[200q20v] Was RE new 20v owner questions, now RE Bose Stereo
dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Sat Nov 17 21:48:39 EST 2001
I always knew there was a reason to hold on to it! My safety is assured
>From: Bernie Benz <b.m.benz at prodigy.net>
>To: Derek Pulvino <dbpulvino at hotmail.com>
>CC: 200q20V mailing list <200q20v at audifans.com>
>Subject: Re: [200q20v] Was RE new 20v owner questions, now RE Bose Stereo
>Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 20:41:54 -0800
>Take that Bazooka out of the closet when the terrorists come!
> > From: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at hotmail.com>
> > Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 17:44:41 -0800
> > To: t44tq at mindspring.com, 200q20v at audifans.com
> > Subject: RE: [200q20v] Was RE new 20v owner questions, now RE Bose
> > Taka,
> > Ya, I've been down that road before. First GTI in High School had the
> > stereo setup. Sounded great! Infinit amp, mids, and rockford tweets,
> > ran two tens for bass. Dont' remember what I used to fill in the back.
> > later incarnation then ran with a Soundstream amp. It'd be interesting
> > compare side by each how the sounds stack up, but I probably wouldn't
> > all that junk in my trunk again.
> > My most recent install was a couple of years ago in an A2 GTI. Decided
> > run off deck power for the full range speakers and a powered bazooka for
> > low. Ran Boston Acoustics all around for the full range with 2-piece
> > seprates up front (mids in door and tweets in dash), and 5x7 full range
> > the back deck. I had the same issue with the Boston highs, I thought it
> > overpowering and very hissy. Could have probably used some caps to
> > the output level.
> > I was anal as hell about that install, and it didn't happen overnight.
> > wanted to set it up so you couldn't tell anything was in the car; pulled
> > off. I was a little dissapointed with the sound quality though; too
> > high, and the sound stage really didn't seem to envelope you. I think
> > right speakers were alway predominant. Thought about purchasing a 4x20
> > 4x30 amp to run the full range but...I'd already spent enough money.
> > still got the Bazooka in my closet...in the box it came in.
> > Derek Pulvino
> >> From: "TM" <t44tq at mindspring.com>
> >> To: "'Derek Pulvino'" <dbpulvino at hotmail.com>, <200q20v at audifans.com>
> >> Subject: RE: [200q20v] Was RE new 20v owner questions, now RE Bose
> >> Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2001 17:10:00 -0500
> >> Derek,
> >> No offense taken- if this is not important to you, so be it. It _is_
> >> a lot of work to replace the whole stereo system- believe me, I did
> >> it over 3 days in 20-30 deg. F weather after X-Mas. Not fun at all.
> >> After seeing two supposedly reputable shops hack apart several cars,
> >> I won't have a car stereo shop ever work on my car again. Doing it
> >> yourself is far more time consuming, although I really enjoyed the
> >> fruits
> >> of my labor.
> >> Even with my very modest amplification (6x40W), I get plenty of volume
> >> and no clipping or other problems. I plan on replacing my speakers with
> >> some a/d/s or Focals later on down the road to get rid of the sibilance
> >> that is present in my tweeters- not nearly as bad as the MB Quarts, but
> >> bad enough. The a/d/s amp helped a lot in that regard already, compared
> >> to my old Sony Xplod amp, even though that one was supposed to be
> >> Taka
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