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Old Sun, Oct-14-2018, 04:01:56 PM   #1
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Default Need help demistifying my e46

I've always found one of the weak points of my e46 to be the sound. While it is crystal clear, there has always been almost no bass or even mid-bass. I was always under the impression that this was the stock HK system. While replacing a window regulator, I was surprised to find some aftermarket speakers! I started to poke around and found that I have the following setup:
  • Front tweeter and woofer have been replaced with Rainbow speakers (midrange is gone)
  • Woofers in the rear deck have been replaced with Rainbow coaxial speakers
  • Rear tweeters are stock
  • Rear subs are stock, but have been wired in series to a single channel, instead of independently amplified (there goes my bass)
  • The head unit and amplifiers are all original, and I see no wiring modifications
I would like some feedback with the following assumptions I am making:
  1. I am missing midrange in the front because the speaker is missing
  2. I am missing bass, because the rear speaker are wired in series
I suppose now I should set out to find a cheap set of OEM speakers, since those will probably be more neutral than what I have now...
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Old Wed, Nov-14-2018, 01:07:24 AM   #2
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Default Re: Need help demistifying my e46

Strange rainbow speakers has specific speaker sets for the E46. I would ditch the set up and consider going BAV sound stage 1 and keep it simple then upgrade the head unit to a dynavin to improve the sound quality. Thats is my perosnal set up right now and impressed vs the lame stock HK sound quality.

Btw: If you need a set of HK speakers set I have a partial set with everything but the front tweeters.
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