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      09-15-2015, 05:50 AM   #1
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Audio Upgrade Booked

After a long and painful experience getting new door trims with tweeter enclosures, I'm finally ready to get my base stereo upgraded. Booked it in today for early October install.

Will be getting the following:

Focal IFBMW-S_4 fronts and tweeters
Audison AP 8.9 bit Prima amplifier
Sound deadening on front doors

Not replacing rear speakers or under seat subs at this stage but will get them to wire up the existing ones to the amp as part of the install.

Pretty excited to get this done. Sound from base stereo is woeful to say the least.
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      09-15-2015, 07:20 AM   #2
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please keep us updated! I hate my base sound system as well!
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      09-16-2015, 06:18 AM   #3
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Very interested to hear the result.

Had Focal K2 Power 100KRS installed on e90, replaced OEM speakers. Sound quality was superb!
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Damn you are in NSW. Would have loved to hear it
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      10-06-2015, 10:39 PM   #5
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Dropped the car in this morning and get it back tomorrow afternoon. Really looking forward to the drive home to test it all out. Will post my thoughts once I've given it a bit of a test and played around with a few sources/songs.
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I picked the car up this afternoon and did the long drive home. Gave me a great opportunity to test it with a lot of different tracks across CD, media collection and Bluetooth streaming.

All I can say is WOW!

I'd been getting cold feet a bit leading up to it. Started to really question did I need to spend that much money on an audio upgrade. Was the base stereo really that bad.

Well that question has been well and truly put to bed now. The sound is absolutely amazing. I'm a layman so I won't carry on about mid ranges and what not. Ill just say the difference has blown me away and the sound is so crisp and clear now. It really is everything I hoped for.

Now for the one issue I've picked up so far. The unfortunate side effect is that the ASD is now being amplified as well. To me it sounds ridiculous. Like I'm trying to fake an M3 on the inside or something. Think I might have to ask Knightsaber nicely if he can drop that down a bit at the next coding meet.
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      10-08-2015, 06:26 AM   #7
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I picked the car up this afternoon and did the long drive home. Gave me a great opportunity to test it with a lot of different tracks across CD, media collection and Bluetooth streaming.

All I can say is WOW!

I'd been getting cold feet a bit leading up to it. Started to really question did I need to spend that much money on an audio upgrade. Was the base stereo really that bad.

Well that question has been well and truly put to bed now. The sound is absolutely amazing. I'm a layman so I won't carry on about mid ranges and what not. Ill just say the difference has blown me away and the sound is so crisp and clear now. It really is everything I hoped for.

Now for the one issue I've picked up so far. The unfortunate side effect is that the ASD is now being amplified as well. To me it sounds ridiculous. Like I'm trying to fake an M3 on the inside or something. Think I might have to ask Knightsaber nicely if he can drop that down a bit at the next coding meet.
Nice work there

Time to change the ASD to sound like a 316i like we did in my car
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      10-09-2015, 04:21 AM   #8
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I picked the car up this afternoon and did the long drive home. Gave me a great opportunity to test it with a lot of different tracks across CD, media collection and Bluetooth streaming.

All I can say is WOW!

I'd been getting cold feet a bit leading up to it. Started to really question did I need to spend that much money on an audio upgrade. Was the base stereo really that bad.

Well that question has been well and truly put to bed now. The sound is absolutely amazing. I'm a layman so I won't carry on about mid ranges and what not. Ill just say the difference has blown me away and the sound is so crisp and clear now. It really is everything I hoped for.

Now for the one issue I've picked up so far. The unfortunate side effect is that the ASD is now being amplified as well. To me it sounds ridiculous. Like I'm trying to fake an M3 on the inside or something. Think I might have to ask Knightsaber nicely if he can drop that down a bit at the next coding meet.
Nice work there

Time to change the ASD to sound like a 316i like we did in my car
I think I may need to. Doing my head in at the moment
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      10-10-2015, 07:28 PM   #9
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I think I may need to. Doing my head in at the moment
I'm hosting a third Coding Meet on the 25th for those who missed out. Come along & I'll sort it out.
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      10-11-2015, 03:56 AM   #10
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I think I may need to. Doing my head in at the moment
I'm hosting a third Coding Meet on the 25th for those who missed out. Come along & I'll sort it out.
Thanks. I should be good for that Sunday
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I'm hosting a third Coding Meet on the 25th for those who missed out. Come along & I'll sort it out.
Wanna do some remote coding for me?
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Wanna do some remote coding for me?
Sure, why not Just need a cable and a laptop connected to the car.
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Sure, why not Just need a cable and a laptop connected to the car.
Nice!

I'm sure I can do it but I'm really nervous about doing it for the first time without any kind of knowledge or someone with at least a little experience on hand. It's not the sort of thing you want to screw up...

I have all the necessary bits - cable, software, data files etc. Waiting on my new Surface PC to install the software. I get that some time this week.
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Nice!

I'm sure I can do it but I'm really nervous about doing it for the first time without any kind of knowledge or someone with at least a little experience on hand. It's not the sort of thing you want to screw up...

I have all the necessary bits - cable, software, data files etc. Waiting on my new Surface PC to install the software. I get that some time this week.
Sorry OP for jacking the thread

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I can remote code it afterwork when ever you get the PC ready.
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Sorry OP for jacking the thread
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I can remote code it afterwork when ever you get the PC ready.
Awesome. Thanks.
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Nice!

I'm sure I can do it but I'm really nervous about doing it for the first time without any kind of knowledge or someone with at least a little experience on hand. It's not the sort of thing you want to screw up...

I have all the necessary bits - cable, software, data files etc. Waiting on my new Surface PC to install the software. I get that some time this week.
Sorry OP for jacking the thread

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I can remote code it afterwork when ever you get the PC ready.
Considering you are giving up your time to code for us all and ask nothing in return, I'm pretty sure I can overlook it
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Welcome to use mine Harlequin. I've done a couple of items on mine so happy to help if required.
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As I have the same Focal front and with the backs I forgot to ask to have a listen during the coding.....does having the amp make it sound even better
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As I have the same Focal front and with the backs I forgot to ask to have a listen during the coding.....does having the amp make it sound even better
I think the amp makes a huge difference
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I think the amp makes a huge difference
Thanks, ill look into the JL AUDIO
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