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Old 01-13-2017, 03:16 PM
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^Yep I planned on some dremel work as well for the dash - I was actually talking about trimming it all around in order to fit in the rear door midrange panel location.
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It depends on how the stereo is set up. Speakers do just play the "data" input. It's how the data gets TO the speaker that matters and makes a difference.
Maybe since the system is stock up to the speakers, someone here knows how the OE radio and amp are set. I sure as hell don't.
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When you removed the factory midbass, was there a frequency cancellation capacitor soldered onto the speaker? It would be soldered between the connection plug and speaker wire leading to the cone. Probably small black piece. If so it's likely the amp is pushing full sound range to speaker but this capacitor is cancelling out frequencies of unwanted range.
I think they did- like the ones in the dash. We did not put it back on when we replaced with tweeters, but we did use it for the dash mids. They sound great.
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I'm also thinking since there are many wires run from amp to speakers, the amp has a dedicated crossover built in to the amp to do this frequency cancellation even before the signal leaves the amp.
Yes. I have heard that the DSP amp has a crossover and that there is no need to use the ones that come with some component sets. I think that was Jay who said that.
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So with your current set up of tweeters in the rear door mid range spot, I really like that idea of hearing more highs, BUT do you notice a lull or missing frequency range of 200-2,000 hz (realoem specs)?
I have no freakin idea what this would sound like. Sorry.
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my 850i had a missing frequency range of the 200-2,000hz until I fixed the foam surrounds of the mids (yes completely easy adn possible without buying new speakers) and its wonderful again. I'd hate to have that frequency range missing, BUT I guess since its just back seats anyhow, and you have the full range of music up front, its more just fill (imaging as you said) anyhow...
Woohoo!! I am getting pretty good at this! I even looked at a Grom(?) thing. I have Bluetooth, but it's not terribly loud. I (now) like the idea of HDRadio. And it would be cool to navigate my streaming audio from the steering wheel.

We'll see how the next proactive stop in to the mechanic goes. Next month is 6 years for this X5! I'm getting close to having it longer than the 3.0!
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Old 01-14-2017, 12:35 AM
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Well and now to update with bad news - After asking Bavsound, they told me they no longer do speaker pairs and can't ship just those remaining ones, even though they no longer offer E53 packages -
After the amp arrived clearly used and with a stripped out wire connector in my brand-new-but-on-clearance E53 sub kit , I am not sure that mandatory exclusion of BavSound is a bad thing. I sure as hell don't intend to use them on any car of mine.
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Old 01-14-2017, 12:36 AM
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FWIW, I used the flat side of an air cutting wheel to grind/trim the Memphis Audio outer edge to allow the factory dash grille tab to clear and seat properly.
Did you get enough off the new speaker edge to avoid trimming the factory grill tab? That is good to know its possible if so.

Totally drove through Dallas today.
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Did you get enough off the new speaker edge to avoid trimming the factory grill tab? That is good to know its possible if so.

Totally drove through Dallas today.
Yes, I did.

I did not trim the grille tabs at all on my Memphis Audio midrange install.

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Yes, I did.

I did not trim the grille tabs at all on my Memphis Audio midrange install.

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Old 01-14-2017, 01:27 PM
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Woohoo!!! Crowd sourced mods! None of us is smarter than *all* of us!
Indeed! That is the value of these dedicated forums.

Teams or groups of people will almost always come up with a better solution to a problem than a single person.



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Thanks for finding those Memphis dash mid-ranges Prop! Installed mine and they sound fantastic!
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This may take some time to become real, but it's not due to a lack of interest! Moohahahahha
Back from San Antone last night. I have serious doubts this will even work, but for such cheap cost and a little time, I figure, WTF not, rt?

More information as I remember (by looking) whether my mother in law has a stock sub.
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Old 01-15-2017, 02:57 PM
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It looks very promising Prop!

What is the Model Number of the Pyles?

Did they mount right in to the existing screw mounting positions or was mod-ing required?

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