m5board.comoholic (>1000 posts)
Join Date: Sep 2000
Thanked 13 Times in 10 Posts
As an audio enthusiast, I'm yet to see/hear a decent factory system as well. Therefore, I've passed on the HK (despite my dealer's surprise), and currently working on a simple but decent (you know what I mean) aftermarket solution.
It consists of the following components:
1) Nav system and the business professional radio that comes with it (I like it's looks, it's simple and large controls and the steering wheel connection)
2) MB-Quart PSD 216 6.5" component speakers (replaces the front door stock speakers)
3) JL Audio SB-B-3SER99/8IB4 Stealthbox that is designed for the E46 and consists of two 8" subwoofers in infinite baffle configuration (replaces the rear stock speakers).
4) Soundstream Rubicon II 550.5 five channel amplifier (that goes under the carpet in the trunk next to the mobile repair kit)
I have it all installed today except for the front speakers. I will be able to post more details (as to why I have chosen these components and how do they fit) and some pictures in a week or so.