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Old 12-17-2007, 03:06 AM   #1
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Top End Audio System for the new Camaro5???

I am really intrigued to know what kind of top end audio option will be offered for the Camaro, or rather what do you think will be offered.

Im going to be going from mostly having driven Audi's recently, which have amazing sound.... this is a biggy for me in car... gotta have wicked sound system (loud is not what I mean.. the right balance of beat and clarity).

Currently, the Audi's have bose as top end options and recently all Audi's are now gunna come with Bang and Olufsen..... wow!

In addition to having awesome sound, I just love that stock look inside and don't wanna modify... so I really hope we get some awesome sound in this ride.

The Shaker 1000 in the Mustang isn't all that impressive...and I know im being real picky.... but,

What do you guys think we will end up with in the Camaro5 as top end audio?
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There have been whispers whenever this comes up that it'll be a new system that GM does not currently use...
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The best sound coming from my Camaro will be from the 2 large exhaust tips protruding from under the rear bumper!

Kidding aside, a BOSE system will suffice for me.

The best factory system I ever heard was in my friend's BMW. It was crisp and clear no matter how loud we had it.
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The whispers I heard were that we might be seeing a Boston Acoustics setup, but that was in no way confirmed, winked at, or even stared blankly at by any GM executive.

I can tell you though, if they put in a BA system, I will be more than satisfied.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:36 PM   #6
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Well thats pretty cool then....atleast there is a possibility of some actual sound company putting in the audio in the new camaro.

Car companies that try to perfect there own audio systems...from what ive seen its just not there. Simple logic, there are companies which all they do is audio...so let them!

But Boston Acoustics shall suffice I suppose... it would be nice to see bose... bang and olufsen is almost certain to never happen.

BA currently is in chrysler/dodge vehicles I believe.... wonder how good it really is?
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:39 PM   #7
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JL Audio.... really?

I mean there awesome aftermarket setups out there from them.... as in very loud and big sub's and all.... but ahh-dunno for stock.... JL to me is just loud.... I rather see Alpine then JL.... its more clear and crisp.

Ahhh all this speculation and talk..... only if the Camaro5 were already here!
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There have been whispers whenever this comes up that it'll be a new system that GM does not currently use...
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I still don't believe GM will ever produce a system that will compare to middle or upper range in aftermarket audio. Even the Bose systems Pontiac has offered weren't good Bose systems. They were good but not great. To have a great system would take a great deal of expense that I would rather pay toward a company with a big audio name brand, like Alpine or JL. Dealerships will just use this as an excuse to mark up the Camaro if it is an option, and that bothers me.
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I still don't believe GM will ever produce a system that will compare to middle or upper range in aftermarket audio. Even the Bose systems Pontiac has offered weren't good Bose systems. They were good but not great. To have a great system would take a great deal of expense that I would rather pay toward a company with a big audio name brand, like Alpine or JL. Dealerships will just use this as an excuse to mark up the Camaro if it is an option, and that bothers me.
This is very much true for almost almost all car companies out there....reason to mark up and not provide equal value stuff in terms of audio.......

But Audi's new Bang and Olufsen 14 speaker system...... only $850 as an option!!!! Wow! Reviews are saying it rivals some home theaters, lol! See now thats reasonable.... I think that case your getting more for than what your paying for.

I really hope we dont get like a BA system... and its offered for like 1200 extra as an option... not cool... although likely.
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Jay, I've got aftermarket JL stuff in my SS already. So, even if they don't put it in, it won't bug me. I'll just toss it in myself. I'm most concerned about the in dash player and how it functions. Door speakers, etc can always be changed out. The HU is what I hope works the best...don't like having an aftermarket look in the center of my dash.
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I have had aftermarket BA system in both an 86" vette pacecar conv. and a 92" vette conv. I also have BA home system. I would jump up and down for joy if it was offered. Sound is crisp and fresh. Bose systems of late that were offered in Chevy cars have not been all that exceptional to say the least. They aren't compatible with any type of upgrade and the seakers didnt survive very long. Bose should stick to home systems that are spectacular but overpriced. In my old 86' pacecar I not only won awards for show, but also for sound. I can thank that to BA, and I will always be a fan.
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If they don't offer this new mystery system you will get BOSE. I've had it in my C5 and in my Avalanche and it's a nice enough system, until you want to make any upgrades to it. I won't be buying a Camaro with "Premium Sound", other than the exhaust note. ;-)
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If they don't offer this new mystery system you will get BOSE. I've had it in my C5 and in my Avalanche and it's a nice enough system, until you want to make any upgrades to it. I won't be buying a Camaro with "Premium Sound", other than the exhaust note. ;-)
I'm not a big fan of the ,imo, overly integrated proprietary Bose system. typically the output ohm is different from aftermarket stuff, And as with the CTS-V, everything is integrated through the head unit. So swapping that out will probably not be an option for most of us. They should keep the vehicle information and navigation separate from the stereo. That way you can leave alone or upgrade if you want
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Jay, I've got aftermarket JL stuff in my SS already. So, even if they don't put it in, it won't bug me. I'll just toss it in myself. I'm most concerned about the in dash player and how it functions. Door speakers, etc can always be changed out. The HU is what I hope works the best...don't like having an aftermarket look in the center of my dash.

