Is the extra $550 for the Premium Audio System worth it. My dealer only has the standard system and it sounds very good. Anyone compare the two? Thanks.
I would go with the premium sound system because music is very important to me (musician). And I was not real happy with the base system in my Grand Prix. I don't know if I will use the 6-CD player much, because I have a MP3 player that I mix my CDs on to, and will be able to just plug into the system. I also want XM, as I have a XM external receiver in my car now. I look forward to being able to control XM from the steering wheel controls.I haven't heard the base system, but I love the Premium setup in my LTZ. It's got 8 speakers w/2 subwoofers, a 210 watt amplifier, and includes a six CD MP3 changer. The basic audio system is a single disc unit, but also plays MP3's. If you like the sound and don't care that it's a one-CD-at-a-time unit, save the money. I personally like being able to create custom MP3 CDs from my collection at home, then load up six discs worth of them (uh, LOTS) and not have to fool with it anymore. The changer can do random play across multiple MP3 CDs (and WMA!) as well as normal CDs.
I'm sure you know this, but Just make sure the power input can be handled by those components. Also, what does that do to the warranty of the sound system?Would anyone happen to know where the amp is located?
I'm trading in a Ford Fusion, it had the upgraded Audiophile system with 6 speakers and 2 "subwoofers" on the rear deck. I added an amp and a Rockford Fosgate 10" subwoofer, and it was awesome.
I took the amp and sub out and would like to put it in the Malibu, as the "2 subwoofers" are nothing but 2 6x9's (not sure of the size) on the rear deck.
I looked at the setup, and it seems that GM covered the access to the rear shelf speakers from the trunk. That is where I piggy-backed from in my Fusion to get the sound to my sub. I don't know how to remove that covering without tearing it up.
Well, I didn't have any problems out of my Fusion, and it went in for several warranty repairs. I used a mono subwoofer amp that was connected to the battery terminal for power. It hit pretty hard and there were no fluctuations. Now, in my 07 Jetta, every time it hits when the headlights are on, they dim....kinda like my own little strobe-light show (even though it's not good for the car).I'm sure you know this, but Just make sure the power input can be handled by those components. Also, what does that do to the warranty of the sound system?
I tested it out at the dealer and I didn't think it was that spectacular.Update--
Now, I haven't heard the base system, but I am not blown away by the Premium system in my 'Bu. It's very clear, just not enough punch to it. That may be good though, because with more punch comes more rattles.