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Old 01-27-2013, 06:12 PM
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Has anyone upgraded sound system in 750?

Thinking of upgrading my OEM sound system. Can someone recommend what speakers I should get. Preferably same size.
Any good sound installers in Chicago area?
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:57 AM
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:05 AM
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I'm viewing it on iPhone. Sorry cant see signature. Do you mind writing what you have and where you got it. Did you get all same size speakers? Thank you.
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:20 AM
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Old 01-28-2013, 08:21 AM
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Same size speakers. Any decent local audio shop can install it.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:13 AM
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Same size speakers. Any decent local audio shop can install it.
If you don't mind me asking aprox. how much did it cost you?
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:24 AM
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Just about 5k.

Listened to my buddies new M5 with the B/O system, we then climbed into my car. He was not happy at all. Went back to his car, he frantically messed with his settings, trying to get any sort of decent bass and depth out of his system. The B/O system is decent, but desperately needs a low end. It does sound better than mine in high and mid clarity and separation, just needs about 2k worth of low end. Anyone who's had any time around quality car stereo systems knows that a full range system, even one not as dynamic, sounds worlds better.
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The B/O system with 2k worth of low end would sound incredible.
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A local stereo shop gave me a quote last night of $11049.

"Audison" Bit one digital processor $997

Focal 100 KRS 4" K2 speakers
$649 x 2 = $1298

Amp JL Audio HD 600/4
$597 x 2 = $1194

Amp JL Audio HD 750/1 $697
JL Audio amp kit $279

RCA cables $390

Kinetik KHC 800 800 power cell
$187 x 2 = $374

Dynamat bulk pack $167

JL Audio thin woofer 13TW5V24
$597 x 2 = $1194

Labor $2560

Can anything be eliminated or substituted for less expensive?
Wasn't looking to drop $11K for this upgrade
Any info would be helpful.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:16 AM
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That's a joke of a price...I actually only paid 4k, but the shop does all my cars and gives great deals, so 5k is more realistic.
Let me work on this for you...
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def get video in motion for the 7......
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That's a joke of a price...I actually only paid 4k, but the shop does all my cars and gives great deals, so 5k is more realistic.
Let me work on this for you...
Thank you so much. I really appreciate it.
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def get video in motion for the 7......
What do I need to get to make it work?
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What do I need to get to make it work?
Ask here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=175

Someone close to you should be able to do it for free via coding.
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I've got a few changes here:

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A local stereo shop gave me a quote last night of $11049.

"Audison" Bit one digital processor $997 (Not necessary...How about JL Audio Cleansweep?)

Focal 100 KRS 4" K2 speakers (Pretty Expensive but good sounding...Polyglass are cheaper and sound almost as good. I have both in my vehicles)
$649 x 2 = $1298

Amp JL Audio HD 600/4 (No...get one JL Audio XD600/6 biamp the front and standard amp rear)
$597 x 2 = $1194

Amp JL Audio HD 750/1 $697 (JL Audio XD 600/1)

JL Audio amp kit $279 (Why on Earth would a quality install shop that is charging $11K for an install not doing higher end wire?) Amp kits?

RCA cables $390 (Those are expensive! Many less exp options out there, but I paid as much too!)

Kinetik KHC 800 800 power cell (Why?)
$187 x 2 = $374

Dynamat bulk pack $167(Why? Is not this car quiet enough? I guess in the trunk?)

JL Audio thin woofer 13TW5V24 (Pretty good pick, I went with one 13w6v2)
$597 x 2 = $1194

Labor $2560 (Wow! Is he working on it for two weeks?)

Can anything be eliminated or substituted for less expensive?
Wasn't looking to drop $11K for this upgrade
Any info would be helpful.
Thank you again.

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I've got a few changes here:
Thank you for your help. Let me find a less expensive installer. Great advice!
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That's a joke of a price...I actually only paid 4k, but the shop does all my cars and gives great deals, so 5k is more realistic.
Let me work on this for you...
Could you provide a list as to what exactly was installed? I'd like to get some upgrades to my system, especially mids and highs as I don't like that much bass but shops aren't willing to mess with my car as its high end and it'll probably be the first time for them.
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I used JL Audio Cleansweep and signal summing in my car. Battery and factory amps are both in trunk so it is an easy install. Once those are installed you can replace all factory speakers or just add low end. I added only low end (2 JL Audio 10's) and built out custom trunk myself. All in for parts about 1800-2,000.00 Labor about 1,000.00 if you added a four channel amp another 1k and separates another 1k
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Could you provide a list as to what exactly was installed? I'd like to get some upgrades to my system, especially mids and highs as I don't like that much bass but shops aren't willing to mess with my car as its high end and it'll probably be the first time for them.
Sorry, crazy busy. Will see if I can get a list of equipment from the install shop in the next few days...
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I used JL Audio Cleansweep and signal summing in my car. Battery and factory amps are both in trunk so it is an easy install. Once those are installed you can replace all factory speakers or just add low end. I added only low end (2 JL Audio 10's) and built out custom trunk myself. All in for parts about 1800-2,000.00 Labor about 1,000.00 if you added a four channel amp another 1k and separates another 1k
Super clean, did you used to have a shop. That certainly doesn't look like amateur hour.
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BTW way I had Focal K2 power series separates and coax in my last car and left them in it. Honestly, unless you are an audiofile or want serious volume (blow out your eardrums) you can go with a nice pair of JL's seperates and spend half the money. Go with a HD 750 for subs if you go 10's or HD 1200 if you go 12's or HD 750 for one JL 13 and HD600/4 for seperates. Good power is soooooo much more important than good speakers. Decent speakers, great power=great sound. Great speakers, decent power=decent sound. You can find all this stuff online for about half the retail. Should be able to put together a kick a** system for three grand plus install. (1000.00)
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BTW way I had Focal K2 power series separates and coax in my last car and left them in it. Honestly, unless you are an audiofile or want serious volume (blow out your eardrums) you can go with a nice pair of JL's seperates and spend half the money. Go with a HD 750 for subs if you go 10's or HD 1200 if you go 12's or HD 750 for one JL 13 and HD600/4 for seperates. Good power is soooooo much more important than good speakers. Decent speakers, great power=great sound. Great speakers, decent power=decent sound. You can find all this stuff online for about half the retail. Should be able to put together a kick a** system for three grand plus install. (1000.00)
Thank you for the guidance. I'll contact a well regarded audio shop here and see what they can come up with using these equipment.
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BTW way I had Focal K2 power series separates and coax in my last car and left them in it. Honestly, unless you are an audiofile or want serious volume (blow out your eardrums) you can go with a nice pair of JL's seperates and spend half the money. Go with a HD 750 for subs if you go 10's or HD 1200 if you go 12's or HD 750 for one JL 13 and HD600/4 for seperates. Good power is soooooo much more important than good speakers. Decent speakers, great power=great sound. Great speakers, decent power=decent sound. You can find all this stuff online for about half the retail. Should be able to put together a kick a** system for three grand plus install. (1000.00)
So what you suggest for a complete sound system?


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