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Old 06-29-2019, 01:07 AM   #1
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Is Bavsound worth the price?

Iím about to pull the trigger on getting the Bavsound Stage One for my M3 coupe. Especially now that they are having a 15 year anniversary special.
Before I go ahead and order, I would like to hear from those who bought it and your opinions. Is the sound really a big difference from the Harman Kardon? Is it worth it or better off going a different route?

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I'm about to pull the trigger on getting the Bavsound Stage One for my M3 coupe. Especially now that they are having a 15 year anniversary special.
Before I go ahead and order, I would like to hear from those who bought it and your opinions. Is the sound really a big difference from the Harman Kardon? Is it worth it or better off going a different route?

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When I installed the Stage 1 it was better but not enough difference for me to say wow. Once I added their sub enclosure and 1000w sub amp, the system sounded amazing.
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Old 06-29-2019, 01:04 PM   #3
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When I installed the Stage 1 it was better but not enough difference for me to say wow. Once I added their sub enclosure and 1000w sub amp, the system sounded amazing.


Thanks for replying Overboost, prior to adding their sub enclosure and amp, were you just just using the original HK sub or aftermarket? My issue with their enclosure is that I put in a bunch of stuff in the trunk regularly when we travel and donít want to lose trunk space.


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Thanks for replying Overboost, prior to adding their sub enclosure and amp, were you just just using the original HK sub or aftermarket? My issue with their enclosure is that I put in a bunch of stuff in the trunk regularly when we travel and donít want to lose trunk space.


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All Bavsound. The amp was from them but a Rockford Fosgate. I use the enclosure that mounted under the package tray so that almost all of the trunk is usable. In the event I needed more room, I can remove the enclosure with 2 large wingnut fasteners. Keep in mind I bought all of this back in 2006 so they may not offer the same components.







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Old 06-29-2019, 01:34 PM   #5
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They donít offer the sub for the e46 anymore unfortunately. Iím looking at these speakers as well and wish I could get their sub
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Old 06-29-2019, 01:50 PM   #6
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They donít offer the sub for the e46 anymore unfortunately. Iím looking at these speakers as well and wish I could get their sub
It shouldn't be too difficult to replicate, it's just a box. I would be happy to take dimensions for anyone. Standing from the rear looking in, the rear top of the box (closest to you) has 2 tongues that slip into factory slots up there and the top front (farthest from you)has 2 large wingnuts that screw into place.



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Old 06-29-2019, 05:00 PM   #7
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I have Bavsound Stage One for the HiFi in my e46 sedan. Happy customer. These produce clean sound with good separation and definitely a step up from well-aged factory speakers. I first spec'd, purchased, and installed a roll-your-own set but was disappointed, and found the Bavsound price difference was small. No sub, so low-end is predicably missing. Enjoy

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I have had both the sub and speakers and they are not worth it.

Of course replacing old crappy HK speakers with brand new speakers will sound better.

With the sub you have to do all the same wiring as an aftermarket setup.

Do some research. Buy a technic harness to simplify the wiring. Get a nice 4 channel amp to power a set of components and a nice mono amp to power a sub. Sub size is personal preference. I have 2-12s. You may only want 1-10 if you dont want too much bass.


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I just bought Bavsound 15 off, i looked online other setups i feel its worth it with the discount

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Old 06-30-2019, 04:55 PM   #10
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I want to thank all of you for your replies. After reading the pros and cons, Iíve decided to go ahead and order the Bavsound Stage 1. As mentioned, the HK speakers are antiquated and needed to be replaced anyway. Since today is the last day for the 15% discount, I went ahead and pulled the trigger.

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I want to thank all of you for your replies. After reading the pros and cons, Iíve decided to go ahead and order the Bavsound Stage 1. As mentioned, the HK speakers are antiquated and needed to be replaced anyway. Since today is the last day for the 15% discount, I went ahead and pulled the trigger.

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Well done! Let me know what you think of them
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Old 06-30-2019, 05:09 PM   #12
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Well done! Let me know what you think of them


I will surely post my opinion about it. I have not decided on their sub yet, because Iíll be looking at my options in regards to my trunk space. I liked Overboostís trunk sub set up, however they are no longer available. So I will try to come up with the best application for my needs after the Stage 1 kit is installed.


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Did you install you speakers yet


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I just received the box Monday night and still havenít had a chance to install them. Iím a bit anal causing me lots of time to do things especially having a real bad shoulder plus being up there with age...Hopefully will get to install them not this weekend, but the next.


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To be honest I didnít get a change to install mine


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Old 07-22-2019, 03:01 PM   #17
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Is Bavsound worth the price?

Well Iíve finally installed the Bavsound speaker kit. I canít really say the sound difference from the HK speakers is really that big since the original speakers were old and probably close to being trash, though still performing. To my ears, the biggest difference is the clarity of sound all together. With the condition of the HK speakers, itís safe for me to say that the Bavsound is worth it since I needed to change anyway. I donít know if I could say the same if the HKís were still newer.

The most advantage with the Bavsoundís was the ease of installation, because theyíre pretty much plug and play and keeping the OE look. In all, I can say a 7 from a scale of 1 - 10. BTW, that sound deadening material I added to my purchase made a lot of difference and perhaps a contributing factor to the clarity of the sound.

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I would like to hear your opinion when you get a chance to install yours.


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Hopefully I will be able to install this week. Last week was super hot


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