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    Bose Sound System

    Is the Bose sound package worth the money? How much different is it than the Sound Package Plus. Or would I be better of spending it on something else. Will I hear that much difference in the sound?

    I realize this is a sports car and the engine is very prominent. I listened to it the dealership and it was OK but I wasnt awed by it.

    I have never been impressed with Bose for the home and always thought you were paying for the name. I am not an audiofile and typically like the stereo in the background when I drive, typically dont like it pounding into my skull (though that might be a good thing).

    Re: Bose Sound System

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    IMO the Sound Package is a fair deal, no need for Bose. Boxster cabin is very small anyway.

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    I realize this is a sports car and the engine is very prominent.



    I wouldn't expect the boxster engine sound to be too prominent. IMO it isn't.

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    I have just specced my second 987 with the benefit of lessons learnt from the experiences of the first one. I had Bose in the first car and it sounded fabulous - in the garage with the engine switched off. On the move it competes with the wonderful engine sound, and comes second, so I hardly ever listened to it. As a consequence I've gone for the Sound Package Plus in the next car.

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    And how do you like the SPP compared to the Blows setup?

    I'd never buy the Bose again. It sucks. Reus Audio can make either system sound grand, so if I were to do it all again...

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    Mine came free (dealer threw it in)

    Otherwise, I would not have opted for it again. I'd take that cash and put it towards a new exhaust

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    eslai said:
    And how do you like the SPP compared to the Blows setup?




    I fully admit that I'm not a hi-fi enthusiast. To me, when the car was stationary with engine off the Bose sounded fantastic. I'd love my home hi-fi to sound like that (I've just got a cheap Pioneer midi system). But in a Porsche I love the sound of that flat six too much to have it diluted by car audio. I like a reasonable sound, so the Sound Package Plus made a reasonable compromise. Also, to keep anywhere close to my budget and not lose some of my "must haves" the Bose was a fairly easy sacrifice.

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    It's great!!!!

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    I'd go with dreamcar - the bose might be nice stationary, but its a car, and one the nmove there is little to choose. Don;t dismiss the std set up - this has no amplifier in the front boot, and if you wnat to add aftermarket amps later it will be much easier

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    percymon said:
    and if you wnat to add aftermarket amps later it will be much easier



    It's going to be a pain with the MOST bus....

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    Ive got Bose in Audi TT and it`s nothing special... In next car I will not order it..

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    ajcastaneda said:
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    percymon said:
    and if you wnat to add aftermarket amps later it will be much easier



    It's going to be a pain with the MOST bus....



    Why - the std head ubnit has ISO connectors for power in etc and speakers out, as its powered by its internal amp. I can't see any reason for MOST-Bus on this set-up, even coding the head unit to the cars ecu for security must be through copper cable ??

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    You could run a pre-amp affair, but most installers I've talked to have said that for the MOST bus crap they'd want to run new lines throughout the whole car.

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    dreamcar said:
    I have just specced my second 987 with the benefit of lessons learnt from the experiences of the first one. I had Bose in the first car and it sounded fabulous - in the garage with the engine switched off. On the move it competes with the wonderful engine sound, and comes second, so I hardly ever listened to it. As a consequence I've gone for the Sound Package Plus in the next car.



    My feelings EXACTLY.

     
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