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Old 03-11-2016, 09:31 AM   #1
Marked Man
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My Ride: 2001 M3
More Power need suggestions on sound solution

I have a basket case 01 M3 Vert. I had to rewire the factory amp since prior owner had subbed out a Rockford vintage one just laying in the trunk.
I wanted to add BT, and Aux and USB support so I took and have adapted a Kenwood BTC-592X with steering wheel control ASWC-1 adapter and all to get it to work.
It all works except two things:
1) ASWC-1 has a known issue with the R/T signal (set for source changing on the head unit in this case) causing the source to change 5 seconds after car is started. I plan to try and remap this button to eliminate a response to whatever "ready" signal the car is sending at startup. Anyone have this issue and resolve it?????

2) Sound sucks. Very weak as you have to turn head unit up to really get sound and at that level right channel is distorting.

I have a couple front mid-tweets that need attention but if I cut the sub out the Mid-Bass signal going to the speakers just has no umph!

I have replaced the rear seat speakers with some nice 6" Kicker 2ways.
The fronts appear to be factory.

What is the best way to improve the frequency distribution out of the amp to get stronger bass and mid to the 4 mains?

Is is better to boost the line level coming out of head unit to drive the amp better or am I just pissing in the wind and need to replace factory amp with something that fits in that hole by the rear seat?

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