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    Re: Anyone upgraded the sound system in their V?

    Stock system is fine, ya pretentious bastards.

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    Re: Anyone upgraded the sound system in their V?

    I agree that the stock system is marginal at best. I would have expected more from GM fot their top of the live vehicles like the V.

    When you compare the cost of the factory system to one which will give the type of sould these cars deserve, I'm sure the differance would be marginal in comparision to the $72,000.00 price tag of the whole car.

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    Re: Anyone upgraded the sound system in their V?

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    Nice first post. You must work for Best Buy rofl
    Didn't know I had to have a high post count to respond to a topic that I have qualified knowledge about. I was jusy trying to add knowledge to the community but I guess that's not welcome either. No I don't work for best buy, if you must know I am a firefighter and a paramedic but I guess that's not good enough either. Don't worry I won't post on your board anymore. Thanks for the welcome.

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    Re: Anyone upgraded the sound system in their V?

    The internet requires thick skin bud. And that's just Ravie's way of saying he thinks you're cute.

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    Re: Anyone upgraded the sound system in their V?

    mcharb007, have you upgraded your V yet?

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    Re: Anyone upgraded the sound system in their V?

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    mcharb007, have you upgraded your V yet?
    Haven't upgraded the V yet. I'm upgrading power and wheels first. Then I'll decide on what equipment and build I want for the V after that's all done.

    I've upgraded a lot of other cars and will say that I am excited about the V due to the good sound deadening from the factory compared to other vehicles. Should make for a great sound experience with minimum difficulty compared to standard builds where sound deadening is top priority.

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    Re: Anyone upgraded the sound system in their V?

    mcharb007

    If you can come up with a good way to improve the stock system, the I would sure like to hear about it. Good luck.

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    Re: Anyone upgraded the sound system in their V?

    Probably to do anything you'd just have to tear the whole thing out and go with a custom dash with build in double din with built in nav, amps in the trunk, high end speakers etc. I can't remember what they did with Justin beavers car on west coast customs as far as the sound system went, it was a new V coupe and they modified it big time, even had lambo doors. Doing what I said above would be a major undertaking and probably not worth it for most people, that's why you don't hear of many people modding the sound systems in these cars, but good question anyhow. I don't believe just upgrading the speakers would do much or might make things worse because these bose system use speakers with wierd impedance numbers with must line up with the wierd amps.

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    Re: Anyone upgraded the sound system in their V?

    I did the rip-and-replace thing with the C6, but the dash was a modular design (though not quite DIN) and I didn't mind giving up a little hatch space... and I was highly motivated to replace the stock CD changer with something disk-based. The V wagon is different on all counts.

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    Re: Anyone upgraded the sound system in their V?

    Why GM continues to use BOSE is beyond me. The Harman-Kardon system in the new Buick and my wife's Mini Cooper sound so much better. The Bose in the V sounds considerably better than the one in Z06.

    Back in the 70's when home audio systems were ruled by the likes of Marantz, Krell, etc. BOSE always stood for Buy Other Stereo Equipment.

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    Re: Anyone upgraded the sound system in their V?

    But oldsters still buy Bose wave radios and Bose home theater systems As Seen On TV, so clearly the brand has some pull. It's why I'm not surprised (just disappointed) that the new Corvette Stingray has a premium Bose system at the top of its options chart. So much for appealing to younger buyers...

    Also, I thought home audio in the 70s was ruled by DAK. Or was that the 80s?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcharb007 View Post
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    Didn't know I had to have a high post count to respond to a topic that I have qualified knowledge about. I was jusy trying to add knowledge to the community but I guess that's not welcome either. No I don't work for best buy, if you must know I am a firefighter and a paramedic but I guess that's not good enough either. Don't worry I won't post on your board anymore. Thanks for the welcome.
    And somebody said I was sensitive!

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    Re: Anyone upgraded the sound system in their V?

    I worked in the stereo business in the 80s, when Bose 901 speakers were the big thing. Although this is only my opinion, those speakers were 4 $2 universal speakers pointing in different directions with a crappy paper woofer. But when comparing them to better stuff at half the price, it made it easy to sell other speakers! Yes the bose system in the corvette is frustratingly disappointing. My Jeeps and Fords definitely sound better.

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    Re: Anyone upgraded the sound system in their V?

    I actually don't think it sounds too bad and I'm kind of a audiophile. I think the system in my Wagon with the sub in the spare tire well definately sounds better than the coupe or the sedan I listened to.

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    Re: Anyone upgraded the sound system in their V?

    Had the chance to listen to the Logic 7 system in a 2006 BMW M5 yesterday and it blew away the CTS-V Bose system. If we had something like the Logic 7 in the caddy then I wouldn't replace it.
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