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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-07-2017, 09:27 PM
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A better way to start might be to get sound proofing done. That alone could help generate the sort of audio quality you want. Car makers don't always include enough of it especially in vehicles like this for obvious reasons.
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Sound proofing does help, but it's definitely a tedious task to strip everything down and install it properly. It's also not cheap and quite heavy too and it all depends on how crazy you want to go with it.
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If you're thinking of replacing the whole system by yourself anyways, I assume you know how to remove the interior panels yourself to install the insulation. But it can be a bit stressful if you don't want to damage anything in the process.

Best to leave it to the professionals and ask them to add in more insulation while they're at it. doesn't hurt and shouldn't cost too much.
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I remember getting a quote to dynamat a car that I had a while back.. to Dynamat the doors and trunk completely, it was in the $500 range. Getting a full on properly done Dynamat job can cost upwards of $1000.00
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I stand corrected. Maybe start with the base and then move on to other speakers later on down the road or if you can figure out how to do it yourselves.
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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Lol pretty much.

These days head units are so complicated or have a whole bunch of other things integrated into one infotainment system so adding a set of subwoofers in the back generally isn't that bad using a line-converter.

Changing speakers is just real iffy because you don't know if you need adaptors and all of those things
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post #17 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-02-2017, 12:50 PM
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Some modifications are better left to the experts, but you can still shop around for the speakers themselves even if you don't plan on doing the installation. But for those who are happy with factory, I heard the 825 Meridian Surround Sound System is outstanding and you can choose from Meridian or Dolby or DTS.
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post #18 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-02-2017, 01:26 PM Thread Starter
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Most definitely. You can do a world of bad that'll really set you back a lot more than being helpful in any way possible if you don't know what you're doing haha.

Glad to hear the Meridian surround sound system is good enough though. Did anyone mention how the Dolby or DTS system stacked up against it?
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post #19 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-05-2017, 05:45 PM
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Probably one of the better examples out there of what sound proofing can accomplish is this Kia:



Do that to you Jaguar and even just the sound the doors make when closing will impress you.
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post #20 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-06-2017, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Definitely very worth it but it's just coughing up that money to get it done and having someone do it for you. Tearing apart an interior to that degree straight from brand new would slightly hurt too. Adds a good amount of weight as well.
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