[200q20v] Was RE new 20v owner questions, now RE Bose Stereo

Linus Toy linust at mindspring.com
Sat Nov 17 00:17:30 EST 2001

At 09:14 PM 11/16/2001 -0800, Derek Pulvino wrote:
>Ya know, I actually take issue with that.  I don't think the sound quality
>of the Bose system is as terrible as people make it out to be.  I will admit
>that after seeing a concert at the Gorge Amphitheatre out here in
>Washington, I did notice some holes, but all in all, I think it sounds good.
>I think the sound spectrum is well covered, and the stereo imaging is VERY
>well balanced.  That's the one thing that I've always noticed in aftermarket

are we talking about the same car and stereo system?  you really need to
listen to the one in my 200q20v...
sound spectrum covered?  only if you like your frequency response to roll
off well below 2khz--IOW, no treble.  tone controls?  ineffective.  stereo
imaging?  what's that--from the driver's seat, the only thing i can hear is
the RF speaker (this was true even before the LR speaker went TU).  I can
hear the RR speaker if I set the fader to the rear.  Oh--I can hear the LF
speaker loud and clear--in the garage, if the door's open.  what's up with

In the last year, the left rear speakers has gone AWOL (thumping popping
started, now unplugged), and the right rear has a dreadful hiss--soon to be
unplugged--heck, the whole system (head unit, 4 speakers) are soon to be
replaced, Audi recall be damned (what? and replace the dreadful system with
a new, dreadful system?  fool me once...)

the stock (non-premium) stereo system in my wife's 940 wagon sounds
better.  heck--the stock (non-Bose) stereo in my dad's '92 100s sounded
better (till the on-off switch in the volume knob died--replaced it with an
aftermarket head unit--works even better, now).

methinks your trip to the Gorge in George cost you a few inner ear hair

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