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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 03-25-2012, 10:33 PM
Petlover Petlover is offline
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How many speaker do it have including Tweeters? 6 or 8?
Where does the Amp locate?

My car does not have DSP, so I would like to replace a better Amp, seems not many of you have comments about MTX audio, I have 4 speakers and 4 channel Amp installed in my Jeep, they sound pretty awesome and loud. Does the output of the speakers have to be higher than the Amp? Otherwise the Amp will blow out the speaker if I tune up too high.

How about Alpine or Kenwood?
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Old 03-25-2012, 11:30 PM
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Seems like you need the help of a car audio professional.

Ed in San Jose '97 540i 6 speed aspensilber over aubergine leather. Build date 3/97. Golden Gate Chapter BMW CCA Nr 62319.
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Old 03-26-2012, 01:51 AM
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As above, a good start would be to start to learn about car audio with the help of local reputable installers. However before that, do take a look at specialist websites and read up on things so that you begin to know more


Depending on how well you like your music reproduced, will dictate which products from certain brands you'll most likely want to go for. MTX are very reputable indeed, they're mostly known for their subwoofers, but do have amplifiers and 2/3 way speakers etc as well. Speakers do not generate output, they're driven from the output from the amplifier, without going too technical for you at the moment, it's best you get speakers which are at least a match for the RMS power output of the amplifier(s) you are considering.

Cheers, Dennis!
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