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I recently purchased my first Kia, its a 2012 Kia Forte Ex Sedan. I've read some other posts on the factory stereo & tried the suggestions that were posted with no change. I set the Bass, Middle & Treble all to 10 the max with no difference in my rear speakers. Most I'm going to say 95% or more of the sound is coming from my front speaker's it makes no difference what I have these settings on for the rear speakers. The rears don't sound blown, no crackling or popping. Just minimal sound. Eventually I will replace them but for now all my money was spent for the car's mechanical & tire needs. Any suggestions & guidance would be greatly appreciated. 馃檪
 

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Is the fader/ balance set mostly to the front?
If not, you might have blown speakers. I have seen blown speakers that just don鈥檛 put out any sound without any sort of buzzing or anything like that that would make you think they were blown
 
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I've noticed in my 2010 Koup, as well as my previous Acura Integra and Hyundai Tiburon, that if you set the fader all the way to the rear, the rear speakers don't sound very loud. Not sure if it's just cuz they're farther away or they have less amplification (cuz they're farther away)? If you set the fader all the way to the rear and really barely hear anything, maybe they're blown, yeah. Also, try with different stations, songs, inputs, etc.
 

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I recently purchased my first Kia, its a 2012 Kia Forte Ex Sedan. I've read some other posts on the factory stereo & tried the suggestions that were posted with no change. I set the Bass, Middle & Treble all to 10 the max with no difference in my rear speakers. Most I'm going to say 95% or more of the sound is coming from my front speaker's it makes no difference what I have these settings on for the rear speakers. The rears don't sound blown, no crackling or popping. Just minimal sound. Eventually I will replace them but for now all my money was spent for the car's mechanical & tire needs. Any suggestions & guidance would be greatly appreciated. 馃檪
How are you listening to music? If playing through an app on your phone I would check to make sure you aren't double equalizing.
 

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Ok so I鈥檝e replaced my fronts and when i did i originally had to splice into the rear speakers to add my subwoofer. When i added fronts i figured it would be a full signal going to the rears but it鈥檚 not. It鈥檚 just a woofer signal because there is no tweeters in the rear on my 2011sx so i had to splice in the front tweeter and the woofer feed to send to my line out converter. It was a fine signal source for bass but not much more. I tried running my front component set off the rear feed and lost all the high range frequency. I then installed an aftermarket amp to drive my new front components. All are fed from stock head unit to line converter then to my amps.

planning an alternator upgrade and a big ol 96ah headway bank so i can push about 4K watts
 
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