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Old 09-24-2011, 06:38 PM
Varilux Varilux is offline
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DICE iPod integration & BSW Stage 1 ???s

Edit- Went back and watched the video- again- and it looks like the connectors I need are further up... so, I'll be ripping back into the trunk to look for them again- ugh!

I plan on ordering the DICE iPod integration kit for my '07 Z4 (Factory HU non-nav & DSP- I think). I've read a lot of threads- and viewed the detailed YouTube vids from BSW- but I still have some questions...

I've seen some threads that suggest I need the DSP adapter, and others that say I don't. I'm assuming I do have DSP, because I have the 10 speaker Carver system and there is a selector in the settings for "Concert, Church, JazzClub, and OFF."

I found the amp (and another box with a bunch of cables) mounted to the front wall of the trunk, and from the videos I've seen I need to find a three pin connector and a five pin connector (or a cable from the DSP). I've attached a picture which has what I think is the 3 pin (there's a yellow wire, brown/white, and clear). I'm guessing the lonely unconnected coax cable is the DSP- which takes the place of the 5 pin connector, right?



So, I think I would need to order the DICE iPod kit (I already have Bluetooth, so don't need that), with the DSP converter (which should change the coax to the 5 pin- right), and the toolkit.

Finally, I'm also thinking of ordering the Stage 1 BSW speaker set (which just has the door mids and tweeters. If anyone has installed these, I'd love to hear your feedback.

Thanks for any info,
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:46 PM
rjulianonline rjulianonline is offline
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Did you ever got a response about this?, my Z4 (2003)has only the 3 pin connector and the Coax, that is OK, I called Dice and they told me that the DSP adaptor is for that (to get the 6 pin connector), nevertheless, the coax in the car harness and the coax in the DSP adaptor from Dice are both felame type... I wonder if there is a male adaptor to connect both???
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Old 09-29-2011, 08:27 AM
Varilux Varilux is offline
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The response basically said "yep, just order the DICE and the DSP converter and you're good to go."

BTW, the coax in the picture is probably NOT the connection I need (the real connectors- including the 3 pin- are supposed to be tucked even farther towards the front in the area behind the center storage area... I just need to get up in there again and look for them).

Actually, I'm taking a step back and thinking things over again. Perhaps I'll get a JBL MS-8 and connect the iPod through there (at the prices you can pick up the MS-8, its only a couple hundred more than the DICE, and gives you the ability to tie right into the system with the iPod).

Or, even more simple would be to get a JBL MS-2 (waiting to see more reviews). Sure, the iPod is still being hooked up through the Aux port, but the MS-2 supposedly stages the stock speakers in such a way that they sound MUCH better (something I wouldn't get with the DICE).

The question then becomes how to hook up the iPod. I'm thinking of going with the mount shown here:

I would then hook up to the Aux jack using a cable from here (I would order the 6" cable to keep things clean): http://www.ramelectronics.net/ipod-m...IFEPDMRCB.html

Alternatively, I would order the cable above with a 6' cable and use the mount found here: http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResu...5/Default.aspx

Either way I mount the iPod, the JBL MS-2 would be tucked away unseen (after the optimization was done). The MS-2 is found here: http://www.crutchfield.com/p_109MS2/...earch=JBL+iPod

Anyway, those are my thoughts on what I'm going to do...
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