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Re: Speaker upgrade - Finally! (archive)

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Posted by Paul E on September 17, 2000 at 16:32:12:

In Reply to: Speaker upgrade - Finally! posted by dbruce on September 16, 2000 at 15:57:34:

I finally decided to put new speakers in the front locations. I choose ADS 235i (2 way).

I now have Steathboxes in the back, a Kicker amp and ADS in the front.

The speaker made an unbelievable difference.

Note: The stock head unit blows for FM sound, but is quite good for CD sound.

You can crank the music to the point were you can't hear anything (and probably beyond) including the engine and the sound is perfectly clear.

I did not get a higher end version of the ADS due to the high background noise in the M3.

FYI: The stock speakers are unbelieveable crap. As upgrading the stock head unit makes a night and day difference for FM sound, a change of speakers makes just as big a difference in sound all around.

Hey Bruce, Congratulations!!! Now that I upgraded my head unit to the Kenwood Excelon, along with matching cd changer, I'm thinking of doing the stealthboxes replacing the rear coaxials. For the amp, I'l do the Kenwood Excelon 4X75, which is strong enough to drive the fronts, and the rear subs...Which brings me to the fronts....I was going to do teh Mb Quart separates, but they stopped making the soundsets for our coupes. So, tell me about your ads...They are coaxial 2 ways, so you mounted them in teh stock kick panel locations? Are they 5 1/4 so they fit perfectly, or require fabricating? Do they give enough quality, so that you dont miss the mid fill the rears used to give, since all you now get is bass from back there? Thanks for the info...

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