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I figure a few people must have been able to listen to it in person. Was it improved over previous G models? I'm disappointed in the Bose system I have in my '05 G35, so I'm hoping whatever the Q50 has, it's much better than my current one.
 

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I figure a few people must have been able to listen to it in person. Was it improved over previous G models? I'm disappointed in the Bose system I have in my '05 G35, so I'm hoping whatever the Q50 has, it's much better than my current one.
Really? My '04 has the Bose Premium option with the subwoofer in the rear shelf, and it sounds pretty good for only 9 speakers. The CD player is a piece of junk but iPod + tape adapter = winner.
 

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Really? My '04 has the Bose Premium option with the subwoofer in the rear shelf, and it sounds pretty good for only 9 speakers. The CD player is a piece of junk but iPod + tape adapter = winner.
Yeah I came from a '99 Corvette and it was no comparison. I noticed the difference right away.
 

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i doubt any work was done to the system except adding an extra (i cant remember if it was 1 or 2 speakers) and some slight tweaking. no significant changes
Actually it is a total redesign of the system and has 14 speakers compared to the 10 in the 08-13 G's
 

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Another glorious upgrade with the new Bose system, found in the Intouch manual:

"[BOSE® AudioPilot®]* Adjusts the volume and sound quality depending on the changes of the vehicle speed and the
noise picked up by the microphone. It compensates for noise for different road surface conditions
and open windows. Turn on the item to activate BOSE® AudioPilot®."
 

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I got a chance to listen to it briefly and at very low volume. Even at low volume, I can felt the low end extension (bass/midbass) which make me felt like I am inside a studio. I can't localize where the bass is coming from, it seem like it surround the entire cabin of the car. To me, it felt good.
I think it got 3 10" woofers. Bose is known for good midrange and high, but lack midbass. I think they correct that by having 3 10" woofers for clearer deep frequencies and sound pressure.
I think it should be good (maybe really good).
I'm keeping my finger cross because to me sound quality in the car is very important especially when you stuck in traffic.

I figure a few people must have been able to listen to it in person. Was it improved over previous G models? I'm disappointed in the Bose system I have in my '05 G35, so I'm hoping whatever the Q50 has, it's much better than my current one.
 

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I find it quite interesting that we all are very interested in the sound quality of a car with 52 speakers in it. I'm willing to bet a vast majority of us listen to low fidelity music via XM/Sirius. I'm trying my best to stop doing that now that bluetooth audio works pretty well by listening to my own content or music of a higher fidelity via Pandora's upgraded service.
 

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I'm a 320k VBR encoded MP3 kind of guy, FLAC if I can get it. Have high end vinyl setup at home but nothing matches the closeness of a well-tuned car audio system. I'm really looking forward to hearing it.
 

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System does have the 3 10 inch as mentioned. Both front doors and the rear deck. The sound I heard was very good. Bass is never really very localized just by its nature, more of a presence. The real test is when you put your favorite test song on and listen to it. I have a few that I use.
"Listen to the Music" by the Doobie Bros. Opening is crisp and really great for checking the sound stage positioning. "Time and Tide" by Basia has excellent opening Bass notes to check the tightness of the bass. The Sheffield Labs "Growing up in Hollywood Town" also has great spatial positioning and is just a great California feel good song. It will be my drive home from the dealer song.
 

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System does have the 3 10 inch as mentioned. Both front doors and the rear deck. The sound I heard was very good. Bass is never really very localized just by its nature, more of a presence. The real test is when you put your favorite test song on and listen to it. I have a few that I use.
"Listen to the Music" by the Doobie Bros. Opening is crisp and really great for checking the sound stage positioning. "Time and Tide" by Basia has excellent opening Bass notes to check the tightness of the bass. The Sheffield Labs "Growing up in Hollywood Town" also has great spatial positioning and is just a great California feel good song. It will be my drive home from the dealer song.
You may want to try Don't Worry, Be Happy also. It is a fairly standard test for many things with hifi/vinyl systems. It has bass, specific placement and phasing, voice clarity, etc.
 

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The current G's already have that "audio pilot" nonsense...they just renamed it to something else.

Yep, supposed to be 10" subs up front this time in the doors and maybe one in the rear shelf where they normally stuff it. That helps decentralize the bass.
the current G's already have 2 10" subs in the front and one in the back
 

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Huh, so the G37 already has the microphone that uses the sound system to cancel out road noise and adjust the radio volume when the windows are down? Haven't been following them that closely.
 

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System does have the 3 10 inch as mentioned. Both front doors and the rear deck. The sound I heard was very good. Bass is never really very localized just by its nature, more of a presence. The real test is when you put your favorite test song on and listen to it. I have a few that I use.
"Listen to the Music" by the Doobie Bros. Opening is crisp and really great for checking the sound stage positioning. "Time and Tide" by Basia has excellent opening Bass notes to check the tightness of the bass. The Sheffield Labs "Growing up in Hollywood Town" also has great spatial positioning and is just a great California feel good song. It will be my drive home from the dealer song.
One of my favorite test tracks is Eminence Front by The Who. :)
 

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I have. We had a Delxue Tech Sport so it had the 14 speaker (I cant remeber 100%) but it defently sounded better than the old BOSE system. Alot more Mids and deeper base. Also there was more range, aka 0-30 or what ever you call it.
 

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14 speakers is what listed on the Infiniti Q50 website.

I have. We had a Delxue Tech Sport so it had the 15 speaker (I cant remeber 100%) but it defently sounded better than the old BOSE system. Alot more Mids and deeper base. Also there was more range, aka 0-30 or what ever you call it.
 

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I, too, am hoping for a somewhat revolutionary Bose system in this Q50, as compared to the paltry Bose setup I've heard in 2013 G37 loaner I drove. Thing couldn't handle a lick of heavy bass w/o clipping; that's also mostly due to the weak factory head amps they've been using. Too bad Bang & Olufsen wasn't welcomed to the Infiniti team. I will say if they've used a more powerful head amp w/ controllables then that alone will allow for clearer deep bass & crisper pass through. At least that's what I look for in quality sound for my ears. I have an incredible Type R Rockford Fosgate 12" sub in my '11 Inf now, so I can always throw that in the Q50 trunk. Am hoping to do away w/ that 50-lb box though, Q50 Bose Gods. :)
 
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