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2015 Summit Harman Kardon

I checked out a 2015 Summit today, and I was super impressed with the Harman Kardon system.

I didn't get to hear the same system in a 300c, since they didn't have any. They did have a 300s with the Beats by Dre system and the HK system in the JGC was vastly superior.

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Re: 2015 Summit Harman Kardon

I agree. I have the Summit and it rocks!
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:53 AM
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I agree. I have the Summit and it rocks!
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Re: 2015 Summit Harman Kardon

it's good (i have it) but quality varies by source. i find talking on hd radio sounds tinny and some music from the ipod sounded boomy, but i've now dumped the ipod and gone to sd card which sounds noticeably better to me.
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it's good (i have it) but quality varies by source. i find talking on hd radio sounds tinny and some music from the ipod sounded boomy, but i've now dumped the ipod and gone to sd card which sounds noticeably better to me.
Keep in mind the main root determining factor in what you hear is the file depth. The problem with mp3/other formats downloads is they are a very thin slice of the native/original recording. Now please cut me some slack I know song length matters, etc....Roughly speaking, a CD song is about 80-100MB per song and most downloads are about 4MB. When I played a downloaded song the quality of the HK system exposed the inferior "ripping" of the song. I then used a quality ripper that samples in all hz ranges (most don't) and the same song is 10MB. The difference is dimensional, huge. This difference is why all the real music "artists" are bitchin' about the download world that exists now. They have to create differently. The guitarists absolutely despise downloaded music as with special efforts like I took the customer will never hear the acoustic nuances their choice of guitar makes, etc...

Anyway, my point is take that song you now like on the SD card and rip it with better sampling and you will REALLY like it.
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Re: 2015 Summit Harman Kardon

thanks 14summithemi. i have ripped all my music at 320kbps which is pretty decent. song files are typically 6-10mb like you said.

i think the ipod though goes through some other conversion (aac or flac or something) which may make things worse.

oh but don't fall for the pono pitch
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Re: 2015 Summit Harman Kardon

How much better is the HK then the sound system in a overland?


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Overland system is fine and sounds pretty good depending on where you are coming from. Audiophiles will definitely notice it's limited dynamic range. Again, it sounds fine UNTIL you listen to the HK, with proper tunes of course. If you are a Sirius freak then save your money as the weak sat signal won't drive the HK system. Get a nice HD FM station or higher quality ripped song on SD card and you can experience the range of the HK.

Rumor has it they will offer the HK stereo as an option on the Overland this spring. Again, rumor but strong one.
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Glad someone posted about the Overland. I started crunching numbers and I don't know that I have any reason to get the Summit over the Overland.
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Overland system is fine and sounds pretty good depending on where you are coming from. Audiophiles will definitely notice it's limited dynamic range. Again, it sounds fine UNTIL you listen to the HK, with proper tunes of course. If you are a Sirius freak then save your money as the weak sat signal won't drive the HK system. Get a nice HD FM station or higher quality ripped song on SD card and you can experience the range of the HK.

Rumor has it they will offer the HK stereo as an option on the Overland this spring. Again, rumor but strong one.
I notice a massive difference switching from Sat to USB. The range and volume is very noticeable. I listen to Sat when I just want something in the background to keep me from noticing how bad traffic is.

But when I want to get into some tunes i switch to USB.

I 'll have to try the the SD card. Will I notice a difference between SD and USB?
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I notice a massive difference switching from Sat to USB. The range and volume is very noticeable. I listen to Sat when I just want something in the background to keep me from noticing how bad traffic is.

But when I want to get into some tunes i switch to USB.

I 'll have to try the the SD card. Will I notice a difference between SD and USB?
Not if its exact same file. There's no high wattage push behind a sat signal.
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Glad someone posted about the Overland. I started crunching numbers and I don't know that I have any reason to get the Summit over the Overland.

I was big on the Summit too, until I took a closer look at the Overland. Besides the extra cost, I wasn't swayed by the stereo ( I can do a lot better with new HAT front & rear door speakers & tweets), I liked the Overland black leather seats & dash waaaay more than the Summit Canyon Brown, I liked the 5 spoke rims a lot more than the blingy Summit chrome rims, I wasn't a fan of the square exhaust tips (who does that?), I didn't like the chrome front grill (again too blingy for me) and I don't think the front adaptive headlights & washers is anything to get excited about. Did I miss anything?? So, it is safe to say that I LOVE my Overland and felt I gave up nothing by not getting a Summit! Grab the Overland & you will love it!!
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