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      12-22-2012, 12:50 AM   #1
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So i wanted to get an audio upgrade on my 09 E92 L7 for a long time now. There 3 option out there that work for bmw that i know of. First on the list is MusicarNW (3.9k w/o install), Bavarian stage1 with sub (1.6k w/o install). Then there the local shop suggested Focal K2 and asking for 2.8k with install. So i spend some time demo it. Well.... i know i don't have audiophile ear. But the sound quality as far as i can tell are slightly better than the junk speaker bmw gave us. The tech then assure me that it gonna sound much better when it install in the car. Should i buy it? Have anyone here have heard or have this setup in their car, how was it?

Focal K2 Power 100KRS (4mid-4tweeter)
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JL Audio CL441dsp CleanSweep

PS: I will keep this post update/ review when i do the upgrade.
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      12-22-2012, 02:58 AM   #2
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I don't know why you need a cleansweep

Since you have an L7 system I don 't know why you have a cleansweep in the list.
how are they intending on hooking it up? Amp channels and speakers layout.
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      12-22-2012, 04:11 AM   #3
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Don't do it, 3k doesn't justify the price for the improvements you will be getting since you already have L7.

Although I'm not an audiophile, I do like my music and enjoy high quality speakers, headphones, etc.

I think the L7 does wonderful in the higher ranges, I still believe it lacks a bit of lower-end bass. You should look up optimal settings for L7 up on google, I set mine accordingly and I think it sounds fantastic.

Btw, a family friend installed focals on his Sienna, its night and day when compared to my car.
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So i wanted to get an audio upgrade on my 09 E92 L7 for a long time now. There 3 option out there that work for bmw that i know of. First on the list is MusicarNW (3.9k w/o install), Bavarian stage1 with sub (1.6k w/o install). Then there the local shop suggested Focal K2 and asking for 2.8k with install. So i spend some time demo it. Well.... i know i don't have audiophile ear. But the sound quality as far as i can tell are slightly better than the junk speaker bmw gave us. The tech then assure me that it gonna sound much better when it install in the car. Should i buy it? Have anyone here have heard or have this setup in their car, how was it?

Focal K2 Power 100KRS (4mid-4tweeter)
JL Audio XD700/5
JL Audio CS112RG-W3v3
JL Audio CL441dsp CleanSweep

PS: I will keep this post update/ review when i do the upgrade.
A)

- code unit to HiFi
- Alpine PXE-H800 DSP
- Arc Mini KS 125.4 amps (2)
- MusicarNW 12" sub enclosure with Arc Mini KS 500.1 amp
- Leave 4" OEM speakers in place but replace OEM center speaker with a DLS 224 coaxial.

That should be $2600 or less, before install.

B)
- replace underseats woofers with Jehnerts XE-200
- replace center speaker with DLS 224 coaxial
- MusicarNW 12" sub enclosure
- RF P400-2 (2) amps

That should be $1600 or less, before install.
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