Am I the only one that thinks the Mark Levinson system in our car sucks?
So I listened to a lot of nice car stereo systems in my time and I'm not very impressed with the Mark Levinson system that is in our cars. Am I only one that feels this way? Maybe I just don't have the system adjusted right? One huge complaint I have is the absence of an adjustable EQ. No matter how much I try to adjust the bass, midrange and treble I just can't find a sweet spot.
If any of you agree with me, what have you done to resolve the problem. For example have you added anything to the system changed out your speakers etc.
By the way, I even had a sound engineer get into my car to confirm that I wasn't crazy.
What do you guys think???
Last edited by ShermanMR2; 01-24-13 at 03:16 PM.
Mark Levinson audio systems are designed for audiophiles; that is, true purists.
The sound is clean and pure, without artificial boosting of the bass or treble.
The object of purists is to reproduce the sound 100% exactly as it sound originally, without change/alteration.
Most audiophiles listen with no equalizer, or with the equalizer flat [off].
Audiophiles want clarity and definition, to be able to distinguish the harp, from the flute, from the cymbals etc.
It is especially good for classical music.
However, most ordinary people are into pop music, so they want an artificial big boomy bass, which is something that the Mark Levinson has not really been designed for.
To get this artificial big boomy bass for conventional pop music, best to replace the speakers first, then add a powerful power amp into the boot.
A lot of modern hi-fi systems also have 3D circuitry, for 3D sound effects, and this is also great for listening to conventional pop music.
On the otherhand, audiophiles do not like artificial 3D sound effects; they like to listen to music purely as it was originally produced...