Harman Kardon System

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Has anyone compared the 17 speaker Harmon Kardon to the 9 speaker Alpine? I really like the Alpine in mine currently. Could stand to be a little bit louder, but I think it sounds pretty good for no more than they charge for it. They are putting the Harmon Kardon in with some pretty pricey level groups. Just haven't listened to it so I don't know if it is really worth all that money.
 

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To my ear, I prefer the Alpine. My buddy has the HK, and there is too much high and midrange for me, hurts my ears.
 

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If my old ears and hearing aids could tell the difference between the two, it would be a miracle! Go cheep, it's a pickup truck, for Christ Sake!
 

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If my old ears and hearing aids could tell the difference between the two, it would be a miracle! Go cheep, it's a pickup truck, for Christ Sake!

I was an audio engineer for over 10 years so I really like clarity. I am just wondering if the HK is worth the 4k level B group they have it in. I am having my doubts.
 

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To my ear, I prefer the Alpine. My buddy has the HK, and there is too much high and midrange for me, hurts my ears.
Yeah that was what I am wondering too. I see tiny little grills everywhere when you look at the interior. They probably just added a crap ton of tweeters to get to the 17 number. That doesn't make for quality sound. But maybe your buddy just didn't have the Eq set up right either? Like I said in another post, I am having my doubts it's worth the extra 4k it costs inside the level B Group.
 

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It sounds very clear in my 2021 Power wagon. To my ears it has a bit too much bass with the sub woofer, however all can be tuned from the touchscreen.
 

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Wander down to a local dealer, take one for a drive and see how you like it. I know trucks are in short supply but there has to be one with the HK set up in it somewhere closeby. Take your music with you on a form you will want to use when you own a new truck.

As an aside, I really like the HK in my 19 Laramie.
 

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It sounds very clear in my 2021 Power wagon. To my ears it has a bit too much bass with the sub woofer, however all can be tuned from the touchscreen.
Agree and I like "bass" in my music. But the HK can sometimes overpower especially when it is just talking. I listen to Satellite almost exclusively so I don't know if it has something to do with how they process the signal. It is easily regulated with the equalizer.
My Alpine on my old truck seemed like it lacked bass.

Overall, I like the HK.
 

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I have HK setup in my Ram.
Sounds fine to me. Since never had Ram with AP, couldn't tell you difference.
As person above said, you should really try to listen to it yourself.
Everyone has difference view on what sounds good or bad.

We all hear different, then you have type of music you listen too, how it was recorded..
I have crazy friend who was bragged he spent $5k to 'upgrade' his Ford Truck
Then plays music that was compress, stripped, low quality.
 

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I had the Alpine in my 1500 and now have the HK in my 2500 and honestly I do not see a difference in the two, both sound good.
 
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