| sony car audio = PURE ASS. if you buy sony speakers or amps, i will laugh. not to be a penis but don't buy sony unless its a high end head unit. even then, alpine > sony, especially for the price. |
I have always thought it best if you are going to be a dick, you want to be a big one, but if you have been following the multiple threads I have started in the last few weeks, I have already selected the SONY CDX 8805X, and I am not looking to change my decision...
I already know that most recognizable HUs are great in the upper models. I also know that most people are as loyal to some car audio brands, and disrespectful of most others, as they are to vehicle brand names. Don't try to "laugh" off your personal likes on me, thank you very much.
I'm in my 40's and as an ex-FM Radio DJ with extensive Radio Production experience I have used "the good stuff", Professional Mixing Boards, Crown Amps, and real "honest to god" Studio Monitors, so I can tell shit from symphony at least
as good half of you here...
Now, going back to my original thread entry, I am looking for speakers, not head units.
My lack of experience comes not at the noob level, as I can still read, understand, and compare current Car Audio specs, but from the experience level of not knowing the current brands and their qualities. The last few months of researching speakers, amps, and subs in mags, and on the net has not allowed me to hear them in an BMW, let alone a e36 like mine.
I have enjoyed the excellent high end transient response that Infinity speakers provide, as I like a balanced, even tone through out the 20 - 20K audio spectrum.
A local friend who does the SPL Contest Circuit suggested MB Quart based on other BMWs owners who also wanted clean, linear audio response.
I am not looking to spend $1,000 or $2,000 on component speakers, as I would prefer to throw that kind of money into my upcoming retirement (remember, I am in my 40's) so my ride will never be a cover car for some big name car audio mag. I just want something decent that an ex-FM DJ will enjoy while making good time to and from work...