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Old 07-30-2006, 10:43 PM   #1
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so ive got an 02 ssei with the monsoon set up, and im no too impressed. i think if i could at least upgrade the amp and rear 6x9'*, it would be a hell of a lot better. does anyone know if its possilble to replace the factory amp with an after market, or is the wiring all set up for just that one alone?
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i believe its upgradeable i know several members here have aftermarket systems
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All OEM stereos sound like garbage...
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All OEM stereos sound like garbage...
agreed.

all but one. http://www.marklevinsonlexus.com/index.asp
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All OEM stereos sound like garbage...
agreed.

all but one. http://www.marklevinsonlexus.com/index.asp
Also the Kia/Hyundai-Optima/Sonata Infinity sound system sounds excellent. My dad had it in his '02 Optima SE V6 and loved it. Very crisp, clear and had great bass.

I think the Monsoon is a ok system, I think my old 8 speaker in my bonne sounds excellent.
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My mom'* sentra has the upgraded RF sound package with subwoofer and it sounds decent. But that'* off topic. I have herd the monsoon and was not impressed.
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idk i like my bose system but the again your headunit makes a big difference

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85% of factory sound systems sound like crap 10% sound decent (lexus Naklamichi, SOME Bose systems, and SOME Infinity systems) The only ones that i would consider GOOD are the Mark Levinson systems.. If your anything of an audiophile, OEM equipment just doesnt cut it AT ALL
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idk i like my bose system but the again your headunit makes a big difference
Same here. Of course,I have a hig frequency hearing loss in both ears also :(

Also made a difference adding the 7 band CD
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well i have the Monsoon in my 03, Coming from a complete RF setup in my 93 (no stock audio left in the car) and thought it was pretty good....
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