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Old 10-01-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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Impressive Sound

So at work tonight one of my three managers gave me his new album and since my computer speakers are horrible and that's the only CD player I have I decided to just use my car.... But damn the Boston Acoustics Premium Sound System sounds amazing.... I have listen to it before with my iPhone and XM but it never sounded so good I don't know if it was because I was using a CD or because of the music because I have never listen to his type of music and he makes pretty unique music he is a really great musician....

Bottom line GM did a great job with the sound system!
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:39 PM   #2
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So at work tonight one of my three managers gave me his new album and since my computer speakers are horrible and that's the only CD player I have I decided to just use my car.... But damn the Boston Acoustics Premium Sound System sounds amazing.... I have listen to it before with my iPhone and XM but it never sounded so good I don't know if it was because I was using a CD or because of the music because I have never listen to his type of music and he makes pretty unique music he is a really great musician....

Bottom line GM did a great job with the sound system!
I have to agree. The Boston is pretty decent for a factory sound system. Granted it wont be beat out one of the thousands and thousands of dollars ones but for someone like me that rarely uses it its awesome. Good job GM
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The irony in this is that one of the few things about my Camaro I don't like is the Boston system.

I'm totally underwhelmed by it after coming from Mustangs equipped with the Mach sound system from Ford. Granted, the six-disc head unit completely SUCKS, but it put out alot more sound than the Boston system does.

I can listen to a CD well past 30 on the sound level and it's not even remotely loud. Granted, I am a drummer so I may be a little skewed, but to be it doesn't sound that great at all for a system that's supposed to be the "premium" system.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:03 PM   #4
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Mine sounded 100x better after I replaced the stock Amp.
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:05 PM   #6
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The irony in this is that one of the few things about my Camaro I don't like is the Boston system.

I'm totally underwhelmed by it after coming from Mustangs equipped with the Mach sound system from Ford. Granted, the six-disc head unit completely SUCKS, but it put out alot more sound than the Boston system does.

I can listen to a CD well past 30 on the sound level and it's not even remotely loud. Granted, I am a drummer so I may be a little skewed, but to be it doesn't sound that great at all for a system that's supposed to be the "premium" system.

Personally, i think its terrible! As an audio engineer who mixes music for a living, it's the worstIt has an unnatural compression circuit that gets worse with volume
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Old 10-01-2012, 11:34 PM   #7
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So at work tonight one of my three managers gave me his new album and since my computer speakers are horrible and that's the only CD player I have I decided to just use my car.... But damn the Boston Acoustics Premium Sound System sounds amazing.... I have listen to it before with my iPhone and XM but it never sounded so good I don't know if it was because I was using a CD or because of the music because I have never listen to his type of music and he makes pretty unique music he is a really great musician....

Bottom line GM did a great job with the sound system!
On xm and your iphone you are listening to mp3's with serious data compression and poor audio quality. Studio quality CD's have better sound by far with a 44.1k sampling rate and 16bit depth with no data compression. As for the Boston Acoustics system...it's decent for a stock system. I won't say it's terrible like some of these other guys but you can spend some serious money on audio equipment if you have a discerning ear... or a half deaf drummer
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There is a lot of $$$ difference between a sound system that makes you as "OH", and one that makes you say "OH MY!"
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So at work tonight one of my three managers gave me his new album and since my computer speakers are horrible and that's the only CD player I have I decided to just use my car.... But damn the Boston Acoustics Premium Sound System sounds amazing.... I have listen to it before with my iPhone and XM but it never sounded so good I don't know if it was because I was using a CD or because of the music because I have never listen to his type of music and he makes pretty unique music he is a really great musician....

Bottom line GM did a great job with the sound system!
I'm in total agreement with ya. I myself have owned many mustang's and recently made the switch to camaro and with the exception of the bass department the camaro's Boston acoustic system is superior to that of the mustang. Much cleaner and crisper. I do agree that it could use a woofer and possibly a amp upgrade but for a stock system it's the best I've had to date.
I've had some of the best when it comes to after market stereo systems in previous cars such as eclipse, Xtant, etc......... so I know what good sound, sounds like.
Everybody is different and sound is subjective like anything else but in my opinion the Boston may not be an A+ but it's definitely a B+ !!!!
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Old 10-02-2012, 06:35 AM   #10
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Honestly I think it's the CD because I have been listening to strictly iPhone and XM and its been good (defiantly good for stock but no aftermarket) but last night I popped in my managers CD and WOW! Lol the bass was hitting so hard and all of speakers were sounding amazing! It makes me want to download my music to a CD but I don't know if it would be the same quality because his was professionally done in a recording studio plus I hate having a lot of CDs lol I wish you guys could hear this same CD and know exactly what I'm talk about about
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you could store the music on your ipod in a lossless uncompressed format. You will lose a TON of space but you wont lose highs and lows in your music anymore...
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The irony in this is that one of the few things about my Camaro I don't like is the Boston system.

I'm totally underwhelmed by it after coming from Mustangs equipped with the Mach sound system from Ford. Granted, the six-disc head unit completely SUCKS, but it put out alot more sound than the Boston system does.

