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    Re: Why an SRX over a CTS?

    Hi Sube! Good to hear from you.

    First of all, it's actually the "SRX", not the "RSX".
    Yeah, been through all that. You need to
    backread a few posts further. Truly embarrassing,
    my friend, for me to do that.

    The backup camera uses a color display called the Driver Information Center (DIC). That's the display within the speedometer.
    I know about the DIC. Are you saying
    there are indicators within the DIC when
    backing up that will assist me with knowing
    how far I can continue backing up my vehicle?
    If that is the case I will pay attention to it.

    If you have the Luxury or Standard model, you have the basic Bose system.
    Yes, you are correct. I do have the Luxury
    package. However, the added options include
    the 10-speaker Bose System with Navigation
    as well as the Rear Seat Entertainment System.

    Did you manually adjust the equalizer? Did you set "Centerpoint" to on? What are you using to judge the audio quality?
    Sube, I am one step ahead of you. Realize,
    I have an owned a Cadillac for the past two
    years. I am already versed in how to properly
    set up the audio system.

    Bass FULLY UP. Treble and midrange nearly
    all the way up.

    I set the mode to CENTERPOINT. That always
    provides the most engulfing audio experience.
    I also tend to use the fader to push the audio
    towards the rear as the fronts are too strong.
    That enhances the surround-like experience.

    I either listen to CDs or I use my iPod where
    the music is ripped using Apple Lossless (800kb
    average).

    However....

    I have been bitching about Cadillac Bose audio
    systems for the past two years. I went from
    a Acura RL (also with a Bose system) to a
    Cadillac CTS and immediately noticed that the
    sound quality was lackluster. There have been
    a few Google'd reviews on the SRX that compare
    the audio to the Lexus RSX and talk about how
    the Cadillac system lacks punch.

    I guess you are going to have to trust me.
    There are far better speakers than Bose and
    other Luxury car brands that even with a Bose
    system blow away what is in the Cadillac.

    ...of course, you are most correct that
    sound is subjective and therefor I can see
    why you and I are in disagreement here.
    Doesn't mean that I still don't enjoy talking
    to you. You have been very helpful to me
    and don't hesitate to answer questions.

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    Re: Why an SRX over a CTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by NJRonbo View Post
    Hi Sube! Good to hear from you.

    Yeah, been through all that. You need to
    backread a few posts further. Truly embarrassing,
    my friend, for me to do that.

    I know about the DIC. Are you saying
    there are indicators within the DIC when
    backing up that will assist me with knowing
    how far I can continue backing up my vehicle?
    If that is the case I will pay attention to it.

    Yes, you are correct. I do have the Luxury
    package. However, the added options include
    the 10-speaker Bose System with Navigation
    as well as the Rear Seat Entertainment System.

    Sube, I am one step ahead of you. Realize,
    I have an owned a Cadillac for the past two
    years. I am already versed in how to properly
    set up the audio system.

    Bass FULLY UP. Treble and midrange nearly
    all the way up.

    I set the mode to CENTERPOINT. That always
    provides the most engulfing audio experience.
    I also tend to use the fader to push the audio
    towards the rear as the fronts are too strong.
    That enhances the surround-like experience.

    I either listen to CDs or I use my iPod where
    the music is ripped using Apple Lossless (800kb
    average).

    However....

    I have been bitching about Cadillac Bose audio
    systems for the past two years. I went from
    a Acura RL (also with a Bose system) to a
    Cadillac CTS and immediately noticed that the
    sound quality was lackluster. There have been
    a few Google'd reviews on the SRX that compare
    the audio to the Lexus RSX and talk about how
    the Cadillac system lacks punch.

    I guess you are going to have to trust me.
    There are far better speakers than Bose and
    other Luxury car brands that even with a Bose
    system blow away what is in the Cadillac.

    ...of course, you are most correct that
    sound is subjective and therefor I can see
    why you and I are in disagreement here.
    Doesn't mean that I still don't enjoy talking
    to you. You have been very helpful to me
    and don't hesitate to answer questions.
    Hey NJRonbo,

    I started composing my last post before anyone responded to yours. Got sidetracked for about an hour. Came back and finished. Once I submitted it, all of the other replies showed. Then I realized someone had already caught the SRX/RSX snafu. No biggy. We all have those moments.

