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Old 10-22-2008, 08:30 PM   #1
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Anybody know anything about the Boston Acustics Audio?

Does anybody know if the audio system that they are putting in the 2SS is any good?
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:42 PM   #2
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Does anybody know if the audio system that they are putting in the 2SS is any good?
its great! not like, "OMG, I'm going to enter an IASCA competition with it!" good, but its better than the Monsoon was in the 4th gens.
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:44 PM   #3
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Not a lot other than the basic info

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8672
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5268
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Old 10-22-2008, 08:52 PM   #4
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after hearing it a couple of times out of cars, it sounds very nice. I probably won't be getting it in my camaro, but I would suggest it to anybody who is thinking about it.
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:22 PM   #5
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do u know if it comes with a subwoofer. And is the pioneer system that comes in the cobalt better or worse because i know that has a subwoofer
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:17 PM   #6
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YES Boston Acoustics =

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and heres the specs
Available Boston Acoustics Sound
Systems – the first application
in a GM vehicle
– 245-watt 9-speaker premium
Boston Acoustics Sound System
– 6.5-inch woofers in each door
– 1-inch tweeters in A-pillars
– 3.5-inch center channel speaker
in the upper Instrument Panel
– Seven-channel sub-woofer
on rear shelf
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:40 AM   #7
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That's a lot of speakers, I'm definitely getting the BA.
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:12 AM   #8
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Get the BA. It'll be worth it.

Only comes w/ subs if you order them.

There should be preamp outputs in the back, but will not be sure for a while on that one.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:25 AM   #9
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Get the BA. It'll be worth it.

Only comes w/ subs if you order them.

There should be preamp outputs in the back, but will not be sure for a while on that one.
thanx 4 that info..might order subwoofwers
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:37 AM   #10
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doesnt 254 watts seem like pretty frikin low output for 8 speakers and a sub? My two speaker sony stereo puts out 300.
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:41 AM   #11
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Yeah im running 6000 in my blazer haha 254 is low i hope its per speaker or something haha.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:51 AM   #12
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A few years ago GM probably would have called this a ~750W system, but they are using RMS numbers which while not perfect are a much better comparison system. 254W RMS is pretty good for a stock sytem and unless BA drops the ball most people should be quite happy with it.
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:02 PM   #13
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I still haven't figured out where 9 speakers are located.

1 in each door (and I'm assuming each side in the rear as always) = 4
1 Center Channel in the front dash = 5
2 Tweeters in each A Pillar = 7
Plus a subwoofer = 8

So where is the 9th speaker???
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:06 PM   #14
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The other one is surgically inserted into your ear...lol
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Old 10-23-2008, 05:31 PM   #15
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I sure hope they last longer than the Bose I have in my Blazer. My speakers are crackling like crazy and are a bitch to find replacements cause they are only 2 ohm. If I had the money I would rip the whole system out and get new everything.
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Old 10-23-2008, 06:45 PM   #16
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^Based on my experience, BA is light years ahead of Bose. You should be more than happy.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:38 PM   #17
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I still haven't figured out where 9 speakers are located.

1 in each door (and I'm assuming each side in the rear as always) = 4
1 Center Channel in the front dash = 5
2 Tweeters in each A Pillar = 7
Plus a subwoofer = 8

So where is the 9th speaker???
They could be using two small subs, really just have to wait for more solid info at this point though.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:07 PM   #18
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I still haven't figured out where 9 speakers are located.

1 in each door (and I'm assuming each side in the rear as always) = 4
1 Center Channel in the front dash = 5
2 Tweeters in each A Pillar = 7
Plus a subwoofer = 8

So where is the 9th speaker???
NO SUBWOOFER UNLESS ADDED AS AN OPTION
1 in each A-pillar = 2
1 in dash = 1
1 woofer in each door = 2
2 dual cone speakers in rear = 4
total = 9
7 channel amp powers the speakers
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:11 PM   #19
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:23 PM   #20
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I honestly hate when they use the whole "9 speaker" thing, its almost like rating the amp at max power (the "500watt" Monsoon System). Yes TECHNICALLY there are 9 speakers, in reality its less

The front doors have component sets, the mids put out different sounds than the tweeters in the pillars. Its really the equivalent of 2 speakers, not 4. The center channel speaker is full range, so thats really 3. In the rear, sounds like its two woofers, I dont know how you can get 7 channels out of 2 speakers, but ok, maybe that spec is a bit off. Maybe they are full range speakers with larger woofers (like a set of 6x9s). Either way I would bet the amp is 5 channels. It may even only be 4, with 1 channel driving both rear woofers in parallel, 2 channels running the front component sets, and 1 channel running the center speaker with a filter on it to cut out the low range. Or it could be a custom 5 channel amp, with the 5th lower channel being used to power that center speaker.

There is even another option, its very possible the headunit is the same in both a BA equipped car and a non BA car. Then it could end up the same setup as the Monsoon in the 4thgens, where the tweeters and far rear speakers were actually powered off of the headunit, and the amplifier drove everything else (that design also explains why there was so much distortion in those setups, as the amplifier was driven line level off the 4 channels out of the factory headunit).

I'm interested to see how it is set up.

EDIT: And after all my theories, someone posts that data sheet which i couldn't find in my quick search before that elminiates them all. 7 Channel amp it is!
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Old 10-29-2008, 07:22 AM   #21
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Hello, I was told or read somewhere that if you order the 2SS package that the Boston Acoustic System comes with it at no extra charge. I thought that sounded to good to be true, but when I used the online "Build and Price Your Camaro" guide, that is how it comes up. It also Includes Carpeted Front Seats, and Convenience and Connectivity Package, at no extra cost. If anyone has any comments on this please let me know.
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Old 10-31-2008, 12:45 PM   #22
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Simply it's as follows:


2 (tweeters on pillars)
2 (6.5's in doors)
2 (woofers of 6x9)
2 (speakers in center of 6x9)
+1 (center channel)
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Old 10-31-2008, 02:29 PM   #23
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The Pioneer system in the cobalts is awsome.
I've been blasting the thing for the past three years with no problems.
It sounds really clean whether the volume is low or high.
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:33 PM   #24
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I've gotta say there is no sense in getting excited over the BA system just yet. BA has a wide variety of speakers ranging from entry level to audiophile class. We will just have to sit and wait to hear how the Camaro ones will perform.

Personally, I've always been a fan of BA. In 2001 I built $5k audio system in my GMC Sierra and used BA 3-way separates in the doors/kicks. Till this day, that is the only sound system that would give me the chills on Stairway to Heaven.
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Old 11-01-2008, 12:17 AM   #25
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Digital amp! Didn't pay attention to that before, that's awesome news! Even though I'll be getting the BA package w/ 2SS, this means I wont have to ditch the deck when I upgrade later... sweet
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