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Which are your favourite Car Audio brands: JVC, Bose, Sony, Mark Levinson, JBL, Alpine, Pioneer,...?

post #1 of 49
Thread Starter 
Post some pictures of your car audio system.
What do you have in your car?
If you don't have a car, what do your parents have in their car?

Do you have just a stereo (2.0) or 2.1 (with a subwoofer) system?
How about 5.1, 6.1, etc systems?
How big are your subwoofer or speakers?

Here are some brands


Last year I read in the Absolute Sound (200?):

Quote:
2006 Lexus GS 430/Mark Levinson Premium Surround System
and Bang & Olufsen/Audi Advanced Sound System


Two takes on two approaches to high-end auto sound systems.

.... Befitting the Lexus heritage, Levinson has gone to great lengths to build
audiophile-grade system for the vehicle.

..... it's amazing leap for car audio.

Also last year I read somewhere on tye internet:

Quote:
Audio Brands Look to Luxury cars for New Clients

... a New Twist on a Growing Phenomenon

.... Bose, JBL, Infinity and Boston Acoustics have enjoyed prosperousalliances
with the car industry for a long time.

..... Lexus with Mark Levinson ...

Mark Levinson car audio - Please do not lick off the screen!

************************************************** *********

What the hell is this?


I've decided to use the plural form " ... are .... brands ..." in the title because your system
might contain components from various car audio makers.




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post #2 of 49
lol Fiat Bravo with bog standard 6 speaker system and Blue&me system!!
cd player redundant and runs on usb flash drives up to 16gb at a time......all at 320kbps 3 sticks and a virgin cd player lol
post #3 of 49
I don't have a car at the moment.
But I have two amplifiers which I used in my previous car.
* Soundstream Reference Class A 10.0
* Soundstream Reference Class A Picasso

They are both stunning amplifiers.


Edit: Reminds me that I should probably sell them. Since they have not been used for over 4 years, and I don't see myself buying a car anytime soon.
post #4 of 49
I just keep Paul McCartney tied up in my backseat.
post #5 of 49
Kirosia talkin about the mccartneys u heard this joke??
lil out of date but funny as hell.....
what has 3 legs and lives on a farm??
heather and paul mccartney
sorry but it makes me laugh even still
post #6 of 49
A quick detail of my system and a few pics of my 1996 Impala SS

Head Unit: Pioneer DEX-P9 cd player/SDV-P7 dvd player/RS-P50 12 disc changer.
2ea. Pioneer 7" LCD monitors
Processor: Pioneer DEQ-P9
Amps: Xtant x604 & x1001
Front Stage: Scanspeak 12M/4631G 4" mids. 2904/6000 tweeters installed in kickpanels. Mids 250hz - 5khz tweeters 5khz on up (6db/oct) custom passive x-overs
Focal inverted tweeters in 'A' Pillars 10khz on up (attenuated)
Dynaudio MW170 Midbass 40hz - 250hz custom door enclosure (18db/oct)
Subs: Xtant 2ea. X124 up to 40hz (24db/oct) installed in custom LiteCrete Aperiodic enclosure.
Interconnects & Speaker cable is Kimber Kable, Power wire is Street Wires








post #7 of 49
I've got a stock OEM Pioneer system. Gave some thought to upgrades, but decided to leave it alone and spend money on the home system instead. Can't have vinyl and tubes in the car, anyway.
post #8 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Erik View Post
I've got a stock OEM Pioneer system. Gave some thought to upgrades, but decided to leave it alone and spend money on the home system instead. Can't have vinyl and tubes in the car, anyway.
Well, not any more:

Chrysler's in-car phonograph | Crave, the gadget blog - CNET
post #9 of 49
in my car i have 2 front pioneer door speakers, on the parcel shelf there are 2 6x9 pioneer speakers, indeed i think the mp3 cd player in the front is pioneer also, no amps, cause i dont understand them, no subwoofer, because they sound stupid,

but i will lbe soon getting a fancy sports car [at 23 insurance is gonna kill me, but i love drivin so much] so i will probably loose all that to whatevers in the car when i get

cant wait, friends are gonna be green with envy in their saxos, corsas etc
post #10 of 49
I like my stock car sound system, for me all I listen to in the car is hip hop and the bass on mine is ridiculous.

People ask me "What kind of subs are in the trunk?" and I smile and say i dont have any.

I am overall satisfied, even if it is Bose...
post #11 of 49
Eclipse CD7100 head unit
Eclipse 2-way speakers in the doors
Memphis Audio tweeters in the dash
Memphis Audio "Memphis Belle" 5-channel amp (4x50, 1x400)
Kicker Solobaric 10" subwoofer
All in a Jeep Grand Cherokee

That's my kind of portable audio.

Stock stereos give me a headache, literally. I've had after-market stereos in my cars since 1978 when I added a Radio Shack AM/FM radio and Audiovox speakers to my 1975 Volkswagen Rabbit, replacing the stock AM radio and single speaker in the middle of the dash.

cAsE sEnSiTiVe, that's an extremely sweet setup you've got there. Whoever built that knows what they're doing. Very clean.
post #12 of 49
Are these setups the usual bass blasters or do they actually sound good? How much can a good sounding audio system be had for?
post #13 of 49
I have the stock audio in my little noddy car (ford fiesta 1.1litre, maybe ten years old), including the flintstone-style tape deck. But plug in one of those tape-to-mp3 player things, with my iPod on the end, and it's all the music I need on the go.

Unless you like to listen LOUD to drown engine noise, and/or are willing to spend lots of money sound-proofing your car, spending silly quantities of money on a high fidelity car-stereo seems like a fairly fruitless excercise to me...
post #14 of 49
Quote:
Originally Posted by stewtheking View Post
I have the stock audio in my little noddy car (ford fiesta 1.1litre, maybe ten years old), including the flintstone-style tape deck. But plug in one of those tape-to-mp3 player things, with my iPod on the end, and it's all the music I need on the go.

Unless you like to listen LOUD to drown engine noise, and/or are willing to spend lots of money sound-proofing your car, spending silly quantities of money on a high fidelity car-stereo seems like a fairly fruitless excercise to me...
until i get my new car, thats the same as what i have, but id hate not to have my rear speakers and mp3/cdplayer, music and driving, amazing!
post #15 of 49
So is there a car audio equivalent to Head-Fi? I love me some forums.
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