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    Sound Package in GT3?

    I'm down to my last few decisions on this car.
    Any opinions about the stock sound in the GT3.
    Is it usable? I dont like the idea of an added power amp
    in the front storage area for the upgradeed sound package.
    I believe that is what I read on the Porsche site.

    Re: Sound Package in GT3?

    if you want good sound definitely go for the bose package. its far from high-end, but good enough.

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    intouch1 said:
    if you want good sound definitely go for the bose package. its far from high-end, but good enough.



    Except Bose is not offered for the GT3!

    The stock sound system of the GT3 is terrible, provided by four cheap speakers. Interestingly, the PCM has output for rear speakers but none were provided nor wired.

    I did not order the Sound Package but replaced the stock speakers instead, as well as adding two rear speakers. The sound is a lot better now.

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    I had rather a large sound system in my last GT3.And i will be doing the same again in my 997 GT3.
    It will be based around Alpine F1 head unit and processor,Focal Beryllium speakers and Genesis Amps.
    Shane

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    So I guess I'm better off letting my local sound people
    enhance the basic setup??

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    How did you install the rear speakers?Did you have to create the openings,or are they already there?

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    Sound pkg is sufficient in the GT3 and an improvement over stock.

    Perfectly fine for me.

    You want more, perhaps you chose the wrong car

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    This is primarily a driving car not a sound car, just trying to not have [beep] sound for those long trips to the track

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    It's a GT3 who cares about the radio.

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    Sound package in a GT3 is well below any acceptable standard. If you are serious about audio then I think you will have to consider getting after market.

    Why dont you consider a C2S, -20mm, X51 power and aerokit - then you can spec Bose. All the looks, most of the power and far more luxury than a GT3.

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    I have the base sound package (i did not care about the raido, i just want to hear the engine, but after almost 2 months i can say i would like a bettter system. (at least over the stock system, which is really not that good.)

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    I did get the sound package plus in my GT3. Its not great but definitely okay. Now if I compare it to my 997 C2S cab bose high end sound package, I would swear it sounds the same. I can't tell the difference. If your a hardcore audiophile get the basic system then upgrade afterwards. If not the sound package plus is livable with.

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    I got the Sound Package Plus in my 997 GT3. It's okay. Would I do it again? Probably not. If you're really interested in great sound, listen to the engine exhaust note. The GT3 is not a car for serious audiophiles. It's about the driving.

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    I agree with ERDoc that replacing the speakers with some aftermarket ones (e.g. focal) will get your much better sound. I think this applies to all 911s.

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    Rickg87 said:
    How did you install the rear speakers?Did you have to create the openings,or are they already there?



    Already there, like a regular 997 Carrera.

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    Thanks for the posts. I think I'll get the sound package plus and be done with it.

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    Does anyone know how to turn this thing OFF? The fact that the radio comes on to low volume every time the car is started is extremely annoying. I am tempted to have it disconnected altogether!

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    In the Gt3, The best sound is.....Not listen to Mozart or Beethowen or......It's listening the Engine

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    Cram said:
    In the Gt3, The best sound is.....Not listen to Mozart or Beethowen or......It's listening the Engine



    You are correct, and don't forget the exhaust, which is also music to my ears.

    That's why I didn't bother with the Sound Package, not to mention the 100% tax applicable here for every option ordered. But the stock sound was so unbearable I just had to replace the factory speakers, which were the cheapest and lowest quality speakers I had ever seen in a car.

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    donkeyman said:
    I agree with ERDoc that replacing the speakers with some aftermarket ones (e.g. focal) will get your much better sound. I think this applies to all 911s.



    Can't do that to the Bose system I am afraid. I considered replacing the speakers of my C4S which has Bose, but the Bose speakers have very low impediance rating. I feared that replacing them with other speakers (which tend to have higher impediance rating) would kill the volume.

    Re: Sound Package in GT3?

    I would agree that the GT3 is not ideal for audio.
    But i use it as an everyday car and while the sound of the engine is marvellous,if you are driving hundreds of miles in a day it is nice to listen to some good music as well.
    Shane

     
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