<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Paul GTA:
<strong>I used to be into the whole car stereo scene when I was about 18 - all the usual phoenix gold / rockford / JL / dynaudio noise in my car etc.
I now leave my car totally alone and buy real high end hifi for my home. The sound quality is on another planet and is virtually holographic. Even the best car stuff will sound utter pants by comparison. Make the change to home stuff - you'll never regret it. Plus people won't think your a max head, lol.</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">And what does a 18 years old boy knows about electroacoustics Paul?
Let me tell you that In Car Hi-Fi is possible if you know what your are doing.
Of course in your house the sound could be superior than any car using conventional devices.
The car's cabinet f*cks the acoustics and thats a fact.
If you are a demanding audiophile, let me tell you that a Greek engineer ( who happened to be my proffessor)
gave life to a device that major manufacturers (like B&W) worked on it more than 10 years and managed to do absolutely nothing.
In brief, its a digital sound processor, which removes from the audio signal your speakers' and your room's frequancy repsonse,
leading in a completely flat frequency response! It is based in reverse engineering of the actual measurements of your speakers, of your living room, or your car's cabin. You no longer need a set of 5000€ speakers for your hi-end sound system. And it goes one step further. Entering data from your favourite music hall, you
can sit in your car or in your living room, and hear exactly
the sound you would hear in the specific listening position of the music hall you chosed. It may sound too good to be true, but believe me, I had personal experience on
this, because some parts of it was developed and tested in front of my eyes.
It is called "Acoustic Compensator" and its available by a Greek Company www.Roister.com
So DON'T just reject car audio, just because you never heard a car with a hi-end sound. The car's cabinet is a bad room for acoustics, but there are ways to cancel its interference.