Re: SQ install on 2012 Cruze
This is a hotly debatable subject, but I think the JBL MS-8 is the best processor available now to get really good sound quality. It's debatable mainly because of people who think they can do a better job tuning manually than what the MS-8 does mostly automatically. This is not to say there aren't professionals who can get amazing results, better than I'm capable of by far, but MS-8 makes your choice of speakers not so critical. You don't need to worry so much about whether this component set has sharp sounding tweeters, or that component set has a bloated sounding midbass speaker but the tweeter is so nice, and so on. You pick out some good quality speakers if your factory speakers are hopeless, install the speakers in the factory locations, and let the MS-8 do its thing to smooth out the frequency response. Then you draw the curve you want on the 31-band graphic EQ(NO RTA NEEDED) and enjoy.
I've left out a bunch of obvious steps, but one other thing I want to stress is to do the best you can on sound deadening. If you can fit the CCF, MLV, and 3M Thinsulate Acoustic in your front doors I recommend you do all of it. If you have any stray noises coming about from your subwoofer then kill them dead, because it will kill the "bass on the dash" imaging that MS-8 does so easily.
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