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      07-06-2014, 11:12 AM   #1
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Anyone upgrade their OEM sound system?

I have the HI-FI sound system, but the bass and highs are weak. I want to keep it classy with the trunk, anyone know a good place in NY area that does the OEM upgrade installs?
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      07-06-2014, 07:20 PM   #2
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i did the bav auto speaker upgrade on my hifi system,which is a nice way to get better sound while using the oem enclosures and wiring,

http://www.bavsound.com/

definitely an improvement
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      07-07-2014, 07:54 PM   #3
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i did the bav auto speaker upgrade on my hifi system,which is a nice way to get better sound while using the oem enclosures and wiring,

http://www.bavsound.com/

definitely an improvement
What music do you listen to where you noticed an improvement? In what ways was it improved? I note that the stock audio is bad on mid-range and it all but disappears at highway speeds. This is most pronounced in Jazz (Anat Cohen's album "Noir" track 1 and Bela Fleck's "Sinister Minister" are my reference songs). I barely notice this issue with Dubsteb (not surprising) but do with lounge (Buddha Bar, Cafe del Mar etc...).
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      07-07-2014, 08:37 PM   #4
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OEM Hifi sucks major ass.. I had a 2011 E92 m3 which had EPS and I was in love, it was even better better than the sound in my friends s65 amg $7k B&O system! But unfortunately my 2013 m3 came with oem hifi and I'm totally bummed =/

There are so many threads telling you how to change speakers to aftermarket this and aftermarket that, with 20+ hours of instillation time and that doesn't guarantee you will complete the setup, you might be left hanging with wires all over the place.

From what I hear, BAV Sound has good speakers but inevitably you are hooking them up to your OEM hifi amp, so that gets you thinking how "great" the BAV speakers can be... probably not so good. A lot of users say to upgrade the amp first in your oem hifi setup and see how everything sounds from there. If you are lacking bass, get the SW8 subs for under your seat and a mono amp to power them properly. With all this said.. you still have to install it yourself =/
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      07-07-2014, 08:41 PM   #5
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There's bunch of threads in the Audio forum. Then there's this SEARCH feature too.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=127

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you also may acquire EPS system by parts on ebay
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you also may acquire EPS system by parts on ebay
True, but installing the center channel speaker must be a pain in the ass
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      07-09-2014, 05:58 AM   #8
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not a problem at all
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