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Old 08-06-2006, 02:54 PM   #11
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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....
Ya but your 03 prolly has bass.......Something you're not used to....now you know what you're missing, the other half of sound lol.

My delco System in my 95 sounded pretty nice before I bypassed my factory amp.
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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....
Ya but your 03 prolly has bass.......Something you're not used to....now you know what you're missing, the other half of sound lol.

My delco System in my 95 sounded pretty nice before I bypassed my factory amp.
so my RF has bass too......im saying i drove my 93 and then the 03 and the 03 cant touch the RF in SQ was pretty good for a stock system....its better than the Harmon Kardon System in my Buddys 05 C240
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When did the 93 deviate from it'* ear pierceing treble?
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When did the 93 deviate from it'* ear pierceing treble?


and we are off topic

anyway i feel that the monsoon is a good system...didnt say that its the best thing in the world ever... but is above average
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When did the 93 deviate from it'* ear pierceing treble?


and we are off topic

anyway i feel that the monsoon is a good system...didnt say that its the best thing in the world ever... but is above average
the problem is that the AVERAGE OEM system is GARBAGE
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The Bonneville Monsoon system is one of the worst "premium" sound systems I've heard in a vehicle, particularly for the window sticker. For being such an overly engineered collection of parts I really figured they could have done better. The non-bose premium sound in my 98 GTP was far superior to give a comparison.
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hey, off topic in my thread is fine by me, conversation is great. yeah, for the hype this thing got when it first came out, not so good. i had a grand am gt with the 7 band eq, and that rocked. the speaker sounded like better quality too. but yeah, most factory set ups are garbage compared to even the cheapest upgrades.
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I've heard monsoon systems not only in 00+ bonnes but also in VW'*. IMO, they are crap.

The VW one was better than the bonne but still not something I would keep very long.
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yep they are crap only because the power output is lucky to be 10-12 watts RMS per speaker. Most aftermarket head units put out at least 20w rms
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yep they are crap only because the power output is lucky to be 10-12 watts RMS per speaker. Most aftermarket head units put out at least 20w rms
that is not true at all.

You can have low power speakers that sound amazing. Poor sound quality has a LOT more to do with the quality of the source and the speakers not the power being outputted to them.
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