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      01-14-2008, 01:00 PM   #11
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2015 BMW M3  [5.00]
Originally Posted by Epacy View Post
Logic 7 is a $1200 option on regular three series. And for the M5/6 High-End Audio is $700. Which obviously equals $1900.
How can BMW give the M3 the lowest-end option for audio???
Easy. They wanted to have that low, low base price.

On my E46 I did a DIY and replaced my speakers, amp and added a 12" subwoofer. That was a hella day of work. Parts cost me ~$800, all ebayed, mostly a/d/s. It sounded great until the amp died (I didn't mount it with enough ventilation, it was in the trunk below the trunk floor). I had one of the "better" local shops put a new amp in. I had to teach them how to adjust the gains to avoid hissing and I still have a slight ground loop. I'm afraid to drill a new hole to ground it and fix it.

If you live near a good audio shop, bless you, but I'm screwed. Oh, and my speakers "fit" but now the doors squeak ever so slightly because they're clipped a bit off tolerance according to my dealer.

Moral of the story -- aftermarket is only good with qualified people. I'm not one, and it seems that no one else in New Orleans is either.

I envy people who live near a shop that knows what they are doing.