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Old 07-07-2019, 06:53 PM
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I am looking to upgrade the stock head unit in my 2007 Z06 with something android auto compatible. I wanted to know if the sound quality changes and gets better with a different head unit? In the past when I change the unit in other cars sound improved. We just bought my wife a new Audi and it has their Bang and Oluffsen 3D sound system and it is amazing. Makes me kind of jealous that my vette has such a crappy sound system.
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Old 07-07-2019, 11:57 PM
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Sound does improve with an aftermarket head unit. Still not great as there is only so much you can get out of the stock speakers, but when I replaced my stock nav unit there was a noticeable improvement.
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Old 07-08-2019, 09:59 AM
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Same here sounds good to me ...........JVC HU no nav.......
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:28 PM
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Thanks I will start researching what I want
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:23 AM
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Change the speakers..its very easy.
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Old 07-10-2019, 09:29 AM
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Change the speakers..its very easy.
There is no way to change the speakers and get as good full range sound without adding a sub or modifying your door/door panel to use larger aftermarket speakers.
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Old 07-10-2019, 11:34 AM
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Just did..sound better. For now. Next step is to get rid of Bose woofers and get an amp to run the whole thing plus subs. But until you go that far..changing the head unit and speakers was a huge improvement. I also added an amp that hooked up to the head unit directly.
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Just did..sound better. For now. Next step is to get rid of Bose woofers and get an amp to run the whole thing plus subs. But until you go that far..changing the head unit and speakers was a huge improvement. I also added an amp that hooked up to the head unit directly.
When someone says door speakers they are usually referring to the 3.5" and the door woofer. You can replace the 3.5" speaker in the door and still run the Bose amp along with also replacing the 5.25" in the rear. Just to clarify for the OP, I'm guessing that's what you did when you say door speaker?
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Awesome info guys! Thanks!
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Old 07-11-2019, 05:43 AM
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Yes..replaced the 3.5 and 5.25 in the rear. The rear was kind of a waste as its a vert so you really dont hear them very well..
I finished putting second skins on the doors and that made a big difference.
Also discovered how bad xm radio sounds compared to my cd's...but its convenient.

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OP, I don't think you'll really be happy in the vette if you're comparing it to a solid build in a quality sounding system. Can you get a bit better than stock with a HU? Sure. Will it be a breath taking difference? Not even a little. I consider a MINIMUM upgrade to a C6 a quality 5 channel amp with a sub, a HU, and then tuning. All this can be had for ~$1500 depending on quality of parts. Anything less than that will have you ALWAYS wanting more.

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