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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-29-2006, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Speaker question

I own an '04 GTO and I have the 6 disc in-dash Blaupunkt CD player. Stereo sounds pretty damn good for a factory unit. I don't think it is the Monsoon version it would say that somewhere correct?

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-01-2006, 08:49 AM
 
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Yeah the radio is Blaupunkt. As for everything else, we just replaced a door speaker at my work in a 04 and its a cheap speaker made in Korea.
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The Head unit is a GM/Blaupunkt. The amp and head are decent, but the speakers are junk. Try a decent factory system like the Bose unit in other GM products or eq. I think you will walk away wondering why the goat sounds so crappy. It is not terrible, just not great either.
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The amp for the bass is located in the trunk, drivers side, mounted on the inside fender. Pull the carpet back and adjust the knob on the amp.

Trust me, your stereo will sound WAY BETTER!!!

Just crank that knob up a bit...
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Agreed, this trick helps, but just made mine more bumpy on the bottom end. Still little transparency, presence or range. New door speakers and dash tweeters are being sought.
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Do yourself a favor, don't try to make it better. Make it gone and put in a better systm. The door speakers are crap and the door panel covers the top thrid of the speaker so even a good speaker won't sound much better. The rear sides are 6.5 crap but the opneings a 4.5, go figure. The mid-bass (not subs) are 6.5 paper donkeys as well. What passes for an amp in the rear is Malaysian junk and the head unit is marginal at best. By the way 200W right, how bout80 at 12V, the unit has to be at 16.2V to hit 200 and then with a bad distortion level. It's a shame that such a nice interior has such a crummy audio system. Oh and the tweeters should be mounted with the door speakers to keep the phase shift right, not four feet away on top of the dash.
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But there's hope! I installed an Alpine IVA-W200, cd changer, nav and sound processor (the nav and 5.1 were in another car I was selling) matched to two PDX4-150 amps and coated the interior with B-Quiet Extreme (like Dynamat but cheaper). I like CDT speakers and installed them throughout save the subs which are Pionerr 8" shallow mounts. I also yanked out the original wires and used a JL Audio 2 amp install kit as well. Sounds much better. Your alternator is rated at 140A with a reserve of almost 60A, full able to handle a 1200W system
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Not everyone here is trying to “Pimp our ride”

The stereo does sound a little thin with factory setting but a little adjustment it can sound respectable….

Is there ever a “Factory” sound system that can match a $4000 after market system?

I guess it all depends on what you want… for me, it sounds great…
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That's tue, wasn't putting it down, for a factory radio it sounds alright. Just I spend a lot of time in my car traveling and I want it to sound nice (that's why I took the nav system out of my old car when I bought the Goat). Too many people think they can get great sound out of the factory system, you can't. The speakers are the weak link but if you go to hipo speakers the power of the system comes into play and if you put anything in the back to pick up the low frequencies the amp falls way short. And like I said, speaker placement is really wierd in our cars. Good thing is if you want to, it is fixable.
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The fact that a speaker has a paper cone doesn't make it crap. A paper cone is acoustically better than a metal or poly based one.

Look at the Bose speakers that all think sound so good. All have paper cones and fabric or foam surrounds.

I have Bose 301 Series V and Bose 201 Series IV powered by a Onkyo Reciever in my home and I wouldn't say the OE Blaupunkt sounds bad at all.
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