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Bad324
09-12-2002, 06:48 AM
alright i have a xplod head unit from my old car. if i replace my stock with this, would the SQ be any better? i asked on old board but i dont remember the answers.

brian

this is the one i have....
http://sm.crutchfield.com/cgi-bin/S-W7KpX6083Az/ProdView.asp?s=45&c=3&g=300&I=158CDXL600&o=m&a=0

Bad324
09-12-2002, 07:55 AM
also this was installed in an '88 Cutlass Ciera. it was the xc special edition coupe. will i alread have all the neccesary gm parts? or will i need other stuff? thanx

AmIGrand
09-12-2002, 02:52 PM
you can re-use the antenna adaptor, but the dash kit and wire harness will be different.

If you have the monsoon system, I would not recomend replacing it with the Sony, if you have the regular stock deck it's 50/50 IMHO....

Bad324
09-12-2002, 06:59 PM
i have the HU with the equalizers...is that the monsoon?

also is this a general consensus or does any1 else with audio knowledge help?

i hate to b such a :tool: but i dont wanna waste my time if its not gonna b worth it.

thanx
Brian

papiogagt
09-12-2002, 08:13 PM
no that's not the monsoon system if it has the equalizer's on the hu.. what year is your car?

GTPguy99
09-12-2002, 08:30 PM
Originally posted by papiogagt
no that's not the monsoon system if it has the equalizer's on the hu.. what year is your car?

read his sig ya newbie lol j/p wit ya. it says its a 2000.:thumbs:

papiogagt
09-12-2002, 08:41 PM
ha ha! oh yeah! so i dont' look aroudn much! my bad!

no, you dont' have the monsoon system!
(and odn't call me a newb!)

GTPguy99
09-12-2002, 09:35 PM
Originally posted by papiogagt
ha ha! oh yeah! so i dont' look aroudn much! my bad!

no, you dont' have the monsoon system!
(and odn't call me a newb!)

by the way nice balls you got there. :D i almost ****ed myself when i posted that on the owned thread. :newbie: lol

papiogagt
09-12-2002, 09:38 PM
:crying: i'm not a :newbie:

btw - i love that squirrel! i laugh everytime i see one of my posts now!

Bad324
09-13-2002, 08:00 AM
ok thanx for the help on the monsoon. but still would like sum more info on the HU if any1 knows anything.

grass
09-13-2002, 10:00 AM
it should sound better then stock, maybe not much better b/c my knowledge of sony car audio isnt to high, i know my borhters HU did make alittle difference over stock, u can at least install it in your car, if u dont like it replace the HU and u already ahve the dash kit installed

AmIGrand
09-13-2002, 02:07 PM
Personaly, I think the stock unit's EQ makes it more valuable than the tiny difference the Sony would make.

I'd leave the stock setup and add an amp/sub. Bigger difference in sound. Just my .02

grass
09-13-2002, 02:40 PM
add a 10" solo baric and sealed box, 400 watt amp and you're looking at bout $500 and nice bump

kcitsGT
09-13-2002, 03:57 PM
Sounds like you have the same HU as me, I actually prefer it over the monsoon. Do you have the steering wheel controls as well? They are a neat feature and a pain to keep if you go aftermarket with your HU. I also prefer the look of the stock system, most aftermarket systems just look out of place to me. I have keep my HU, but replaced just about everything else. I don't think the SQ is that bad, esp if you have the eq set right. (lots of people go over board and have all the bands set above 0) I doubt that Sony's going to improve your SQ, it might have slightly more power (maybe not enough to notice)

If your trying to improve SQ, I'd suggest changing out your stock speakers and amping them. If your just looking for cleaner bass, I'd add a sub/amp. I'm not going so far as recommending a brand, 'cause everyone seems to have a favorite. I would however recommend that you NOT use sony speakers/amps. I believe most here will agree with that.

So to answer your question, I personally would not change it, but thats just me. http://www.contrabandent.com/cwm/s/contrib/scorchio/saevilw.gif

Bad324
09-14-2002, 02:46 PM
ok thanx for all the help, i think i will b keepin the stock and sellin the sony and tryin to find a new 1. btw, anybody want a xplod HU?

grass
09-14-2002, 03:24 PM
hehe after we talked bad bout it

GTPguy99
09-14-2002, 07:08 PM
Originally posted by Bad324
ok thanx for all the help, i think i will b keepin the stock and sellin the sony and tryin to find a new 1. btw, anybody want a xplod HU?

I know someone that might want it how much ya lookin to get for it. If its cheap enough he probably will.

Bad324
09-14-2002, 09:15 PM
yea i wasnt bein too serious but i would like to get rid of it. well i bought it for 200 and only used it for 6 months. i still have to get it taken out of the old car. but i was thinkin maybe 120, but thats negotiable...tell me wat u think and i am def very flexible