Is ELS 3D Premium the pinnacle of car audio?

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jwckauman

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Considering a 2022 Acura TLX with Advanced package as soon as they are available so I can get the ELS 3D Premium audio system with the 17 speakers! I have the 2011 TSX and ❤ it.

While I wait for the 2022 models to arrive, I am doing my due diligence and looking at other auto makers to see if anyone had a comparable audio system. Is anyone aware of our has owned/driven a sedan in the $40,000-$60,000 range whose audio system is as good as (or better) than an ELS system? I've read some comments on the Audi B&O system in the A4 but they didn't suggest it was as good as ELS. I've read the thread on "cars with surround" and didn't see much else that sounded promising.
 

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Try the Mercedes & BMWs with the upgraded Burmester 3D or Meridian Sound systems. I think some of the BMWs in the mid price range actually have seat actuators.
 

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My buddy has a new Q3; sounds good; not as good as my 2021/TLX/ASPEC/17 speaker ELS
My test songs are either MAXINE/Fagen, Money For Nothing/Dire Straits, or Elton's GBYBR/BluRay audio/All the Girls Love Alice
Pretty damn good testers!
 

jwckauman

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Thanks. So the TLX ELS 3D wins the battle of the auto premium multi channel audio systems? At least over the Audi B&O?
 
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