[quote author=edrection link=topic=64665.msg1110423#msg1110423 date=1166371076]
[quote author=07mazda3s link=topic=64665.msg1110293#msg1110293 date=1166335889]
Making generalizations like "sony sucks at car audio" only makes everyone aware of your ignorance. Like most all companies, they have different levels and lines of products. Of course if you get two subs, a box, and an amp for $150, its not going to sound like a w7. I have a higher end sony amp and it powers my sub wonderfully. It delivers crisp, clear, powerful bass at all volumes. You are entitled to your own opinion, but I would never haul off and post in someone elses thread that their amp is crap. Not only rude, but a real nOOb thing to say. Just so everyone knows..my amp is an xm-2002gtr [http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Sony-2-Channel-Xplod-Amplifier-XM2002GTR/sem/rpsm/oid/144142/catOid/-13641/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do
and I would highly recommend it to others. Funny, it has been reviewed by 12 customers WHO ACTUALLY HAVE THIS AMP!!! and received an average overall rating of 4.6 out of 5. That is pretty good in my opinion. I had an eclipse amp before the sony and like the sony ten times better.
Just my 2 cents.
I agree, just about every company makes competition grade stuff. You cant judge a company because stores like bestbuy sell its cheapest equipment. But on the other hand for some reason Sony has a reputation for having less then stellar car audio stuff. Like I said, I never heard any xplode so I cant say, but if you buy xplode stuff you have to expect people to tell you it sucks. I doubt it does, sony isnt known for making anything shitty. Someone said "xplode sucks" somewhere a few years ago and people just spread the rumor without ever hearing how it sounds.
Since it says on here I can't send PM's (can't figure out why), I'll just post on here and hope operator reads it. I was in no way mad at you. I didn't realize you even had a w7 until after my post about them. I was just using it to make an analogy. What I was getting at was if you pay for crap, thats what you will get. Like those little kits where you get two 12s a box and an amp for like 150 dollars is going to sound like you only paid $150. I listed w7 bc they are very nice.
Edrection, next time I am in the market, I want two alpine type E 12's. I know they are not alpines best model but I love the way they sound. I'm pretty sure if I threw two of them in a ported box with my current amp and wired them down to two ohms it would be the loudest system out of all my friends. But for now I'm extremely happy with my one mtx. It hits soo hard for just one $100 12. When mtx designed the thunder 4500 subwoofer, they designed my box specifically to go with it. Take my word for it, it slams.