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mackbuck12 05-03-13 01:54 AM

Are you happy with your Lexus Premium Stereo
 
I can't say that I'm totally satisfied with the Lexus premium stereo in my ES 350. It has muddy sound when playing XM in my opinion. The CD player sounds shallow and it really should have a 6 CD changer.It does however sound great playing pandora. I still have a 2003 ES which has the Lexus premium stereo and it is amazing. I expect better from Lexus.

txes 05-03-13 03:56 AM

Did you by chance explore the stereo before purchasing this car?

To me the system is adequate for my needs.

Since my media needs don't include CD's, having room for one or six isn't an issue.
I knew this upfront.

John

Misspelled is one word.

Mike728 05-03-13 06:24 AM

Is this yet another Mark Levinson thread?

LexBob2 05-03-13 06:30 AM

I think Lexus should sell their cars without any sound system and let buyers get their own after purchase.

I have an Audi and their upgraded system is Bang & Olufsen. There are the same conversations going on over on Audi forums. It's great, it stinks etc.

txes 05-03-13 06:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LexBob2 (Post 7918735)
I think Lexus should sell their cars without any sound system and let buyers get their own after purchase,

:D:D:D:D

Steering wheel also.

John

bc6152 05-03-13 07:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mackbuck12 (Post 7918564)
I can't say that I'm totally satisfied with the Lexus premium stereo in my ES 350. It has muddy sound when playing XM in my opinion. The CD player sounds shallow and it really should have a 6 CD changer.It does however sound great playing pandora. I still have a 2003 ES which has the Lexus premium stereo and it is amazing. I expect better from Lexus.

See the other post "Mark Levinson audio" 19,205 hits and 309 replies. 5 pages...

bc6152 05-03-13 07:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LexBob2 (Post 7918735)
I think Lexus should sell their cars without any sound system and let buyers get their own after purchase.

I have an Audi and their upgraded system is Bang & Olufsen. There are the same conversations going on over on Audi forums. It's great, it stinks etc.

Many years ago one could delete the radio when buying a new car. Then manufacturers eliminated this because they were losing money to aftermarket suppliers. The aftermarket suppliers sued and won. Then the manufacturers configured the dash so that aftermarket radios wouldn't fit without major modifications. That brings us to today... Wish it were still so Lexbob...

txes 05-03-13 07:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike728 (Post 7918721)
Is this yet another Mark Levinson thread?

Probably not.

The Lexus Premium Stereo is the stock system.

John

Mike728 05-03-13 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by txes (Post 7918840)
Probably not.

The Lexus Premium Stereo is the stock system.

John

Really? So, the ML is premium plus? :)

ElliotB 05-03-13 07:47 AM

I had an ES 350 loaner vehicle for three days with the standard premium sound system. I thought it was pretty good at normal volume levels. All it needs to really enhance it for anyone who wants to listen at high volume levels and have better quality sound is the addition of of quality subwoofer as some have already done. I think it is actually a pretty good system.

(but, the ML is far superior.)

txes 05-03-13 08:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike728 (Post 7918847)
Really? So, the ML is premium plus? :)

No.

It is the Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System.

John

Mike728 05-03-13 08:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by txes (Post 7918883)
No.

It is the Mark Levinson Premium Surround Sound Audio System.

John

So, that's a "yes". :p

LexRuger 05-03-13 09:57 AM

I'd give it a 7/10. At high volumes it distorts. Especially on bass heavy songs. One thing I love is the surround setting. Takes away the lifeless sound that my previous car had. But with the sub I added, it's a 8/10.

ElliotB 05-03-13 10:54 AM

Just out of curiosity, Patty had the bass, mid-tones in treble set?

coach1 05-03-13 11:00 AM

Some of us are shopping for a sound system ..... the car is just part of the package. :dance2:


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