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Car audio systems

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:28 am
by eagle6014
Just curious to know what car stereo systems y'all have. Factory or after market? I have a 2014 Buick Verano Premium (turbo) w/ a factory installed 9 speaker Bose. Yeah ok we all know what Bose stands for. But since there was no alternative, it's something I have to deal with. Besides I didn't buy the car for it's audio, the nice Buick ride and the sweet 2.0L turbo engine is why I chose it. The entire audio system is literally integrated into the cars Nav and other systems. Switching out anything would be costly and complicated. So I do not think I will bother with it. That is all, Pat.

Re: Car audio systems

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 10:53 am
by admin
I just have the factory installed stereo in my 2009 Hyundai Elentra. I thought about upgrading but I don't really have "listening sessions" in my car, and my commute is usually less than 15 minutes so pretty much a song or two at a time.

I simply don't drive a lot. I only have 32k miles on the car after 5 years. If I had a long commute or just spent more time driving I think I would have considered an upgrade. I do have to admit that sometimes when a really good song comes on I will turn up the volume to "rock out" and then it becomes painfully obvious how lacking the quality is compared to my audiophile setup.

I had XM satellite radio for a few months after buying the car but never renewed the subscription as I was not using it much. If I do go for a longer trip, I will connect my iphone and stream online radio.

Re: Car audio systems

Posted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:41 pm
by Martin Y
Yea I know old thread but what the hey, I'm almost new here.
What i have for car audio is a Nakamichi CD-700 Deck connected to a Butler Audio LD-2 line driver and that goes to 2 - TDB 275 amps. For speakers there are Focal PS -130 mids and tweets on one amp and a Nakamichi 10" sub for low end on other amp. Not a bad sound.

Re: Car audio systems

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:10 pm
by Auriian
i did some competition years ago with a milbert bam tube amp, solen custom passive xovers with big air coils, 4 peerless 8inch face to face in a mirror plexi box, morel 6 inch i nthe doors, vifa 4 inch and morel tweeters in the dash. audi control eql, eclipse cd. all kimber cable interconnect and spaeker wire, streetwires, dual battery... was fun
I'd place and not even have the trunk finished !!

now i just have old sound stream d60ii and d100ii amps with vifa and peerless drivers