Rollin thunder ....
I am sad to have to be the one to burst your bubble. Actually, maybe I am not the right person to do so, but you might learn a little by diverting some time to visit http://www.avsforum.com/
, a site that consistently makes the list of one of the best communities of the internet.
The center speaker must have very weak horizontal dispersion, OR Bose did not decide to grace us Enclave owners with Prologic II or IIx surround from music. In both cases, there's no imaging, the mids are recessed and not natural sounding and they try to cover that with an over balanced treble.
In regards to Bose making good car sound systems, admitedly they have done a decent job with some models ... other than the Enclave ... still under Infinity, and of course, Mark Levinson or Dynaudio ... miles away.
There IS something wrong with my ears, all right ... they are used to GOOD sound.
Mama2girls, I have to agree with you. I wish I wasn't either ... please NEVER, EVER, under ANY circumstance, go to an audition of a real high fidelity system ... like Revel Speakers powered by Levinson electronics, not even Paradigm Studio Speakers powered by Arcam or Marantz Electronics ... not even the lowest bar of an entry Harman Kardon receiver powering Infinity speakers ... you CAN visit Rollin Thunder's "Home Theater" and you might still keep your happiness ... if you don't think hearing low bass, mid bass, low mids or highs at their actual level is important at all. And you will still believe that Bose´s adverstising is true, that they truly are better than entry level to the world of audio.
On the other hand, why should ONLY my kids get the 5.1 experience? great DVD-Audio music, like, say, Rumours by Fleetwood Mac in 5.1 DVD-Audio is an experience that I would like to have ... or at least a stereo CD sounding decent from time to time.
I know this post will rub a lot of you guys the wrong way and you will think I am a snob, but this is not the case. I have never until this vehicle, invested so much on a car, and thus the standards I apply for it are high ... just like some others find a millimiter here or there misaligned something worth complaining about in a $40,000 vehicle, I think that a $3,000 sound system ought to sound nice to the driver.