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Old 03-07-2004, 08:32 AM
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Sirius/Phatbox Install DYI notes for MY 2004 E46

See attached link for DYI notes for my installation of the OEM Sirius receiver and Phatnoise Phatbox in a MY 2004 E46. PDF file is about 325K in size.

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Old 03-07-2004, 10:41 AM
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Nice write-up
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Old 03-07-2004, 09:34 PM
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Great write up! Thanks for the effort.
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Good job. That is a clean job you did with the fabricating of ********box bracket. What did you use to use the sheet metal? I fabbed my phatbox bracket with sheet metal too, but it didn't come out as clean looking as yours.

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Old 03-14-2004, 05:24 PM
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Good job. That is a clean job you did with the fabricating of ********box bracket. What did you use to use the sheet metal? I fabbed my phatbox bracket with sheet metal too, but it didn't come out as clean looking as yours.
Thanks. I used a homemade brake that is really just two clamped bars, shears to cut and a file to clean-up. That and a lot of waste material is my recipe.
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Old 03-25-2004, 11:09 PM
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How is the sound quality of your Phatbox compared to the in-dash CD player?

I had a Phatbox for a while, and the sound was very muddy compared to the in-dash CD player, even when using non-lossy FLAC files.

Others haven't complained of the poor sound quality, so I'm wondering if I just got a bad unit.

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Old 03-26-2004, 06:49 AM
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Others haven't complained of the poor sound quality, so I'm wondering if I just got a bad unit.
Could be. I answered you in more detail over in ********Noise forums.
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Old 03-26-2004, 07:16 AM
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Nice install! that's how I'd have done it in my white 330 sedan without folding seats. :-)
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