Two-Speaker Stereo Revisited - 2007 Honda Civic GX Long-Term Road Test

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2007 Honda Civic GX: Two-Speaker Stereo Revisited

June 25, 2009

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Due to overwhelming popular demand, i.e. a brief conversation with colleagues DiPietro and Magrath last week, I headed for the parking garage yesterday with my trusty test CD, determined to find out whether my long-ago statement that "this is the best two-speaker stereo I've ever heard" still holds water.

Does it?

Oh, you betcha.

Granted, the competition isn't exactly stiff. We're talking about a 1985 Tercel, a 1987 Toyota pickup, a '90s Daihatsu K-car in Japan...not what I'd call leaders in mobile audio technology. But seriously, this GX stereo does pretty damn well for a boombox. Not surprisingly, clarity and separation aren't particularly impressive, but bass response is satisfying at the "+4" (of 6) setting, and the soundstage is remarkably full given that it's being created by a pair of ankle-level speakers. I actually suspected this was a stealth 2+2 system -- two speakers, two dash-mounted tweeters -- until I came across a CarSpace post to the contrary.

Yes sir. Still the best two-speaker stereo I've ever heard.

Josh Sadlier, Associate Editor,

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