Talking of speakers and the HK setup... Nick at Austin Garages also mentions a VIN
change point where the factory-fitted HK setup changed from having good quality speakers to having (by comparison much poorer quality) standard speakers. I do not know if this also coincided with the change over you mention Jake or if the two are separate but you're post jogged my memory of this. Maybe worth having a look at the speakers in your Contemporary and seeing what they are.
I understand all about having a head unit that can drive the speaker it is attached to so it might be worth investigating to see if even a small improvement in speaker could lead to a big improvement in sound quality - regardless of make/model of head unit, so long as the pair are "matched".
Now that is intereting (and depressing too if the truth be known)
Our contemporary has a CD80 MP3 at the moment, I'd love to put a highline in it in a perfect world.
With regards my friends zt-t, I've got a symphony unit at home that it might be worth him trying (although I fear there is a wiring difference?) so perhaps not?
JohnDotCom wrote:Basic speaker system was made by Goodmans.
The Hk system of course had far better mid range and tweeter units.
The sub bass units were always pretty crap as they took their input feed from the output rather than through a pre amp out to the power amp for the bass.
The hi line sat nav system without HK if changed to a BM24 radio tuner amp had by far a Better sound quality than anything MGR installed.
Goodmans - that explains it then.
I don't recall having heard a hi-line with HK, although Carl's 190 with just standard speakers was mighty impressive!
If my friend was to go about improving the sound system- what would you think the best way would be? I'm keeping an eye out for him, but HK Tourer set ups seem to be rare as hens teeth!