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Volvo S60 premium sound system

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Old Apr 1st, 2013, 23:05   #51
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The old Dynaudio was much much better. The latest Volvo Premium sound is not that good at all. Its certainly not worth the extra payment. However it IS better than the standard offering. Speakers are 'pants'.The latest offering is marketing over quality. I know good music - and Premium Sound is NOT good audio. It should be standard, with MUCH better offered as an £800 upgrade option

Many people will disagree with me, although that may be because they have not actually heard properly good sound reproduction?

I am sure its a "License" agreement . Same as the "B&W" systems in jags. NOTHING special at all and certainly not all made by them !!

Now the old Lexus was another system everyone talked about ."Mark levinson" , until you took it all apart and found it was Alpine !
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Old Apr 1st, 2013, 23:28   #52
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Well to be honest, the standard sound I got in my 2003 V70 2.5T SE was awesome! Dolby, 9 speakers - which I upgraded (for very smal money) to more powerful speakers and 11 speakers as a factory option and was truly wonderful.

The Premium Sound I upgraded to on my 2009 XC60 D5 SE Lux was crap. Always missed the bas (didn't take the sub option).

Wife's 2009 S40 2.0D had High Performance Sound (option) which was great. Very powerful and clear.

Wife's new V40 will have Premium Sound Multimedia - we will soon find out how that is.

As a reference, I run a 9.1 system at home.....
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Old Apr 1st, 2013, 23:56   #53
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Originally Posted by LJD View Post

Now the old Lexus was another system everyone talked about ."Mark levinson" , until you took it all apart and found it was Alpine !
But the Lexus kit does sound good though!!
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Old Aug 17th, 2019, 10:09   #54
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volvorocks: hi i am curious to see the eq settings you use on premium sound volvo. i don't know how see the picture you said was in 'album' (?) section of the profile
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