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Old 08-15-2013, 11:15 PM
ryan04 ryan04 is offline
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what amp(s)/speakers should i get to replace my DSP?

Hey guys, I have a 2001 E53 with stock Navigation and the absolute PAIN IN THE ASS DSP system. Damn you german engineers!! Anyway, I'm gonna remove the stock radio/navigation head unit/ cd changer/ and amp. I bought an aftermarket head unit already that I'm very pleased with I just have to install it. Foolishly I tried to install it while trying to retain the DSP system but as it turns out that's not possible, even with the help of the interweb. So my question is what amp(s) should I get? speakers? subs? Thanks guys
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:49 AM
matmandu matmandu is offline
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Re: what amp(s)/speakers should i get to replace my DSP?

Hi Ryan, I just went through this with my 2001 x5 stock navigation it is a pain in the butt. First get rid of everything, speakers are 8 ohm, amp is integrated into everything. The only thing I used were the existing speaker wires. 6.5" speakers will work with a little dremmel action. I installed Alpine components in the front and was able to fit them in the stock spaces. I made mounts for my amps also Alpine in the space where the CD and nav units were in back and removed the existing sub JL makes a good replacement. I mounted my sub amp there though and put a 8" Alpine vented in cargo area. There are no good after market mounting brackets for the head unit in that car I could find so I made one out of my stock head unit. Yeah I cut it into pieces. ASWC steering wheel control data is the white wire with the yello and a almost invisible gray stripe. Good luck rcas are a pain to get to the rear also, passenger side is best I think, there are battery cables on both sides I ran mine on top of the cover down the right side. I recomend good shielded rcas to avoid alternator noise. Alpine component front and rear. 2 Alpine amps, 300 watt front, 300 watt rear, Boss sub amp 600 watt, Alpine 8" ported R series. Alpine DD dvd head unit. Sounds great.

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