We get being an audiophile, but some of these manufacturer systems are outrageously expensive. We recently tested the Lexus RX hwhich came equipped with the Mark Levinson premium audio system. In our RX, this system included 15 speakers with surround sound and was bundled with the larger But while the cost of premium audio was justified in that case, in some cars it's simply outrageous.
You could buy a Audi A4 for the same price as this stereo. It may be expensive, but this system is pretty amazing. The system puts out 1, watts, which will drown out road noise even if you decide to go mph. As we all know, Porsche models are highly customizable.
That is why the German carmaker offers not one, but two options for premium audio. This first option is a speaker Bose unit which features a subwoofer for a total of watts. This system puts out watts through 12 speakers with a watt subwoofer and a class D digital amplifier. The Burmester system sounds great, but if you're buying a sports car like a we don't see why you need such an expensive audio system.
For example, the Levinson system that Lexus offers is very impressive. Although we think that the Burmester system in the Porsche is a bit pricey, we absolutely love it in the Mercedes C-Class. The Burmester premium audio system comes in the C-Class as part of the "Premium 2 Package," which includes keyless entry, satellite radio and LED headlights and taillights. No one really pays attention to the speaker grille, but the ones in the Mercedes are beautiful brushed aluminum. In "normal" cars, premium audio can be a great addition and can increase the car's value.
For example, the speaker Sony audio system in the Ford Focus, part of the "A Package," comes with Recaro Seats and automatic temperature control. Years down the line, expensive models like the Audi A8 will depreciate so much that it will sound dumb when the whole car is barely worth as much as the stereo cost when it was new. If you don't consider yourself a serious audio snob, save yourself some money and stick with the stock audio system or piece together your own ideal setup.
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Just thought I'd throw this out there in the event that someone cares to offer an opinion. I'm in the midst of mulling the purchase of a Lexus HS h.
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The only rub is that, for whatever stupid reason, Lexus is not sending any cars to the US with the Mark Levinson premium stereo option. Which is bizarre since the car is loaded with every other technogizmo imaginable.
I'm leaning toward special ordering the car with Levinson. Just curious if any technophiles out there would like to sing the praises of the Mark Levinson system thereby justfying the special order and resultant delayed gratificationor say the stock system is really good and you'd not notice much difference with the ML meaning I could drive the car off the lot today.
For the sake of this discussion, I'm interested in the quality of the system and not concerned about the additional price. RGHessel is offline. Remove Advertisements. OldAM. I wouldnt call myself a technophile, but I do appreciate a great clear sounding unit. In a majority of the cars it is WELL worth it.
As far as Lexus building cars without it, its how Lexus Corp. Looking at the website, its only available through special order for the entire U. GFerg is offline. Thanks, GFerg! And I have been to clublexus and find it a great site. I finally bit the bullet and special ordered the HS with, of course, the ML system.
OldPM. Never heard the new systems, but it shouldn't dissappoint! McIntosh Labs! What am I listening to? Not to rain on your parade, but don't expect anything amazing from the ML option.Lexus LS L Mark Levinson Reference Surround Sound: Lexus did a praiseworthy job in regards to the ergonomics of this car, especially considering the amount of technology involved.
With everything in easy reach and of a large format, concentration can be focused on the road. And then there's the audio system. It's the best performing OEM offering I've heard to date and is worth much more than its asking price. One thing's for sure, with Mark Levinson in your Lexus, you won't mind being stuck in traffic. Frankly, I'd take the latter and perhaps add some all-in-one DVDs for the headrests for the little one.
That would probably about do it. All in all, this is a dream car for most and definitely a vehicle worth dreaming about. Sound Off Average score Audio: 6. It lacks power and dynamics. The system sounds better when listening to DVD-As than when playing regular CDs, but considering that many of us still have most of our music collections in the latter form, we would want an audio system that excelled with both formats.
When you consider what you get for the price, this has to be the best vehicle in its class overall. Indeed, the Mark Levinson system seems to be the one to beat though. Has anyone heard the sound system in the latest S-class?
I remember reading aboutit before it came out and the features sounded very impressive. HK 7- Logic yet as you've said many have reported the S-klasse system is much nicer.
U r right but there are always some which are better than others. And here it's the Mark Levinson of Lexus. I strongly agree because till now the best sound system i experienced was in my LX Mark Levinson is surely the best Sound System u can get in a car.
