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      11-02-2010, 06:49 PM   #23
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Happy with upgrade

I just picked up my 2011 335i coupe with M-Sport, Nav and Exec. Packages with Individual Sound System (with Dirac Live Technology) - it sounds fantastic.
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      11-02-2010, 07:13 PM   #24
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I can't believe how bad I'm hearing about the stock speakers are. I will be getting my 2011 328i soon.
Calm down...You're at least getting tweeters and an amp which us early 2011 buyers did not.
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Calm down...You're at least getting tweeters and an amp which us early 2011 buyers did not.
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Did they change the bare bones stock radio to now include additional speakers and amp in post sept builds?
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Did they change the bare bones stock radio to now include additional speakers and amp in post sept builds?
Yes -- The new baseline is "HiFi" from everything I've read.
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      11-03-2010, 07:37 PM   #27
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Oh man.... I got totally hosed...
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Oh man.... I got totally hosed...
we all did brother...but I dont think hifi would have cut it for me any way. Basically that leaves me out tweeter pods which would have been the only part I kept.
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      11-04-2010, 09:36 AM   #29
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well, i guess your right. i can only hope now that my stereo upgrade will come out sounding better than 'the new' hifi would...

cars going in today to 6spdcoupe... fingers crossed!
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well, i guess your right. i can only hope now that my stereo upgrade will come out sounding better than 'the new' hifi would...

cars going in today to 6spdcoupe... fingers crossed!
What setup did you pick?

I am having VP set me up with some rainbows and a trunk ID10 in his enclosure (if he ever gets back to me). Not sure how i want to power it.
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      11-04-2010, 11:21 AM   #31
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taibanl,

may i ask how you know the new base is Hifi? Thats for US 2011 335ds? cant find it on bmwusa

It changes the uprgrade process for me (i think) if the base is Hifi rather than the old base.

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This is what we picked...

Rainbow SLC 210 upfront with CAL25 tweeter in BMW sails
Rears remain stock driven off Headunit
Zapco DC360.4 (90x4)
Jehnert XE200 underseat subs 8"
Symbilink and Technic's Harness
Adding sound deadening

Amp is going in either spare tire compartment or trunk sidewalls.
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      11-04-2010, 12:17 PM   #33
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This is what we picked...

Rainbow SLC 210 upfront with CAL25 tweeter in BMW sails
Rears remain stock driven off Headunit
Zapco DC360.4 (90x4)
Jehnert XE200 underseat subs 8"
Symbilink and Technic's Harness
Adding sound deadening

Amp is going in either spare tire compartment or trunk sidewalls.
Sounds like a nice setup-- be sure to take pics as you go along, I'm curious how you install the components and how the Jehnert subs sound. I have the same amplifier and it definitely won't fit in the trunk sidewalls but will work nicely in the subfloor storage compartment or under the rear deck.
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      11-04-2010, 03:03 PM   #34
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What are your opinions about the new stock system after the September changes (the former option 676)? Is it noticeably better than the former stock sound system that all early 2011 models have?

I am thinking about upgrading to Harman Kardon (option 688), but since it's almost 2000 eur (European prices ) I am trying to convince myself to stay with the stock system.
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      11-04-2010, 05:15 PM   #35
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This is what we picked...

Rainbow SLC 210 upfront with CAL25 tweeter in BMW sails
Rears remain stock driven off Headunit
Zapco DC360.4 (90x4)
Jehnert XE200 underseat subs 8"
Symbilink and Technic's Harness
Adding sound deadening

Amp is going in either spare tire compartment or trunk sidewalls.
You have a spare tire?
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no spare in the car...not even a tool kit.

i think putting the zapco in either trunk side wall was going to be looked at as a preferable option, with the spare compartment as the next option.

he said the outlook wasnt good for the trunk wall but he would try.

if it ends up in the spare compartment i'll just have to find another solution if i ever switch from run flats...
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RogerD

I think its in the september updates thread (general e90) forum but maybe someone more knowlegeable can confirm

When is your vehicle production date
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no spare in the car...not even a tool kit.

i think putting the zapco in either trunk side wall was going to be looked at as a preferable option, with the spare compartment as the next option.

he said the outlook wasnt good for the trunk wall but he would try.

if it ends up in the spare compartment i'll just have to find another solution if i ever switch from run flats...
Jus picked up a "slime" tire kit from target for $20 for my nonRFT winters. Includes water soluble sealant (can be rinsed off and tire can br plugged) and compressor.
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Thanks Tai, i sort of lucked out so far...
the 4 channel zapco couldn't even fit in the spare tire compartment let alone the the side walls (yes, just like everyone said).

what 6spdcoupe ended up doing was mounting the amp to the underside of the rear parcel shelf inside the trunk 'ceiling'. Brilliant! Its out of sight, i get to lay my seats down for cargo, and the spare compartment stays open...

im pretty stoked to pick the car up, maybe late tonight or hopefully tomorrow. still needs to finish the install, scope, and adjust the amp...

fitting in the rainbow SLCs took some modding to the speaker housing itself in order to get them to 'drop in' on the E92 door panel (fwiw, on the E90 its not an issue).
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Yes -- The new baseline is "HiFi" from everything I've read.

Is it a worldwide upgrade or just for the US?
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      11-07-2010, 07:21 PM   #41
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Yes -- The new baseline is "HiFi" from everything I've read.

Is it a worldwide upgrade or just for the US?
I just picked up my 2011 e92 w/base stereo, and honestly it isn't bad at all for a stock system. It is just like the HK system except a less powerful amp, and only 6 speakers. It does have an amp in the trunk floor, and tweeter pods.

It lacks in sub output, tonal clarity an higher outputs, and the soundstage isn't there. But as I said earlier, still better than most stock systems I've heard.

I still will be modding it w/ a MS-8, 6-channel amp, and a 10"-12" sub in the trunk.
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I just picked up my 2011 e92 w/base stereo, and honestly it isn't bad at all for a stock system. It is just like the HK system except a less powerful amp, and only 6 speakers. It does have an amp in the trunk floor, and tweeter pods.

It lacks in sub output, tonal clarity an higher outputs, and the soundstage isn't there. But as I said earlier, still better than most stock systems I've heard.

I still will be modding it w/ a MS-8, 6-channel amp, and a 10"-12" sub in the trunk.
You have HiFi and NOT base Stereo. Base Stereo has NO amp at all, and no tweeters.

The differences are explained here:
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I just picked up my 2011 e92 w/base stereo, and honestly it isn't bad at all for a stock system. It is just like the HK system except a less powerful amp, and only 6 speakers. It does have an amp in the trunk floor, and tweeter pods.

It lacks in sub output, tonal clarity an higher outputs, and the soundstage isn't there. But as I said earlier, still better than most stock systems I've heard.

I still will be modding it w/ a MS-8, 6-channel amp, and a 10"-12" sub in the trunk.
You have HiFi and NOT base Stereo. Base Stereo has NO amp at all, and no tweeters.

The differences are explained [URL="http://www.e90post.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=406534
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I think part of your above post didn't make it...?
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