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Please, don't waste your money. (more) (archive)

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Posted by Kenman on November 28, 1999 at 14:50:15:

In Reply to: Which aftermarket amp? posted by Richard on November 28, 1999 at 07:57:30:

Don't waste your time and money replacing the factory amp if you are going to keep the factory speakers. They are horrible. (Even the HKs are cheap, low quality crap.)

The speakers are the weekest link, followed by the amp, then head unit. Replace the speakers and amp together if possible, because the factory midbass drivers are 2-ohm units, and installing after-market speakers and keeping the factory amp will mean the factory amp will deliver even less power than it does now, due to the fact that most after-market speakers are 4-ohm.

Good luck. You can email me with further questions if you'd like, I'd be glad to help. I just completed a complete audio system transplant in my 328i.


: I am getting my 323i sport/nav in 9 days. I plan to install the cd changer in the trunk myself (thanks to those who posted such good install pics). I see that the standard sound system amp is right below the nav unit in the trunk. It would be easy to replace the amp at the same time if a different amp 1.Installed with no hassle. and 2.Made a significant difference in the sound quality.(I listen to classical mostly). Anyone have any advice for me?

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