after a week I will say I have lowered the volume some and the sound is totally better than average. Nothing to brag about but huge improvement over the merely adequate factory setup. what I have learned is that to get from average to very good will require ditching the factory speakers and getting seperate tweeters for the front to 'lift' the soundstage.... I am not sure I will bother... have to remove the A pillar trim and install crossover hardware under the dash... a total PITA! I can go better than average to good by just replacing the factory speakers with better quality ones. That will probably be good enough for me at some point.