In Reply to: 528i Stereo Upgrade.....Any suggestions? posted by Jared on January 30, 2000 at 21:45:07:
Highs in the rear is just for the rear riders. For proper staging, highs should just be coming from the front of you. I find that treble from the rear is irritating. Especially the ones coming from the rear door tweeter shooting right into my left ear. Sound from the rear is just for fill to give you that surrounding feeling.
I only upgraded the front speakers and left the rear alone. The tweeters in the rear doors are disconnected. The rear deck speakers are band passed and it sounds great in the front seat.
Maybe a self amplified sub might be the answer in your app.
: I just bought a '97 528i (with the "premium sound system")and agree with most others that it is lacking good sound. I do not want to spend tons of money, and probably do not want to invest in the A/D/S aftermarket upgrades. My main concern is the rear speakers (totally muffled sounding) and bass. I can live with the factory decent highs and sound from the front, but the rear sound sucks. Any opinions on replacing the rear speakers with something more "full-range", adding a sub (trunk placement?) and running a tri-mode amp, tapping into the rear speaker lines...2 channels stereo to rear, 1 channel bridged mono to sub. I did this in an Acura Legend and it turned out great. Thanx!!!