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      02-14-2010, 05:01 PM   #1
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Need some direction/advice

I been looking into upgrading my base audio. i have the 6 speaker set up. i been searching and searching not really sure about what the details are in regards to the parts. i don t want to get the electronic demons angry by doing the install myself hence i will go to a shop for install. I've read previous system upgrade mods I just want to know what i should focus on: speakers, amp, processor? i figure price is an issue. From what i have seen so far for speaker components i would be willing to pay about 500-700 for the set( so 1k to 1500 for the front stage). Dont know if i should go coaxial for the rear passenger speaker or get components there too? Not sure of what the advantage would be as some coaxial sets also come with a crossover module(MB quarts). i know the sub will be SWS8 2 ohm...easiest part of the problem.
However i could go in a step wise fashion and add things along as i go if spending more money will make that much a noticeable difference in sound quality. As for the amp i am not really sure what the real cut off would be in price as they vary so much in price. Same goes for the processor. Thanks a lot.
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Need some direction/advice

I been looking into upgrading my base audio. i have the 6 speaker set up. i been searching and searching not really sure about what the details are in regards to the parts. i don t want to get the electronic demons angry by doing the install myself hence i will go to a shop for install. I've read previous system upgrade mods I just want to know what i should focus on: speakers, amp, processor? i figure price is an issue. From what i have seen so far for speaker components i would be willing to pay about 500-700 for the set( so 1k to 1500 for the front stage). Dont know if i should go coaxial for the rear passenger speaker or get components there too? Not sure of what the advantage would be as some coaxial sets also come with a crossover module(MB quarts). i know the sub will be SWS8 2 ohm...easiest part of the problem.
However i could go in a step wise fashion and add things along as i go if spending more money will make that much a noticeable difference in sound quality. As for the amp i am not really sure what the real cut off would be in price as they vary so much in price. Same goes for the processor. Thanks a lot.
Is this an M3?
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      02-25-2010, 05:33 PM   #4
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yup. 2010 e92
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yup. 2010 e92
Your system is the HiFi (10 speakers and an amp in the trunk) not the Stereo if you are in the USA...
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nope i checked. i can take pictures. In front: front pillars 2 functioning tweeters, middle of front doors 4 inch driver. Below front seats subwoofers. Rear passenger area below window has a single driver on both sides, no seperate tweeter. i am in the usa. decemeber build of 09, not sure if that had something to do with it.
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If my math serves me right, what you described sounds like 8 speakers, not 6.

With that being said, I'd be surprised if Technic was wrong about anything... very very surprised.
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nope i checked. i can take pictures. In front: front pillars 2 functioning tweeters, middle of front doors 4 inch driver. Below front seats subwoofers. Rear passenger area below window has a single driver on both sides, no seperate tweeter. i am in the usa. decemeber build of 09, not sure if that had something to do with it.
It is still the HiFi system, however BMWNA seems to have implemented the Canadian-spec HiFi in the USA as well, which does not have rear tweeters (8 speakers instead of 10).

Check the left side of your trunk, under the plastic lid. You should see the OEM amp there.
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If my math serves me right, what you described sounds like 8 speakers, not 6.

With that being said, I'd be surprised if Technic was wrong about anything... very very surprised.
That's not what my girlfriend keeps telling me...
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sorry i meant 8. Amp is under the plastic cover.
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