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do you think we could upgrade our regular stereo systems to this new M audio/bass upgraded system. It an extra bass speaker/amp correct? Has anybody heard the M audio/bass enhanced system yet (sorry i think i am using the wrong option name). And do you think it would be worth upgrading? And do you think it is possible? $$$?


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Im just speculating here but:

possible- sure

good idea- probably not. how come? because it probably means a new rear deck lid which, if you replace will probably squeek and rattle and annoy you. plus IMHO, if youre gonna start modifying the audio system, the best game plan would be:

replace the stock speakers
replace the stock amps
install a rear subwoofer
make sure to keep the "front end" (eg head unit/ control unit) stock so you find where the pre outs (line level) are and go from there. to really do it right add an eq that you have professionaly tuned for road conditions and youll be in audio nirvana- or just roll down the window!
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I second the motion to go to an audio specialist and upgrade your stereo rather than trying to mimic the new system of the 01 models. I personally recommend ads speakers, my brother has them in his 540, and they sound truly amazing. MBQuarts are also good, but they are a bit too bright for my taste.

As for a subwoofer, just make sure they build a good enclosure and pick a location that you are happy with - no matter where it goes, you're going to lose a good chunk of space.
 

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The primary reason for getting stock audio rather than aftermarket is depreciation. On a lease, the stock upgrades are fully residualized, aftermarket items are not. And while some aftermarket installers are great, many are not. Any many shops have a mix of very good and not so good.

If you already have the car, and you are keeping it a while (or money is no object), that an upgrade, like the a/d/s which I believe fit in the stock opennings, is a good idea.

Upgrading to the new BMW system only makes sense if it was particularly well suited to the car, better than other systems; or other systems didn't fit well. I don't believe either is the case.

Personally, my current 5 series has the DSP system and I just left it alone. After some fiddling, I got it to sound ok. If I was keeping it longer (say 5 years instead of 30 months) I would have upgraded the speakers and maybe the amp.
 
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