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Old 07-17-2013, 10:48 PM   #76
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I used the ******** fark, their dual 12 inch enclosure, this Rockford Fosgate P1000X5 Amp and 2, Rockford Fosgate P1S2-12's.

The amp provided an extremely nice improvement in the factory speakers. However the subs I can tell are underpowerd, I had a JVC mono amp in there and running subs only while I was waiting on the RF one to come in and it was hitting hard. That said it's probably exactly what 2ncd chance is looking for (with less bass). Just note that this amp will not fit in the factory location. I mounted mine on the back of the sub box after it was in the trunk making it accessible from the front of the car by putting down the back seat.

I will probably add a mono amp to my system just for the Subs eventually, for now the improvement in the factory speakers and having low end bass now makes me happy...
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:50 PM   #77
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BTW, if your trying to find an amp/subs that will run with the factory speakers. You should know that the stock Boston Acoustic speakers are 2 Ohms.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:40 PM   #78
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What speakers should I get for the doors and small rear seat ones? I have the ******** with Fark and 10" Kicker sub with JL 700/5 AMP. Doesn't sound to bad now but I want more!
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:52 PM   #79
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No aftermarket system you can purchase in my opinion can rival the factory Mylink touch screen radio and you are giving up more than you're gaining in changing it out, unless you are talking about a 2012 radio.
And what exactly are you giving up?
Most of the stuff doesn't even work without an active Onstar and XM account. I actually feel that I was flat ripped off by GM on this system and would gladly rip it out and hand deliver it to someones desk for my 850 bucks back. worst premium system in history.


The stock headunit is absolute garbage. along with the rest of the system
this is one time I miss my Mustangs. the Mach and Shaker systems were so much better.

as was the Bose in my G35 Coupe even that was better.
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:54 PM   #80
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And what exactly are you giving up?
Most of the stuff doesn't even work without an active Onstar and XM account. I actually feel that I was flat ripped off by GM on this system and would gladly rip it out and hand deliver it to someones desk for my 850 bucks back. worst premium system in history.


The stock headunit is absolute garbage. along with the rest of the system
this is one time I miss my Mustangs. the Mach and Shaker systems were so much better.

as was the Bose in my G35 Coupe even that was better.
I don't know what everyone is complaining about, I just turn off the stereo and listen to the most beautiful sound a car can make!
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Old 07-18-2013, 04:55 PM   #81
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I don't know what everyone is complaining about, I just turn off the stereo and listen to the most beautiful sound a car can make!
I do that quite a bit especially with Cam and heads and LTs cant help but hear it even with the BA cranked.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:34 PM   #82
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I also have to add that this is the worst system I have ever owned in a vehicle! No real clear low end, midrange, or highs. It's very veiled in comparison to my other systems.
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Old 07-22-2013, 08:09 AM   #83
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Got this one a few weeks ago. I wll post pics soon. Sounds Really Really good!! I have never been happier http://http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CMAX6ZW
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Old 07-22-2013, 04:04 PM   #84
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Had the same problem was disappointed with the quality. Went with a JL 700-5 and hybrid audio speakers plus a hybrid woofer. Clarus Stage IV speakers. Don't forget to add sound deadening to the doors and trunk. Sounds like a concert going on in the back seat.
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:46 PM   #85
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I have a problem with the amp it doesn't achieve the volume you would want going down the highway wind noise drowns it out.
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Old 07-24-2013, 07:16 PM   #86
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checkout audiointegrations.net for their awesome camaro sub enclosure.
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:03 PM   #87
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checkout audiointegrations.net for their awesome camaro sub enclosure.
I think this has been backordered for a while.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:58 PM   #88
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does anybody know where all 9 speakers are ? the boston system comes with 9 speakers but where are they ? lol
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Old 06-23-2015, 11:30 PM   #89
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1.Center
2. woofer 3. tweeter 4. woofer 5. tweeter

6. woofer 7. tweeter 8. woofer 9. tweeter
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Old 06-23-2015, 11:42 PM   #90
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The Alpine system in my 2013 RAM is better, same with wife's SRT Cherokee. ZL1=great performance, but crap for a sound system and the MyLink is a joke. A car of this value should do better...
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Old 06-23-2015, 11:47 PM   #91
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The ba is fine for a stock system, but it lacks wattage in order to be a high output sound system. The sound range is actually good, but at the least you will need a sub in order to get any meaningful low end out of it.
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Old 06-24-2015, 05:10 AM   #92
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I also thought the BA system in my (now sold) ZL1 was weak for it to be considered top-of-the-line for the Camaro. The Alpine in my Jeep and the Bose in my Silverado are much, much better sounding in terms of midrange, high, bass, overall strength, and clarity.
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Old 06-24-2015, 07:40 AM   #93
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Compared to the radio in the Z/28, it is very good. Seriously, it could have been better but it wasn't horrible in my ZL1. I am not that critical with stereos as I enjoy the music coming from under the hood much more!
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:14 AM   #94
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I like the package, I didn't opt to get the system because it is WAY over priced and you could build a much better system for the same money.
All the ZL1's got the same system. You couldn't opt out.
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:22 AM   #95
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Feed the system Wav files and it sounds better than MP3. Your flash drive can only contain Wav files alone. If you mix mp3 and wav files on the same drive, the wav will not display.
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:43 AM   #96
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The stock "premium audio" system in my 07 Saturn Aura XR sounds much better. Now that I have upgraded the head unit to a Pioneer FH-X700BT, it's sounds even better!! The BA system is lacking a tight low end and clarity. It needs way less mids and a little less treble. I've EQed it to the point where I almost have all the mids out and the bass halfway up and still sounds like shit. Although, I have noticed that when you turn the volume up it starts to sound better, but the higher you go it'll start to break up.

But then again, I didn't buy a ZL1 for the sound system.
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Old 06-24-2015, 09:19 AM   #97
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does anybody know where all 9 speakers are ? the boston system comes with 9 speakers but where are they ? lol
1. Center dash speaker: 3.5"
2. Left door: 1"
3. Left door: 6.5"
4. Right door: 1"
5. Right door: 6.5"
6. Left rear: 1"
7. Left rear: 6"x9"
8. Right rear: 1"
9. Right rear: 6"x9"

I believe the verts have 6.5" in side panels (vs. 6"x9") and sub for 10 speakers.
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Old 06-24-2015, 09:37 AM   #98
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Strange- my 15 2LT has the Boston setup and after a couple weeks of breaking in, it is pretty decent. Feeding the right source to it, it can vibrate the mirror to the point it's not usable without distorting. It's not as good as my 15 Impala with base stereo, but it's not terrible. I'm putting in a small sub and a BBE processor for the front channels and that should correct the bad imaging.
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:47 PM   #99
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My only complaint with the BA system was the serious lack of bass. I added a 10" sub and a small amp just for the sub and now it sounds fine to me.

On the other hand, I'm not a big audio guy and feel no need to rock the neighborhood. If I want to wake up the hood, I'll just open the cutouts.
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Old 06-24-2015, 04:44 PM   #100
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Like everything else with any car, if you don't like it, upgrade it. That's what "aftermarket" is for.

Considering how well it performs for the money, the priority was elsewhere. The post the Nurburgring time when they advertise it , not the decibel level of the stereo.


Actually the best GM system I ever heard was the Bose Gold in my 1993 Corvette. It was just short of contest level quality (back when that was fashionable). Glass vibrating, door thumping, piercing, but PURE and ZERO rattle. I haven't heard one close to it in years, but I only drive Corvettes and Camaros.

They can jack up the price of the car more and give it a better system, or make crazy sound system an option.
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