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Old 01-07-2005, 10:00 AM   #1
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Business CD53, IPod and Icelink questions

So I bought my 2004 330ci from my dad about 2 weeks ago. He had installed last year a Clarion POS HU with JL audio separates, 2 JL 10in subs and the 300/4 amp. I am wanting to put the oem headunit back in so I can use my 20GB Ipod and the steering wheel controls. I've read many posts concerning the sound quality of the CD53 which is actually an Alpine unit but cannot find what the power rating, voltage (preout) etc is for this oem head unit.

What are people experiences with this setup?

Do I need this JL Audio CleanSweep unit to make everything work effectively?

Also, I download songs from shareza and do not pay for them. Will the Ipod still allow me to put those songs on the unit and play them in the car via icelink?

Please do not flame me as I have searched and read a bunch of posts but am becoming increasingly confused the more I read.

thanks for your help.

robert
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Old 01-07-2005, 10:18 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by rdp328is
So I bought my 2004 330ci from my dad about 2 weeks ago. He had installed last year a Clarion POS HU with JL audio separates, 2 JL 10in subs and the 300/4 amp. I am wanting to put the oem headunit back in so I can use my 20GB Ipod and the steering wheel controls. I've read many posts concerning the sound quality of the CD53 which is actually an Alpine unit but cannot find what the power rating, voltage (preout) etc is for this oem head unit.

1) What are people experiences with this setup?

2) Do I need this JL Audio CleanSweep unit to make everything work effectively?

3) Also, I download songs from shareza and do not pay for them. Will the Ipod still allow me to put those songs on the unit and play them in the car via icelink?

4) Please do not flame me as I have searched and read a bunch of posts but am becoming increasingly confused the more I read.

thanks for your help.

robert
1) I have the ice>Link with a 20Gb iPod in my 2004 HK Nav and only a pair of JL Stealthboxes with a 250/1 and it sounds great.

2) It is not required but could be a significant improvement. Once somebody physically gets one and give us a complete review of this Cleansweep working in one of our BMW's then we can be certain of how "significant" is this improvement.

3) Yes, you punk criminal...

4) I understand that all these audio/interfaces and mods can be confusing, but still you should had

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Old 01-07-2005, 11:05 AM   #3
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1) I have the ice>Link with a 20Gb iPod in my 2004 HK Nav and only a pair of JL Stealthboxes with a 250/1 and it sounds great.

2) It is not required but could be a significant improvement. Once somebody physically gets one and give us a complete review of this Cleansweep working in one of our BMW's then we can be certain of how "significant" is this improvement.

3) Yes, you punk criminal...

4) I understand that all these audio/interfaces and mods can be confusing, but still you should had

Technic,

Any pics of your Stealthboxes? I heard it's not as easy to install them if you have nav. I've got a 2004 M3 Coupe with nav and I want to install stealthboxes and amp, but not give up much trunk space. Has was the install for you?

Thanks!

Adam
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Old 01-07-2005, 11:08 AM   #4
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Technic,

Any pics of your Stealthboxes? I heard it's not as easy to install them if you have nav. I've got a 2004 M3 Coupe with nav and I want to install stealthboxes and amp, but not give up much trunk space. Has was the install for you?

Thanks!

Adam
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