I agree. I was trying to think of a good title for a "1000 mile thread" but my intellectual creativity is limited by the size of my craniumWhy limit it to weekends? I've driven from New Mexico to Louisiana on a Thursday. And then went from Louisiana to Florida on Friday.
This is the kind of title we need for a 1000 mile club. Who's got some good titles for a 1000 mile club? I'll start the thread and then I can stop taking this thread off topic.
There is more to the McIntosh system than the subwoofer, which I agree is not optimally located. I would not consider purchasing a GT without the option.Finally, with regard to the 2005-2006 audio system, that’s the most interesting option. I’m confident that people who demand “four option cars” are doing it either out of ignorance (i.e. zero experience with the car) or for speculation purposes (convinced four-option cars are a better long-term investment). For people highly familiar with the car and not hung up on future value, the NON-MAC option is far superior. It replaces the Mac’s obnoxious central subwoofer with a functional storage pocket, giving the car more functionality while simultaneously making it easier to see the engine through the mid-lite glass, all while saving weight and $5,500 off the original purchase price.
This difference is so compelling that plenty of GT owners — “in the know” — went through the trouble of replacing the factory subwoofer with the factory storage pocket so they could enjoy both benefits. Of course this happened a lot when the car were just a year or two old. I’m betting it never happens these days out of fear of hurting today’s GT values. Plus that storage pocket part was never cheap, and I shudder to think what it costs these days...
But for me, the NO-MAC adds substantial value. If I was shopping today I’d likely not consider a Mac car, which would really cut down my purchase options while making a NO-MAC car more valuable. At least to me.
I agree big time!! That Mac, with the big bad ass sub right next to my right ear, on a two day drive home from Vegas to Canmore, Alberta, was freakin awesome!!!! My wife would chastise me cause the stereo was too loud so I would turn the Mac down and then I would get into the throttle and then she would chastise me cause I was going too fast and the car, and its exhaust tone, was too loud.
I think we married sisters.My wife would chastise me cause the stereo was too loud so I would turn the Mac down and then I would get into the throttle and then she would chastise me cause I was going too fast and the car, and its exhaust tone, was too loud.
You know what they say about opinions.The Mac adds to the visual esthetics of the interior far more than the poorly located subwoofer detracts.
or the entire Supertramp album "Crime of the Century"
During winter, I listen in garage with the smart charger on but the engine off.I always have the radio on in all my vehicles but never with either GT.
Why not do the sub relocate? I did and love it.You know what they say about opinions.
Here's mine: that sub is a tumor on an otherwise stunning supermodel.
I don't care if it sounds like Pink Floyd in the flesh.
And I don't care who designed it, it's a mistake on an otherwise nearly flawless ride.
Listen to Gilmore's guitar in comfortably numb at full volume and you'll appreciate it.
Roger Waters just announced a new tour "This Is Not A Drill" this morning. Got tickets already for Vegas on 4-Sep.I was as driving into a rising sun on a smooth highway in the GT when "Another Brick in the Wall" starts on the Mac...!!!