Yes.... the head unit I suppose is also something I absolutely hope will be nice.... JL aftermarket stuff rocks... real smooth.... just never heard of it coming stock ever in a ride from factory.
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I have had aftermarket BA system in both an 86" vette pacecar conv. and a 92" vette conv. I also have BA home system. I would jump up and down for joy if it was offered. Sound is crisp and fresh. Bose systems of late that were offered in Chevy cars have not been all that exceptional to say the least. They aren't compatible with any type of upgrade and the seakers didnt survive very long. Bose should stick to home systems that are spectacular but overpriced. In my old 86' pacecar I not only won awards for show, but also for sound. I can thank that to BA, and I will always be a fan.

I guess thats nice to hear then.... maybe its not all that bad after-all... I suppose what I guess I was trying to say was..... as long as the camaro5 gets a kick ass audio setup that is crisp and clear would be awesome. I just started naming names of companies for example sake.... but yes I agree that every audio company can have a bad and nice setup, even "high-end" stuff lise bose if you will..... personally, the bose in my audi right now rocks.... thats why i was talking about bose.
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I'm not a big fan of the ,imo, overly integrated proprietary Bose system. typically the output ohm is different from aftermarket stuff, And as with the CTS-V, everything is integrated through the head unit. So swapping that out will probably not be an option for most of us. They should keep the vehicle information and navigation separate from the stereo. That way you can leave alone or upgrade if you want
yah.... but its not likely.... same thing with my audi... its all f'ed up like that.... so you cant do a proper aftermarket swap of stuff.
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Guy that lives with me just purchased a 2008 Equinox Sport with the upgraded sound system. It's a 7 speaker Pioneer system w/subwoofer.

Personally I think it sounds great. I'd be completely happy with a similar Pioneer system in my new Camaro.
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Guy that lives with me just purchased a 2008 Equinox Sport with the upgraded sound system. It's a 7 speaker Pioneer system w/subwoofer.

Personally I think it sounds great. I'd be completely happy with a similar Pioneer system in my new Camaro.
I'm hoping so, I'm not a fan of the bose systems. They are way to propietary. The pioneer would be the way to go imo.
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In the Pontiac G8 Roadtest article: "Eighteen-inch, silver-painted alloy wheels are standard, as are projector-beam headlights, a tilt-telescoping wheel, polished stainless-steel exhaust tips, remote start, and a seven-speaker Blaupunkt audio system with CD player and iPod jack."

Could show signs of a nice system in our Camaros, no?
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I'm not familiar with any audio system in the least...so tell me, is Blaupunkt a good system??
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I'm not familiar with any audio system in the least...so tell me, is Blaupunkt a good system??

Balupunkt has been around for years. I'm not sure how long they have been working with car manufacturers. They have long been a mainstay in the aftermarket audio world. They've won all kinds of custom competitions.

Here's a link to one of their show cars.

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In the Pontiac G8 Roadtest article: "Eighteen-inch, silver-painted alloy wheels are standard, as are projector-beam headlights, a tilt-telescoping wheel, polished stainless-steel exhaust tips, remote start, and a seven-speaker Blaupunkt audio system with CD player and iPod jack."

Could show signs of a nice system in our Camaros, no?
That would be damn sweet, a great car with a great audio system would just make me cry with joy as I pull out of the dealership in my Camaro.
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My wife's Cobalt came with the 7 speaker Pioneer system and it sounds great. I will be happy if my Camaro comes with one.
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