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      07-31-2014, 03:22 PM   #1
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2009 E90 Audio Build

Just got the finishing touches on the aesthetics of my audio build for my 2009 335xi. Took some of the looks from some of Simplicity in Sound's builds that they have done for numerous BMWs.

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IA10.1
(2) IA3.4

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Sundown SA10

Speakers
Undecided what I am going to go with. Been looking into some hifi pro audio components and I think that is the direction I am going

Processor
Had a JBL MS8 but wasn't a fan of it. Switching it out for a PPI DEQ.8 MiniDSP Based processor

Now for some pics

1st up is the Fiberglass Corner Enclosure.




Test fitting the bottom of the false floor and amps. Using an IA20.1 here, ended up having to send it in for repairs so the 10.1 is currently being used.


Making my own RCAs for this project so I can have exact lengths and colors I want.


Enclosure and sub test fit.


Making the false floor to hide the amps.





Smoothing out the enclosure with filler.


Hard to find carpet that matches the trunk liner. 1st try was too light. I tried dyeing it darker but that turned out terrible.


Ended up having a local shop find me some carpet and special order it for me. Still not quite the same, but it is closer and im hoping after some time, it will fade a little and be spot on. Wrapped the bottom panel in a white vinyl as well as the amp panel. I put some grills in the panel to get air moving and wrapped them in the grey carpet. Also moved the battery fro the side tray to underneath everything.





Currently running all the OEM speakers off the amps using the amps active crossovers. Doesn't sound too bad at all. Once I get the PPI Processor, I will throw that in to the mix and mess with the staging and imaging. And eventually finish it off with upgraded speakers.
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      07-31-2014, 06:04 PM   #2
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Gorgeous work!
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      12-01-2014, 08:23 PM   #3
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WOW!!!! That looks totally excellent Dude!
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      12-02-2014, 11:40 AM   #4
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nice work
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      12-02-2014, 12:03 PM   #5
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Looks nice so far. How do your sub and amps compare to JL Audio? I don't know those brands. PPI is good stuff. Id listen to focal, Boston Aucoustic, and JL speakers too. See what sounds best to you and is in your budget. Doing anything to the head unit? Sub Grill so you don't damage it from something shifting in the trunk? Is your enclosure sealed or ported? What HZ did you max the sub at? Carpet looks light to oem. Maybe cover other oem stuff so it looks even or find something closer? Just my $0.02. Did this professionally for 3 yrs but that was a long time ago in a galaxy far far away.
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      12-02-2014, 12:08 PM   #6
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Compared to jl, I'd run sundown and incriminator audio all day long.

I ended up putting a grill on to protect the sub. It is in a .75cuft sealed enclosure crossed over at 60hz.

The 1st picture of carpet was the old stuff. The new stuff was a tad darker, but the carpet has lightened up and you can't tell it's different from the oem anymore.

As far as the rest of the build, not doing anything to the head unit. Wanted it to look stock. And the speakers i have settled on audison but haven't gotten around to installing them.
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      12-02-2014, 12:14 PM   #7
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Good stuff. I was looking at the Dynavin N6 for mine. I don't have idrive and thought nav in the dash and backup camera would be nice.
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Yeah if i didn't have the i drive i would get something like that.
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