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GLADEN
CAR AUDIO

HIGH-END GERMAN CAR AUDIO

ABOUT GLADEN

The love for music, details, and perfection inspired Henning Gladen to develop loudspeakers and crossovers in the nineties. This led to the founding of the GLADEN brand name in 1997. Today the German aerospace engineer introduces technologies into his new designs that are more commonly used in Aerospace and Automotive industries. For instance, FEM Analysis was used to locate and improve the weak points in a basket design. Other technical issues were targeted with the same exceptional approach only to achieve one goal: Perfect sound reproduction!

GLADEN speakers are built with the best materials available in order to meet the highest standards. This includes fiber- and compound cones, Nomex spiders, aluminum die-cast frames and soft domes for our tweeters. The Gladen Aerospace systems use this new multilayer cone technology with seven different layers all with distinct properties that are combined to form a lightweight, well damped but rigid cone that has strongly reduced resonances compared to other cone materials.

HIGH-END GERMAN CAR AUDIO

ABOUT GLADEN

The love for music, details, and perfection inspired Henning Gladen to develop loudspeakers and crossovers in the nineties. This led to the founding of the GLADEN brand name in 1997. Today the German aerospace engineer introduces technologies into his new designs that are more commonly used in Aerospace and Automotive industries. For instance, FEM Analysis was used to locate and improve the weak points in a basket design. Other technical issues were targeted with the same exceptional approach only to achieve one goal: Perfect sound reproduction!

HIGH-END GERMAN CAR AUDIO

ABOUT GLADEN

The love for music, details, and perfection inspired Henning Gladen to develop loudspeakers and crossovers in the nineties. This led to the founding of the GLADEN brand name in 1997. Today the German aerospace engineer introduces technologies into his new designs that are more commonly used in Aerospace and Automotive industries. For instance, FEM Analysis was used to locate and improve the weak points in a basket design. Other technical issues were targeted with the same exceptional approach only to achieve one goal: Perfect sound reproduction!

CHOOSE YOUR GLADEN AUDIO SERIES

If you have arrived at this Gladen Audio brand page, then something has brought you here. You have either spoke with one of our team members or you are in search of absolute sound quality. Like many brands in the world, you will have several different series of products. A top of the line Mercedes will offer certain features and luxuries that you wouldn’t see in entry-level vehicles. The same applies to the car audio world & to the Gladen Audio brand. All speakers and subwoofers will come in all types of varieties and sound quality characteristics, so it’s best to consult with our team so we can guide you in the right direction for your audiophile car audio system.

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SQX SERIES
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RS SERIES
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XL SERIES AMPLIFIERS
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AEROSPACE SERIES

In the world of high-end car audio, very few speakers can really be classified as “Audiophile” Grade. Most manufacturers just use those terms for marketing but the products they are talking about just have boosted specifications like wattage, frequency response & sensitivity. While these specifications are not useless, they do not tell the entire story. A high-end speaker kit is all about the sound quality and transparency that it produces. If you’re looking for one of the best audiophile car stereo speaker kits on the market, then look closely at the Gladen Audio Aerospace lineup.

The Gladen Audio loudspeaker basket was designed by means of FEM Analysis to guarantee the best possible airflow and stability. The Aerospace speaker systems use a new multilayer cone technology. Seven different layers with distinct properties are combined to form a lightweight, well damped but rigid cone that has strongly reduced resonances compared to other cone materials. A newly designed dust cap was shaped differently in order to equalize the frequency response in the high midrange frequencies. This improves the overall sound quality – just more audiophile!

IS GLADEN AUDIO AEROSPACE RIGHT FOR YOU?

So you’re in the market for a high-end set of speakers & maybe your not sure which set is right for you. If so, the Gladen Audio Aerospace series should be near the top of your list. The warmth & transparency from the Gladen Audio Aerospace series is what most audiophiles could only dream of. Simply put, when installed & tuned properly we would rate these top 3 speaker sets of all time in the car audio industry for pure sound quality.

