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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 05-16-2012, 03:21 PM
htownbmw98 htownbmw98 is offline
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Mein Auto: 1998 BMW 528i
1998 528i 5spd MID DSP Audio Question

Been searching around the board for what I can do with my stereo. I posted some stuff under Silver540i6's posts, but...

My set up is:

MID radio with DSP and tape player. I have the Timeport phone as well.

It is clear that I need to do something with the speakers. If I stay OEM, Champion777's approach seems good. DennisCooper! seems to have some sound advice. I want to thank you guys and the rest of the board for helping out.

Most people say go with new stuff. But...

I know I can upgrade to a full screen system, m53 radio and MKIV nav, but that's too much money for antique equipment and I don't care for builtin nav.

Can I upgrade to the m53 radio and get a new head unit or something less than the nav and stay oem? What additional functions would that provide? Just a aux port?

Looking forward to your comments.
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:41 PM
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Some have been pleased with upgraded speakers. Search this site for recommendations.
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