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      12-02-2009, 12:32 AM   #1
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Alpine Hi-Fi System kit

Just to let you guys know that the retrofit Alpine hi-fi system kit is now avaliable for our cars

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Quoted $1200 fitted if you are interested.
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      12-02-2009, 01:20 AM   #2
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Do you know who this upgrade kit is marketed at? ie for the base system or the logic 7 system?
I already have the logic 7 system, will this upgrade improve upon this?
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      12-02-2009, 01:28 AM   #3
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This is for the base system. It only upgrades the amplifier and the front speakers.
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      12-02-2009, 01:31 AM   #4
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Hmm, how would this be different to the Hi-fi option, ie. one above base model here in Australia?
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      12-02-2009, 01:34 AM   #5
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Curious to know improvements over Hi Fi 10-speaker system option I have.
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      12-02-2009, 02:37 AM   #6
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I got sent this info by Brisbane BMW. It looks like it upgrades the base system to something like the Hi-Fi system.

"Dear Tim

For those who appreciate a higher quality audio experience, the Alpine Hi-Fi System is ideal and is now available at Brisbane BMW & Westside BMW. Developed specifically for the unique acoustic conditions of your BMW, the Alpine Hi-Fi System delivers a clarity of sound that simply must be heard to be believed.

The high quality, high performance speakers and powerful Class D amplifier are easily installed and are seamlessly integrated into your BMW. A class-leading two-year BMW warranty adds still more appeal to this premium accessory. The Alpine Hi-Fi System is $1,385 including installation* and is available now at Brisbane BMW & Westside BMW.

To enhance the sheer driving pleasure of your BMW with the Alpine Hi-Fi System contact us at Brisbane BMW on (07) 3853 0000 or Westside BMW on (07) 3363 7500.

Yours sincerely


Martin Roller
Managing Director
Brisbane BMW / Westside BMW"
http://www.bmw.com.au/com/en/owners/...m_DL_Flyer.pdf
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      12-02-2009, 04:23 AM   #7
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thats EXACTLY what i posted on the other day... perfect. thanks for the update.

i take it high range speakers stands for tweets?
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      12-02-2009, 04:59 AM   #8
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Yes that's their fancy word for tweeters.
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      12-02-2009, 07:34 AM   #9
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Thanks BBK! will do the upgrade and post experience with install through to sound quality. All up this increases the speakers from 6 to 8... the 10 speaker hi fi i assume would be superior?
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The 10 speaker system would just have seperate tweeters in the rear which you wouldn't hear much. But I think the main difference is that the 10 speaker system has larger woofers under the seat?
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      12-02-2009, 08:50 AM   #11
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*shrugs* hahaha
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      12-02-2009, 05:39 PM   #12
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I know mine has 10 speakers and its not to bad not as good as my last car lexus is250 mark levinson system but the funny thing i turn down the stereo in favor of listening to the beautiful exhaust note coming from the 335.
LEXUS stereo up load
BMW stereo turned down listening to the engine sound.
bmw tuned their exhaust spot on.
I will take a look at it maybe they have a car that's installed this system.
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Would be good to know speaker and amplifier model numbers... what's the bet it's off the shelf Alpine gear

pech135 - keen to hear your feedback! When are you going to do the upgrade?

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Would be good to know speaker and amplifier model numbers... what's the bet it's off the shelf Alpine gear

pech135 - keen to hear your feedback! When are you going to do the upgrade?

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According to Alpine website there are only two 4" speaker models, and they are co-axial, not component and none of the two look like the ones in the PDF.
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      12-02-2009, 10:01 PM   #15
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im assuming the kit was specifically designed for the 1 and 3ers hence why its not showing on the website.

after christmas, ill book it in...
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Which raises the question:

Focal Splits and suitable amp or Alpine and Alpine amp?? both should work out around the same in price installed.
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      12-03-2009, 01:16 AM   #17
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The upgrade alpine system as I've been told is just below the professional system but above the hi-fi loadspeaker system with 10 speakers in sound quality.
As i got a 335 coupe has standand hi-fi loadspeaker system i don't know what the rest of models have.
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      12-03-2009, 02:15 AM   #18
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If I had the standard 6 speaker audio I would definitely consider this upgrade. It works out to cost about the same as the Hi-Fi Professional 10 Speaker upgrade which is around $1100 excluding LCT if I remember correctly.
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If you bought aftermarket splits and an amp you would get something pretty decent for $1300 installed. Close to gaurantee it would be better than this kit.

They say it's a Class D amp, 4 channel. The only amp Alpine makes in a full range Class D is the PDX which are quite expensive. So the amp isn't a fully fledged PDX, but you would think it's alright. Think it says 4x80wrms? That's plenty enough power. The let down would probably be the speakers, but I would love to hear it!

Alpine actually make quite a lot of factory systems for different car manufacturers so it would most likely be something that is from another car and not an aftermarket Alpine product.
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I think i might get this installed i don't like aftermaket ones and outsiders tearing out the interior for a new system so this should be fine bmw said its already at a discounted price so no club discount poohey.
See how we go.
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your probably right, the big appeal for me is the professional BMW install..any damage to parts would be replaced with zero hassle. $1600 fully installed at Nshore BMW= no deal!
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there's a LOT of discussion about this kit over on babybmw
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