When we talk about “Sound Quality” and “Audiophile” grade speaker kits, we want to be clear. Speakers in this category are for customers that want to hear every perfection & imperfection in their music. Don’t expect to have the volume that will shake your mirror loose from your windshield. These are not the speakers for volume “11” customers.

The Gladen Audio Aerospace 2-way active components start at $2,349 with the 3-way active kit coming in at $2,899 for the set. If your interested in a complete package with audiophile amplifiers, acoustical sound treatment, sound processor, wiring and award-winning installation you can expect to spend $8,000+ starting off. Of course, this varies depending on the vehicle, equipment choice, installation variables, etc but it’s a rough guideline to follow.

Interested in ultimate sound quality in your vehicle? If so, give our award winning team a call today and we will work together to design the perfect audiophile audio system just for you.

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PRO SERIES

With the amazing success and raving reviews of the Gladen Audio Aerospace, the team at Gladen Audio has recently released a new series called the Pro Series. These speaker kits incorporate what the audio engineers learned and applied these technologies at a lower price point for audiophiles around the world.

The new PRO series offers a similar speaker basket design using FEM Analysis to guarantee the best possible airflow and stability. The Pro series also utilizes a newly designed dust cap that was shaped differently in order to equalize the frequency response in the high midrange. This improves the overall sound quality and performance of the speaker kits in the Gladen Audio Pro series.

IS GLADEN AUDIO PRO RIGHT FOR YOU?

If you’re in the market for an audiophile system but the Aerospace series is out of your budget, then no worries. The Gladen Audio Pro Series offers many of the technologies learned from the Aerospace lineup, but at a lower price point by choosing lower priced speaker materials. We are not talking cheap materials, but rather a more creative way to achieve amazing sound quality and keeping the price on target.

The Gladen Audio Pro offers amazing performance compared to other speaker kits in the same price range. If your looking for a sound quality style system, then these should be on top of your list at this price point. With the Gladen Audio Pro Series starting off at $1,349 for the set, it’s right in the ballpark for true audiophile style system.

If your interested in a complete package with audiophile amplifiers, acoustical sound treatment, sound processor, wiring and award-winning installation you can expect to spend $6,000+ starting off for the Gladen Pro Series. Of course, this varies depending on the vehicle, equipment choice, installation variables, etc but it’s a rough guideline to follow.

Interested in a sound quality audio system in your vehicle? If so, give our award winning team a call today and we will work together to design the perfect audiophile audio system for you.

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Gladen Audio Pro 165.3 3-way Components
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ZERO SERIES

As we continue down the line of Gladen Audio speakers, the focus of the company never changes. The ultimate goal of Gladen Audio is to produce the best sounding speakers for sound quality enthusiasts around the world but at different budgets to meet everyone’s goals.

As we reach into the Gladen Audio Zero series, you will notice many similarities to the higher end models. The Zero-Point dust cap equalizes the frequency response in the high midrange and improves the overall sound quality of the speaker. The Zero series speakers are available in both 2-way & 3-way component models to best compliment your system design goals for your vehicle.

IS GLADEN AUDIO ZERO RIGHT FOR YOU?

One of the most competitive ranges in car stereo components hovers around the $600 per set retail price point. You will find many great contenders at this price point from many manufacturers across the world. So what makes the Gladen Audio Zero a competitor?

If you took a closer look at the competitors in this price range, only 5% are actually speaker engineering companies and the rest are marketing companies. When you take the engineering know-how of the Gladen Audio Aerospace series & you design a cost-effective speaker series, you will end up with an “entry-level Rolls Royce” of the speaker options.

The Gladen Audio Zero series of speakers are for those that enjoy a well-balanced sound quality audio system but need to be reasonable on the price of the speakers. Keep in mind, if you are interested in a complete package with amplifiers, acoustical sound treatment, sound processor, wiring and award-winning installation you can expect to spend $3,000+ starting off for the Gladen Zero Series. Of course, this varies depending on the vehicle, equipment choice, installation variables, etc but it’s a rough guideline to follow.

