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Old 06-24-2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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upgrading stock audio to ba system and have questions

i was looking into upgrading the sound system to the BA system. i just bought the deck speakers (6"x9"?) and the three up front (doors, and dash?). i picked them up on ebay for $45 but are they going to work properly? do i need to upgrade the amp?? is there a forum specifically for stock audio systems upgrading to the BA system??? Am i missing anything
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"Up for auction today are OEM set of five ( 5 ) speakers from a Camaro. These were specifically removed from a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. These are OEM Boston Acoustic speakers and they are going to fit 2010-2013 Camaros regardless of trim. Please ask any and all questions before bidding or buying."

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Old 06-24-2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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I'd pass.... the BA system is not a great system, esp the speakers -they are selling them to get something better - so should you...do a search here and look in the DIY section....
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:41 AM   #3
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If I were you I would pass the ba system suck. if you search on here people are always complaining about it. You will also need the oem amp. You will make out batter just going aftermarket
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:52 AM   #4
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if you dont have the ba system there is alot more to the wiring than whats in your car. you cant just put in the head unit/speakers and hope it works.

sorry. if you are looking for better sound spend some change and get a nice set of after market speakers.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:50 AM   #5
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Agree with above responses. If you want better audio sound, get better products than the BA system.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:42 PM   #6
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i dont mean to thread jack...but what would be a better brand to go with as far as just replacing the oem BA speakers? i dont wanan go crazy but i would be okay with some better sound.
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Old 06-25-2013, 03:47 PM   #7
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Try here. Always some good equipment for sale at reasonable prices and lots of knowledge to be had also.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:50 PM   #8
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I had great experience just buying off of Amazon. They had some great deals on there
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:00 PM   #9
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Not sure why everyone is slamming the Boston Acoustics system. It sounds awesome in our '12 convertible. Great bass response with plenty of range. It doesn't sound like a "ghetto blaster" system, but for most adults it will be more than adequate.

As far as the replacing your stock system...if it's anything like my Jeep, you'll need to add the amp and most likely an upgraded wiring harness. Not sure in the Camaro though.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:10 PM   #10
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you can get a h*ll lot better! pick a good brand or mix good brands and make something that is 3 to 5 times better than that BA system! Look at what the members have on here to get a good idea and check out some audio shops in your area. alot of good systems out there!
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Not sure why everyone is slamming the Boston Acoustics system. It sounds awesome in our '12 convertible. Great bass response with plenty of range. It doesn't sound like a "ghetto blaster" system, but for most adults it will be more than adequate.

As far as the replacing your stock system...if it's anything like my Jeep, you'll need to add the amp and most likely an upgraded wiring harness. Not sure in the Camaro though.
I'm 62 and far from an audiophile - my stereo never goes about 15 or so...the BA system is bad....no where near other cars I've owned...and honestly, you're the first I've read here that thinks it's ok...to each his own...
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Not sure why everyone is slamming the Boston Acoustics system. It sounds awesome in our '12 convertible. Great bass response with plenty of range. It doesn't sound like a "ghetto blaster" system, but for most adults it will be more than adequate.

As far as the replacing your stock system...if it's anything like my Jeep, you'll need to add the amp and most likely an upgraded wiring harness. Not sure in the Camaro though.
Don't think most are saying it isn't an improvement over the regular system but if your going to go to the effort to upgrade you might as well make a substancial improvement, to each there own
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I'm 62 and far from an audiophile - my stereo never goes about 15 or so...the BA system is bad....no where near other cars I've owned...and honestly, you're the first I've read here that thinks it's ok...to each his own...
I like the BA system a lot. I mean this is the newest car I've owned and never been one to put crazy stereos in my cars. So this is the best OE sound system I've ever had. But if it can be improved, I'm down to try.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:06 PM   #14
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i dont mean to thread jack...but what would be a better brand to go with as far as just replacing the oem BA speakers? i dont wanan go crazy but i would be okay with some better sound.
I went with jl 700/5 amp, jl c-2 speakers front and rears, 10" kicker sub. Bought off of amazon. Subthump drop in box with the fark wire hareness. Under 1g.
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I like the BA system a lot. I mean this is the newest car I've owned and never been one to put crazy stereos in my cars. So this is the best OE sound system I've ever had. But if it can be improved, I'm down to try.
the biggest improvement you can make is the addition of a subwoofer, either amplified or dedicated. The BA system in a coupe is a "premium" system with no sub.....Do something like this for $200. i followed what these guys did, last week, and was amazed at the difference. Very easy to do.

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Old 06-26-2013, 12:44 AM   #16
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the biggest improvement you can make is the addition of a subwoofer, either amplified or dedicated. The BA system in a coupe is a "premium" system with no sub.....Do something like this for $200. i followed what these guys did, last week, and was amazed at the difference. Very easy to do.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=278828
Hmmmm I may do that. I am looking for a little more out of it but don't wanna spend a lot and don't want to add a lot of un necessary weight. That little 10" could weigh to much.
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When I compared my stock sytem to the BA system I thought mine sounded better. I always intended on a full upgrade of the sound system. That was my first mod speakers amp, sub and then eventually the head unit. The BA system is one of the worst premium factory systems I have heard. There are so many aftermarket brands you can go with that sound much better. Even the low end pioneer , Sony or Kenwood speakers are a better choice. I prefer brands like JLs, Focal, Memphis aftermarket Boston Acoustic etc but you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a nice sounding system.
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Old 06-29-2013, 06:52 PM   #18
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hey thanks everyone. lol i lost my post because im new. i only found it again when i went to my "garage" and went under posts i posted.... i feel dumb. but cool so pretty much everybody is leaning towards just upgrading everything... hmmmm i guess when i get back to the states ill resell the BA speakers and get better ones with an amp
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