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

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Sat Nov 17 20:41:54 EST 2001

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 Stereo
> 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, then
> ran two tens for bass.  Dont' remember what I used to fill in the back.  A
> later incarnation then ran with a Soundstream amp.  It'd be interesting to
> compare side by each how the sounds stack up, but I probably wouldn't put
> all that junk in my trunk again.
> My most recent install was a couple of years ago in an A2 GTI.  Decided to
> 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 in
> the back deck.  I had the same issue with the Boston highs, I thought it was
> overpowering and very hissy.  Could have probably used some caps to lower
> the output level.
> I was anal as hell about that install, and it didn't happen overnight.  I
> wanted to set it up so you couldn't tell anything was in the car; pulled it
> off.  I was a little dissapointed with the sound quality though; too much
> high, and the sound stage really didn't seem to envelope you.  I think the
> right speakers were alway predominant.  Thought about purchasing a 4x20 or
> 4x30 amp to run the full range but...I'd already spent enough money.  Hell,
> 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 Stereo
>> 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 4x60W.
>> Taka
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