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Re: From the horses mouth on the Harman Kardon System

I am very pleased with the HK system for SD card, CD, and radio. The XM reception is muffled and low quality. It was not this way in my last car that had the Bose system. May drop XM but I travel a lot out of my area and like the versatility of the XM.
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I am very pleased with the HK system for SD card, CD, and radio. The XM reception is muffled and low quality. It was not this way in my last car that had the Bose system. May drop XM but I travel a lot out of my area and like the versatility of the XM.
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Gland that you like how it sounds. I always tell folks that sound is perceived differently by others. What might sound excellent to you, might not be right for the person standing next to you. IMO, the Logic 7 to implement the surround sound system is a great choice. In my upgrade, I installed the JBL MS-8 in order to have the Logic 7.

I do not know which SirusXM receiver Chrysler choose to use, but, it is a disgrace especially in the Jeep Premium Audio systems. My last aftermarket SirusXm receiver matched to the Kenwood deck had far superior output gain.

Best for now.
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...Harman loves the use of coaxial drivers in Mobile Audio. I am not a fan of having to many tweeters in a car. I am sure in the DSP, Harman, has toned it down, otherwise, you can get a serve case of "ear bleed"
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In my current setup (got rid of the Alpine), I have only one pair tweeters located in the front along with a 6 inch driver. The rest of the speakers are wide band full range with the highs cutting out at 15K hz...

I rented a JGC Limited w/ Lux. II for a week before I got my Summit, and I was pretty happy with that stock system. I thought the HK in the Summit would be incredible but, I think the HK system has way too much high end, or some would call it 'too bright', or maybe 'tinny'.

I've got the EQ bass set as high as it goes and the treble set at 4 to 5 below the middle, and cymbal crashes are still too loud for my taste of hard rock. A system like the HK needs a lot more than a 3 band EQ.
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I rented a JGC Limited w/ Lux. II for a week before I got my Summit, and I was pretty happy with that stock system. I thought the HK in the Summit would be incredible but, I think the HK system has way too much high end, or some would call it 'too bright', or maybe 'tinny'.

I've got the EQ bass set as high as it goes and the treble set at 4 to 5 below the middle, and cymbal crashes are still too loud for my taste of hard rock. A system like the HK needs a lot more than a 3 band EQ.
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Thank you for that information. They way you described it reminds me of the Gemini Pizo tweeter boxes used for DJ's.

Some folks might thing that is perfect for the type of music they listen too. While others feel it is a total let down. When I used to sell home audio speakers, I used demo the speakers if you taking an eye exam. I also asked the type of music they listen. Obviously, the car manufactures can not conform to everybody's taste. However, they can make it easier to upgrade or give you some more tools to help.

The 9 tweeters will cause that problem you are experiencing depending on your music that you love to listen too. I can not understand why Harmon nor Chrysler in the design of this system did not provide a greater Eq system to help compensate. In the JBL MS-8, also by Harmon, they have included a 31 band eq section for overall tuning. I am using the MS-8 in my upgrade for the LOGIC 7. The better aftermarket head units today give you at least 10 or more bands to work with and various other DSP functions. The Kenwood Excelon series is an excellent example.

In a previous post within this thread, I mentioned I used only 1 pair of tweeters which is more than enough to deal with the acoustics of the vehicle. Besides the MS-8, I use the Rockford 3.sixty.3 to tune the individual channels to my liking.

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