I can listen to a CD well past 30 on the sound level and it's not even remotely loud. Granted, I am a drummer so I may be a little skewed, but to be it doesn't sound that great at all for a system that's supposed to be the "premium" system.
I had the Mach 500 in my 2011 5.0 and that sound system was crap. Distorted horribly when you turned it up a little bit. I'm not sure which mustangs you are talking about though.

Funny thing is, I had the Mach 1000 in my '04 GT and that was easily the best sound system I have ever heard in a factory car. Most bass heavy songs would make it hard to breathe in the car lol. And the regular door speakers didn't distort until you got to ridiculously high volumes. Loved that car for that. But damn weren't it slow lol.
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I understand the 2013 doesn't even come with a CD player. Is that true?
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I understand the 2013 doesn't even come with a CD player. Is that true?
Yes. Old technology, going the way of the tape player and 8-track...
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Yes. Old technology, going the way of the tape player and 8-track...
I heard the 2014 are gonna go back to strictly cassette tape!
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Yes. Old technology, going the way of the tape player and 8-track...
Ahh, the days of the 8-Track! I remember listening to ZZ-Top, having the song fade out in the middle, a click, then it starts back up again... Those were the days!

Oh yeah, that was when I had my 8-Track in my Mustang II.
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You are kidding right?
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You are kidding right?
No, not kidding. It's old technology now. I can't remember the last time I even listened to a CD. Why carry around 600 CD's when you can have an MP3 the size of a money clip in your pocket? I personally enjoy the stock, Boston system. I don't listen to the stereo all the time, but I think it's pretty good. I had an '08 Wrangler before my Vert and that stereo was awful. With the top down, you may as well have not even had it on. It was worthless. Stereo junkies that need bass crushing their chests that was cool circa 1992, may disagree, but I've had some bad stock systems in the past. This is pretty descent.
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No, not kidding. It's old technology now. I can't remember the last time I even listened to a CD. Why carry around 600 CD's when you can have an MP3 the size of a money clip in your pocket? I personally enjoy the stock, Boston system. I don't listen to the stereo all the time, but I think it's pretty good. I had an '08 Wrangler before my Vert and that stereo was awful. With the top down, you may as well have not even had it on. It was worthless. Stereo junkies that need bass crushing their chests that was cool circa 1992, may disagree, but I've had some bad stock systems in the past. This is pretty descent.
I meant about them not having a CD player in the 2014...
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I meant about them not having a CD player in the 2014...
The 2013's don't have them and it will continue in 2014, so on and so forth.
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The 2013's don't have them and it will continue in 2014, so on and so forth.
Well, I guess that makes my decision easy....this is my last Camaro.

I'm not going to buy a car that won't play the hundreds upon hundreds of music CDs that I have...and I am certainly not going to make a point to go out and buy an MP3 player JUST to listen to in my car.

Not including a CD player will cost them sales. I guarantee that.

Bad decision.
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Well, I guess that makes my decision easy....this is my last Camaro.

I'm not going to buy a car that won't play the hundreds upon hundreds of music CDs that I have...and I am certainly not going to make a point to go out and buy an MP3 player JUST to listen to in my car.

Not including a CD player will cost them sales. I guarantee that.

Bad decision.
Even though CD's are becoming more and more obsolete, I do agree with you to not put one in the new models is just ridiculous!!
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Even though CD's are becoming more and more obsolete, I do agree with you to not put one in the new models is just ridiculous!!
Oh I don't at all argue they are becoming obsolete...but you better believe Ford and Dodge, along with almost every other manufacturer on the planet, will be including CD players on their models...just another check mark the Camaro will not have. That is just extremely frustrating, I'm sorry. I mean, a $40k car built with seriously shoddy interior plastic, hair-thin paint with almost zero clearcoat on it, and now CD players aren't included?

GM, are you shitting me or what?? Cheap bastards. I could understand if the car got cheaper with the removal of components, but the 2013s are increasing in price, as will future models because the market demands it pretty much.

Yeah, they added MyLink. So? Would it have been so hard to give people options like a Nav unit WITH a CD player or one with MP3 only? Oh wait..no..that would mean giving people CHOICES...and that's just illogical.

I'm pretty sure we loaned them enough money in the bailout to cover some CD players...just saying.
It's just ludicrous.
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Well, I guess that makes my decision easy....this is my last Camaro.

I'm not going to buy a car that won't play the hundreds upon hundreds of music CDs that I have...and I am certainly not going to make a point to go out and buy an MP3 player JUST to listen to in my car.

Not including a CD player will cost them sales. I guarantee that.

Bad decision.
Technology moves quickly. CD's have been out since the mid-1980's. 8-tracks used to be in cars, then came cassette tapes, then CD's, now MP3 hook ups and even hard drives built into dashes to upload music straight to your stereo and you don't even need an MP3 player! Most vehicles are moving away from CD's because, like I said, who wants to carry around a 55-gallon drum full of CD's? You don't have to anymore. I guess you won't be buying any new cars pretty soon if you're dead set on this. I'm sure there were other stubborn people when the other music devices went out too. Time moves on, try to find a new car with an 8-track or cassette deck. FYI: I had a lot of CD's, I uploaded them to my PC, then uploaded them to my MP3.
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