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      09-14-2020, 05:36 AM   #1
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Anybody had a go at this trick ?

I need some highs up front,


Is this worth a shot or not

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      09-14-2020, 01:59 PM   #2
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It will help, but for most who want a decent sounding system it will still sound pretty poor.
The highs will likely be too bright as the base has a factory EQ applied to boost the treble given the lack of tweeters... among other issues.

Best bet is to change all the speakers (they are also pretty poor) and add an amplifier.
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      09-16-2020, 04:30 AM   #3
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Yeah I get what you're saying.

I've spotted this https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vibe-OPTI....c100005.m1851

Which could be go-er, or I was considering the Alpine upgrade and some L7 or similar subs.

There's so much info out there it's to chew through it all
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      09-16-2020, 02:15 PM   #4
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Try searching for Base system upgrades

Try searching for Base system upgrades.
Just put the word base in the search box
it's probably one of the most asked question here
and there have been lots of responses.

There are many threads already that go into detail on this
with lots of examples.


ase System Upgrades
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1378833
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1378833
base system wiring pre/post 3/09
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...tDpLJPcGkw_ui_
http://www.e90post.com/forums/attach...1&d=1411521234
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ghlight=Dotech
http://www.e90post.com/forums/attach...1&d=1411521234
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=550771
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=445266
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=581379
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=634957
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=494299
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=451941
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=495855
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ht=amp+upgrade
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=540954
http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1003810
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...1#post16679904
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822366
http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/...morel-jbl.html
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ghlight=Dotech
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=445266
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=581379
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=495855
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=550771
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ht=amp+upgrade
http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1003810
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=451941
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=540954
http://www.diymobileaudio.com/forum/...morel-jbl.html
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...1#post16679904
http://www.e90post.com/forums/attach...1&d=1411521234
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...1#post16679904
http://www.1addicts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=634957
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=494299
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=822366
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      03-08-2021, 07:14 AM   #5
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Hi, did you ever go for the Optisound? Just looking at it for my E93 but hard to find any reviews!
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      03-11-2021, 03:18 AM   #6
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Hi, did you ever go for the Optisound? Just looking at it for my E93 but hard to find any reviews!
I didn't mate, I've had a few other bits to sort and audio has slipped down the list unfortunately
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      03-11-2021, 03:22 AM   #7
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I didn't mate, I've had a few other bits to sort and audio has slipped down the list unfortunately
I went for it in the end, got a deal for 340 and it arrived yesterday so I'm planning to fit it this weekend!
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I went for it in the end, got a deal for 340 and it arrived yesterday so I'm planning to fit it this weekend!
Cool, let me know how it goes
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      03-11-2021, 06:51 AM   #9
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my first audio amp in E92 is a Vibe powerbox ... not bad all easy to install but not more have big + .... you have RCA output to another amp

you will be satisfied
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      04-08-2021, 10:03 AM   #10
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Cool, let me know how it goes
Well I've fitted everything and it has made a big difference to the sound and range.

Next step is android carplay I think! I need an equalizer!
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      04-09-2021, 04:22 PM   #11
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Just wanted to post here for posterity - adding tweeters to a "base" sound car is *definitely* worth it! I have the Match MS42C component speaker set on my car and it sounds pretty good. I would however highly recommend to get a set with adjustable crossovers to tone down the built-in EQ such as the MB Quart, Gladen, etc. components.

This is a good stop-gap while you're saving up for the rest of the sound system improvements. I definitely won't be leaving this as-is (I don't want ctuna telling me off - joke), but it's a big improvement over stock for the time being.
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      04-09-2021, 06:41 PM   #12
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Well I've fitted everything and it has made a big difference to the sound and range.

Next step is android carplay I think! I need an equalizer!
Nice one!


I'd love to sort something but I'm just waiting for something else expensive to give up!
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      04-10-2021, 11:45 AM   #13
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Next step is android carplay I think! I need an equalizer!
Depending on which HU you use to get AA/CP, it'll likely have a graphic EQ built in. Caution on the android HU units though, their EQs aren't great, and those units clip/distort early, so don't use any boost.

And rather than consider an external EQ, with DSPs available for so cheap now (Dayton $150 USD), and offer SO MUCH more functionality, including a better EQ as well, I can't see any real scenario why an external EQ is the way to go (except for nostalgic reasons perhaps).
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