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Old 08-13-2008, 07:51 AM   #1
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Press release: 2010 Camaro Audio by Visteon and Boston Acoustics

Just found this on our Company site.

Visteon and Boston Acoustics to complement 2010 Camaro with sophisticated premium audio

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Aug. 12, 2008 — Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) and Boston Acoustics will deliver refined performance in the audio system that accents the redesigned 2010 Chevrolet Camaro – a performance car that embodies the passion of the past and present.

The two companies are engineering a premium audio system for the Camaro’s re-launch that is tailored to suit the Camaro’s legacy – starting with precision speaker design. Boston Acoustics, creator of The Boston Sound for home stereo systems, is engineering speakers for the Camaro that are robust enough to handle high power and loud play, yet capable of reproducing the finest acoustic details. Powering those speakers is Visteon’s high performance and state of the art, DSP amplifier. From there, audio integration engineers from Visteon and Boston Acoustics carefully tailor the equalization to the Camaro’s specific interior configurations to accurately reproduce the Boston Sound within the vehicle – transforming the vehicle into an acoustically ideal soundstage. Fabrics, seat placement and instrument panel materials are just a few of the many variables considered when fine-tuning the quality of sound reproduction for the vehicle’s interior.

Offered as an option, the premium Boston Acoustics audio system will allow consumers to hearken back to glory days of Motown or experience the pulsation of today’s techno music with digital-signal-processing enhanced sound quality that was unheard of until now.

“Visteon is honored to play such an important role in the redesign of a true classic,” said Julie Fream, vice president, Visteon GM customer group. “Using advanced automotive audio technologies, Visteon and Boston Acoustics are creating a polished, dimensional sound stage that will provide as powerful an impact as the re-introduction of this iconic vehicle. This is truly a sports car for the 21st century.”

“We are pleased that GM has introduced The Boston Sound to its vehicle in North America, and we know that the Camaro and Boston Acoustics will make beautiful music together,” said Michael J. Maloney, president of D&M Holdings OEM, Global Marketing Group, which includes the Boston Acoustics brand. “As consumers raise their expectations for great sound in their vehicles, Boston Acoustics is ready to meet those demands,” he said.

About Visteon
Visteon Corporation is a leading global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, interior, electronic and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers, and also provides a range of products and services to aftermarket customers. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Kerpen, Germany; the company has facilities in 26 countries and employs approximately 38,500 people.

About Boston Acoustics
Founded in 1979, Boston Acoustics, Inc. designs, manufactures and markets high performance audio systems for use in home music and audio-video systems; after-market and OEM automotive systems; and custom built-in audio systems. Highly regarded for creating The Boston Sound™, the company is renowned for delivering superior, competitively priced products emphasizing performance, consistency and value. For further information, visit the company's web site at www.bostonacoustics.com . Boston Acoustics is a D&M Holdings Inc. company.

About D&M Holdings Inc.
D&M Holdings Inc. (TSE I: 6735) is based in Kawasaki, Japan and owns the Denon, Marantz, McIntosh Laboratory, Boston Acoustics, Snell Acoustics, D&M Professional, D&M Premium Sound Solutions, Denon DJ, ReplayTVâ and Escientâ brands. Denon, Marantz, McIntosh and D&M Professional are global industry leaders in the specialist home theater, audio/video consumer electronics or professional audio markets, with a strong and long-standing heritage of manufacturing and marketing high-performance audio and video components. Boston Acoustics, with its signature The Boston Sound, is a leader in premium loudspeakers for home and automotive audio markets. Snell is a super premium speaker brand. The ReplayTV and Escient brands represent award-winning technologies in digital home entertainment. D&M Premium Sound Solutions manufactures high-quality, Hi-Fi audio products for the B2B automotive and consumer electronics markets. Additional information is available at www.dm-holdings.com.
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Old 08-13-2008, 09:57 AM   #2
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They should mix a cd that goes with the car and shows off the system, similar to a IMAX sound test.
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:06 AM   #3
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Does this mean GM is going to put the Owner's Manual information and stereo information on CD like they did in 4th. Gens, LOL. Actually, that would be pretty cool.

Nice find. I can't wait to hear what they come up with
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:15 AM   #4
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:20 AM   #5
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That's a lot of words without saying anything. I'm sure it will sound better than the system in my 4th gen convertible.
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:22 AM   #6
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Old 08-13-2008, 10:25 AM   #7
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I'll keep my eyes and ears open, if they have a test vehicle around here I'll let you know how it sounds....
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:04 PM   #8
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They should mix a cd that goes with the car and shows off the system, similar to a IMAX sound test.
My '95 came with a disk like this to "show off" the Bose system.
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Old 08-13-2008, 12:14 PM   #9
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I'll keep my eyes and ears open, if they have a test vehicle around here I'll let you know how it sounds....
Make sure you take plenty of photos!
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definately an ungrade i will be investing in.
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awsome one question tho will the 2009 camaro have a ipod jack?


will a psp hook up to a ipod or mp3 jack?
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Old 08-13-2008, 02:28 PM   #12
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awsome one question tho will the 2009 camaro have a ipod jack?


will a psp hook up to a ipod or mp3 jack?

