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    Default Re: ROLL CALL: Who has surround sound in their car(s)?

    No factory system plays SACD.

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    Default Re: ROLL CALL: Who has surround sound in their car(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by DrMabuse2001 View Post
    Hi,

    I am expecting my Genesis 4.6 w. Tech in about 4 weeks.
    Does the system play SACD?
    Is it awesome? LOL The dealership did not have a hi-end system for me to hear...
    /\/\
    Alas, no SACD. Which means that my local Fry's shelves remain stocked while the DVD-A section is nearly depleted.
    And yes, it's awesome! The best sound system I've ever had, mobile or otherwise.
    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiburb View Post
    Alas, no SACD. Which means that my local Fry's shelves remain stocked while the DVD-A section is nearly depleted.
    And yes, it's awesome! The best sound system I've ever had, mobile or otherwise.
    Enjoy!
    Thanks for adding to the already unbearable excitement!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrMabuse2001 View Post
    Thanks for adding to the already unbearable excitement!
    Well, you COULD always take your favorite DVD-A to a different dealer and take a "test listen", making it clear that you aren't buying today, only doing 'research'.

    Oh wait. That would only ADD to your agony, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiburb View Post
    Well, you COULD always take your favorite DVD-A to a different dealer and take a "test listen", making it clear that you aren't buying today, only doing 'research'.

    Oh wait. That would only ADD to your agony, right?
    On the other hand, if you were to go into a dealership and tell them you were only doing "research", they might just show you the way out.
    Give me surround or give me silence!

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    I received a MEX-DV2000 for last Xmas but haven't gotten around to installing it yet. I'll probably go with only the low-rez 4-speaker setup option for now until I get some new wheels in a year or two. Anybody know if there is a region unlock code for this model, as I have some import DTS 96/24 DVDs I'd like to play?

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    Default Re: ROLL CALL: Who has surround sound in their car(s)?

    What year, make and model of car: 2008 Acura TL

    Did you install it yourself: Nope - Factory Job - Panasonic ELS

    What surround formats can you play: DVD-A, DTS, CD, Mp3

    How would you rate the system, and would you recommend it to others: I was skeptical at first, I mean we're dealing with a car systems here, road noise, wind noise etc. I have been impressed. Also got me kick started to upgrade the system for the house.

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    The Bose system in the Ferrari 612 Scaglietta, plays SACD's, DVD Audio, CD's, MP3's, etc.

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    What year, make and model of car: 2009 Acura TSX

    Did you install it yourself (if not factory installed): Factory

    What surround formats can you play: DVD-A, DTS

    How would you rate the system, and would you recommend it to others: Yes - very impressed with it.

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    I bought my new surround car audio just last week so I thought I can add my system

    Car system: JVC KD-AVX33

    What year, make and model of car: 2006 Citroen C1 (my car is very small )

    Did you install it yourself: Yes!

    What surround formats can you play:
    DVD-A/V, DTS 96/24, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro-Logic II

    I bought this unit used, and installed it just a week ago. I upgraded from a standard 4 channels stereo receiver. The ability to play surround sound, especially DVD-A's, in the car is a great jump, in term of quality.

    This JVC unit has a great sound. So far, I have set the unit in 4.0 (luckily, my rear speakers are full range, and the bass sound is great on some discs). I'm planning to upgrade, this summer, to a full 5.1 setup in my car, as this JVC unit has many outputs, making it easy yo upgrade to whatever you can imagine.

    Now, I'm moving in surround...

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    Very cool! The Citroen C1 looks likes a nice little machine. Certainly more stylish than the legendary 2CV! Glad to hear you'll be "surrounded" in there!
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    What year, make and model of car: Just bought a 2005 RL

    Did you install it yourself (if not factory installed): Factory

    What surround formats can you play: DTS cd DVD-A

    How would you rate the system, and would you recommend it to others:Yes I had a 04 TL abn the ELS system is far inferior to the Bose system.Big bonus will play most DTS CDR's!

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    Car system: Kenwood DDX812, Infinity 6022si door speakers, MTX 10" Subwoofer upgrade, Alpine SBS-05DC center.

    What year, make and model of car: 2008 Honda Pilot

    Did you install it yourself (if not factory installed): Yes

    What surround formats can you play: DVD A/V, DTS, Dolby Digital, Dolby Pro-Logic II

    How would you rate the system, and would you recommend it to others: After upgrades to factory speakers, RTA and DTA tuning and adding damper matting it sounds great with surround sound. The latest Kenwood models have dropped dvd-a support (2009) but I would still recommend it.
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    Default Re: ROLL CALL: Who has surround sound in their car(s)?

    Coincidentally, I have a loaner this weekend while my car is the shop. The loaner is an Acura TSX (2009). First thing I did was pop in the KC Red DVD-A. Very impressive surround sound. Hmm, trade in??

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvahalo007 View Post
    Coincidentally, I have a loaner this weekend while my car is the shop. The loaner is an Acura TSX (2009). First thing I did was pop in the KC Red DVD-A. Very impressive surround sound. Hmm, trade in??
    The 09/10 TSX is a great car for the price. Nice size, good gas mileage, great tunes. It's a winner in my book.
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    I will be joining this club soon as I just bought one of the sony SACD head units this past week.

