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Old 09-03-2004, 05:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Have just picked up a 320d Touring with the standard BMW Business CD and speakers. Sound quality is appauling - tinny and hardly any base even after adjusting the settings.

My question is whether it is the Head Unit or speakers that are largely responsible for this?

It is a company car so I am loathe to spend much money on upgrading the system but if there are fairly cheap alternatives by a speaker upgrade, i would appreciate any recomendations that you may have.

thanks in advance

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Its both. Replacing the factory speakers will make a tremendous difference, but to see the greatest change you would need to replace the HU and bypass/replace the factory amp. Replacing/Bypassing is a last resort though. You should be fine doing speakers and HU.
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bypassing is pretty much nesseary if your gonna replace the speakers... because of all the seperate outputs.
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One of the most immediate improvements felt by most is the addtion of bass. Infinity offers a BASSLINK that can be installed my merely accessing a few leads all found in the trunk. If it's merely sound quality not volume your unhappy with, this would be a good start. Then when you blow your other speakers from using your new toy, you can start replacing the oem speakers.
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