Originally Posted by AdamCalifornia
Has anyone of you listened to the Mark Levinson system in Lexus?
The reviewer in the Absolute Sound liked it a lot.
I have listened to one in an LS460. I thought it was pretty decent, for an OEM system. Nothing like you can put together with upper-end aftermarket components and know-how though.
Nothing that is mass produced is going to compete with something that is lovingly fussed over in the hands of someone with the knowledge to fabricate it and tune it.
It will certainly beat your average installed system, and for the buck is a good effort, but won't compete with a "best effort" system.
Good tonality, somewhat limited dynamics, not all that revealing of source material.
That's my take on what I heard. My guess is the boys at TAS haven't heard too many top notch cars before, therefore were pretty bowled over by it, which I can understand.