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Old 03-10-2009, 02:24 PM   #1
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Whats ur interior speaker setup? lookin for ideas

so i got myself a JL 10in W3 v2 with JL 1700 amp and non-HK speakers through out rest of car

so was wondering what kind of setups you guys use or some suggestions for a setup .. in college tho so can't be anything crazy
listen to mostly northern rap ( originally from NJ) and the sub hits pretty good just lookin to get more crisp clean sound from the interiors

---- i got 2001 330i sedan if that makes any difference

thanks

forgot to mention headunit is an Alphine CDA-9884

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Old 03-10-2009, 03:44 PM   #2
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I"m using the BSW Stage 1 Speakers, amped with a Soundstream Tarantula 4 channel amp (about 100 watts/channel).

Given your apparent budget though, I'd suggest a 2 channel amp and front stage to start with. Something like this:

Massive Audio CK5 Components (Front Stage):
http://www.hifisoundconnection.com/S...id/0/SFV/30046

Soundstream Picaasso Amplifier
http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAu...roductID=19569
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:47 PM   #3
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I have JL Audio XR 6.5inch 3-way components, no rear speakers.
The woofers in the doors stock location and mid and tweeter in fiberglass kickpanels. Mine a sedan also. You could start with the amp from your headunit if it has one then upgrade to a separate amp when ready.
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Old 03-10-2009, 09:59 PM   #4
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:01 PM   #5
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I have JL Audio XR 6.5inch 3-way components, no rear speakers.
The woofers in the doors stock location and mid and tweeter in fiberglass kickpanels. Mine a sedan also. You could start with the amp from your headunit if it has one then upgrade to a separate amp when ready.
How much modification did you have to do to get these to fit?
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:27 PM   #6
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Well,
how much....
See, you have more than 3 choices.

1) At first, what I did, was barely no modification, and installed the 6.5 speakers to the original mounting rings. But since the door panel wouldn't fit with those speaker magnets I had to increment the height of the door plugs around the speaker to have enough clearance. Needless to say not a very tasteful installation.

2) I didn't do it like this but I have seen forum members completly sand down the mounting rings on the oem door panels and make a couple of MDF rings screwed to the door and that way you can fit the speakers also. Down side to this option is that you will have a harder time re-installing the OEM speakers to the door panel, but certaintly you can put them in the same MDF rings used for the aftermarket speakers.

2.a) A variation of this mod is to remove the OEM speaker grills and replace them with something that can give you more space there.

3) After what I did in option 1, I went all the way and cut a hole in the metal door to install the speaker with MDF rings bolted to the door metal and being able to extract more SQ from the speakers.

So as you can Imagine, option 3 is the one with more modification but IMHO the best install from a sound quality point of view.

In this thread, you can read about what I did and other have done:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...443244&page=22
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Old 05-12-2009, 01:19 PM   #7
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Since you have an oem head unit with a built-in amplifier better than the crappy oem amplifier, just get 2-way component speakers up front and some coaxials if you want rear speakers, rewire the trunk harness to bypass oem amp and play all new speakers out of the head unit. If you still want more, you can always add an aftermarket amp later.
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Is there anything other than the BSW setup that fits our doors without modification?
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Old 05-12-2009, 04:01 PM   #9
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Is there anything other than the BSW setup that fits our doors without modification?
The only plug and plau solution is BSW.

Many aftermarket speakers fit the panels with minimal modifications.

I strongly recommend mounting front speakers to the door metal and not the door panel. This requires cutting and some not-so-minor modifications, but performance of the speakers is improved 200%:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=317339
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