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I've been so busy driving my SRT8 that I just noticed today my car only came with the 6 speaker Boston Acoustics system. Called the dealership to find out about adding the center channel and subwoofer and was told that they have been having problems with the sub/amp blowing up and the option wouldn't be available for at least another month. i go to the build and price sheet on the website and they are still offering the option( sound group II.) Has anyone else had issues with their subs or does anyone know if there is any truth to this??

Gotta admit the 6 speaker system rocks, but it would be nice to have the exrta power and sub added. Any help would be great.
 

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Wonder if he still has his car...humm. Last on 06-29-2007, not all that long ago. Too bad they went back to the BA6 all those months till the Kicker kicked in. They should have just kept the BA7 like the 05's had option till the Kicker problems got sorted out IMO.

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no problems here, our Kicker setup has rocked the house for two years now. Very satisfied.

As to JC, I'm sure he has been tearing it up somewhere. That's a tough biz, and it's really hard to keep all those personalities in a band on the same page.
 

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I have been listening to the Chargers lately. All I can say is the SRT sound Group II (Kicker System) absolutely sucks! I find myself turning the bass almost all the way up while turning the mids and highs into the negative range. And on top of all that I fade it to the rear about 4 notches. After all that, the sound is muffled sounding. Now maybe the 300's are different from the 07 Chargers, but I doubt it.

I also listened to a BA6 setup in a Charger R/T. Night and day difference! Clean, crisp, great balance from all speakers and I swear the sub in the shelf pounds twice as hard as the Kicker sub in the quarter panel.

If the original poster is still around, he should be happy his SRT came with the BA6 option.

Just for reference sake, the wife's 05 Durango Limited has the Infinity system with the 10" sub in the back. That system is awesome!
 

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I've been so busy driving my SRT8 that I just noticed today my car only came with the 6 speaker Boston Acoustics system. Called the dealership to find out about adding the center channel and subwoofer and was told that they have been having problems with the sub/amp blowing up and the option wouldn't be available for at least another month. i go to the build and price sheet on the website and they are still offering the option( sound group II.) Has anyone else had issues with their subs or does anyone know if there is any truth to this??

Gotta admit the 6 speaker system rocks, but it would be nice to have the exrta power and sub added. Any help would be great.

I actually called Boston Acoustics and they told me it was not possible to upgrade from the 6 speaker BA6 to the 6 speaker/100 watt subwoofer BA7 system after the car had been built. He told me it would require the dash to be completely taken apart to put in the necessary parts to upgrade to the BA7. I don't know if what he told me was the truth but I can't see why he would lie. After all, if it could be upgraded Boston Acoustics could sell all the parts in the after market.

BTW, I have had a 2005 300C fpr over 3 years with the BA7 system and I have to tell you it sounds great and I have had zero problems. If you're wondering why I called about upgrading from the BA6 to the BA7 if I already had the BA7, I was looking at an SRT8 with the BA6 (didn't want the kicker system) and was wanting to know if I bought the SRT8 could I upgrade the BA6 system.
 

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Suggestion. Scrap the whole system! I just added a Kenwood Nav System with amp and woofer w/amp to make my own BA7. The speakers in the car actually suck. I switched out to Polk with an 8" sub on the rear deck. Now the car has true fidelity. I would highly suggest it if you want touch screen convenience and amazing sound!
 

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Suggestion. Scrap the whole system! I just added a Kenwood Nav System with amp and woofer w/amp to make my own BA7. The speakers in the car actually suck. I switched out to Polk with an 8" sub on the rear deck. Now the car has true fidelity. I would highly suggest it if you want touch screen convenience and amazing sound!
Can I ask how much did that setup cost?
 

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It depends on how far you want to go! For me, I like music with clarity. I do not blare or "crank up" my music into the annoyance levels. What I do l like is the music surrounding me with great imaging and detail. Based on this, I looked for a head unit that was touch screen and was quite easy to use once setup. I also did not want a Head unit that required a ton of add ons to get Nav. Kenwood incorporates this fantastically in the DNX7100. The touch screen is intuitive and has built in cross overs for great adjusability. The head unit runs about $1000.00. The amp is $250.00 for a decent model. You will also need a mono amp for the sub $150.00. The speakers will run you in the $750.00 range. Any ad ons like rear view camera, sirius radio add another $400.00.

This may all sound like a bit much, but you can sell your factory Head Unit with Nav for $1000.00 thus recouping some monies. For me, the cost was well worth it. The sound is definately a ten if tuned correctly. Tight & crisp without a muddled tone.

Unless you go this route, you have to stick with the factory unit. The Head unit is incorporated into th amp, thus the volume, cross over, etc is controlled by the amp. BTW, it is underpowered and the speakers and minimal in quality based on manufacturer requirements.
 
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