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Old 01-13-2018, 09:37 AM
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Any thoughts? The bose adds a fair amount of weightt. How does the standard system sound?
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Old 01-13-2018, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by texascarlover View Post
Any thoughts? The bose adds a fair amount of weightt. How does the standard system sound?
Depends on who you believe based on all the previous posts on here on this subject. Did you not read any of those?
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Originally Posted by ExMB View Post
Depends on who you believe based on all the previous posts on here on this subject. Did you not read any of those?
if anyone can direct me to a thread on this for the 991.2 GT3 I would appreciate it. I did a search and not coming up with anything. Porsche changes these systems rather frequently.
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Pretty simple search. Click on search button, select advanced search, enter “Bose” in keywords box, select thread only:


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Originally Posted by GT3 View Post
Pretty simple search. Click on search button, select advanced search, enter ďBoseĒ in keywords box, select thread only:


thanks I am really not trying to be difficult but I didnít see one for the 991.2. As you know the 991.2 system is redesigned from the .1 and then of course the GT3 has less insulation more road noise etc.so not necessarily same at other models etc. I donít really need a mega sound system. The engine is the sound system but is the standard system adequate or totally lacking etc? Lots of topics are revisited. If you have a standard system in your 991.2 GT3 I would really appreciate your impressions.
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The standard system isnít that bad . Havenít had much time to listen to it yet (just got my car) but it was loud enough and adequate. Certainly not what I would call amazing but about the same as the sound system plus on my 991.1. Havenít heard Bose system on .2 yet.
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Look into upgraded front tweeters from Musicar. There is a group buy on the 991 Forum.
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Originally Posted by Howydo View Post
The standard system isnít that bad . Havenít had much time to listen to it yet (just got my car) but it was loud enough and adequate. Certainly not what I would call amazing but about the same as the sound system plus on my 991.1. Havenít heard Bose system on .2 yet.

helpful! Thank you. I went with that bc my build was getting $up there bc I had to many other sacred cows ie pccbís buckets PTS seat inserts etc so making some trade offs and hoping the stereo wasnít a bad one.
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Originally Posted by texascarlover View Post


thanks I am really not trying to be difficult but I didn’t see one for the 991.2. As you know the 991.2 system is redesigned from the .1 and then of course the GT3 has less insulation more road noise etc.so not necessarily same at other models etc. I don’t really need a mega sound system. The engine is the sound system but is the standard system adequate or totally lacking etc? Lots of topics are revisited. If you have a standard system in your 991.2 GT3 I would really appreciate your impressions.

Mine arrives around June 2018. Consensus is it’s worth it if you listen to music. Weight difference versus stock is supposed to be less than 5 pounds, if I remember correctly. It was definitely worth it in my 997.2 GT3. I skip the 991.1 GT3 due to the lack of manual transmission, so can’t compare there.
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Originally Posted by texascarlover View Post



helpful! Thank you. I went with that bc my build was getting $up there bc I had to many other sacred cows ie pccbís buckets PTS seat inserts etc so making some trade offs and hoping the stereo wasnít a bad one.
I received my GT3 this week and had the same dilemma as you. I went with the standard system and am pleasantly surprised how good it sounds. I have no doubt the Bose system sounds better (I have it my Audi), but I am completely satisfied with my choice.
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Standard sucked in the .1. Bose adds a subwoofer. Get it. Why not?

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I received my GT3 this week and had the same dilemma as you. I went with the standard system and am pleasantly surprised how good it sounds. I have no doubt the Bose system sounds better (I have it my Audi), but I am completely satisfied with my choice.

helpful perspective. Iím feeling more assured about it now. Thank you.
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Originally Posted by motorwerksgroup View Post
Standard sucks. Bose adds a subwoofer. Get it
Have you heard the .2 standard system? I hear it's an improvement over .1.
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I made a thread about it. Bose is a good compromise if you don't want to do an aftermarket system.
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Old 01-13-2018, 12:17 PM
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i just got my car, has the bose, i like it, now i am not a stereo guru but i think its worth having, i really don't care about weight, hence i could lose a few pounds myself,
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