    Yes, there is a colored bar scale (as well as beeps) that shows how close objects are when backing or going forward. High-toned beeps indicate objects near the front bumper. Low-toned beeps indicate objects near the rear bumper.

    OK, you obviously know your audio. Think about this for a minute. If you boost all of the bands all the way, you're essentially getting flat response, just with increased gain. Just some food for thought. My curve is +5 Bass, +2 Midrange, Max Treble. Of course, this is all dependent on the type of music you're listening to.

    Yeah, I know there are better systems than Bose. I had an Infiniti system in my last car that was amazing. I hear the Lexicon system in the Genesis is pretty sweet too.


    Sube

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    Re: Why an SRX over a CTS?

    I drove a SRX today, I gotta say the handling of the suv/cuv is not bad. I did not buy the SRX. I lived in OAHU HAWAII. This is the only SRX on the island. It is a demmo with 1300 miles. it's a top of the line fwd, silver with gray interior. I will trade in my 2009 CTS top of the line with 13000 miles. dealer willing to give me 26000 for the CTS and sell the SRX for 49000. I walked away from the deal because of the low trade in value of my car. the dealing are not willing to lower their price on the cts.

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    Re: Why an SRX over a CTS?

    ngocts09,

    Sorry to hear you walked away from the deal
    but I can understand why. Maybe the dealer
    will call you back. If not...then what is your
    next plan?


    Sube,

    I will lower the midrange -- in fact copy
    your settings -- and see how much of a
    difference that makes.

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    Re: Why an SRX over a CTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by ngocts09 View Post
    I drove a SRX today, I gotta say the handling of the suv/cuv is not bad. I did not buy the SRX. I lived in OAHU HAWAII. This is the only SRX on the island. It is a demo with 1300 miles. it's a top of the line fwd, silver with gray interior. I will trade in my 2009 CTS top of the line with 13000 miles. dealer willing to give me 26000 for the CTS and sell the SRX for 49000. I walked away from the deal because of the low trade in value of my car. the dealing are not willing to lower their price on the cts.
    I assume you mean lower the price on the "SRX".

    The 2009 CTS is a nice car. May I ask why you're so intent on getting rid of it for an SRX? I love my SRX, but if I already had a one year old CTS I don't know if I would be trading one for the other.


    Sube

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    Re: Why an SRX over a CTS?

    the reason is i need more room. the cts doesn't not have a lot of room in the back seat. it is hard to get my 16 months old daughter in and out of the car.

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    Re: Why an SRX over a CTS?

    i hate buying car in hawaii, because every car dealers mark up there price from any 2000 to 15000. the srx i looked at sticker price 46000 with 3000 dealer mark up.

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    Re: Why an SRX over a CTS?

    The more I drive this vehicle the more
    I appreciate it over the CTS.

    While you do lose the intimacy of a
    more closed-in cabin you gain a lot
    of room. It is far easier to take a
    small child out of the rear of a SRX
    over a CTS.

    The big benefit is driving high
    off the road. It all came together
    today when I went to the drive-thru
    ATM at the bank. Usually, in the
    CTS, I have to reach and stretch
    up to touch the ATM keypad from
    my car seat. Today, I had to reach
    way down. It was pretty wild.

    Love this vehicle. Really smooth ride.

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    Re: Why an SRX over a CTS?

    You should point out BigJim, that those are RSX's, for anyone wondering why they are there.

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    Re: Why an SRX over a CTS?

    TBJS revels in being obtuse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCaptain View Post
    You should point out BigJim, that those are RSX's, for anyone wondering why they are there.
    But...you just did...




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    Re: Why an SRX over a CTS?

    lol, i do that a lot.

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    Re: Why an SRX over a CTS?

    It seems like the SRX's seats are much more comfortable than the CTS.....Even though they look similiar, the side bolsters and adjustments are much better...Leather seems softer too....

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    Re: Why an SRX over a CTS?

    That was the biggest complaint over on the
    CTS forum (including my own) -- the seats on
    the CTS were not comfortable.

    Much more comfortable on the SRX.

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