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Anyone know the differences between the standard EX-L audio and the system in the EX-L- NAV? Larger disc space, 15 GB vs 2, and 17 more watts, but anything else? Any idea where in the system the 17 watts goes? Any other sound quality differences?

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Anyone know the differences between the standard EX-L audio and the system in the EX-L- NAV? Larger disc space, 15 GB vs 2, and 17 more watts, but anything else? Any idea where in the system the 17 watts goes? Any other sound quality differences?

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Not sure if this helps, but even the sound system in the touring is not that great, avg at best in my opinion. The 650 watt makes a diff in our touring elite, esp for movies... etc. but otherwise I've heard better than that too. The van is pretty big inside, you need a lot of power if you want it loud.
 

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Anyone know the differences between the standard EX-L audio and the system in the EX-L- NAV? Larger disc space, 15 GB vs 2, and 17 more watts, but anything else? Any idea where in the system the 17 watts goes? Any other sound quality differences?

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I would assume the extra 17 watts gets pushed to either the subwoofer, or rear speakers.
 

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Not sure if this helps, but even the sound system in the touring is not that great, avg at best in my opinion. The 650 watt makes a diff in our touring elite, esp for movies... etc. but otherwise I've heard better than that too. The van is pretty big inside, you need a lot of power if you want it loud.
I have the elite. Not sure who makes the sound system for Honda, but even with Premium Sound on Elite the sound system is avarage at best. One issue is the speakers are too small and not the best quality. For 44K Van with claimed top of the line sound system, they should have BOSE/JBL/HK/etc. do design for their audio equipment. Very disapointed and Honda definitly cut corners and saved money on sound system. Also only IPod 5G+ works with the USB interface (ie Ipot Photo or earlier will not work).
 

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Anyone know the differences between the standard EX-L audio and the system in the EX-L- NAV? Larger disc space, 15 GB vs 2, and 17 more watts, but anything else? Any idea where in the system the 17 watts goes? Any other sound quality differences?

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Not really audio specific, but you get voice control over most everything with Nav.

If you really want to know more, read the owner's manual. Pages 251-308 explains the EX-L system without Nav, and pages 318-408 with Nav.
 

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or a drop in 8 inch sub that will upgrade the fact sub keeping the factory system? On an exl with rear ent system
the stock sub cabinet is too small, if you drop in an upgraded sub with the stock amp, make sure it is same ohms as the stock sub, single voice coil and not more than 300 watts peak.

otherwise you will get less bass and be very disappointed.

read this thread...
 

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the stock sub cabinet is too small, if you drop in an upgraded sub with the stock amp, make sure it is same ohms as the stock sub, single voice coil and not more than 300 watts peak.

otherwise you will get less bass and be very disappointed.

read this thread...
I'm somewhat disappointed with an Alpine amp and 8" JBL sub in the factory enclosure! Much better than original but, even though the sub specifies a small .25 cu ft enclosure, it just isn't enough to fill the large van interior. If I were to start over I would get a powered under-seat sub.
 

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I'm somewhat disappointed with an Alpine amp and 8" JBL sub in the factory enclosure! Much better than original but, even though the sub specifies a small .25 cu ft enclosure, it just isn't enough to fill the large van interior. If I were to start over I would get a powered under-seat sub.
There is no space to hide a sub in this interior, every inch of the cabin is utilized!

I debated cutting out the side pocket on the rear panel, area and building something custom in there with some mdf and vinyl handiwork.
wasnt that ambitious!
decided to build a cabinet and put it in the tub, like the above post.
 

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the stock sub cabinet is too small, if you drop in an upgraded sub with the stock amp, make sure it is same ohms as the stock sub, single voice coil and not more than 300 watts peak.

otherwise you will get less bass and be very disappointed.

read this thread...
Got any recommendations I Google search and they all 4ohms can't find a 2ohms single coil ???
 

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There is no space to hide a sub in this interior, every inch of the cabin is utilized!

I debated cutting out the side pocket on the rear panel, area and building something custom in there with some mdf and vinyl handiwork.
wasnt that ambitious!
decided to build a cabinet and put it in the tub, like the above post.
Won't something like the Infinity Basslink fit under the front seat? IIRC this unit is pretty slim and much better than my current setup.

Edit: just looked under the front seats. Nothing will fit there!
 

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Won't something like the Infinity Basslink fit under the front seat? IIRC this unit is pretty slim and much better than my current setup.

Edit: just looked under the front seats. Nothing will fit there!
this pic shows it fitting there.
 

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this pic shows it fitting there.
That's amazing! That area is pretty full under my seats, with the seat controls, etc. I will definitely check more into this.
 
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