Sorry if this question has already been answered i've looked around and can't exactly find the answer to my question..
My 07 is250 Mark Levinson Subwoofer has just about had it (rattles), would it be easy to replace if i buy a new mark levinson subwoofer? And if so, will it be better replacing it with another branded sub? Which comes to the final question what size is the sub and how many ohms would it be?
thanks a lot guys
sorry again if this has already been asked and could you show me to the right direction?
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Ah ok, thanks for your help. Yeah i've seen the sub going for $350 around ebay and I'm not really sure if it's worth it, i'd like to get an aftermarket sub in an enclosed box but then again i don't want to compromise boot space. With the sub not working 100% it really lacks that little punch.
It seems a lot of members have issues with the ML sub's long-term durability. Most seem to be replacing it with a simple aftarmarket setup. You can always find a good enclosure that fits well into the trunk, saving a lot of space.
Here's a link to a pretty good-looking box: http://www.clublexus.com/forums/is-s...x-is-back.html
It's a bit expensive though.
I do not have ML. I wired my car up for an aftermarket subwoofer system anyways.
Yeah, i've seen a lot members cause of issues is it going out easily due to heavy bass type of music. Which I started listening to a couple of hip hop songs and it just started rattling. I might just go aftermarket setup but it would probably later in the future.
It's a shame we pay premium prices for a sound system that won't even last the life of the car. But i understand the system is not built for heavy bass hitting songs as I'm guessing is only a small sub.
the stock system is crap and for 3k it should be just as good as a aftermarket one.
I agree it should be better for 3k... Of course it doesn't cost anywhere near 3k
$752 was the dealer cost of the ML audio system the year I special ordered mine.
(MSRP was $900-something)
The reason the ML plus nav option is 4k is because the nav itself is 2500 (which is insane, esp. how outdated its features are) and the DVD changer (which doesn't come with just the ML sound system by itself) is another 500.
FWIW I haven't blown my ML sub after ~4.5 years of use, but I don't listen to much rap, and I know quite a few others have had the issue... it's one of the reasons I got an extended warranty so it'll be a free replacement if it does happen to me.
2008 IS350 - Black Sapphire Pearl/Cashmere - Sport Package, Mark Levinson (no nav), XM, Tanabe Exhaust, F-Sport Intake and Sway Bars
I replaced my blown ML sub with another ML sub, got it from Sewell for ~ $330. It's fairly easy to do, just have to remove the rear seat and then pop up the rear deck. There are no aftermarket replacement options if you want to use the stock mounting location. If you do put a box in the trunk, I'd suggest removing the ML sub anyhow to allow air to pass through the opening. Otherwise, its going to be muffled by the sealed trunk.
'09 GS350 SGM - JoeZ Intake - Tanabe Exhaust - G2 Blue Brake Calipers - F Sport Sway Bars - Tanabe NF210 Springs
^^Agree... Just replaced my blown ML sub as well. Sewell had best price. Was able to change in about 30 min. Now I just keep my volume at around 50 to 52 max. Only took 4 1/2 years for it to blow up on me.
ML sub is easy to rePlace but as others have said expensive for the price. I've even retrofitted a kicker open air 8 in and it still sounded subpar. Finally just put in a 10in in a box and an amp in the trunk and it sounds great. I don't want crazy bass that shakes houses so with the bass turned to a moderate level the sound is amazing and clean.