Interested in a sound quality audio system in your vehicle? If so, give our award winning team a call today and we will work together to design the perfect audiophile audio system for you.

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SQX SERIES

The Gladen SQX series subwoofers offer one of the best performance to cost ratios in the car audio subwoofer market. Built from the technologies from the upper-end lines, the Gladen SQX series subwoofers are loaded with R&D & performance enhancers you typically don’t find in this price point.

IS GLADEN SQX SERIES RIGHT FOR YOU?

So you’re looking for a subwoofer to complete your car audio system? If so, the Gladen SQX series might be the perfect fit. The 12″ subwoofers offer a 3″ voice coil with a moderate power handling of 600wrms along with a cast basket for the additional rigidity. When you start to migrate to the 10″, the power handling does decrease to around 350wrms but it does incorporate a 2.5″ voice coil which will ensure many hours of play time to your favorite jams.

When choosing a subwoofer, you want to first calculate the airspace you have available. Just because the subwoofer is larger does not mean it will perform better if the enclosure is wrong. While the Gladen SQX series will work in a sealed enclosure, we strongly recommend a moderate size ported box. The size can vary but expect to have around 2.2cuft for the 12″ to work properly in a ported enclosure. Also, most Gladen subwoofers are single voice coil & some like the SQX, are single 4ohm. So keep this in mind when you are shopping.

Overall, the Gladen SQX subwoofers are a great choice for those with the appropriate space for the enclosure, matched ohm configurations & moderate budgets. Ranging from $249 to $559, the SQX is right on par for what you get for your money. A great subwoofer that delivers the performance you need for a great car audio system. Interested in a sound quality audio system in your vehicle? If so, give our award winning team a call today and we will work together to design the perfect audiophile audio system for you.

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RS SERIES

When entry-level meets advanced acoustic research & design, you get the RS series from Gladen Audio. The combination of high-efficiency, high power handling & compact form factor makes the RS series a great option for those looking for improved audio quality, without breaking the bank.

The Gladen Audio RS series consists of several interior speakers including a 6.5″ component, 5.25″ component & even a 4″ component set. Depending on your vehicle, they also offer a 3-way passive component set for those that want to keep factory locations but want maximum sound from their upgrade. Need a free-air subwoofer? The RS line has you covered. Overall, this lineup is not well known here in the U.S., but worldwide its a popular speaker series to consider.

IS GLADEN AUDIO RS RIGHT FOR YOU?

When you need high efficiency mixed with lower prices, the RS series is your go to. With a nominal impedance of 3ohm along with high power handling, the RS series speakers rock! This speaker lineup does a great job of walking the balance of needing an amplifier to perform. Most speakers need a strong amplifier to deliver the performance you would expect from them & then others work great from the small factory amplifiers. The RS series will work in either combination very well.

One product that stands out to us is the Gladen RS Free-Air subwoofers. While we do not do a lot of free-air applications when we do we need a subwoofer designed specifically for that application. Remember, all speakers need a very specific enclosure. In this case, no “enclosure” works best for the free-air design subwoofers.

Interested in learning more about the RS line? If so, give our award winning team a call today and we will work together to design the perfect audio system for you.

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XL SERIES

In the world of Class D amplifiers, you only have a few companies that are sticking to the roots of what made amplifiers great. While you can have an amazing sound from a Class D amplifier, most will agree that a well-designed Class AB amplifier will provide you with better sound quality. But one of the trade-offs of Class AB is most amplifiers are limited to 50-75wrms per channel. While for some, this is perfect, others who love power want more. If this is you, then the XL series amplifiers from Gladen are exactly what you are looking for. High-Power Class AB amplifiers!

IS GLADEN AUDIO XL SERIES RIGHT FOR YOU?

So you need 1000wrms of Class AB power? Yes, I said Class AB, not Class D. The Gladen XL amplifiers are one of the very few companies that have continued down this route of large, great sounding powerful Class AB amps. So who are these amplifiers for? Well, for people who want a lot of power but are not interested in the Class D topology. Does it sound better than all Class D amplifiers, probably not but the XL series is a better power vs $$$ ratio than most high-end Class D amplifiers.

