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      02-21-2011, 04:24 PM   #89
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Has anyone compared the sound on any of these and recommend one?

I would like to try the Morel or the Rainbow as I have never tried either!

Anyone tried a bunch and have one 4" front comp they like

Thanks!
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Has anyone compared the sound on any of these and recommend one?

I would like to try the Morel or the Rainbow as I have never tried either!

Anyone tried a bunch and have one 4" front comp they like

Thanks!
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Has anyone compared the sound on any of these and recommend one?

I would like to try the Morel or the Rainbow as I have never tried either!

Anyone tried a bunch and have one 4" front comp they like

Thanks!
That's like asking "what's the best beer?" You are going to get different responses based on different "tastes". With that said, you generally cannot go wrong with either Rainbow or Morel. Some people love Focals, others hate them. The DLS seem to be a very good choice if you want good "value".

The best speakers that fit in our midrange locations are from Dynaudio, the Esotar2 430s. I have personally not heard them, but the expert reviews seem to indicate that they are the bee's knees. They should be, at a retail of about $1400 a pair, and that does NOT include any tweeeters or crossovers....
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      04-17-2011, 11:53 AM   #94
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Hi all -- unfortunately, I bought my 2010 E92 without knowing how terrible the base audio system sounded. I was so infatuated with the engine and everything else that I forgot to check With that said, I've read through a number of these posts looking for an upgrade. I do realize that there are limitations to the mounting depths, especially in the E92. I'm looking to upgrade the sound system, but not necessarily spend a ton of money on an MS-8, etc. Does anyone have any other configuration suggestions other than the morel/ms-8/jl or BSW combos? My budget is around 1k. Thanks in advance!
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For 1k I would do the own hifi retrofit and add a VP Electricity corner trunk sub enclosure
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For 1k I would do the own hifi retrofit and add a VP Electricity corner trunk sub enclosure
Own -> OEM

also this assumes you buy an amp for the sub too. Should still keep you under 1k

Oem tweeter pods are 30/ea
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Hi all -- unfortunately, I bought my 2010 E92 without knowing how terrible the base audio system sounded. I was so infatuated with the engine and everything else that I forgot to check With that said, I've read through a number of these posts looking for an upgrade. I do realize that there are limitations to the mounting depths, especially in the E92. I'm looking to upgrade the sound system, but not necessarily spend a ton of money on an MS-8, etc. Does anyone have any other configuration suggestions other than the morel/ms-8/jl or BSW combos? My budget is around 1k. Thanks in advance!
Technic has done some "budget" upgrades using DLS PS4A speakers, Kicker SSMB8 woofers, and JL Audio XD600/6 amps.
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Hi all -- unfortunately, I bought my 2010 E92 without knowing how terrible the base audio system sounded. I was so infatuated with the engine and everything else that I forgot to check With that said, I've read through a number of these posts looking for an upgrade. I do realize that there are limitations to the mounting depths, especially in the E92. I'm looking to upgrade the sound system, but not necessarily spend a ton of money on an MS-8, etc. Does anyone have any other configuration suggestions other than the morel/ms-8/jl or BSW combos? My budget is around 1k. Thanks in advance!

Why not the BSW KIT ( I have a 10% off coupon) so that's $475 incl shipping
With a jl audio xd600/6 ($350 on ebay) and the technic harness ($75 i think) and sws-8 ($220 for 2 on eBay)
That's 1120
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thanks

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can i fit a 10" subwoofer under the seats? I know the standard ones are 6.5" and 8.5". What about 10" ?
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      10-25-2011, 08:12 PM   #102
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can i fit a 10" subwoofer under the seats? I know the standard ones are 6.5" and 8.5". What about 10" ?
Sorry, no room for any real subwoofer down there. It's not just the physical depth restriction, but also the amount of airspace BEHIND the woofer. I crammed some 10" Morels in there, but they don't make 'em like that anymore...
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Are there any less expensive speaker options . For the e92 what are the speaker sizes?
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Are there any less expensive speaker options . For the e92 what are the speaker sizes?
I am also looking for some budget minded options. While I love listening to tunes in my e90, I don;t love it enough to buy $1400 speakers for the doors...LOL.
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      11-07-2011, 07:37 PM   #105
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CDT?

Any CDT users? Curious how their "euro" slim fit components match up to Morels, Focal, etc.
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Speaker Size in front doors

Been reading a few posts, esp from VP Electricity and I am now more curious. It seems that a few 5.25's will fit in front doors, but am wondering if that is best route. A bigger driver will (all else equal) play lower and allow the 8" underseat to play less frequencies that are directional (more like a true sub). If i am looking to upgrade without adding a sub in the rear, wouldn't this be the best approach?
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If you upgrade the underseats it will be plenty of bass

It will be more bass than you can believe .
The 5's will probably plug the mid bass hole a little better than
4's
If you get wide range undeseats it will help the mid range a little or you can get underseats that will play lower and massage your butt such as sws-8s
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It will be more bass than you can believe .
The 5's will probably plug the mid bass hole a little better than
4's
If you get wide range undeseats it will help the mid range a little or you can get underseats that will play lower and massage your butt such as sws-8s
Did you install your own or use a local shop? (I'm trying to find someone local with experience, ideally with the e82 doors/systems.)
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Been reading a few posts, esp from VP Electricity and I am now more curious. It seems that a few 5.25's will fit in front doors, but am wondering if that is best route. A bigger driver will (all else equal) play lower and allow the 8" underseat to play less frequencies that are directional (more like a true sub). If i am looking to upgrade without adding a sub in the rear, wouldn't this be the best approach?
Yes, you can get more midbass out of 5.25" drivers. But there is always a flip side. The larger the midrange speaker, the more directivity you will have with the upper midrange frequencies (look up "speaker beaming"). So if you install a component set with a relatively high mid/high crossover point, say 4,000 Hz or more, you may be missing out on some frequencies, especially from the driver's side mid, since it is pointed away from the driver's ear at a higher angle then the passenger's side driver.

Keep in mind, that the difference in midbass between a 4" and 5.25" driver can easily be made-up by the underseat midbass drivers. However, the "hole" in the upper midrange frequencies may not be possible to be plugged, not even with heavy EQ.

The ideal set-up in our cars, utilizing the OEM locations, is:

4" components in doors
8" dedicated midbass under seats
10" or 12" sub(s) in trunk

Or, use a 5.25" component system that has a low crossover point, somewhere around 2500Hz would probably work. I'm not sure if that exists, however.
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BTW, there is an excellent deal available right now on the Boston Acoustics S50 components. They have been discontinued and Boston is giving them away for $70 shipped.

Link: http://www.bostonacoustics.com/S50-P592.aspx

They are on my list and should fit depth-wise, but I have not seen anyone install one of these. Also, Boston (AFAIK) does not publish the crossover points of their speakers, so they may or may not be ideal for our cars. Anyone want to try?
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