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Old 08-08-2009, 08:23 PM   #1
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Question HOW DOES THE BOSTON ACOUSTICS SOUND SYSTEM SOUND?

Just wondering from those that have a new camaro - how does the Boston Acoustic Sound system sound?

Good power? Loud? Clear? Good highs and Lows?

Is it as good as the Bose System i have in my other cars?

I'm sure this may have been discussed somewhere on the huge site but i'm not to good at finding it...

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Old 08-08-2009, 09:27 PM   #2
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i'm curious about this too...
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:35 PM   #3
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:47 PM   #4
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well that answers my question hahaha
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:50 PM   #5
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It's one of the better threads on the BA. I too am curious but reading it is only so good cant wait to have it you know???
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:52 PM   #6
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BA is OK, stock is fine as well(tuned properly). Upgrade when tired of it..
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Old 08-08-2009, 09:58 PM   #7
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i'd give it a 7 on a scale of 10
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:17 PM   #8
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I never heard your other systems in your other car SO I don't know.
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:31 PM   #9
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I have an RS withe BA setup, least anyone who might read this would think I am unhappy I am not but, the speakers are just fair, not fantastic, the lows are a bit muffled and the highs are not real crisp. The Amp is clean but I think its has less power than it suggests it has. The last two cars I had, had bose and they sounded better. I am actually looking for the real specs of the speakers and contacted BA, but they have no clue or at least were not giving out any info. This is not your high end sound system, its better than some cars and not as good as others. I am going to enhance the amp and change out the speakers for some infinity or pioneer and go to component. But it sounds good, just not great, I think they could have added a better sound system option but its a muscle car, I traded a Audi S6 V10 for my V6 Camaro and love the Camaro over the Audi, but the Audi sound system was kick arse. It should have been the car cost almost 3 times what the Camaro costs, and it was about half as fun to drive. I think the Camaro is way too cool, but the sound could be better.
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:38 PM   #10
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Doesn't blow me away. I don't think it sounds as good as the 4th gen's Monsoon. It is adequate and I'm not gonna change anything. I didn't buy the car for the sound system.
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:53 PM   #11
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Very good, but not great.

As stated above, we didn't buy the car based on the sound system, it certainly sounds better than any standard install.
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:57 PM   #12
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Like I said before in another thread. I am not pleased with it at all. My old 1998 Mach 460 sound system that came with my Mustang is leaps and bounds better sounding than this new BA stereo.. I would not waist your tme and money on it.. I cannot lie to others about it when it is the one bad decision that was made when GM was figuring out what company to go with the premium sound.. Bose, Monsoon, anything would have been better in my opinion..
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:04 AM   #13
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How do you say Mediocre? Doesnt have the treble i want it to, prob going to replace the 6x9's soon.
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:10 AM   #14
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I think it's very good for stock, I think/know the bluetooth and USB sounds twice as good as the radio/xm feed, also the tunable auto volume is very good IMO
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:45 PM   #15
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I never heard your other systems in your other car SO I don't know.
They are Bose Systems that came in the Yukon Denali and the Hummer. They come Stock inthese vehicles... Have you heard a Bose System and compare it to the BA?
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:51 PM   #16
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:59 PM   #17
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I have an RS withe BA setup, least anyone who might read this would think I am unhappy I am not but, the speakers are just fair, not fantastic, the lows are a bit muffled and the highs are not real crisp. The Amp is clean but I think its has less power than it suggests it has. The last two cars I had, had bose and they sounded better. I am actually looking for the real specs of the speakers and contacted BA, but they have no clue or at least were not giving out any info. This is not your high end sound system, its better than some cars and not as good as others. I am going to enhance the amp and change out the speakers for some infinity or pioneer and go to component. But it sounds good, just not great, I think they could have added a better sound system option but its a muscle car, I traded a Audi S6 V10 for my V6 Camaro and love the Camaro over the Audi, but the Audi sound system was kick arse. It should have been the car cost almost 3 times what the Camaro costs, and it was about half as fun to drive. I think the Camaro is way too cool, but the sound could be better.
Thank you for the great info

Does anyone know if you replace the main unit - will the OnStar still function? When i got my Hummer it had a after market head unit in it. I pushed the On Star Button just to see how it worked. I pushed all the buttons - even the red one with the cross on it. Nothing happened so i just drove off to get some gas. Then a minute later i was run down by the local police. - they said they received a distress call from the vehicle and wanted to know if i was ok? Anyway when i called Onstar they said they could here me or my music in the Hummer but apparently i could not hear them. It either was not installed right or you can't have an after market system unless it is capable of integration to OnStar.
I then ordered a new factory unit and had it installed. Sounded much better than the after market crap tthe last guy put in.
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Old 08-13-2009, 07:06 PM   #18
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I'm no audio expert buy I have a 2LT RS and the sound is good but not great. The highs aren't as crisp as I'd like and the bass doesn't resonate as well as I'd like.
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:36 PM   #19
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never heard a camaro with the BA system, but the bose system in my parents impala is one of the best sounding systems i've ever heard. i didn't get teh BA system, i'm a kicker guy so i'll prob. throw some kicker components in there when the stockies blow.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:49 AM   #21
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I would love to give you a straight answer, but I can't.

I've heard Bose systems that are better, and some that were FAR worse. Something tells me its the same for all factory stereo upgrades. I get the feeling its not an exact science.

Another thing I've noticed about the whole setup is I get a popping sound through my speakers when scrolling through the songs on my Iphone. It annoys the ever-loving piss out of me. I also find myself constantly playing with the EQ every time a new song comes on.

As it goes though, it suits my purposes. I'm too busy buying my son G.I. Joes and Transformers to put a reasonable amount of money for something that will sound better.
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Old 08-17-2009, 01:45 PM   #22
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It's not nearly as good as the Monsoon system in my old Trans Am. I am planning to upgrade.
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It's not nearly as good as the Monsoon system in my old Trans Am. I am planning to upgrade.
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Now thats just mean!
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How do you say Mediocre? Doesnt have the treble i want it to, prob going to replace the 6x9's soon.
Let me take this back, was listening to the BA system at a dealership today and it sounded great, just needed to twerk the EQ and crank up the volume, i really see no need to upgrade this system.
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