So your thinking about the XL series amplifiers? If so, a couple things to keep in mind. They are not small, compact amplifiers. You will need adequate space to house them & also the electrical current to match. Will you love these amplifiers, absolutely. They deliver exactly what you expect & for the money, you won’t find a better sounding amplifier with this much power.

Interested in learning more about the Gladen XL series amplifiers? If so, give our award winning team a call today and we will work together to design the perfect custom car audio system for you.

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RC SERIES

Another great amplifier from the Gladen Audio brand is the RC series. Small, compact, cost-effective & also Class AB topology on most of the models. With a variety of amplifier channel configurations along with high-level input from a factory stereo, these amplifiers are a perfect solution to upgrade from your factory audio amplifier.

IS GLADEN AUDIO RC RIGHT FOR YOU?

The world of powerful & compact Class AB amplifiers is dwindling down in our industry. Most manufacturers are opting for cheaper Class D amplifiers that are more focused on size rather than sound quality. The team at Gladen Audio, just like us, are serious about sound quality & their products show it. Even their entry level RC series amplifiers deliver a high level of performance & sound quality that most more expensive amplifiers could only dream of.

One of our favorite RC series amplifiers is the RC150c5 5-Channel Amplifier. It delivers 4x90wrms plus 1x560wrms for a complete audio system, all at a price tag less than $600. If you want to upgrade but at a moderate budget, then this might be the best choice for you.

Interested in a sound quality audio system in your vehicle? If so, give our award winning team a call today and we will work together to design the perfect car audio system for you.

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VEHICLE SPECIFIC

If you’re interested in upgrading your audio system in a BMW, Volkswagen or Audi then we have the perfect solution. Gladen Audio ONE Line offers plug & play solutions for many of the European vehicles & makes it simple for DIY installers to have great sound.

Many of the popular cars they offer systems for are the VW Golf, VWBora, VW Passat, BMW E 82/87/88/90/91/92/93, E60/61/70/71/82/84/87/88/90/91/92/93/F10/11/12/13/20/21/25/30/31/35 and many more. Contact our team for more details regarding applications & fitment.

IS THE GLADEN ONE LINE RIGHT FOR YOU?

So your looking to upgrade your BMW, VW or Audi audio system and you need a simple solution? If so, the Gladen ONE Line vehicle specific kits are just for you. The plug and play style speaker kits are designed for DIY customers who like working on their own vehicle but do not have a complete fabrication facility as we do here at Sounds Good Stereo.

These kits deliver improved sound quality and easy installation for select European vehicles. For the money & saved time with installation, it’s a no brainer for audio enthusiasts around the world. Give us a call for exact fitment and application guide.

Interested in a audio system for your BMW, VW or Audi? If so, give our award winning team a call today and we will work together to design the perfect car audio system for you.

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OUR GLADEN CAR AUDIO PORTFOLIO

We have worked on thousands of vehicles from the latest Lamborghini Aventadors to Jeep Wranglers. Below you will find the sortable Gladen Audio section of our portfolio. If you’re looking to see our complete portfolio, you can click here.

Music Producer Timbalands Maybach 62s Audiophile System
Music Producer Timbalands Maybach 62s Audiophile System

Audiophile grade stereo system in a Maybach 62s we built for the music producer Timbaland

In 1983, Sounds Good Stereo opened its doors in Downtown Miami, FL on the world famous Biscayne Blvd. Since then, the business has evolved into one of the premier high-end car audio shops in the United States. With our new location just outside of Nashville, TN, Sounds Good Stereo Nashville is introducing advanced car audio installation for music lovers and automotive enthusiasts who are looking for something special.

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We have hundreds of brands to choose from in the car audio market. We have hand selected each brand one by one to provide our customers with the best products & solutions for their vehicle.

// OUR PREMIUM PARTNERS //

We have hundreds of brands to choose from in the car audio market. We have hand selected each brand one by one to provide our customers with the best products & solutions for their vehicle.

