It is possible Drubin. I too, after reading an article in Mobile audio( or something like that, it used to be car stereo) went and test drove LX-470 (SUV,I have the BOSS, LX-450 ,euipped with Nakamichi.) and sond was much better than my SUV but still not close to my Prelude which is equipped with app 10K and lots of tuning time( much more imp in car than the equipment). The LEVINSON sound definately the best factory furnished stereo, no doubt in my mind. One of the imp aspect of good sound is it can put the driver in the sweet spot by delaying the left signal, which is what I have in the prelude. The SUV did not sound that bright to me. May be it is broken in, May be it has better acoustics than the LS430. Certainly worth the money to an audiophile. In a car like that , most people is not gonna botch the doors,trunks etc with after market gear.