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355 Sound System Upgrade

Discussion in '348/355' started by bpwright62, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. bpwright62

    bpwright62 Rookie

    Jul 16, 2004
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    Anyone successfully upgrade the stock CD sound system in a 98 355 F1? Particularly interested in bass enhancement. Looked around myself but possibilities didn't jump at me due to the tight spaces.
     
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  3. Ilya

    Ilya Karting

    Jul 14, 2004
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    I am getting my 355 sometime within the next three weeks but I didnt hear the sound system :(. How good is the stock sound system that comes with the car?


    Ilya
     
  4. bpwright62

    bpwright62 Rookie

    Jul 16, 2004
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    Of course when really showing off the car you WONT hear the sound system!! But...

    the stock sound system in mine has good midrange and treble, decent channel separation, and easy to use and tailor to taste. The 6 CD changer mounted in the boot works VERY well, even at speed on less than smooth roads. My only real beef is bass response... essentially non-existent.

    I probably wouldn't care if my background wasn't in high-performance audio/video.
     
  5. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

    Apr 16, 2004
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    The stock audio equipment sounds nice, not alot of bass, but plently of aftermarket companies make highly ugraded audio systems for almost all Ferrari models. Personally though, i believe the stock Bose system in my RX-8 sounds better (mainly because it has way more bass) than the 355. But when your driving a Ferrari, music isn't entirely neccessary!
     
  6. Ilya

    Ilya Karting

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    Hey, there are always stoplight and when you have the top down... :D



    Ilya
     
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  8. chaa

    chaa F1 Veteran

    Mar 21, 2003
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    In my 355 spider i have x2 Alpine 150w tweeters, x2 Infinity 150w tweeters, x2 Alpine 6 1/2in 200w mids,x2 JL 8in 350w subs in custum box,x4 Alpine crossovers, x2 Pheonix gold 800w amps,and a Pioneer head set with mp3 and 10 disk changer with wheel mounted remote. Even with the roof down at full pelt it sounds loud and awsome.The whole install is fitted in the best places for maximum affect, like tweeters fireing right at ya and the subs are in a custum made box on the rear shelf (loads of air space if you know what your doing). The JL subs are made to work in small sealed boxes and are 350w each, you do the mathes= Loud and cristal clear.Not all JL subs work in tight spaces only the ones designed to,they are twice the cost of a standard sub but worth it.The Pheonix gold amps are mounted behind the seat on the bulk head with out any fouling of the seats what so ever (measure it you'l see). The key to any instal in the 355 is a tape measure and speaker positioning and a little know how. And for all you moaning girls out there who want to listen to the sound of the bloody engine,you can just turn it of,hey how about that!!
     
  9. jjustin

    jjustin Karting

    Jan 20, 2004
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    C'mon Chaa - get your camera out and show us some pics :D
     
  10. chaa

    chaa F1 Veteran

    Mar 21, 2003
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    Hi justin mate, you know i will. You will have PM this week dude, i promise.
     
  11. jjustin

    jjustin Karting

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    I look forward to it, thanks :D
     
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  13. vincent355

    vincent355 F1 Veteran
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    How about this? No interference and very stealth.
     

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