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Old 03-03-2011, 03:14 PM   #1
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Boston Acoustics Stereo Sound - Not Enough

For 9 speakers and 245 watts, my 2011 2LT BA stereo just doesn't leap out at me. I've had it at full volume and could easily of wanted more. My previous 2007 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP Monsoon stereo could blow the paint off the car at full volume, not so with the Camaro. Not sure how many watts the Monsoon was.

What do you fellow Camaro5 owners think about your BA stereo? Too little? Too much? Just right?
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:18 PM   #2
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I think it's just right, sometimes I can feel the speakers blowing my pants leg on some songs with alot of base, you know you have alot of adjustments available to tweak the sound you want? If it could get any louder I'd be deaf! It's defiantely clear sounding, no complaints here.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:23 PM   #3
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Its good but it needs some bass...thats y i got to 2 10's..JL Audio..its worth it!.You should get subs
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:24 PM   #4
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I hear they de-tuned it in later 2010 models due to speakers blowing out.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:27 PM   #5
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I have to agree with trekmanone, I also think the B.A. stereo is lacking something. I don't think the bass has enough kick... it could definitely use a subwoofer. Although that adds dreaded weight!
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:29 PM   #6
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jl audio for the win..
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:30 PM   #7
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I hear they de-tuned it in later 2010 models due to speakers blowing out.
People that took their cars into the dealerships with complaints of distortion of sound at high volumes. Dealers then replaced the BA amp with a lower powered amp and changed the front speakers to "weaker" ones.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:35 PM   #8
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I am unimpressed with the BA system, however I did have a small 10 inch sub fiberglassed into the trunk, taking up minimal space, this little 10 has the system sounding much better.. I think atleast a small 10, is a most... if the sounds are better, then the driving experience is better...
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:44 PM   #9
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Get some Altec Lansings...I have the LS stock radio, not even the BA, and the sound is phenomenal..the bass rattles my pants legs! they cost about $500.00 but it's the SPEAKERS, not the radio...I learned that from my days at Hi-Fi Buys here in Atlanta...
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:46 PM   #10
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Maybe it's because I compare it to the stereo in my 04 Ram, but I love the stereo in the Camaro. Of course 90% of the time I'm listening to country music and that usually doesn't require a lot of bass.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:48 PM   #11
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country music doesnt recquire bass but does recquire a mute button....just playin
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:50 PM   #12
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Of course 90% of the time I'm listening to country music and that usually doesn't require a lot of bass.[/QUOTE]




yea same here I like the stereo I can't complain only had my camaro for 6 days.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:52 PM   #13
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country music doesnt recquire bass but does recquire a mute button....just playin

no, country music requires more beer
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And whiskey- just ask Hank Jr.
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I listen to 1950's music that really doesn't have alot of bass, but the sounds that a sub brings out are awesome, even with music that doesn't really have bass, if anyone hears thier system with a sub, they would never want to be without one... Country music does have bass, but if one has a system that can't represent that bass, there lies the problem...
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:55 PM   #17
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:56 PM   #18
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I hate the BA sound system. It's not bad for stock but what is bad is the fact i've blown the speakers 20 times and i'm sick of going to the dealer with the same issue , they got fixed 2 months ago i pulled out the dealer turned her up to see if it's better and POP , blew literally 2 minutes after getting them fixed I gave up on it i'm going to get some decent speakers.

For future buyers don't pay for this crap sound system ... you can do much better for the price of the BA.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:58 PM   #19
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If I ever get some money I want to get with Steve at Subthump and get the're upgrade for the boston system. Plus get the Subs and amp kit for more bass.
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like i said before. i have always purchased jl audio. they are a little pricey, but u cant beat the sound that their speakers produce.
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:02 PM   #21
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like i said before. i have always purchased jl audio. they are a little pricey, but u cant beat the sound that their speakers produce.
Yup and its worth it..theses 10's dont mess around
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:05 PM   #22
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I had my BA amp replaced via a service bulletin along with 3 speakers. It sounded awful after they replaced it. I just installed the 5.1 system from Subthump and it kicks ass w the factory speakers. The 12 inch Infinity sub included in the system from Subthump sounds great too.
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:27 PM   #23
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I had my BA amp replaced via a service bulletin along with 3 speakers. It sounded awful after they replaced it. I just installed the 5.1 system from Subthump and it kicks ass w the factory speakers. The 12 inch Infinity sub included in the system from Subthump sounds great too.
If you don't mind, whats the cost of this system and where did you get it?
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:31 PM   #24
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I'm happy with mine. Sounds great.
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Old 03-03-2011, 04:39 PM   #25
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If you don't mind, whats the cost of this system and where did you get it?
Go to Subthump and check it out. Steve is a sponsor on here in the audio section. It was $699.
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