Instead of 18 little bitty speakers, I don't know why they didn't just put 6 real good ones. Big names but poor quality re installation and compatability. I love my sound quality and it does annoy me if it doesnt sound nice but I have to say the levinson system is pretty good. I would just like to add a little more so that i can pump up the volume without the fear of blowing any speakers from the bass. I reckon this system, Mark Levinson, is the worst sound system I ever experience in a car. The paired perfectly with the vehicle and added a whole new dimension to the stock audio system.
Mine also has the center speaker in the dash. Need a new power wire for your amplifier? Cheers, David Hi I'm onto my 3rd Lexus, 3rd Mark Levinson system. The sound is tinny, shallow and there is no sense of being in a music hall that I would expect from a top-shelf system. Maybe the service manual is not current with what is being built. The sensation is due to Quantum Logic Immersion, which creates a 360-degree spatial environment. He thought that the Mark Levinson sound system was only coupled with the sat nav, but again he wasn't sure. Once the sub and enclosure were chosen it was time to find the correct amp for this package.
I figure that the dealer couldn't be bothered looking at the problem and dismissed my complaints about it. He's also fixing an override system so I can actually change playlists etc while driving, quickly rather than being distracted and having to go through 300 songs to find what I want the Lexus way. That being said, almost all auiophiles find it lacking in one way or another. I'll have to check and see if sound actually comes out of it. I've fitted an override for parts of the SatNav system. Im 17 if that explains that last comment. I've researched it a bit, and realize that I do not want to change out the head unit, as too many of the electrical systems run through the stock unit.
I have since disconnected the stock sub and put in an amped Rockford Fosgate so it probably be similar now. Whether its the combination of Lexus not working with sound engineers or what I don't know but it's a huge disappointment each time. Do other owners with the standard system have the central channel speaker? At least that was the plan. A quality amplifier will improve the sound quality and loudness of a speaker system. Mine also has the center speaker in the dash. As small a feature as it may be, the car feels far less luxurious without it.
Both sound nice and both are great stereos. . Wow, that is a nice site for a great basic concept of audio systems overall! I'll have to check and see if sound actually comes out of it. The 5 major user-friendly technologies that make enjoying your favorite tunes while in your Lexus. Compared to some of the other systems in its segment, the performance and the 3D capabilities are unparalleled. I listen to mostly classical music, but also to 80's pop and from time to time contemporary music via the stereo. Need a new power wire for your amplifier? But does it roar at wide open throttle? Let me know what you do.
The standard system is not supposed to have this center channel speaker. I have Pirelli tyres on the car, based on a recommendation from a good local tyre store. The Mark Levinson Audio System and ultra-luxurious seats, which are both part of the Executive Package, bring together one very impressive and undeniably comfortable automotive experience. My car is only 3 months old. And once I fit that Recaro. Do other owners with the standard system have the central channel speaker? Maybe the service manual is not current with what is being built. It makes it sound Much better, Ummmmm from the top of my head, I remember the surround button being switched on, Treb is set 1 from max, mid is set to the center, bass is set 1 from max.
I have come to the conclusion that since there is more road noise in this car than any I have other owned, I now appreciate German engineering over Japanese. Like you, I'm hoping with low kms etc it will be reliable for the next 4 yrs, I will drive it into the ground counting the days down. Look them up for a phone number and see if they will give you advice as well as some oarts you might need like wiring harness, Come back here and let us know how things are going. I have a long way to go before I'm going to let anybody tinker with it. It actually sounds better, fuller, phenomenal. If sound output is to be quality, their performance depends on their compatibility with amplifiers and subwoofers. Even the Lexus dealers don't repair them.
It will also explore the costs of installation, and the ease of doing it yourself versus seeking professional help. Trying to replace one or two speakers such as the front doors,leads to throwing the balance of network off. I'm really upset with the distortion I'm getting out of mine. Hello, new to the forum, and quite an audiophile. The service manual says the Mark Levinson Premium Audio system has 14 speakers - including a center speaker in the middle of the dash. I always prefer Michelin, but he persuaded me that the Pirelli's were better and I took the advice.