It should but I think you have to nav the music yourself. and play it from the pSP while its hooked up
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:57 PM   #13
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ive never heard boston accoustics, how are they in comparance to bose?
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As long as I can do a direct connection from my iPod to the stereo via the docking cable, I'm happy. That's half the reason I shelled out the money for an iPod Touch.
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Hopefully, it will work with thumbdrives and navigate right from the steering wheel controls. Who wants to shell out of an iPlod when a thumbdrive is so much less apt to attract theives?
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ive never heard boston accoustics, how are they in comparance to bose?
Bose are a JOKE compared to Boston Acoustics, NO comparison.


I hope it sounds 1/2 as good as my DVD Audio system in my 2008 Acura TL-S.

Great news!!!
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:15 PM   #18
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I haven't heard many "premium" sound systems, but I can say that the one I paid extra for in my '07 Grand Prix, the Monsoon system, sounds horrendous. It's all bass, muddy bass at that, and absolutely nothing at the top. I'm confident this will surpass my GP's sound.
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Old 08-13-2008, 08:36 PM   #19
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I have had BA's in my car since I bought it new 9 years ago, and swear by the speakers...... my only concern is, whether the Boston Accoustic system in the Camaro will utilize polypropolyne surrounds or if they will cut costs by using foam surrounds.

Anyone with specific knowledge on the BA system going into the Camaro care to elaborate?
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I used to be a salesman at a local chain in north Georgia called HiFi Buys. I don't even think they're around any more, but they specialized in mid- to high- end home theater/audio and car audio equipment, and Boston Acoustics was one of the better brands there. I'd never heard of them until I got that job, and BA's sound is very impressive to say the least!
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ive never heard boston accoustics, how are they in comparance to bose?
There is only ONE consensus among the many veteran Audiophiles, and that is....



Bose is CRAP! Bose is no better than any other basic, retail-store, audio equipment brand, except for their marketing department.

The Camaro's system will be worlds beyond what Bose could ever offer.

Both Boston Acoustics and D&M Holdings (which owns big names like Marantz and Denon) are very respected names in the Home Audio world!
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Interesting, Visteon was actually formerly owned by Ford but was spun off in the late 90's as a seperate corportation. I have noticed that they have been doing more business with GM but this appears to be the biggest project I am aware of.
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How does Boston A. Compare to Harmon and Kardon??
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:54 AM   #24
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First, Mike.... excellent find.

That is like the icing on the cake.

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awsome one question tho will the 2009 camaro have a ipod jack?


will a psp hook up to a ipod or mp3 jack?
Yes and I'm not sure.
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That's it, I'm convinced!
This is exactly why I was hoping for BA years ago!
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ive never heard boston accoustics, how are they in comparance to bose?
BA Bose Like my comparison? I mean, I like Bose, but <<<that's how much I like BA.
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Bose are a JOKE compared to Boston Acoustics, NO comparison.

Great news!!!

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Both Boston Acoustics and D&M Holdings (which owns big names like Marantz and Denon) are very respected names in the Home Audio world!
Don't forget McIntosh! These are GREAT names....leading home audio. Just go and price a Marantz receiver or Denon receiver compared to a .....Yamaha, Pioneer, Sony, etc. Price is much higher due to quality of product. You will see.

And I almost forgot..........
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There is only ONE consensus among the many veteran Audiophiles, and that is....



Bose is CRAP! Bose is no better than any other basic, retail-store, audio equipment brand, except for their marketing department.

The Camaro's system will be worlds beyond what Bose could ever offer.

Both Boston Acoustics and D&M Holdings (which owns big names like Marantz and Denon) are very respected names in the Home Audio world!

Bose isn't crap.. They do have high end audio products that match and compete with anything Boston Acoustics can throw at it and in blind audio tests you would be hard pressed to be able to consistently tell which one is which playing the same uncompressed sound. Boston Acoustics and D&M Holdings are highly respected and would also get a tainted image if they were as large a company as Bose to those who like products that hold a higher perceived quality due to the thought that they are put together in a better fashion using better parts (made in America which they were).. However let me tell you a dirty secret of the speaker industry..Now that Japanese company D&M Holdings bought out B & A, China sweatshops are the ones putting together Boston Acoustic speakers as well in today's world just as Bose does. This however is not going to stop me from ordering these speakers in my new Camaro as I want a premium sound system. However if Bose was the company used I'd be equally as happy and also order them..
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