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Old 01-07-2006, 11:52 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Speaker setup?

I want to... no, need to, upgrade my sound system. It's already after market but it sounds terrible :

Anyway what are the size of the speakers and how many are there? I have a 4-door '92 318i. As well I want to put 1 sub in somewhere. As well I already have a Sony 10 cd changer but it doesn't play burnt cds so that definitelty needs an upgrade. I have a Sony XPlod deck, not sure of the model, I might keep this deck, i'll see the sound quality after I swap the speakers.

Please help me in making this shopping list for the next time I go to the car audio shop
Thanks ahead of time.
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no one knows how many or what size the speakers are in my car?

damn i need to bust out the ruler
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318 should have 4 - 5.25"ers.
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To be certain take it to a local car audio place. Best Buy actually is what i used to find out my speaker size. They got all the sizes in there will computer catalog. As far as brands to buy, it's all on how deep your checkbook is. Car audio is pretty much u pay what u get for for the most part. With my personal experiences, i would stay away from Sony. If you want a new deck, take a look at Alpine. They've got models to accomodate your needs and to fit your budget. What kinda money are u planning on spending?
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i agree with the Alpine over Sony statement, for sure. Best Buy/Crutchfield/etc....the speaker size programs dont really reflect what is actually in our cars. MANY times I have seen a Harmon Kardon setup (10 speakers) in our cars and their programs say absolutely nothing about it.
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I was only speaking from personal experiences-so you are probably right.
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Are you trying to make it sound GOOD or just better than what you have?

Alpine is extremely over rated specially for speakers.... Only "good" alpine speaker's I've heard are F1s...

Let me know what your budget is and if you are going to amp these and I'll give a good quote for what to do
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rooz i think alpines sound good i have two type R's and i think they sound amazing. but those are subs. i have never heard mid range or highs in alpine
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