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      03-08-2011, 05:56 AM   #1
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Question After market car audio install in F10?


Not sure this is the correct sub-forum for this thread but here it goes. I'm soon to take delivery on a '11 BMW F10 520d M-Sport. As with all my previous cars I want to install a complete after market car audio system. Now, with the F10 I have some concerns about the possibility to replace the stock head unit (is there even one...) with an after market head unit which leads me to think a processor is probably the best way to go. Processors i'm contemplating are:

- Audison Bit One.1
- Alpine PXA-H660
- Alpine PXA-H800 (+ possibly the RUX-C800) <- like this combo, but pricey?!?

I have also heard a lot of positive comments about JBL MS-8 but I can't seem to find a dealer carrying this unit in Sweden?

So my questions are:

- Any thoughts on choice of processor?
- Anyone who knows easiest way to tap into the high level outputs from the stock head unit in an F10?
- Is high level the only option or is it possible to get a low level or digital (optical or coax) from the stock head unit?

Rest of the set up will consist of:

- DLS Gothia 6.3 3 way kit powered by a DLS A4
- 2 x DLS Nobelium 12i in a sealed enclosure powered by a DLS A6

For additional power capacity I want to add an Optima Yellowtop 4.2 and an isolator.
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      08-04-2011, 10:57 PM   #2

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After market audio in F10

I found this in a thread a few days ago but haven't been able to relocate it, however I did save a pic of the trunk picture that was posted.
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      01-23-2013, 02:29 AM   #3
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these guys seem to know what they r doing. What these guys were doing was way to complicated for me so I got a pro to do it. Good luck!
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      01-23-2013, 10:51 AM   #4
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it looks like you have rear seat fold down like mine, does it mean that its now gone with new system?
is it worth sacrificing it?
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