I'm looking for some answers to questions about the Infinity radio in the Veracruz. No one at the dealer is radio savvy so maybe someone else has the answers. I have the Infinity radio with the 7 speaker configuration (2 tweeters in the upper-door, 2 full ranges in the lower door, 2 full ranges in the 2nd row doors, the over-powering center speaker in the dash and the sub-woofer in back. Actually a 7.1 system). There are numerous threads regarding the less than stellar performance of the radio so I am trying to come up with work-arounds.
1) Right now the radio is equalized too much to the center speaker when using AM or FM. One thread suggested turning off Surround Sound but I am guessing that is a setting on the RES version as it is not on mine. Does anyone know if the dealer has access to any hidden set-up codes for the radio that might access this? (I assume itís the same embedded chip for both radios).
2a) The RES and the NAV versions boast a 10 speaker 600 watt output. Does anyone know if the amp is within the radio or if itís a separate amp? If it is separate, I assume I can buy it and add it to my existing radio?
2b) Where are the 3 additional speakers mounted when you get the RES version? Just wondering.
2c) If the extra audio amp is embedded in the RES chassis, could I switch my radio for an RES without having to add the read playout modules?
3) Has anyone found a way to boost the sub-woofer?
Itís amazing that once again a car company thinks the audio is a secondary issue. Ya..Itís a little better than some and falls short compared to others but all-in-all, itís a crummy radio. I'd test a model with RES or NAV however the dealer does not have one on the lot. I assuming the extra power alone makes it a lot better.
Love the car...hate the radio.