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post #16 of 49
I have a OEM Monsoon speaker setup in my Jetta. I think it sounds pretty good, it sounds better than most of the factory setups I've heard.

I'd like to hear the B&W system in the new Jaguar XF though.
post #17 of 49
DLS
Image Dynamics
Lotus Seas
Alpine F1 or the made in japan ones
Eclipse (theyre just okay)
TRU
Alto
Zapco
post #18 of 49
Sony Head unit and all Polk Audio mids and highes, MTX Thunder 6, 12" and MTX 250w 2 channel amp.
post #19 of 49
Eclipse is pretty much better than every other commercial brand out there. Polk, Sony, JVC, Kicker, etc. so that is what I use. In my next car, I plan to stay away from all commercially available products as they are mostly junk imo.
post #20 of 49
I have a pretty good setup in my car. Its meant for sound quality, but it can get loud for SPL bass.
All in a '08 Mazdaspeed 3:

HU: Stock w/ Rockford 3sixty.2
Front: RE XXX 6.5 components running active
Rear: Stock
Speaker amp: Alpine PDX4.150
Sub amp:Fusion 2500D
Sub: Fi.q.15 w/ BP power
Wiring and power: KNU wiring, SPLC Battery (150Farad cap)
Sub Box: Sealed @2.0 cu. ft, custom 3/4 MDF with black carpet.

Ive got a flase floor with the wiring hidden, both amps mounted in the rear seats, and the sub sitting on the false floor.


Check out Diy Mobile Audio - The Ultimate In Sound Quality for some people really into SQ in car audio.
post #21 of 49
Nothing but the best (IMO atleast):

Boston Acoustic Components for speakers
Boston Acoustic 10" Sub in a passive radiator Boston box
Kenwood Excelon Headunit
Kenwood Excelon Amp or Alpine V12 amp
Optima marine batteries
Can't remember the caps I had....but they weren't anything special in terms of size or anything.

I for the life of me can't remember what cable was in my car. For some reason, Streetwires come to mind.

It's what opened my eyes to the audio world. It was ACCURATE sound. The bass wasn't trunk rattling, but tight controlled DEEP bass. The mids and highs just SPARKLED. I was often looked at funny because I had all this money dumped into my system, and they wondered why it never boomed....god were they idiots.

Thankfully, much of that was sponsorship stuff, so it wasn't as brutally bad on my wallet. I was only 16-20...god those years were crazy.
post #22 of 49
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post #23 of 49
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How about the Mark Levinson system?

Has anyone of you listened to the Mark Levinson system in Lexus?

The reviewer in the Absolute Sound liked it a lot.

post #24 of 49
JVC head unit,
4 X Pioneer door speakers,
DLS OA12 sub,
thick OFC copper throughout,
power /earth leads as thick as 2 of yer thumbs, cost a fortune...various gold inline fuses and junction boxes(shark)
1 FARAD SHARK Capacitor, gold connectors and digital readout
AMPS: for sub: MAC AUDIO 2 channel bridged 400watts(RMS, not peak) THUMPIN'!!! WHEN I WANT IT TO!!!!! doors: 4 CHANNEL 200WPC RMS.

It's great for me, except i can't hide the monster of a power cable, it's too big diameter wise. sounds good though!!
post #25 of 49
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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.
post #26 of 49
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cAsE sEnSiTiVe, that's an extremely sweet setup you've got there. Whoever built that knows what they're doing. Very clean.
Thanks man. The credit goes to Steve Cornell...one of the very best installers that ever came down the pike.

The car has won two IASCA World Championships for Sound Quality. I'm very proud to own it.
post #27 of 49
I spent about $250 on mine so far, but I'm not sure If I need a sub, sometimes I wish I had one, but others I'm happy with it. I have a Pioneer DEH-2000MP head-unit, 6x8 pioneer front door, and 6x9 pioneer rear deck. They sound good to me, they're bassy on bassy CD's and just right, IMO on a regular cd. I think both pairs of speakers have a max. watt of 240-250.
post #28 of 49
changed out the head unit for some $70 panasonic i got from fry's on sale. sounds better than the stock, but i guess it could use work.

really though, all the music i need comes from the straight 6 under the hood
post #29 of 49
Alpine CD9885. Works great with the ipod and didn't break the bank.
post #30 of 49
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