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Old 02-05-2013, 07:49 PM
keith718 keith718 is offline
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BSW speaker replacement

Hi ALL,
I'm considering purchasing the BSW phase one speaker system. Ive read reviews from other models, but none coming from E38 owners. I realize that the sound will be cleaner, and eventually if I want more power I have to replace or add an additional amplifier. So basically I'm asking if they're are any E38 owners with stage 1 BSW upgrade. Also can anyone recommend an amp with DSP. Down the road I'm considering the subwoofer from BSW or the Infinity basslink subwoofer from Bavarian Autosport.


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Old 02-06-2013, 07:27 PM
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I have the full BSW speaker replacement and the subwoofer I have DSP and I also have a Dice mediabridge. It was expensive but in my opinion worth it as I did not want to deal with trying to change anything just plug and play also I have MKIV navigation. It's a much cleaner sound then OEM but I'm not the type to blast my music I just like it clean
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:23 AM
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I too have the Dice media. I'm not Looking for "Hey everyone listen to my sound system" But when I'm playing ie. reggae music or even a subtle Jazz bass solo, I want to hear and feel it in my car when the volume is not up. Right now my system only sounds halfway decent when a track is recorded well.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:59 AM
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Thats pretty mich my type of music and it works for me. Like I said I just wanted a cleaner sound and I'm satisfied with it now
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:59 PM
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We are on the same page. I'm getting rid of the rear speakers. They are really bad. I was a little concerned about the power of overpriced OEM amplifier. I might use my existing amp (OEM) as a pre-amp. And purchase a solid power amp just to get the full range of the BSW speakers. I removed the CD Changer, so I have plenty of room for a amp.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:27 AM
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ive got similar issues. my rear oem sub deck is completely blown and i plan on replacing them with a 12inch kicker c12 nut i dont know what amp i should get and if i should replace the oem amp or just have 2 amps. i am going to buy a rely nice battery as well prob an interstate gel battery but can u guys help me out with what amp i should get and is it gunu be hard to install? because i have a 98 740il

and im kinda new to the forums and ive already fixed a lot of the common problems that come witht he car by age. thanks guys
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