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      11-13-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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Build thread - E90 Audio Upgrade by Musicar - "Level X"

One of our local clients had a Level Three 3-way system installed a few months ago, and decided that he wanted to go beyond - he wanted a 4-way system, and he asked how he could exceed the level of performance he had.

He selected:

- Dynaudio MD102 30mm tweeters and Esotar 430 midranges (fully active)
- His existing Maestro underseats (but bandpassed as midbasses)
- Morel Ultimo SC104 carbon-fiber subwoofer
- Three Mosconi AS series power amplifiers - 100x4 on the mids and tweeters, 200x2 on the midbasses, 600W on the sub.
- His current Helix DSP managing the new fully-active system
- His current Morel Hybrid 402 as rear speakers (powered by a dedicated Arc amp)

The requirements were:

- Load floor unencumbered
- No false floor
- Stock appearing interior
- Rears present for Rear PDC and for music if faded aft
- Subwoofer level control
- Reversible installation

All work performed by my partner Tom Miller.



Original DSP location:



New DSP location:



The Dynes in the doors:







The woofers underseat (even though these were already there, we had pics)



Rear speakers:







The amps had to fit in the corner, in the same footprint that the CD changer trim would have taken. However, the CDC trim isn't tall enough for the amps used. The pedestal has a fan in it.





































The finished trunk:









Sounded scary good. It was a really fun car to listen to.
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This is a cross-post from the M3 section, and also I should note that the grille on the OE-Look enclosure was upgraded. I like this a lot and might make it the standard if we can tool the ring up.
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Wow! This looks absolutely stunning. I cannot wait to receive the Level 2 package for my F30.
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OK this is purely showing off!!! Fantastic job.
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holy hell that is soooo clean. bravo
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I like the custom CDC trim it actually looks a little better than the real thing.
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wow great build! those mosconi amps are so sick!
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Seen this on Facebook the other day... I'm jealous! lol
Truly awesome work!
I'm guessing even with out including labor this has to be $4-5K if not more?
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Very impressive! I so regret getting the logic7 system...
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Drool...

Ken, how did you like the Dyn tweets compared to the Morels? Also, how about the Dyn mids compared to the Hybrid carbons?
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Simply wow. Amazing setup and installation.
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