View Full Version : installing sound system on e39
12-06-2008, 11:40 PM
Hi guys, I just bought a 97 BMW 528i, fully loaded. I love it besides the fact that it doesn't have a CD player. Now I basically just wanted to add a sub and an amp to this car unless I get some better suggestions from experts like you. Also I forgot to mention that I would like to keep the stock front cuz I dont want to ruin the image with an after market deck in place of that, the stock just looks too nice to ruin that :P Thats why I just wanted to add a sub and an amp but how would I connect my mp3 player to play the music? help me out thanks.
12-07-2008, 12:12 AM
fm transmitter or aux in. if you want you can hook up an aftermarket deck in the glovebox (overhaulin style :P).
12-07-2008, 08:26 PM
aux in I think would work best?
what kinda subs and amp should I install?? and what else do I need besides the subwoofer, amp, and the cables obviously?
12-07-2008, 11:24 PM
does the stock head unit have aux in
and secondly asking what kinda subs and amp you want is like asking what car should i buy. tell us your budget, what your looking for in terms of power, any specific brands?
12-07-2008, 11:44 PM
other than wiring, putting the sub and the amp should be simple
whats your budjet like?
12-08-2008, 11:03 AM
You know its time to get rid of the e39 for something newer when kids talk of dropping systems into what was once the standard in luxury sport sedans.:eek:
12-08-2008, 11:58 AM
Hi guys, I just bought a 97 BMW 528i, fully loaded. I love it besides the fact that it doesn't have a CD player. Now I basically just wanted to add a sub and an amp to this car unless I get some better suggestions from experts like you..
As you now know, the stock stereo was designed by the same person who designed the cup holders. They both suck!!
We don't have an AUX IN, but we can use something like this:
I also put in an "Infinity Basslink" sub woofer to add a bit more bass.
Overall, this makes the sound system OK.
12-09-2008, 11:55 PM
i was lookn for sumthn within 700$ which with my employee discount should turn out to be lik $400 cuz I work at future shop. Basically I dunt have a limit I just want something thats gonna add a thump to my car and some nice bass that people can hear around the corner.
12-10-2008, 11:06 AM
go with alpine then. you wont look back. a nice dual voice coil type r sub should do the trick with an alpine mono block amp.
the future shop site doesnt show alpine stock so im not sure if you guys sell it. I know bestbuy started selling it this year.
12-10-2008, 04:38 PM
yea future shop duznt have alpine
i was looking at gettn two tens MTX subs which are sealed and come with the box and then the mtx 4001 series amp along with that
12-10-2008, 05:47 PM
im assuming this is 10'' subs your talking about
youll need this amp to push it, match it evenly 600rms
12-11-2008, 11:20 AM
I have the Bavarian Sound Works 10 inch deck mounted sub in my E39 and love it. It doesn't take up too much space, sounds awesome and you can install it yourself. I have never installed any stereo equipment and id mine myself. The build quality of the enclosure is awesome and it mounts to factory points on the read deck lid in the trunk. Pics on my site.!
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