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      06-07-2012, 06:30 AM   #1
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Need amp and sub config advise?

Hi guys.. I have a 2012 e92 on order with the bmw business system... what do you guys think of these? I want to only add and amp and sub (JL Audio 500/1 and 12w7) would these speakers sound ok with this amp and sub? also would I need anything else to connect this amp?

thanks any advise would be helpful!
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I'd go with a 12w6 in a corner loaded box. Be sure to hit up technic for a harness.
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I'd go with a 12w6 in a corner loaded box. Be sure to hit up technic for a harness.
OP I'm in the same boat as you but I won't be doing corner load since I have this box already. I wanna know what works too since I don't have rear fold seats.
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Corner loading is more efficient and you'll have alot less rattles.
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I already have the amp and sub but what I need to know is how to hook it up? Also why do you say the w6 is better?
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A W6 would fit in a corner enclosure. Anyways you want to pm technic and get his harness.
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corner loading all the way
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after having tried all 3 options
forward facing
rear facing
and corner loading
trust me
corner loading sounds much better
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w6's are awesome. Simply put, you'll need to have a direct positive power to your amp from your battery. A ground onto some part of your frame or chassis of your car. Then a power on to tell your amp when to turn off or on. There's a ton of information you can find over the web if this is your first audio setup.
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Excellent thanks people...this is all helpful!
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FYI im planning to corner load a 12w6 in the future
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Gonna go rip out my 12W6V3 from my Z right now and throw it into the E92. Now time to find a box!
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after having tried all 3 options
forward facing
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trust me
corner loading sounds much better
I'm in the same boat as the op but I was wondering which corner did you put it on? if behind the car, left or right corner?
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It won't really matter if you do left or right.
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Not had it done just yet, having the box made, but it will be going on the left...but in honestly I don't think it makes a difference... How are you guys hooking up the amp?
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I'm in the same boat as the op but I was wondering which corner did you put it on? if behind the car, left or right corner?
Right
On top of battery
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Right
On top of battery
Wow, very nice and clean looking.

Where did you get that enclosure? I was thinking of putting mines on the left and most corner enclosures I found online were only for 10" subs, so when I went to a local audio shop to see how much custom enclosures would cost they quoted me $700+ for what I wanted.

The only thing stopping me from installing my sound system is that i'm missing the corner enclosure, I need help finding one for the left corner of the trunk that fits a 12" sub.
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Im in the same situation as you, but i got quoted ¬£700 (‚ā¨1300ish!). So i am going to make my own one.

If you're interested, read my thread titled "My second stage upgrade..." Has a lot of info on making an enclosure.
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Im in the same situation as you, but i got quoted ¬£700 (‚ā¨1300ish!). So i am going to make my own one.

If you're interested, read my thread titled "My second stage upgrade..." Has a lot of info on making an enclosure.
Will do sir, i'm in the same situation as you. I already bought the supplies and will be making it myself on my days off
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Hope it goes alright, and make sure you let us know how you get on.
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Wow, very nice and clean looking.

Where did you get that enclosure? I was thinking of putting mines on the left and most corner enclosures I found online were only for 10" subs, so when I went to a local audio shop to see how much custom enclosures would cost they quoted me $700+ for what I wanted.

The only thing stopping me from installing my sound system is that i'm missing the corner enclosure, I need help finding one for the left corner of the trunk that fits a 12" sub.
eBay
The company is called wickedcas
It's very well built and sounds great
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I checked wickedcas but they dont seem to sell one for the E90
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