Originally Posted by automated
Definitely, thanks. I have an audiophile-quality system at my home, but for my car I'll sacrifice power for accuracy. I learned from doing my first car system that I didn't need to spend a lot of money to get a good sound for normal driving. From my listening during the test drive, the Sony system didn't sound very loud or very accurate-- the bass seemed overemphasized and boomy without being terribly accurate.
At any rate, I'm not ripping the car apart myself so any upgrades will be done by a trained professional...
It depends a lot on how the people before you had it setup. Half the time I get in a test drive car and the bass/treble are all screwed up because someone went in and messed with all the settings. After I spent some time modifying the settings I got it to sound pretty nice. Not amazing, but not bad.