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Old 03-05-2011, 06:47 PM
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Hey technic... I am upgrading my audio system I'm just adding sub woofers to the car.. I need to find out exactly which audio system my car has... What does the harness come with? Also what is an amplifier kit? Sorry if I'm asking to many questions I'm not to experienced in audio upgrade.. Thanks man.
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Old 03-06-2011, 05:32 AM
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Hey technic... I am upgrading my audio system I'm just adding sub woofers to the car.. I need to find out exactly which audio system my car has... What does the harness come with? Also what is an amplifier kit? Sorry if I'm asking to many questions I'm not to experienced in audio upgrade.. Thanks man.
The E90/E46 HiFi harness kit includes:

- harness
- 6ft of 12V, 3ft of ground cables, 4AWG max, terminated with OEM connectors for PnP connection to the battery distribution block and ground point.

Inline fuse holder -max 60A fuse- is $10 extra.

The harness is used to replace the OEM amp in the HiFi system. The HiFi system has a black amp in the left side of the trunk.
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Old 03-06-2011, 01:13 PM
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Thanks... I am going to check today which audio system I have..
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:03 PM
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Hey technic,

I've been researching on the Internet and I came across the Audiocontrol Lc6i.. Now I've seen some threads where people installed it.. Can you please explain to me what that is and what it does and if I even need it... Sorry if I'm asking so many questions, I just want to install my system the correct way the first time... Thanks
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Old 03-08-2011, 10:20 AM
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I've been researching on the Internet and I came across the Audiocontrol Lc6i.. Now I've seen some threads where people installed it.. Can you please explain to me what that is and what it does and if I even need it... Sorry if I'm asking so many questions, I just want to install my system the correct way the first time... Thanks
The LC6i is a line output converter (high to low level) and line driver (increases the amplitude of the low level signal) in one single box. It is not needed for a HiFi system as the OEM outputs are low level and 5V balanced standard.

If the idea is to replace the OEM amp with a more powerful aftermarket amplifier and still keep OEM speakers then the direct and best OEM amp replacement is the JL Audio XD600/6. No need of any device between this HiFi harness and the XD amp.
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Old 03-08-2011, 03:40 PM
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Hey Technic,

Thanks so much for your help... I checked my paperwork for the car and there is no mention of enhanced premium sound or logic 7 setup... I am assuming that I have the hifi system.. I do have hd radio but I don't know if that is in the hifi system... Anyways I would like to purchase a harness for my car.. Can you please send me information on how to do so....

Thanks so much
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:57 PM
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Hey Technic,

Thanks so much for your help... I checked my paperwork for the car and there is no mention of enhanced premium sound or logic 7 setup... I am assuming that I have the hifi system.. I do have hd radio but I don't know if that is in the hifi system... Anyways I would like to purchase a harness for my car.. Can you please send me information on how to do so....

Thanks so much
There should be a black OEM amp in the left side of your trunk, under the grey plastic cover.

PM for details.
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Old 03-09-2011, 02:29 PM
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Hey technic,

It is a black oem amp on the left side of the trunk..
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Old 03-11-2011, 05:35 PM
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Old 05-18-2011, 12:52 PM
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My2011 X3 and X5 OEM HiFi system (7-channel OEM amp) supported now...
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:44 AM
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:30 PM
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Hi Technic,

I'm planning on upgrading the audio system of my E93 M3 with hi-fi system (amp in the boot) with the latest iDrive..I'm planning on having the following installed in the front...

Morel Hybrid ovations & Morel tweeters
Earthquake SWS-8 subs
all connected to an Audison lrx 6.9 amp
With an Audison BitOne processor

I intend to keep the rears connected to the standard amp.

I don't want the installer cutting and splicing around the oem connectors so thought your harness/connectors maybe suitable...what would you recommend?!

Also would you recommend spacers for the Earthquake subs?

All the best,

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Old 11-24-2011, 05:01 AM
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Hi Technic,

I'm planning on upgrading the audio system of my E93 M3 with hi-fi system (amp in the boot) with the latest iDrive..I'm planning on having the following installed in the front...

Morel Hybrid ovations & Morel tweeters
Earthquake SWS-8 subs
all connected to an Audison lrx 6.9 amp
With an Audison BitOne processor

I intend to keep the rears connected to the standard amp.

I don't want the installer cutting and splicing around the oem connectors so thought your harness/connectors maybe suitable...what would you recommend?!

Also would you recommend spacers for the Earthquake subs?

All the best,

David
Hi David

I did an E93 M3 sound system using Morel HO in the front and SWS-8 underseat last year: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=405224

The Morel HO requires an special spacer/bracket to fit your front doors or the magnet will hit the window mechanism. Look at the last page of that thread and you will see the plastic spacer that I created just for the Morel HO and the E92/93 front doors.

You could also take a look at the new Hybrid Audio Carbon speakers for the front: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605465 ... no special spacers required, great sound.

The SWS-8 also require spacers.

The HiFi harness that I sell replaces completely the OEM amp so it is not possible to keep it to power the rear speakers.
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:47 PM
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Old 02-21-2012, 05:23 AM
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Hi David

I did an E93 M3 sound system using Morel HO in the front and SWS-8 underseat last year: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=405224

The Morel HO requires an special spacer/bracket to fit your front doors or the magnet will hit the window mechanism. Look at the last page of that thread and you will see the plastic spacer that I created just for the Morel HO and the E92/93 front doors.

You could also take a look at the new Hybrid Audio Carbon speakers for the front: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605465 ... no special spacers required, great sound.

The SWS-8 also require spacers.

The HiFi harness that I sell replaces completely the OEM amp so it is not possible to keep it to power the rear speakers.
Hi Technic!

Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you...the spacers/brackets for the Morels look perfect! Are you selling them, if so can you pm the details and I'll send payment across to straight away!

Also I've bought Focal PC100 speakers for the rear, do you know if they'll need spacers/brackets also?

Many thanks,

David
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