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So the Acura RLX has two audio upgrade options. One is ELS Studio Premium Audio System and the other is a Krell Audio System. I have heard from some that it isn't worthwhile upgrading audio systems in cars these days, but with two upgrade options I am wondering if anyone is going to spend the extra dollars on these options.

Follow-up question is, would you upgrade to an audio system other than those offered by Acura instead?
 

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It just depends what you want. I've heard both and the Krell is a better system. Its amazing actually

I don't think the regular ELS is poor either. If you are an audiophile or love your music the Krell is a worthwhile upgrade. It also depends on your budget really.
 

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I feel like it may end up being cheaper to go and get an aftermarket audio system instead and then I would have more selection anyway. Even if its not less expensive, at lest it would give me more control.
 

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Apparently Krell had sound engineers do a lot of testing to optimize their audio setup for the RLX as much as they could, so if you really love your music and want the best sound quality, Krell is the way to go.
 

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Would the Acura dealership have an RLX with the Krell system in it so that I could test it out before I buy it? I'm not sure I would want to order a sound system before actually getting to listen to a song or two on it.
 

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Apparently Krell had sound engineers do a lot of testing to optimize their audio setup for the RLX as much as they could, so if you really love your music and want the best sound quality, Krell is the way to go.
I havent had any experience with krell yet but heard a lot of good things. I would really have to check out the sound system before pulling the trigger. I sat in the RLX but without the key I could take advantage of any power features :(
 

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any Acura dealer would be happy to show you the RLX if you are in the market for it.

They aren't selling that well so they have them there sitting.
 

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I havent had any experience with krell yet but heard a lot of good things. I would really have to check out the sound system before pulling the trigger. I sat in the RLX but without the key I could take advantage of any power features :(
I believe they have a video on development on the krell system for the RLX on youtube, if you're serious about it, watch the video, then go check it out at a dealer
 

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I wouldn't order the Krell audio system without hearing it first because I think that a lot of stock audio systems are already great. I would have to hear a noticeable difference between the two systems for me to get the more expensive one. I am going to check out YouTube to see if that can show me the difference, but given that I would be listening through my computer and not the actual system i am not sure that it will do much to help me decide.
 

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it really depends how much you really love music and how much you can appreciate a better audio system. i have no doubt in my mind the Krell system will be better than the stock system by far. Also the price you'll pay an aftermarket shop to build a system of the quality of the Krell system will cost a lot.
 

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If you spend a decent amount of time commuting in your car then it would be worth it but otherwise it woudl cost too much to have and not make use of it.
 

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The els system is fantastic. I shudder to think how much better the Krell is. If you listen to music at deafening level then it may be worth it. Most good sound systems sound the same at mid to low level volume.
 

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The els system is fantastic. I shudder to think how much better the Krell is. If you listen to music at deafening level then it may be worth it. Most good sound systems sound the same at mid to low level volume.
even if you don't play music at a loud deafening level, the Krell system is still worth it if you want a quality audio system. Audio isn't all about how loud you can play it, even at low volumes sound quality matters a lot.
 
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