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RE: You need a very quiet car to make it worthwhile. My entry-level Camry

I agree, I've yet to hear a factory system to give much competition to an aftermarket system of quality and good install. There's a system that Chrysler uses in a few cars that is pretty good, I heard one in a Durango and my friend's car, I forget what it is, HS or something. Sometime back JBL had a decent system in the Lincoln. I'd like to hear the Dynaudio system in VW. Or, the Naim system in the Rolls. To hear the sound of most factory systems I have to wonder if auto engineering considers sound at all or if it's just, where can we cram it in.

The trick to low noise and having a car system sound better is Dynamat, or similar product. Some aftermarket insulation does amazing things.

If you have the money a car system can now rival some high end systems for home and kill your average home system. There are processors you can buy that somehow put the sound in front of you like a home system. It's really amazing. So much so, I wonder if I'd find it too distracting. Auto for background or company while driving is one thing but a system that sounds that good is another.

You also have to choose your installer wisely. I went to a shop with my daughter, the guy was more than willing to show off his system, I put in a Dave Grusin CD, the bass was so over driven it was terrible, but that's what some kids think audio should sound like.


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