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      07-25-2011, 11:17 AM   #1
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Major upgrade to base audio system

As most of you know, the base audio system from BMW leaves a lot to be desired, especially for someone who appreciated a good system.

For those interested, here's what I had done:

JL Audio CleanSweep® CL441dsp OEM Audio Interface
BSW Stage 1 upgrade for front only (upgraded 4" speakers and addition of tweeters)
Swapped under-seat 6.5" speakers for factory Hi-Fi 8"
Above two powered by a JL Audio XD400/4 amp
JL Audio Stealthbox® containing 2 JL Audio 13TW5-3 subs
Subs powered by a JL Audio 500/1v2 amp

Should be thumping!!

The guys at Soundscape Car Audio in McKinney (http://www.soundscapecaraudio.com) did an absolutely amazing installation job! The amp rack was completely custom and much more than I was expecting. They made the cover to resemble the look of the door panel complete with curved wood trim! The sound quality of the BSW upgrade speakers is awesome! A huge improvement over the stock speakers. And the Stealthbox produces really good, clear, hard bass. Here's a couple pics of the Stealthbox and amp rack installed. Enjoy!



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      07-25-2011, 11:39 AM   #2
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Wow, beautiful job! Just to warn you though, BSW speakers have been known to fail with aftermarket amp power, so be careful, and be prepared to change those out in the future!
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pictures!!!! looks amazing how much out the door
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      11-27-2011, 01:52 PM   #4
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Looks good

So what is the CL441dsp OEM Audio Interface

Does it do the same job as a MS8?
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I don't know what an MS8 is, but the CleenSweep basically takes all the OEM audio signals (Radio, Sat Radio, Nav, Bluetooth, etc.) and outputs a cleaner, flatter signal before it goes into the amps. I still have OEM volume control for everything and didn't have to worry about what kind of outputs the factory system has. Especially useful since everything runs through the iDrive...
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ms-8 does much more than the cleansweep

It provides 8 channels of surround sound and is self calibrating.
The channel output is only 18 watt per channel into 4 ohm or 30
into 2 ohm though.
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so my radio does not have any audio. Ive tried the fuses and and it doesn't seem to be any burnt fuses. This situation happened to me a while back where one day i came into my car, it stopped working. i went into the dealership and they wanted to charge a ridiculous amount for 1 hour to "reprogram" it. can anyone help me?
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Which audio system do you have

Logic 7 or Hi ?
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JL Audio CleanSweep® CL441dsp OEM Audio Interface
how did you get the audio signal from the HU to the cleansweep? Any harness? Did you just tap into speaker wires?
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I had an installer put everything in, but as far as I know they tapped the signal from the speaker wire.
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How much did this run you? Looks great!
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How much did this run you? Looks great!
Thanks!! All components and installation charges totaled out to around $3200.

JL Audio CleanSweep® CL441dsp OEM Audio Interface - $300
BSW Stage 1 upgrade for front only (upgraded 4" speakers and addition of tweeters) - $250
Swapped under-seat 6.5" speakers for factory Hi-Fi 8" - Free from good friend
Above two powered by a JL Audio XD400/4 amp - $260 on eBay
JL Audio Stealthbox® containing 2 JL Audio 13TW5-3 subs - $1040 (10% off during black Friday sale)
Subs powered by a JL Audio 500/1v2 amp - $365 (Ugly Box Sale)
JL Audio XC-PCS4-2B Amp wiring kit - $75 (Ugly Box Sale)

Custom Installation - $800
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