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Old 03-06-2005, 01:34 AM   #1
Ci Baller
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Question Recommend set-up?

Hey all,

This is my 1st post and I think that the forum is sweet.

I want to get base in my 2001 325Ci without the rattle of the stock speakers.

I have a total of $500 max to spend but I would prefer to only spend $350. I really want to keep my head-unit to maintain oem look, so

can I just add subs to my existing set up? If so what and how would you recommend this?

Second, if this is not possible, what elese can I do with about $350. Would super nice speakers do it? Please help the rattle is unbearable.

Thanks....
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Old 03-06-2005, 03:36 PM   #2
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well.. just keep the money in ur porket.. dont do anythings if u dont change ur head-units. head unit is the soul of the whole system
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Old 03-06-2005, 03:49 PM   #3
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You are right, so given I split the max money, 250/250

$200-$250 = Head-Unit

What should I do with the remaining $250-$300?

Keep speakers add amp and subs? or get just nice speakers? or get decent speakers amp and a sub?

Thank you so much for your advice.

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Also what make should i get when you recommend somthing.

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Old 03-06-2005, 04:20 PM   #4
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but usually people do head unit, amp and speaker all together.. coz those 3 things need match up to get a good sound.

if u really think the OEM audio cant listen anymore and want to upgrade, i think u should better do some research on which kind of system u want to buy and what kind of music out put u expect, then save up enough money and do everything together, this way u save up alot of money and can get a nice system.. if u r just doing part by part, coz not enough money or something, then end resurt wont be too good as what u pay for.. and lost of time.. hope u understand what i mean.. my english isnt too well
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Old 03-07-2005, 06:21 PM   #5
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True,

I will see waht I can get for $500 at my local Best Buy and If its not everything then I will wait.

Thanks for your help man
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Old 03-07-2005, 06:32 PM   #6
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Just...no.

The E46 sound system is very difficult to upgrade. Adding a sub/amp is easy enough to fill in more bass, but anything beyond that is going to warrant a full system revamping. The stock head unit, amplifier, and speakers don't particularly like to work with aftermarket equipment, for various reasons.

Do you have HK?
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Old 03-07-2005, 08:07 PM   #7
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On a side note, when you buy speakers, most people buy it with a complimentary amp, head units can generally be bought separate. A good amp/speaker combo will provide better results.
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Old 03-09-2005, 11:40 PM   #8
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I don't have HK, ...My plan all along was to just add a sub and amp, but I am not inclined with audio equipment..I don't even know if I can add and Amp and Sub to my current Head Unit. I have the regular in-dash Business CD System. So can I add an amp and sub? If so what setup should I go with? Thanks.
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