Pretty old thread indeed! 14 channels and you'll not get decent bass. We'll just waiting for the car to return from the installation of new set of tires from 4 Wheelonline and we'll start upgrade the audio system.Very late to this discussion, but my 2013 THX system sounded pretty dead until I adjusted the front/rear fade toward the center and adjusted the crude equalizer by pushing up the highs a lot, the mid range a little, and pushing down the bass. If you want booming, dominant bass, you won’t like this stereo. If you like a natural sound with great separation and presence, it’s pretty doggone good.