Is This the Best Factory Car Sound System Available Today?

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.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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