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      08-18-2010, 04:24 PM   #1
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Cost effective HiFi Professional upgrades

I speced my E90 330d LCI with HiFi Professional. In retrospect I should have just plumped for the Harmon Kadon/Logic 7. HiFi Professional which I have is the system with 8 speakers (inc the door tweeters) and an amp in the back. AFAIK it is 180W total power.

What are some cheap (under GBP500/$800) and minimum invasive audio upgrades I can do?
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Nothing is very cost effective

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=365866
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=352586
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...lifiers&page=3
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      08-24-2010, 12:41 PM   #3
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The best minimally invasive upgrade for a HiFi system is a set of Rainbow Dream Line 210.20 components in place of the stock front components.

- Improves the bass (gets louder by comparison

- Reduces mid and high frequency distortion

- Doesn't require an amp, or running new wires into the doors.

You should be able to find Rainbow in the UK no problem.
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      08-24-2010, 04:16 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply - would the Rainbow components be a better option than just buying the Harmon Kardon/Logic 7 tweeters and mids of the BMW parts department and installing them?
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Since the replacements are 4 ohm

Since the rainbows are 4 ohm and the originals are 2 ohm is there still adequate power from the amp to drive them to a decent level?
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Are the stock speakers actually 2 ohm? Or are they 4 ohm tweeters and 4 ohm mids wired in parallel which will give you 2 ohm?
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Have a look here at a Rainbow/Genesis install in my E92, using a 5.25" component set for the front.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ainbow+genesis


The install was done by a great installer and buddy of mine, based in Hornchurch, just off the A13 outside London.
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The install looks really nice but you have a lot of amps and a digital processor backing it up. What was your cost on this stuff?

http://www.e90post.com/forums/attach...2&d=1260829447

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