There was a time not that long ago when serious audiophiles ripped the factory sound systems out of their new cars and replaced them with far superior after-market systems. But once auto manufacturers woke up to the idea that people were willing to pay for proper sound, going the after-market option isn’t what it used to be.
Check out this system available through Lexus these days: a 17-speaker (!!!) Mark Levinson option.
> Five Unity Extended Bandwidth speakers (two speakers in each: a 90 mm midrange and 16 mm tweeter)
> Two 180 x 250 mm HiE woofers with aramid composite cones and neodymium magnets
> Two 25 mm titanium dome tweeters with neodymium magnets
> Two 170 mm HiE midwoofers
> One 250 mm double opposing magnet subwoofer with aramid composite cones
> Plus: an 835-watt Class D DSP amplifier
The only thing this thing doesn’t come with is an annual appointment to re-torque the chassis bolts. Or re-weld it.