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Radio balance fwd to rear speakers

I have the stock MB radio.

I can balance Left to Right but noticed I do not seem to have the ability to balance Forward to Rear with the speakers?

Am I missing something?

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On the R171 with the Audio 20, there's no FADER control, so one cannot channel more sound to the front or rear.

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Bummer!

Ok Thanks!

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I have the stock MB radio.

I can balance Left to Right but noticed I do not seem to have the ability to balance Forward to Rear with the speakers?

Am I missing something?

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... yes - a decent sound system (?!?!) - evidently, the only time you get noise out of the rear speakers in when you have COMAND & a dolby V dvd in, and even then, you don't have a fader control, so you can't bring up the rear sound - common to all R171's, despite what sound system you have.






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I have the stock MB radio.

I can balance Left to Right but noticed I do not seem to have the ability to balance Forward to Rear with the speakers?

Am I missing something?

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Nope, the manual shows left to right. No function for fwd to rear.

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My Ozzie slk R170 has a Clarion fitted standard. It does have F/R fader but had no rear speakers. I fitted a pair in panel behind seats and wired thru to plug at rear of radio. Great.

USA standard radio does not have fader.

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I have a Bose system in my slk230 and was told that the rear speakers are for tht Bass try turning up the bass
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Thanks all.

The base does come thru but I hate the deep deep base sound that overrides the music.

My son has one of those Super Systems that shakes the neighborhood when he drives thru and I hate it.
I have given him strict rules as to NO Radio Thumping in the neighborhood or the car will be parked!

Dang, Guess I am getting Old!!! LOL
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Why don't you like us in here? what ever could it be?

It does seem the case though, even on the later models with all the speakers the rears seem vacant. Maybe there could be a mod to add a little boost?
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You are all welcome here as far as I am concerned!!!!

Just because you don't have a R170 doesn't mean you can't help us R170 owners with your advise!

Thanks in advance for any help!

Just my 2 cents worth.

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You are all welcome here as far as I am concerned!!!!

Just because you don't have a R170 doesn't mean you can't help us R170 owners with your advise!

Thanks in advance for any help!

Just my 2 cents worth.

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The reason there is no fader control is because the rear speakers are subwoofers. That's why you get such strong base, their frequency response design demands it override the mid & high frequencies.

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