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#1 (permalink) Old 01-04-2005, 09:15 PM
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I am looking at replacing the crappy sound system in my 99
328I. Here is what I am looking at:

Kenwood KDC X579 head unit
MB Quart Discuss 5 1/4 rear speakers
Eclipse 50W X2 amplifier
JL Audio Stealthbox subwoofer
Installation Audio front speakers and tweeters

This may not be the top of the line system, but I am on a budget and what I heard sounded good.

Please give me your thoughts.
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#2 (permalink) Old 01-04-2005, 09:21 PM
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Originally posted by JWK@Jan 4 2005, 08:15 PM
I am looking at replacing the crappy sound system in my 99
328I. Here is what I am looking at:

Kenwood KDC X579 head unit
MB Quart Discuss 5 1/4 rear speakers
Eclipse 50W X2 amplifier
JL Audio Stealthbox subwoofer
Installation Audio front speakers and tweeters

This may not be the top of the line system, but I am on a budget and what I heard sounded good.

Please give me your thoughts.
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#3 (permalink) Old 01-05-2005, 08:25 AM
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You need a bigger amp for sure. If you are strapped for cash why not upgraed in phases? Start with replacing the speakers using the stock HU. Personally I would go with the same up fron as at the back, also I find that the system in my E46 and in my old E30 sounded better with just fronts and a sub, no rears. If you think that it is say $100 for fronts and $100 for rears, imagine what no rears and a $200 set of comps up front will sound like? They will go just deep enough for the sub to take over. The sub can be run from an amp reveiving a signal from the rear speakers.

When funds allow replace the HU
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PMB is correct. I use no rears in my e36 as well. 9 times out of 10 you get better imaging.

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