In Reply to: Re: Budget Hi-end E46 Stereo Upgrade posted by AK on April 16, 1999 at 19:20:03:
Tweeter cover removal probably *is* simple, it's
just not that obvious. I got the panel off but
after that, there are two plastic pins in the
hinge area of the door and nothing else. You
probably just pull hard... but I'll let someone
else try first!
Or maybe a sympathetic dealer will fill us in...
: 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
: : 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
: : ***************