Hey all. My wife just bought me a 2013 Cadillac SRX, Luxury with CUE, Nav, and the 10 speaker bose system. While i LOVE the CUE system the Bose has GOT TO GO. Howeveri really like the cargo management in the trunk and do not want to mess with the vehicles award winning interior. So for the first time in 10 years i am NOT doing this myself. So i have put together 4 options for a sound system that i would like input on. Keep in mind the following goals before making suggestions.
#1 - THE CUE HEAD UNIT STAYS.. non negotiable.
#2- The cargo management track system in the trunk STAYS. making boxes not an option.
#3 - i do not want to mount ANYTHING on side panels.
#4- I am an SQ guy NOT SPL.
#5-Everything will be recessed or hidden in the trunk BELOW the trunk deck. No spare tire to worry about.
Ok so here are my 4 ideas
#1 - JL AUDIO( about 2350.00 in hardware)
-JL HD900/5 5 channel amp
-JL cleansweep with summing device Oem integration
-JL 10w3v3 Subwoofer
-JL C5-650 fronts
-JL TR-650 rears
-JL OFC wire throughout
#2- AUDISON (about 5,000.00 in hardware
-Audison Bit one Oem integration with sound processing
-AudisonVoce AV 5.1K 5 channel amp
-Audison voce AV 6.5 fronts
-Audison Voce AVX 6.5 rears
-Audison AV 10 subwoofer
#3 MIXED (about $3,000.00 in hardware)
-ALPINE Alpine PXA-H800 Oem integration with sound processing
-ALPINE PDX-V9 5 channel amp
-Hertz HLK H.E. 6.5 front speakers
-Hertz coaxils rear
-JL Audio 10w3v3 subwoofer
#4- Same as #3 except i swap out the Alpine PXA-H800 for the Bit One.(about 400.00 more)
PROS-Least instrusive install , and the cheapest and the easiest to use.
CONS-The least amount of sound contouring, bottom of sound quality of the 3, little upgradeability.
PROS-Arguable the best sound quality (might give the Hertz speakers a few more points), the hardware is the most solid, TONS of sound contouring.
CONS-The most invasive and expensive install, Diminishing returs price wise.
PROS-Great sound contouring, Great price to perf ratio, Hertz sound.
CONS- System isnt matched, Alpine is the weakest amp quality wise.
PROS- Same as #3 but with the superior bit one sound contouring
CONS- The bit one requires a lot of setup and tweaking.
So what do you guys think?