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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 04-27-2013, 05:59 PM
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Add center speaker to HIFI system

Hello all.
I recently upgraded all my speakers with BSW Stage 1, and my car has standard HIFI which does not have any center speaker even though there is a grill and the cut-out hole for speaker.
Is there anyway I can tab to the output signal from the stock amplifier to run just one center speaker? The center one will make a lot different in sound.
I really dont want to add any Amp to drive the center I just want to use an existing signals if available.
any suggestion ?
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:38 AM
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I dont think stock head unit has center speaker output. It only feeds those 8 speakers! Trunk resident little amp feeds two subs under front seats.

In order to get real Logic 7 like setup with center, you need to follow Technic thread and add a JBL MS8 Amp which can create a center output!!! I did all this a month back and sounds very good now. I had BSW speakers since 2009 but never went beyond as those days I didnt see anything about JBL MS8. People with L7 also changed theirs, so no regrets about L7 now!

My setup: BSW Stage1 upg (600$) + JBL MS8 (500$)+ Technic harness (180$ hifi needs two sets of harness with PNP mods for power,subs) + BMW Individual co-axial center speaker (140$ odd online). Very good 5.1 Logic7 setup!

Review this: http://forums.5series.net/e60-parts-...nstall-124141/
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I have Logic 7 on my 550i LCI and the sound is great
Maybe LCI has better speakers ?
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Add center speaker to HIFI system

I don't have the Logic7 in my 08LCI 550, but I have noticed the vent on top of the iDrive screen across the top of the dash. Is that a speaker "hole" or a vent for the iDrive to breathe?


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I don't have the Logic7 in my 08LCI 550, but I have noticed the vent on top of the iDrive screen across the top of the dash. Is that a speaker "hole" or a vent for the iDrive to breathe?


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Yes, it is the placeholder for center speaker only. But stock head unit wont have an ouptut to connect to one there even if we put one in there. Plastic just prys out and one can see what is it!

I now have a great sounding center speaker there! Thanks to JBL MS8 for recreating a center output from factory head unit inputs!
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Yes, it is the placeholder for center speaker only. But stock head unit wont have an ouptut to connect to one there even if we put one in there. Plastic just prys out and one can see what is it!

I now have a great sounding center speaker there! Thanks to JBL MS8 for recreating a center output from factory head unit inputs!
NICE!! Soundstage must be amazing!
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