Thanks for the replys! Yeah that was the first thing I check was any equalizer settings, they're all at default. I do believe you're right in that this stock stereo doesn't have a seperate amp, not high end enough for that. I've just noticed a rattle has started in my front left speaker, and I'm starting to think that's where the problem is. I set the fade and center so only that speaker was playing and it did sound funny, it made all the bass sounds and the high pitched sounds, but nothing mid range (and since I'm always in the drivers seat, maybe that's why it seems not as loud to me). It seems I have cause enough to replace it now. I've never done this before but I'm very handy, getting the door panel off should be easy and I don't expect to be more than a handful of wires correct? Is it a good idea to replace both from speakers or even all four if I'm doing this? Does anyone have suggestions on some decent (budget) speakers or a place to look?