.. So I added a small Focal 10" subwoofer powered by small monoblock amp.

I also lined the doors and boot with dynamat sound deadening.

I tuned the subwoofer to play the lowest frequencies only and i'm very happy with the sound quality. I get a lot of compliments regarding the sound quality.
 

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have done the same installed a 10inch in the boot set to 28 hertz only 600 watts rms all doors have been sound deadened as well upgraded the front to rockfords as well and its night and day inside the car
 

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Darren you are interested in the system I am fitting into my V40, I am replacing the front door woofers and tweeters with Addison AV / K6 two way passive crossover woofers and tweeters and shall put Dynama in the doors, in the rear I shall fit a Intel sub 10 ARE powered sub woofer.
I know a lot of the V40 owners are happy with the audio system in there vehicles but I find the system a little lacking in bass especially from the back the system in my previous car (Audi A8) was far superior to the premier system in my V40 and I just want to bring the Volvo system up to something similar, I don't want to drive down the local high street with drum and bass blaring out of the windows just want to improve the Volvo system to something similar to the Audi system.
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@HOMETUNEDAVE...you have my respect on three and a half counts: -
1) explaining your rationale for the upgrade so eloquently
2) Not rattling off thinking you were being criticised
3) **** nice specification of your V40
1/2) Rebel Blue...we don't want too many of those (well I don't)
I dropped you the other half for wanting the sound system to be an Audi (Bose?) system...as unfortunately from a previous life I have nothing but disdain for Audi!

Good post Sir, looking forward to many more and photos when you get your car!
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Darren you are interested in the system I am fitting into my V40, I am replacing the front door woofers and tweeters with Addison AV / K6 two way passive crossover woofers and tweeters and shall put Dynama in the doors, in the rear I shall fit a Intel sub 10 ARE powered sub woofer.
I know a lot of the V40 owners are happy with the audio system in there vehicles but I find the system a little lacking in bass especially from the back the system in my previous car (Audi A8) was far superior to the premier system in my V40 and I just want to bring the Volvo system up to something similar, I don't want to drive down the local high street with drum and bass blaring out of the windows just want to improve the Volvo system to something similar to the Audi system.
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please let me know when you have installed the addisons I was looking at them as well I installed the rockfords because I had them but they are already 3 years old so time soon for a change. was reading a very good review see link below

http://old.morelhifi.com/media/pdf/...ile Electronics Australia - Dotech review.pdf
 
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