I haven't had the same experience with the RX's ML system. It can't do any highs, and sounds tinny almost everywhere. The ML system in the Lexus does indeed blow away the others. It's the main tempting feature of a Lexus. BMW makes driver's cars. That means the stereo is something you could do without. Lexus on the other without the stereo and leather is just a plain Toyota.
Lexus had Nakamichi as their premium sound before ML and that was considered the best oem sound system you could put in a car as well. I wish auto companies would be more into audio systems in cars.
That would be stellar!!!! At last Acura is getting its props "this has to be the best vechicle in its class overall" well spoken. I have heard the HK system in the s-class and the ML system in the ls I must say that the ML is far better and it's noticeable straight away, the quality sounds more realistic and natural where as the HK sounds more artificial, HK system does sound good still but not amazing.Menu Lexus Enthusiast.
I never went above I'm thinking to buy and install Aftermarket Sub-woofer either separate in box to put it in the trunkor replace OEM something strong and Juicy without Crackling sound. But I dont know if its okay to let local audio shops to mess with my new babe shiny car. I want to do same thing on my new mark Levinson. But I dont know if I can do that in Other simple words: I want to buy and install Subwoofer, but kinda worry about Mark Levinson System compatibility with aftermarket subwoofer.
Is tah okay or no? Ian Schmidt Expert Staff member. Messages 1, Reaction score 2, The Levinson system includes a subwoofer; I don't think installing an aftermarket one instead would be a serious problem, but I don't have direct experience there.
I will say the Levinson system is tuned for audiophile flat frequency response. If you're used to something like Beats headphones with exaggerated bass it can sound a little weak, but there is actually plenty of bass there.I am interested in a later model GS or even a hybrid.
I presently have an 02 es but want to switch cars to a GS yet in Ontario they are quite rare to find. I found an 07 GS with Ultra pkg but without the Mark levinson sound but the regular stereo instead. I'm quite a freak about music and found that the base stereo in the car was lacking.
I walked away from the deal because of the lack of a Mark Levinson system yet I love the car. Was it that levels on the base stereo weren't correct or is it that murky?
Is the mark Levinson that much better and worth my walking away from this low km red beauty? Any help is appreciated. Like you, I am picky about the quality of the sound in my car. Good music is one of the true blessings in life. But here, I think you might have gotten your priorites mixed up. The car cost the most, does the most, puts you in harms way the most, and can drain your bank account the most if you need a major repair.
If the timing belt breaks, the Mark Levinson isn't going to help one wit towards fixing the problem or reducing the repair cost.
So IMO, the low miles of this car, the service records that should come with it to tell you how well it's been taken care of, and the over all reliable condition of the car are number one on the priority list.
Lexus And Mark Levinson
The Levinson is an awesome system. Rated near the top above almost all other custom luxury car audio packages. I agree with Paul. The ML is great, but I've come across my first trouble. The Nav reader isn't talking to the central stereo anymore.
BTW these prices are discounted.I listen to the same things almost all the time: '60s, '70s and '80s rock, and sometimes a bit of pop. The older I get, the more I find myself listening to talk radio too. Last week, at the launch of the Lexus RX lineI had the chance to chat a bit with representatives of this high-end audio brand.
But first, a bit of the interesting history of the Mark Levinson brand. First of all, Mark Levinson is a real person, not just a company name dreamt up by a marketing team. His biography says that in the mids, before he was even 20 years old, he played bass and trumpet with great jazzmen such as John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Chick Corea that would make Levinson about 70 years old today.
During that same decade, he also played a series of concerts with pianist Paul Bley in Europe. Later on, Levinson would attempt to reproduce the rich sounds that this duo created on the stage. InLevinson turned up at Woodstock, where he built the mixing board that was used for the three days of the famous music festival. Inhe combined his passions for music and technology to present his first commercial product, a low-noise pre-amplifier known as the LNP-2, which made the Mark Levinson name famous around the world.
Other high-end amplifiers and pre-amplifiers followed. InMadrigal was acquired in turn by Harman International Industries, still without impairing the very high quality for which the name Mark Levinson had become famous. Inthe Lexus SC convertible was equipped with a Mark Levinson system that played differently according to whether the top was up or down.
When you come to think of it, the relationship has really been just as beneficial for Mark Levinson as for Lexus, each brand profiting from the excellent reputation of the other. Mark Levinson produces home audio systems as well as automotive ones. Of course, Mark Levinson quality does not come cheap. According to www. To the lucky few who can afford a Lexus or a Mark Levinson home audio system, all I can say is, I envy you! Gallery News, reviews, videos Lexus dealers Used vehicles Lexus.
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