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Does the awful sound improve when you upgrade the head unit?

Old 01-20-2014, 12:50 PM
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I junked muddy-sounding PCM 2 within a few months of buying an 04 CS with standard speakers. Highly unimpressed with standard audio.

Replaced with a Kenwood DNX4210 DAB unit (UK) and sound quality now markedly better. I was planning to rip out the speakers the following week but that can wait a while as this is more than bearable.

Next got to drill the roof for decent DAB/digital radio antenna. Will fit some Philips DAP amps with Kef 8" subs and B&W/Kef speakers in due course.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:09 PM
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I have had two cars with Bose audio "upgraded" sound systems. They were not awful, but it is like I have heard it said, "if it's Bose, it has no highs or lows" I have a tendency to agree. The system performed ok, very flat, just not as good as I think The Bose company thinks they sound. I optioned my MY13 Cayenne with the Burmester audio option. While I do not consider myself an audio expert, I have to say if you are looking for a incredible sound system for a vehicle, this is it. Though a comparable quality replacement system might be able to be installed at a lower cost, I am very pleased I spend the extra to have this in my Cayenne. I believe this is the gold standard for an audio experience in a vehicle. I agree with others that the Bose is not all it is cut out to be. Just my opinion.
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