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Has anyone yet heard the factory (or touring package) sound system in person yet? Does anyone know, based on the head unit and speakers supplied, if it is going to be a high quality system or not? I realize that sound quality is a very subjective thing, but any opinions would be appreciated.

If it is going to be a high quality system that can handle an extended dynamic range, I need to start figuring out which CD to take with me when I go pick up my new car in September...:)
 

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Umm.. Acoustically the Elise sucks big time. Speakers basically in the 'wrong' places and it's too noisy.

Better get a sports exhaust and ditch the radio.. Better soundtrack anyway :D :D

Bye, Arno.
 

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Arno said:
Umm.. Acoustically the Elise sucks big time. Speakers basically in the 'wrong' places and it's too noisy.

Better get a sports exhaust and ditch the radio.. Better soundtrack anyway :D :D

Bye, Arno.
I’m hoping the added sound deadening and relocated speakers in the US car will fix the acoustical problems. I am getting the sports exhaust anyway:D
 

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Arno is right! Don't expect speakers to show great performance when you have them just a couple of inches behind your ears.

It's decent though!

On the other side, as both derek and arno wrote, 111R has the perfect sound kit already available, its exhaust!

Should you also fit the sports exhaust (Level 1 or 2) you'd have a concerto performing behind you :)
 

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Remember, it's an open top car, that alone will baffle the aucustics and reduce sound quality.
 

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I have a question about making CDs.

I had a bunch of cassette tapes and recorded them onto VCR tapes so I could play non-stop music for 6 hours thru my entertainment system instead of the 60 minutes or so that you get on a casstte tapes.

If I now record the VCR tapes onto one of the new DVD/VCR discs will it work if I play it in a regular CD player, or will it think it is a tv or movie format and not work?
 

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I have a question about making CDs.

I had a bunch of cassette tapes and recorded them onto VCR tapes so I could play non-stop music for 6 hours thru my entertainment system instead of the 60 minutes or so that you get on a casstte tapes.

If I now record the VCR tapes onto one of the new DVD/VCR discs will it work if I play it in a regular CD player, or will it think it is a tv or movie format and not work?
I don't think it'll work. You might be able to rip the tracks off your DVD/videoCD and then burn them on a CD. However, the bit rate will be very low and the sound quality awful.
 

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I had to add an Amp in my miatas due to exhaust noise and windnoise I was continually blowing out speakers. I'd imagine the elise would be a similiar scenario. Im not an audiophile but I do like to have a radio ( no matter how crappy) even in my "race cars".
 

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xxxotic said:
If I now record the VCR tapes onto one of the new DVD/VCR discs will it work if I play it in a regular CD player, or will it think it is a tv or movie format and not work?
Nope. You'd need a DVD player per se, and by then, your generational losses (several analogs and then compression issues) would probably leave the sound to suck ass.
 
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