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because of the small cab area does putting speakers in the rear have that much of a "stereo" effect? is it really worth the expense/effort vs a larger car
 

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You may notice your music more, but that's only because it's closer to your ears. My smart actually came with the surround sound and I'm happy with the sound. To me it sounds better than our 2015 Prius with JBL 6 speaker system.


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Since 'stereo effect' is directly influenced by the position of the speakers the answer is maybe. For example if you put speakers beside your left ear on the bulkhead next to your head you would no longer have good stereo effect unless you adjusted the balance of the speakers to restore a balance between the left and right channels. Without doing this well you would not have stereo, and if you make an adjustment to suit you, your passenger would no longer have stereo.

For best effect, wear headphones, which btw are illegal in some parts of the country or at least they are up here.

Now if you had asked about surround sound effect, (oh great what have I done) then the answer would be more interesting although your radio may not have the circuitry onboard to actually produce that type of effect without unlocking that feature if it was built in.
 

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had a 1965 Chrysler Imperial that had reverb unit in back. That made for some really great tunes for that time. Unless you hit a good hard bump and the springs started hitting each other... I tried transplanting the system in other cars but it just didn't sound the same.

Last night I stopped for gas and there was a newer Impala next to me with the music thumping and banging. when he got in and turned it up, the trunk started to vibrate so much it popped open. He got out and said it does that sometimes. What a waste of money!
 

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had a 1965 Chrysler Imperial that had reverb unit in back. That made for some really great tunes for that time. Unless you hit a good hard bump and the springs started hitting each other... I tried transplanting the system in other cars but it just didn't sound the same.

Last night I stopped for gas and there was a newer Impala next to me with the music thumping and banging. when he got in and turned it up, the trunk started to vibrate so much it popped open. He got out and said it does that sometimes. What a waste of money!
Bet he's going to have some major hearing loss plus the added bonus of turning his internal organs to mush.
 

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Nah, I would have called someone. Only 2 blocks from the police/sheriff office, plus all those donuts inside... someone would have arrived quickly...
 

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Stereo in a sound system has to do with right and left channels, example, one side you here the voice and the other a piano depending on how it was recorded and if they are creative in the recording the sound will move from right to left then left to right. Surround is when for example you have 4 speakers and 1 sub, they are controled independly of each other, example the sound of a plane starting on your speaker 1 front right then moving to your front left then to your rear left then to your rear right and so on , making the plane sound like it is going around you, and the sub is for the rummble and low freq. sounds. You will get all of these sounds in a car, only difference it is a little closer to you and not quite as dramatic.
 
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