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Thread: FS: Near-complete audio upgrade for E46 BMW w/stock headunit (NIB)

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    FS: Near-complete audio upgrade for E46 BMW w/stock headunit (NIB)

    (Note: skip down a few paragraphs if you want to get straight to the gear and the price)

    Been a while since I posted here, but I'm getting out of the game. It took a lot longer than I had planned, but I got my carPC installed in my 325I. The stereo upgrade, however, is being put on indefinite hold due to the escalating costs/time requirements of racing my motorcycle.

    I bought just about everything you would need to upgrade an E46. After extensive research, everything is drop-in and absolutely top of the line. It's all new-in-box stuff, but has been opened for measuring during the planning stages of my project. I guess there's really no way to prove that this stuff is brand new other than the fact that there won't be so much as a scratch on it (and since it's been sitting in my closet for a year now, I had to clean a layer of dust off of the boxes for photographing). Everything's got all original packaging and manuals and everything.

    Okay, now onto what I've got...

    The highs:
    Diamond Audio HEX 6.5" components (S600s) up front and Diamond Audio M361i 6.5" coax for rear fill driven by JL Audio 300/4 amplifier

    The lows:
    JL Audio 8W7 matched to JL Audio 250/1 monoblock amplifier (as suggested by JL)

    The extras:
    As this was intended to be a system that maintains the stock head unit, I bought an interface box mad by Navone Engineering to convert BMW's floating ground, twisted pair wiring into RCA outputs for the amps. After a lot of research, this is the route everyone said to go. You can see the model on the sticker.
    Also, there is a gold-plated four-place fuse block for the amps and maybe a carPC if you've got one.
    Two 6' RCA cables. MonsterCable spec, but not MonsterCable. (Check www.cablewholesale.com for info.)
    One 3' RCA cable. Same quality as above.
    Plenty of 1 guage welding lead. I've been told that with the high quality and thick shielding, this is the way to go for power wiring to the amp. And will fit in the fuse block. Maybe overkill, but it's what was recommended.

    The only thing you're missing is a couple of fuses, a couple of ground cables, a couple of intermediate power cables, and a box for the sub. I was going to build a custom enclosure for it, which is why no enclosure is included here. And why I never got around to finishing this project...

    Trying to get $1,200 for the whole package, which is WAY less than I paid.

    Here are some pics:

    The whole package:


    The amps (Slash series amps--totally top of the line):


    The speakers (Ditto on the Diamond Audio):


    The sub:


    The extras:


    The BMW interface:


    Bottom line is, this stuff will not shake the car next to you into pieces. It's all hand-picked to just flat-out sound good. So you may not have the loudest system, but it won't sound like utter butt like most of those super-loud systems.

    Somebody buy this package before I have to piece it out on eBay! Too much work went into research and matching it all up!
    This goes for the guys, too. Because sometimes the guys are tapped out. But check your lease, Man, 'cause you’re living in F*bleep* City!

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    Would you be willing to part with just the JL Amp/Sub? If so, how much?

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    Well, nobody's shown any interest in the whole package (which is a shame because it's those Diamond components that are the real gems), so I suppose I should start piecing it out. Those are the big ticket items, though, so $500 sounds alright for sub and amp? Shoot me an email at stevederk at hotmail dot com and we can work something out if you're interested.
    This goes for the guys, too. Because sometimes the guys are tapped out. But check your lease, Man, 'cause you’re living in F*bleep* City!

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    hmm...what about the amp alone?

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    how much for the 300/4
    i got dat ***** sittin on 22s! SUPERMAN EDITION!

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    JL Audio 250/1 monoblock amplifier....bump for a great amp..

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    This stuff is absolutely pristine, but has been sitting around for a year now. It's new and in box, but not new, know what I mean? So let me look around the web and figure out what other people are asking for this stuff and I'll get back to you all. I don't want to rip anyone off by asking too much. Haven't reasearched it that well. Was really just trying to offload the whole lot of it.

    In the meantime, if you want to make an offer on any of the stuff, let me know (my email's a few posts up) and I'll look up whether it's a good deal for both of us and get back to you. I've got a wedding I'm in this weekend, but I'll get back to you really soon when I get time.
    This goes for the guys, too. Because sometimes the guys are tapped out. But check your lease, Man, 'cause you’re living in F*bleep* City!

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    Okay, looks like the best price with shipping on eBay for a 250/1 right now is $255, so I'll make mine $225 shipped.

    Best eBay price for an 8w7 sub with shipping is about $285, so I'll part with it for $250 shipped.

    Best eBay price for a 300/4 is $335 shipped. So $300 for mine shipped.

    Best price on eBay for Diamond HEX S600s is $280 shipped. So $250 will get you mine to your door.

    Can't really find anything on the Diamond coaxials, so, say, $100 shipped or $50 if you buy them along with anything else.

    Add on $10 for each RCA cable if you want 'em. Sweet deal: they're really nice. $20 for the fuse block (I want to say I paid $40, but I could be off by a mile there).

    And for BMW guys--or anyone who needs to break into a line-level factory system, for that matter--that Navone Engineering line-level to RCA converter is a must. They're selling for $45 at Navone's site, and so I'll sell it to you for that shipped, so free shipping. Or if you want it alongside something else above, $30. Look for N-7785 here.

    Alright, so if you want any of it, let me know. If you email, make sure the subject is something that'll catch my attention so I don't mistake it for junk mail.
    This goes for the guys, too. Because sometimes the guys are tapped out. But check your lease, Man, 'cause you’re living in F*bleep* City!

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    what kind of bike do you race?

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    I haven't raced yet. Just getting started in it. Hope to be racing by the end of the summer, but so far it's just been track days and race schools. I've got a Honda 600RR track-only bike that I will race and a 1000RR that I crashed last time it was at the track and will be street-only once I get it rebuilt here in a week or two.
    This goes for the guys, too. Because sometimes the guys are tapped out. But check your lease, Man, 'cause you’re living in F*bleep* City!

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