Actually been driving a 2019 LR RR Velar loaner car while my wife's 2018 LR RR Velar is in the shop. This loaner has the same 825w Meridian Surround system as my upcoming I-Pace HSE, so I've been playing with it for the past few days. It's a phenomenal sound system; much better in comparison with the std. 380w Meridian sound system in my wife's Velar. In fact, my ears tell me that this system blows away the "Blose" (I mean Bose) sound system I had in my Porsche Macan Turbo. Apparently, the British Meridian auto sound systems are some of the best in the world, up there with B & W, Burmeister, Krell and a couple other high-end systems. :smile2:
I picked up my car last week, an HSE with upgraded sound. It seems a bit brighter and clearer at the high end on the radio than the sound in an upgraded sound system 535 bmw I had. As I did not hear their base sound unit, I can't compare it to that. The car itself is very much quieter, which I like. The touch screen however is laggy and slow and occasionally freezes completely. It needs a software update or a new processor. Electro
I realy cant relate to all your experiences, my system (meridian 850W) sounds like a tin can without any equalizer presets like "concert", "jazz", "techno". I just have 3 simpel control bars for 1 subwoofer, trebble and bass.........
Mine sounds fine. It is limited more by quality of my digital format media than the system itself. No unwanted vibration, excellent separation, plenty of power, good clarity, simple to use. Voice tuning FM works well.
But... What is the quick way to turn down the Navigation Gal's voice?
That was one thing I got figured out before my first I-Paces ceased up ... The Nav voice has her own volume. If you turn down the volume know while she's talking, that will only make her more quiet - and does not affect the rest of your music/media volume. In fact, if you look closely (again while she's talking), the volume level indicator bar on the screen changes color (I can't remember to what, but I think it goes from white to blue something) to try to indicate that she's got her own level. And, it will remember that for the future.
Haven't had the car long but it sounds good to me. I actually don't find the overall infotainment system too laggy - still on version 19A. I have 2012 Landrover LR4 - now that is laggy. I guess it depends on what you're comparing it to.