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02-13-2011 02:36 PM #1
- Cordova, TN, United StatesMember No: 15574
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Dead Amp in '98 M Roadster - options???
I usually post and follow the Z3 m Roadster Page but i think i may find more help here.
I have a '98 M roadster - bought it new in March of 98. Over the past year I've made a couple of changes to the stock HK audio system:
1. I replaced the 3.5" speakers behind the seats with 4" Blaupunkts when the originals went out.
2. The head unit went out and replaced it with a JVC KD-AHD59 from Crutchfield. It required an adapter which I was able to install myself.
3. I replaced the footwell speakers with the mi-range units from an Alpine SPR-13S component system. I did not install the other speakers, etc.
Now the amp has gone bad and I need to explore options. Dealer price for a replacement is over $1,000.
I can bypass the amp and go straight to the speakers but the head unit is not powerful enough to give good sound with the top down.
Can I use any BMW amp other than the direct replacement?
Any suggestions for a good cheap replacement amp?
Any other suggestions? Should I try to install the rest of the component speakers from Alpine?
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