    Now comes the fun part of figuring out how to convert the car (1966 Volvo 122s) from mono (single speaker AM radio) to 5.1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan Berichon View Post
    I will be joining this club soon as I just bought one of the sony SACD head units this past week.

    Now comes the fun part of figuring out how to convert the car (1966 Volvo 122s) from mono (single speaker AM radio) to 5.1.
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    Default Re: ROLL CALL: Who has surround sound in their car(s)?

    I recently installed a JVC AVX33 in a 99 kia sportage. Obviously I don't overdo it when it comes to cars, but the sound system is important

    I love it, all except the center speaker. The center sounds horrible like you're cranking a headphone speaker for listening 3 feet away.

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    Default Re: ROLL CALL: Who has surround sound in their car(s)?

    THX II system in Lincoln models play DVD-A/DTS/DD leaving surround information intact without down-mixing to two channel.

    Here are links regarding the system...

    http://www.thx.com/auto/lincoln/surround.html

    http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2...14/071085.html

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    Default Re: ROLL CALL: Who has surround sound in their car(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by wanners View Post
    I love it, all except the center speaker. The center sounds horrible like you're cranking a headphone speaker for listening 3 feet away.
    Can't the speaker management system be set to "no center" like a home player's system?

    BTW: this forum thread elsewhere lists seven centers, including some that fit into DIN sized mounting holes, but not sure if they are available anymore.

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    Default Re: ROLL CALL: Who has surround sound in their car(s)?

    I'm a newbie here and just got a new Acura TSX with the ELS surround audio package. It sounds awesome but I'm really disappointed that I can't just go out to a store in a city like Houston and buy a DVD-A disk - so much for impulse purchases. I'm now searching for good sources for DVD-A disks. I'm also a little confused about some of the terminology. Dualdisc - seems like some are DVD-A and some are not. It's fun doing the research anyway.
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    What year, make and model of car: 2010 Acura TSX - Tech Package with ELS audio

    Did you install it yourself (if not factory installed): Factory

    What surround formats can you play: DVD-A, DTS, DPLII

    How would you rate the system, and would you recommend it to others: Amazing sound quality - highly recommended
    Last edited by masoncw; 12-07-2009 at 08:11 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by masoncw View Post
    I'm a newbie here and just got a new Acura TSX with the ELS surround audio package. It sounds awesome but I'm really disappointed that I can't just go out to a store in a city like Houston and buy a DVD-A disk - so much for impulse purchases. I'm now searching for good sources for DVD-A disks. I'm also a little confused about some of the terminology. Dualdisc - seems like some are DVD-A and some are not. It's fun doing the research anyway.
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    You are a perfect example of someone whom the "record companies" have failed to consider in their abrupt unheralded termination of their DVD-A release program. There are THOUSANDS of Acura's and other cars out there that are DVD-A capable, and there are no discs to buy to play in them.

    As a result, owners of players have to seek out alternate means of procurement, which is a total revenue loss for the labels and the artists. Taking something out of print that has already been produced, in this day and age, is totally insane, as a company store web site (like BSM for example) could easily be a place to continue selling all of the WB/Rhino DVD-A's that were previously released for years to come.

    Instead, folks are paying over $100 for titles on eBay and Amazon.

    It's no wonder the music industry is in trouble.

    Oh, by the way, WELCOME TO QQ masoncw!! Glad you found us, and hopefully you'll find out a lot about DVD-A's and where to get them here.

    You should really check out the new King Crimson DVD-A's that just came out last month. They sound great in the Acura's, and are currently easily available from Amazon and other places on the internet.

    PS - I'm jealous of your car. The new TSX is killer! Did you get a 4 or a 6?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JonUrban View Post
    You are a perfect example of someone whom the "record companies" have failed to consider in their abrupt unheralded termination of their DVD-A release program. There are THOUSANDS of Acura's and other cars out there that are DVD-A capable, and there are no discs to buy to play in them.

    As a result, owners of players have to seek out alternate means of procurement, which is a total revenue loss for the labels and the artists. Taking something out of print that has already been produced, in this day and age, is totally insane, as a company store web site (like BSM for example) could easily be a place to continue selling all of the WB/Rhino DVD-A's that were previously released for years to come.

    Instead, folks are paying over $100 for titles on eBay and Amazon.

    It's no wonder the music industry is in trouble.

    Oh, by the way, WELCOME TO QQ masoncw!! Glad you found us, and hopefully you'll find out a lot about DVD-A's and where to get them here.

    You should really check out the new King Crimson DVD-A's that just came out last month. They sound great in the Acura's, and are currently easily available from Amazon and other places on the internet.

    PS - I'm jealous of your car. The new TSX is killer! Did you get a 4 or a 6?

    Thanks Jon - Yea - the TSX is awesome and the ELS system is like nothing I've ever heard ina car. I went with the 4 cyl - sufficient power and I expect better mileage. The new King Crimson is definitely on my short list. I gave a list of wants for Christmas , just hope whoever is buying for me understands what DVD-A is. Top of my want list is Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms but I get the feeling that's never going to happen.

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    sometimes, when I ride the subway, there's a bible thumper yelling behind me, a crying baby in front of me, and two homeless guys on either sound. I'd say that counts as "surround sound."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DKA View Post
    sometimes, when I ride the subway, there's a bible thumper yelling behind me, a crying baby in front of me, and two homeless guys on either sound. I'd say that counts as "surround sound."
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