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    Audio Upgrade

    I have a non-DSP rario in my '99 540. I'm thinking of putting an Infinity Bass cube in the trunk. Any suggestions on upgrading the system and any suggestions on stereo shops in the Brockton area. Thanks for the help


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    Don't go to Rich's Car tunes in Watertown

    I have DSP, and went to him because my bass sounded like crap. Rich was very sneaky about installing a new woofer, basically putting it in with the understanding that I'd be able to go back to the OEM setup if I was unhappy with the results.

    In the end the sound wasn't much better, and I was out $500... And Rich said he'd charge me for 3 hours of labor to go back to OEM.

    It wasn't worth the time and effort to fight him, but I'm not going back again....

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    Thanks for the heads up.

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    Re: Audio Upgrade

    If you're looking for just added bass (as in you're happy w/ highs and mids from the factory setup), I'd suggest either Tweeter in Braintree or for the same quality work but half the price, there's a small shop on the corner of my street (email me for address and phone #) that just opened a few months ago. He does alarms for Herb Chambers Honda/Toyota/Infiniti and is into high end custom stereo & A/V systems on BMW, Mercedes, Acura, and Lexus. He has a black GS430 that gets so much attention around here it's not even funny. Not sure what it has for sound but every night you see 6 screens on inside (both visors, both headrests, dash, and 14" drop down from the ceiling), and a motorized trunk lid.
    '98 528iA (built 3/98, PP, CWP, Jet black, Grey leather)
    Mods to date (in order installed):
    2-12" JL Audio subs, 250 watt JL Audio class D amp
    Dynamat
    "MRSHON" vanity plates
    Revhigh CAI
    Aluminum M pedals
    35% tint, Debadged
    Blacked out mesh upper and lower grills
    Stage II Xenon clear/euro AE
    Red/white Celis tails
    Clear side markers
    H&R sport springs with Bilstein sport shocks
    18x8 Style 37 M-Parallel wheels
    DVD player w/ TV tuner and screens in both front visors
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    Re: Audio Upgrade

    You may want to talk to the folks at Sound in Motion , there work is outstanding and they have lots of experience with BMWs as well.
    Their website is at http://www.sound-in-motion.com , you
    can call them at 617.787.7744 (Jim or Derek).

    For an example of their work you can check out the installation they've done in my X5 at http://www.sound-in-motion.com/installs/bmw_x5.html and http://www.janixworld.com/x5/Stereo/

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    That was yours!!! They still show the pics...

    of your install! They were one of the places I checked out and as soon as I mentioned that I wanted to retain a stock appearance inside, they showed me the pics to show what they can do keeping a stock look while also wkg w/ the factory DSP. I ended up not going with them because of the price of what I wanted to do. Not that they weren't fair, but if I was doing more, then yeah. But for just adding a single amp, 2 subs in a box in the trunk, DVD player, and screens in the visors, 80% of the work I was doing myself. SIM comes highly recommended from all around.
    '98 528iA (built 3/98, PP, CWP, Jet black, Grey leather)
    Mods to date (in order installed):
    2-12" JL Audio subs, 250 watt JL Audio class D amp
    Dynamat
    "MRSHON" vanity plates
    Revhigh CAI
    Aluminum M pedals
    35% tint, Debadged
    Blacked out mesh upper and lower grills
    Stage II Xenon clear/euro AE
    Red/white Celis tails
    Clear side markers
    H&R sport springs with Bilstein sport shocks
    18x8 Style 37 M-Parallel wheels
    DVD player w/ TV tuner and screens in both front visors
    Rieger rear window spoiler

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