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Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 05-24-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,368
Posted By el_duderino
E53 gets Alpine 8" nav

Haven't been around in ages, but I thought you guys would like to see this - the Alpine 8" navigation system in an E53, with a very special bezel. The client didn't want any of the stock bezels, so...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 06-28-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,168
Posted By el_duderino
Fun fact about the Stereo system in the E70 which...

Fun fact about the Stereo system in the E70 which does not apply to the E9x or E82 - when you fade all the way to the rear, the bass signal is still playing out of the fronts - the fader only...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 06-27-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,168
Posted By el_duderino
Thanks for the kind words, sir. If you need a...

Thanks for the kind words, sir. If you need a referral to a great resource in Vegas, let me know.
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 06-23-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 10,168
Posted By el_duderino
This is incorrect. Base Stereo has tweeter...

This is incorrect.

Base Stereo has tweeter grilles, but shine a light into them and you can see there's no tweeter back there.

You shouldn't call any underseat speakers "subwoofers" in any...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 06-23-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 870
Posted By el_duderino
2010 X3 w/Sirius prewire and AUX - DICE?

Anyone have success with a 2010 X3 witrh adding DICE?

I have the CD-SDARS 6-pin connector in the center console, but not "two 6-pin and a 3-pin". Then we have a 6-pin and a 3-pin in the rear,...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 03-03-2010, 01:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By el_duderino
Sounds like a classic case of getting one side...

Sounds like a classic case of getting one side opposite polarity.

Disconnect one T-tap plug-in. I bet it gets way loud instantly.

Alternately, take a hp mini to RCA adapter and an iPod and...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 02-28-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,487
Posted By el_duderino
You should set everything flat first. And...

You should set everything flat first.

And if you need to use the bass and treble up all the time, your system design is flawed. Your system SHOULD sound good with those centered, and you should...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 02-10-2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,877
Posted By el_duderino
I just realized that I wrote all this without...

I just realized that I wrote all this without specifically calling out that I didn't do the amp rack nor the wiring nor the underseat woofer mounting - that was all Tom Miller, "Top Twelve" installer...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 02-09-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,877
Posted By el_duderino
Unfortunately, I'm not sure there's even a secret...

Unfortunately, I'm not sure there's even a secret handshake :)

Thanks for the kind words.

Having been in the field for most of my adult life, I know that many in it are not technically astute...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 02-06-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,877
Posted By el_duderino
The attached PDFs are screenshots of the...

The attached PDFs are screenshots of the electrical output of the iDrive head unit, with the tone controls flat and playing a pink-noise test signal.

So we used the DSP equalizer in the Zapco...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 02-06-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,877
Posted By el_duderino
2010 E70 audio upgrade (El Dude returns!) IMAGE INTENSIVE

Hi, all - haven't been around for a long time, but thought I would share my experiences with a 2010 E70 X5 iDrive base audio, with a sonic upgrade.

The goal was overall musicality and invisible,...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 12-14-2006, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By el_duderino
Use the cig lighter and cut the end off and...

Use the cig lighter and cut the end off and hardwire it...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 12-12-2006, 08:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,248
Posted By el_duderino
If the CDTs are the cast frame Vifa mids, it's a...

If the CDTs are the cast frame Vifa mids, it's a PITA to get them into the OEM housings without modding one or the other.

Euro stamped frames (DLS, Dynaudio GT, Hertz) fit fine with a hair of...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 12-12-2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,248
Posted By el_duderino
How much more efficient is the Rainbow midbass...

How much more efficient is the Rainbow midbass than the OEM midbass?

It has to be at least 3dB more efficient if it's going to make up the difference between 4 ohm and 2 ohm power delivery.

So...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 12-06-2006, 05:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,365
Posted By el_duderino
Right... but on bimmerforums the other day one of...

Right... but on bimmerforums the other day one of your minio...people stated that when adding an amp to a Rainbow-and-BSW set, the BSW mid should be eliminated, since it wasn't designed for...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 12-06-2006, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,365
Posted By el_duderino
Really? How? Isn't that problematic?

Really? How? Isn't that problematic?
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 11-27-2006, 05:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By el_duderino
Totally un-needed?

Totally un-needed?
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 11-25-2006, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 807
Posted By el_duderino
I'm sorry you had a bad experience with that...

I'm sorry you had a bad experience with that unit. That sort of thing is very frustrating.

I politely suggest that your experience with this one car and one unit are not sufficient data to draw...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 11-25-2006, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,406
Posted By el_duderino
$1 install? NOOOOOO! That's AUDIO EXPRESS! Don't...

$1 install? NOOOOOO! That's AUDIO EXPRESS! Don't go there. Find someone else, please.
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 11-22-2006, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,685
Posted By el_duderino
That LAT unit was developed by Vifa/Tymphany and...

That LAT unit was developed by Vifa/Tymphany and is supposed to be pretty good.

Too bad it's a big black box...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 11-21-2006, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 637
Posted By el_duderino
See my BfC replies :)

See my BfC replies :)
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 11-21-2006, 09:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 965
Posted By el_duderino
Depending on the height of the amp, you can get...

Depending on the height of the amp, you can get acorn nuts and machine screws, and disconnects for the power wire, and you can mount it under the load floor bolted to the removable tray.
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 11-20-2006, 04:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,454
Posted By el_duderino
Here too. I wouldn't let the trained monkeys that...

Here too. I wouldn't let the trained monkeys that do that for $500 touch my BMW, but it can be done.

I'm pretty sure that the good shops I know up there - in Boston, or Waterbury, or Milford,...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 11-20-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 881
Posted By el_duderino
But a speaker's magnet material does not affect...

But a speaker's magnet material does not affect the sound directly. It affects the size - whether it fits or not - but not the sound itself. So how is this a sonic benefit?



Since off axis...
Forum: Mobile Electronics Forum 11-20-2006, 01:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,454
Posted By el_duderino
Yeah, I know, but we don't know what he's doing...

Yeah, I know, but we don't know what he's doing for cable and wire, or what he's planning for the amp rack. We also don't know what he's charging for a PITA/BMW fee, a "corkage" fee to make up for...
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