View Full Version : What is as good as Carnegie Hall?

07-25-2013, 10:57 PM
I would like a sound system that reproduces all of the nuances that where intended to be heard, I could care less about a BASS that rattles windows, I like clarity. Any suggestions? As far as pricing I am in the $3000.00 range.


Side Show
07-25-2013, 11:35 PM
have you heard anyones system befor that you have liked? if so what were they running? and what sorta of car and also what type of music you'll be listening too.... also remember you get what you pay for

Side Show
07-25-2013, 11:41 PM
ninja edit - double post ][ ][

07-26-2013, 02:00 AM
As far as what i like or have heard that I like, Focal and Hertz (Open to other Options). I am trying to outfit a Toyota Sequoia and plan to spend an additional +/- $1000 on Dampening and sound proofing. If I need to pay more I will but there are a lot of opinions out there and it is tough to sift through. I don.t need 7 12" woofers to get the job done but do i need 2 or 3 pair if 6 1/2" componets with the correct amplification?

07-26-2013, 02:03 AM
I will add a sub but probably an 8 for 10".

07-26-2013, 02:04 AM
Carnegie hall? you need more money. like another zero on the end of your amount.

07-26-2013, 02:05 AM
8 or 10"

07-26-2013, 02:06 AM

07-26-2013, 02:09 AM
Can I get *** done for say 10 grand or am I just not being realistic?

07-26-2013, 02:14 AM
10,000 will get a whole lote done. unbelievable system. but not carnegie hall. do you realize that you asked if you could acheive what hundreds of thousands of dollars has achieved with three thousand dollars. thats like me asking if i fart hard enough can i travel through time.

07-26-2013, 02:19 AM
Fair enough, just that everything these days seems to be about powerful subs not clear music.

07-26-2013, 02:25 AM
i think $3000 is enough to get you what you want. the key is research. read, listen, watch, learn. hardest part is deciding which brand. dont know why but it is. make your vehicle your own, test, tune, and enjoy.

07-26-2013, 02:28 AM
Thanks, I have been doing just that and yes it is difficult.

07-26-2013, 02:50 AM
Start here.

Ambiophonics 2nd Edition - Introduction (http://www.ambiophonics.org/AmbioBook/intro.html)

How familiar are you with stereo equipment?

07-26-2013, 11:59 AM
Not very, learning quickly. Just trying to avoid buyers remorse and learn from others.

07-26-2013, 12:08 PM
carnegie- there are a bunch of SQ competition guys "audiophiles" over at DIYMA.com.. they may be able to assist you further if you dont get your answers here.

07-26-2013, 12:09 PM
NIce Article, Thanks

07-26-2013, 12:19 PM
The #1 (http://www.caraudio.com/forums/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) enemy of allowing you to imagine you're in a different place than your vehicle is the reflections off so many nearby surfaces. You can do everything practical to control vibrations, resonances, and road noise, but you still have the battle of the reflections. Unequal path lengths to the speakers is also a challenge, and you can't just add delays unless you only care about the driver's seat.

The best thing to do here is re-evaluate your goals. You will never, ever get an SUV to approximate one of the greatest concert halls in the world. It's as flawed as trying to get the vehicle to emulate a great headphone setup. We have DSP available now that can do wonderful things with the frequency response. We have the methods and products to handle the sound deadening. There are many great sounding speakers to choose from. Getting an adequate audio source is trivial. Finding the right people to build and tune(VERY IMPORTANT) the vehicle is not trivial.