I'd like to know too cause the cheap sound coming from the UVO is my biggest complain about my Rio. I browsed the Arkamys Website and there's talk abut a fantastic surround sound even a schema of what is regular stereo "bubble" and the extended surround. No way this surround system powers the Rio UVO. To me, UVO sounds like a 1980's 2 speakers stereo radio. In the driver's seat, you can only listen to the front speakers. The rears have no effect on the listening. I also found some videos that state that the Rio is equipped with this surrounding sound system. But it shows the regular radio, not the UVO.Anyone know what the RMS output per channel is on the UVO radios? Is it internal or external amplified if at all???
Hello rroyce. Thans so much for your comment. I'm 56. Your words have thinking...As hard as I hate to do comparisons with my previous car, I have to say the best asset of my Neon was his stereo. The sound was incredible. I think there was some kind of amplification but I'm not sure. Actually, this is what I miss most. So I may be used to crisp highs and boom-boom lows and punchy middles. Being a child of disco and dance music, I got stuck there and listen to channel 51 on Sirius, some CD's I make and MP3. But the sound coming from the UVO is in no way comparable in quality to the Neon's stereo. I know for sure cause same CD I listened 5 months play pitifully in the Rio. Don't take me wrong: the sound is one the very very few thinks I like less in the Rio. I wouldn't turn the clock back. But I would have liked Kia to offer the option of chosing between "regular" and say the Infinity system found in the Soul. As for "maximum" setting. This is the very first times -for me- in years that I have to use "maximum" if I want some punch and the punch is not there. But at the end, it all depends from where you're coming.Racineur- I quite like the sound quality of the UVO & have the sound adjusted so it's more toward the rear speakers.I have to admit i don't know how old you are & your taste in music but I am 66 years young & enjoy all kinds of Jazz,Big Band & Rock & I like the volume Loud & sometimes on MAXIMUM( When my spousal unit isn't with me.My Ipod sounds great(providing the recording was with done with high volume & some recordings were not) & I like Sirius 66 Watercolours. For Metal, Hip-Hop, Rap etc I would have no idea if its any goodHope you have experimented fully with all the possible settings in the menu.
What do you mean? When the car is delivered, is it connected or not to good amp and speakers? Sorry but I'm not the only one to find the sound coming from the UVO is Lo-Fi. If one find it OK, I'm happy but it's still Lo-Fi. And it bugs me cause I don't want to have the dash and the doors teared apart to make room for an amp and better speakers. Been there in the past after the tear apart, the squeaks and rattles start to show...The UVO system sounds great when its connected to good amp and speakers. I've been mixing music professionally for more than 25 years and I am impressed by the UVO sound quality.
... I concur. What does Spazoo actually mean here?What do you mean? When the car is delivered, is it connected or not to good amp and speakers?
This too. Racineur makes yet another great point. Why do I need to start ripping apart my brand new car, just to get adequate sound from the stereo?? Maybe in my younger days I'd be all over that, but now - I've got a lot more important stuff to spend my time on... like these forums lol :lol:And it bugs me cause I don't want to have the dash and the doors teared apart to make room for an amp and better speakers. Been there in the past after the tear apart, the squeaks and rattles start to show...
Interesting comment. Looking at some other threads, I'm assuming you've added an external amp and replaced the speakers in your Rio. Awesome. Except, it's rarely the head unit that makes the biggest difference in sound quality (the UVO in this case), instead - it's the amp and speakers you added.I've been mixing music professionally for more than 25 years and I am impressed by the UVO sound quality