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      11-03-2011, 09:32 AM   #1
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Morning guys - I'm in the midst of pricing out a couple different options for an audio system, and I'd like to begin talking to local installers. Any recommendations near Minneapolis? I'd like to find a shop that's worked on the 1 series. Barring that, a shop that's known for doing great work on BMWs.

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are you going to swap the headunit out?
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are you going to swap the headunit out?
Hadn't planned on it. From everything I've read, the HU sounds like it's far too integrated to make that an easy swap. I can do everything I want to do with the existing HU. Components, underseats, amp, and DSP of some sort initially, then possibly a side-mounted sub in the trunk down the line. MusicarNW's Level 1 package seems close to what I need.

I've gotten a couple installer recommendations from gearheads I know, both suggested I be prepared to pay for the complexity of dealing with BMW electronics. That makes me REALLY want to track down a shop that works with BMW systems regularly.

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Hadn't planned on it. From everything I've read, the HU sounds like it's far too integrated to make that an easy swap. I can do everything I want to do with the existing HU. Components, underseats, amp, and DSP of some sort initially, then possibly a side-mounted sub in the trunk down the line. MusicarNW's Level 1 package seems close to what I need.

I've gotten a couple installer recommendations from gearheads I know, both suggested I be prepared to pay for the complexity of dealing with BMW electronics. That makes me REALLY want to track down a shop that works with BMW systems regularly.

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It is. nightmare. not worth it. as far as the rest of it i'm not sure. seems like all the high end shops around town closed up over the years. I used to be huge into the scene but haven't done anything for 10+ years. I know a couple of great installers but neither has touched the stuff in years and i know they got out of the game. One installed for Audio King (he's even a bmw guy) & the the other Midwest speaker.
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It is. nightmare. not worth it. as far as the rest of it i'm not sure. seems like all the high end shops around town closed up over the years. I used to be huge into the scene but haven't done anything for 10+ years. I know a couple of great installers but neither has touched the stuff in years and i know they got out of the game. One installed for Audio King (he's even a bmw guy) & the the other Midwest speaker.
So far I've spoken with Streamline Audio in Eden Prairie and Mach 1 in Golden Valley. Both were recommended to me. Sounds like Streamline may be *too* high end - prefers to purchase, fabricate, and install from start to finish, so they might be out (also appear to lean toward exotics). Mach 1 is taking a look at the specs and hardware to ballpark an estimate.

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