// OUR PREMIUM PARTNERS //

We have hundreds of brands to choose from in the car audio market. We have hand selected each brand one by one to provide our customers with the best products & solutions for their vehicle.

// OUR AMAZING CLIENTS //

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HEATHER RENEE
FACEBOOK REVIEW
5-STARS | APRIL 2018

I can’t rate this place highly enough. Scott has amazing customer service skills and he made us feel completely at ease and informed. I wish they did all aspects of car repairs because I would never go anywhere else. They didn’t nickel and dime us to death, the price was more than fair, and he took the time to explain everything. Five stars are not enough!!!

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BENJAMIN K.
YELP REVIEW
5-STARS | NOV 2014

Amazing quality and sound. Great customer service. Excellent job and very caring employees. Honest, trustworthy, and dedicated owner Sage did a great job. Will be back! Definitely, recommend!

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JOEY TARZIA
FACEBOOK REVIEW
5-STARS | JULY 2017

Try all you want. You simply will not find a more knowledgeable car audio guru on the east coast. Best pricing, highest quality of work, and amazing customer service!

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TIEN NGO
GOOGLE REVIEW
5-STARS | DEC 2018

The most professional aftermarket auto installers I have dealt with. They are willing to work with your budget and schedule and go above and beyond with the installation process. I have no hesitation in recommending them and will be a repeat customer.

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MIKE AUCOIN
GOOGLE REVIEW
5-STARS | DEC 2018

My wife and I took her vehicle to Sounds Good Stereo to have a remote start installed. Scott was very professional through our phone calls prior to the appointment. When we arrived, we were greeted right away, and Scott explained thoroughly how the system worked. He asked if we wanted a demonstration of the sound systems in their vehicles, and I’m really glad we said yes. I was totally blown away by how magnificent the sound in a car could be! I’ll be talking about them for a long time. The remote start works great, and my wife is very happy.

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ALYSSA K.
YELP REVIEW
5-STARS | JULY 2018

These guys are professional and extremely knowledgeable about their craft, also they were able to get me in and out quicker than an oil change for my install. Had an aux installed in my Audi R8 and left with exactly what I wanted, also was giving additional quotes on future installs I inquired about with no bs. Very Knowledgeable and great understanding of what I wanted. Check these guys out if you want quality!

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HEATHER RENEE
FACEBOOK REVIEW
5-STARS | APRIL 2018

I can’t rate this place highly enough. Scott has amazing customer service skills and he made us feel completely at ease and informed. I wish they did all aspects of car repairs because I would never go anywhere else. They didn’t nickel and dime us to death, the price was more than fair, and he took the time to explain everything. Five stars are not enough!!!

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BENJAMIN K.
YELP REVIEW
5-STARS | NOV 2014

Amazing quality and sound. Great customer service. Excellent job and very caring employees. Honest, trustworthy, and dedicated owner Sage did a great job. Will be back! Definitely, recommend!

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JOEY TARZIA
FACEBOOK REVIEW
5-STARS | JULY 2017

Try all you want. You simply will not find a more knowledgeable car audio guru on the east coast. Best pricing, highest quality of work, and amazing customer service!

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TIEN NGO
GOOGLE REVIEW
5-STARS | DEC 2018

The most professional aftermarket auto installers I have dealt with. They are willing to work with your budget and schedule and go above and beyond with the installation process. I have no hesitation in recommending them and will be a repeat customer.

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ALYSSA K.
YELP REVIEW
5-STARS | JULY 2018

These guys are professional and extremely knowledgeable about their craft, also they were able to get me in and out quicker than an oil change for my install. Had an aux installed in my Audi R8 and left with exactly what I wanted, also was giving additional quotes on future installs I inquired about with no bs. Very Knowledgeable and great understanding of what I wanted. Check these guys out if you want quality!

Interested in perfection?
If so, give our award-winning custom
car audio team a call today.
Interested in perfection?
If so, give our award-winning custom car audio team a call today.