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Chrysler 300M, Sedan
Sep 29, 2002 (8:57 am)
This is from Chrysler website:
Configurator description of the top line sound system for a standard 300M:
"Sound system with AM/FM Radio/CD Changer, Amplifier and 9 Infinity speakers. $440"
2003 Chrysler 300M SPECIAL Standard Features.
> 360-Watt Amplifier
> Integrated Rear Window Antenna
> Steering Wheel-Mounted Audio Controls
> Six-Disc In-Dash CD Changer
> Sound System with AM/FM Radio/Cassette Player and Graphic Equalizer
> Nine Infinity(R) Speakers in Nine Locations.
The car I looked at had the Premium Sound and the sticker clearly said 11 speakers, 9 locations.
The sticker says one thing, the website another - no confusion on my part.
Sep 29, 2002 (12:32 pm)
I'm sure ottowrkr can clarify the confusion. When I bought Christine, I had the "upgraded" Infinity system that was rated at 320 watts with 11 speakers in 9 locations. Then, one day, it became 360 watts?? Never did find out where those other 40 watts came from. )
#21411 of 26385 fastdriver - otto's da man
Sep 29, 2002 (2:26 pm)
I'm interested in finding out why the radio head unit changed again. Now it's down to bass and treble controls after having changed last year to allow for a different wiring harness and losing the LED's in the equalizer controls in the process.
Of course if DC goes to a Bose system on the LX, there won't be any equalizer controls - Bose systems are in total control of that.
Sep 29, 2002 (2:34 pm)
Well, most likely what it boils down to is $$$$$$. DC is predicting profits for the next two quarters. How are they going to do that unless they "cut back"? You certainly don't think the upper echelon's PERKS will be affected- do you?
By doing it this way however, they will surely turn off the repeat buyers who don't want LESS for their $$$$$! You would think that they learned from the 80's.
#21413 of 26385 Sound system observations
Sep 29, 2002 (3:02 pm)
As you may recall, I thoroughly panned the "upgraded" stereo that my Concorde LTD came with.
However, I have come to notice over the past 2 months that the sound has improved significanty. It is still not what I would call premium sound, but I must admit that the speakers have warmed, the bass has tightened up, and the vibrations have mostly vanished.
I attribute this to the same break-in period that is required of home systems. Speakers fresh from the factory typically need about 40 hours of high volume play before they sound right.
I'm still not impressed (my Buick's stock system sounds MUCH better), but at least I can now live with it.
#21414 of 26385 2003 Sound System
Sep 29, 2002 (4:32 pm)
First, the "2 extra speaker locations" in the 11 speaker setup are the coaxial drivers. They count a coax as 2 speakers. There are really only 9 speakers, no more no less. As far as the head unit goes I'll bet it's being produced by another shop and was redesigned a little to save $$$. A buck here and a buck there really add up after a while and every dollar counts.
#21416 of 26385 I am the man , well thats what I tell my wife !!
Sep 29, 2002 (4:52 pm)
glennbp- yup thats what I was going to say. Only 9 speakers in the car . The ones on the rear parcel shelf they count as 4 speakers .The radio's are still made by the same supplier , they just have $$$ taken out of them.
Sep 29, 2002 (5:31 pm)
"I attribute this to the same break-in period that is required of home systems. Speakers fresh from the factory typically need about 40 hours of high volume play before they sound right."
NOW you tell me! They should put that in the manual. I never heard of such a thing. You must be a true audiophile. The BOSE in my 94 Infiniti J-30 sounded GREAT from the minute I turned it on! The BOSE in the Acura CL-S sucks compared to the J-30 BOSE, but is still miles better then the "upgraded" radio in Christine!
Learn something new every day!
#21418 of 26385 fastdriver - true true
Sep 29, 2002 (7:11 pm)
That is true about speakers, they do need to be run in. But even that won't help when the amplifier is clipping because it hasn't got the jam to keep up.
I gave it the acid test and it failed badly. I put in Paula Cole's "This Fire" CD and spun up track 2 which as some really low bass notes. At medium volume and the bass slider just past midline the amp didn't put out bass notes it just when "whump" - clipped big time. Sad...