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How difficult would it be to have an amplifier and subwoofer installed in my 2020 Soul? Any explanations on the how what and wheres to have this done would be awesome! Thank you!
 

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take it to a local audio installer in your area. As we have no idea which model of 2020 Soul you have or where you are located it's hard to make any further suggestions.
 

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How difficult would it be to have an amplifier and subwoofer installed in my 2020 Soul? Any explanations on the how what and wheres to have this done would be awesome! Thank you!
Have you even gone through the setup on the OEM radio? The factory setup gives you almost NO sound at all. I went through the setup on both of my Souls and they both improved by 100%+.
They actually have a very nice Audio Equalizer....use it, before you start cutting into the Factory Sound System. I always set the Bass and Midrange at 100%.

Just a tip!

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Just FYI my GT-Line has the amp located under the front passenger seat. Not sure if they have a completely different wiring harness, but you might check under the seat to see if there are connectors pre-installed under there
 

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How difficult would it be to have an amplifier and subwoofer installed in my 2020 Soul? Any explanations on the how what and wheres to have this done would be awesome! Thank you!
I had mine installed from BestBuy. This is what I put in my 2020 Kia Soul LX. I love it. I Wish I would have upgraded my speakers... I will do that soon... but this is what I had installed!

Kenwood - Class D Digital Mono Amplifier with Variable Low-Pass Crossover - Black; Metra - 12" Single Ported Subwoofer Enclosure - Charcoal; Kenwood - Road Series 12" Dual-Voice-Coil 4-Ohm Subwoofer - Black
 
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Without knowing your skill level, trim level of the vehicle, and what you'd like to accomplish, it's hard to say how easy it'll be.
I don't recommend turning mid and bass all the way up, but if that's what sounds good to you, you do you.

That being said, it's no more difficult than adding to any other car. I added subs and an amp to my last soul, and because I wanted to hide the wires, it was about 7 hours total. That is removing a lot of the interior panels in the hatch, as well as the back seat, door sills, and front kick panel. If you want quick and dirty, you could do it in 1/2 an hour.
If you want to change the speaker out as well, add several more hours.

I a bit of an audio nerd, so it's worth the effort/expense for better sound (and I'm in the car at least 2 hours a day). If music isn't your thing, the stock radio is pretty good.
 

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deejaydead, why don't you recommend turning the bass & midrange up all the way? I have my 2016 Exclaim with the Infinity factory sound system & that's about the only way I ever hear the subwoofer working.
 

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I agree the factory sound system sounds horrible. Surprised me to be honest since they had always advertised these with bumpin hamsters.

I drive around with the volume a couple clicks below max and can still hear my terrible singing.
 

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deejaydead, why don't you recommend turning the bass & midrange up all the way? I have my 2016 Exclaim with the Infinity factory sound system & that's about the only way I ever hear the subwoofer working.
When it comes to sound, you do you. Cranking bass and mids all the way is adding a metric ton of distortion, that's why I don't recommend it.
I don't know what the entry level stereo sounds like, but the HK in the turbo sounds very good for a factory unit. Good enough that I've procrastinate putting my amp and 12's in from my previous 2 kia's (optima and soul).

Sound has been my passion, hobby, and sometimes job for over 3 decades, so I think I have more experience with it than the average Soul driver. But at the end of the day, what sounds good to you, sounds good to you. So you all do what makes your ears happy.
 

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Changed my bass to +10, mid to +8 and treble to +2. Improved the sound tremendously. My 17 Soul Exclaim WITHOUT the optional system sounded way better stock for stock with no adjustments at all, just a flat EQ. This helps get closer but not quite. Not 100% thrilled with the stock system but it works...for now.
 

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Just purchased a 2020 GT Line yesterday (not the Turbo) and I'm curious what the stock system is. I've looked everywhere online, but the only info I can find is for the Turbo. I must have heard all the right songs when test driving because it seemed great, then once I drove home and started listening to my own tunes, it seemed lacking in the bass department (even with it at 10). I haven't had much of a chance to play around with it yet, but I was just curious if anyone knew what the stock system was.
 

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I had mine installed from BestBuy. This is what I put in my 2020 Kia Soul LX. I love it. I Wish I would have upgraded my speakers... I will do that soon... but this is what I had installed!

Kenwood - Class D Digital Mono Amplifier with Variable Low-Pass Crossover - Black; Metra - 12" Single Ported Subwoofer Enclosure - Charcoal; Kenwood - Road Series 12" Dual-Voice-Coil 4-Ohm Subwoofer - Black
Just curious (and I know you posted this months ago) - where did Best Buy install the amplifier and subwoofer at? Under a seat? The trunk? I'd love to upgrade mine at some point to get better bass while bumping down the highway
 
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