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Re: Budget Hi-end E46 Stereo Upgrade (archive)

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Posted by AK on April 16, 1999 at 19:20:03:

In Reply to: Re: Budget Hi-end E46 Stereo Upgrade posted by Brad H. on April 16, 1999 at 02:38:06:

Yes, the new DEI HF3065 uses neodymium magnet.
Check out its web site http://www.dei.com.
I have listened to those BA speakers and they do
sound great although a bit bright.
My favorite speakers are the one from Dynaudio.
They have very neutral an clean sounding but requires major modification to fit in the E46.
I don't have the HF3065s yet, I'll post a subjective evaluation after I install them in
my car.
I haven't taken the tweeter's grills yet. I
suppose that once you take out the door panel,
it is a simple matter of removing the black
plastic cover off the window frame.
I am also considering using the mid's location
instead.

: Are those the DEI's with the Neodymium magnet on
: the *woofer*? DEI and MB Quart are the only
: two companies I have found who make ~6" woofers
: with Neodymium woofer magnets. This feature is
: extremely useful for the E46 because the depth
: of the factory mount location is so puny. Also,
: the opening narrows in the back so even some
: nominally shallow speakers will hit because the
: magnet at the back is too wide.

: For example, my Boston 6.2's aaaaaaaaalmost
: fit but don't.

: Let us know how the DEI's sound. The MBQuart
: version retails at approximately 3.5X the
: price of the two-ways you listed! (But they
: sound fantastic!)

: BTW, where did you mount your tweeters? If
: you mounted then in the factory locations, how
: did you get the grills off?

: Later!

: Brad

: ***************



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