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Old 02-16-2017, 05:45 PM
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the more I think about it, the more I feel the factory speakers are superior.
they were put in for a reason and shouldn't be messed with guys. Shame on you for spending money and time on this so called "upgrade".

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I know.... OEM DSP amp and OEM speakers/sub do sound good on my NBT retrofitted E53!

I think... an 18db crossover slope would make them play louder with less distortion!......if you decided to run them with external amps.
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Dewd- No worries. I even went all E46 in here.
Indeed... and it continues. I installed the Eonon in my wife's E46 today. I have spent only about 15 minutes behind the wheel, but I can say that the JL mid subs I bought for the rear deck are very, very happy with the new head unit.



Aaaaand to tie this back into the E53... It's a great start to a similar exercise with an Android 6.0 unit I intend to install in the E53. The timeline for that is in some flex, but I am satisfied enough for now to move ahead- at least mentally- with the upgrade path. More ab the Eonon in the Eonon thread.
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:20 AM
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Well my wife bitched about losing the cupholder with the NBT retrofit, BUT she didn't seem opposed to it completely which is good, she actually said, "sounds really cool", and considering I'd retain OEM Sirius functionality (which is all we use for music anyway) and OEM navigation and OBC retention, its starting to chip at me to do it

I'm getting my rear door rust repaired in a few weeks and then I will evaluate how long haul I am being with this car, even if another 4-5 years of ownership it might be worth it - Although the $600 Dynavin or Avant 3 is still a substantial upgrade cost but will give me maybe 75% of the satisfaction - I will post up my dash mids in a sec Prop you will be impressed with how good they look - going to get installed this weekend
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Old 02-22-2017, 04:33 PM
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I will post up my dash mids in a sec Prop you will be impressed with how good they look - going to get installed this weekend
Looking fwd to that. I have the E46 front door mids from Amazon waiting to go in. Next for me is the tweeters in the rear doors. They're smaller on the E46 than the front/rear door mids on the E53.

While I have the door panels off, I am planning on applying some DynaMat type stuff. I saw on an install video that the different plastics, cardboard, and metals in the doors can vibrate with new speakers. I want the experience on the E46 to drive my refined application on the E53.
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Errr MG.. Today as we waited for a soccer game to start, I synched the radio's Google calendar app with the app and email address we use for team notices. Now we have a simple widget that tells us with the swipe of a screen.. Warm up show time. Game time. Field location (large sports complex), and even whether she wears home or away colors. Of course, on the way home, I launched a widget for my home security system that opens the gate, turns on the lights, disarms the alarm... sets Tstats... hellz yes.

It is, as someone once reviewed his WiFi enabled sprinkler controller, the bim fizzle.
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Old 02-23-2017, 09:23 AM
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Damnit prop... I was all set on NBT but now you have me waffling again on the android system. The power of being able to run those apps is sooooo tempting. From home automation to auto diagnostics to scheduling, the list goes on forever.

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Errr MG.. Today as we waited for a soccer game to start, I synched the radio's Google calendar app with the app and email address we use for team notices. Now we have a simple widget that tells us with the swipe of a screen.. Warm up show time. Game time. Field location (large sports complex), and even whether she wears home or away colors. Of course, on the way home, I launched a widget for my home security system that opens the gate, turns on the lights, disarms the alarm... sets Tstats... hellz yes.

It is, as someone once reviewed his WiFi enabled sprinkler controller, the bim fizzle.
Anymore technology and functionality in the headset of your vehicle and you wont need your hands and fingers anymore.
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sometimes simpler means less things to break.

and NBT (what does that actually stand for) system is nice. BUT for the THOUSANDS it will cost to install, it will equate to the cost of some of these vehicles.
http://www.bimmerretrofit.com/store/...te=common/home
http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1068227
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Old 02-23-2017, 12:38 PM
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NBT = Next Big Thing

I really like the OEM+ simplicity but some of these Android units really have a ton of potential -

Its not really a fair comparison to compare an OEM retrofit vs the Android or other units though, 2 different scenarios
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Someone should be the guinea pig on this - For under $400 this looks like a hell of a lot of unit for the money -

CAM+ 7" Android 6.0 Car DVD Player GPS Navigation FM Radio Stereo for BMW X5 E53 | eBay
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