BMW sound upgrade, why?

The basic car audio sound system in most modern vehicles falls way below Hi-Fi quality. Largely because musical enjoyment is not as high on the list of the automakers as yours.

The build quality is limited by budget and cheap mass produced materials. When you change our Audison components for the factory junk, you will be surprised at the difference in magnet weight and basket materials quality.

Why Audison Prima?

There are many suppliers of BMW OE equipment and we carry some alternatives like Upgrade by Eaton, Match and Blam however if you believe you chose BMW because it's the best drivers car on the road you may also wish to have the best of the best when it comes to Hi-Fi sound in your car.

What will BMW models do Audison Sound Upgrade kits fit?

We have a sound upgrade solution for every BMW model ever made. The systems listed below are for the 3 series models.

BMW 3 Series Limo/Sedan (E90) 2005 - 2011

BMW 3 Series Touring (E91) 2005 - 2012

BMW 3 Series Coupé (E92) 2006 - 2013

BMW 3 Series Cabrio (E93) 2007 - 2013

BMW 3 Series Sedan (F30) 2012 - 2018

BMW 3 Series Touring (F31) 2012 - 2018

BMW 3 Series GT (F34) 2013 - 2018

BMW 3 Series Limo (F35) 2014 - 2018

BMW 3 Series M3 (F80) 2014 - 2018

For information on other BMW vehicle solutions please contact us

Do it in Stages...

You may have specified at point of purchase that your new car had a so-called premier sound system or you may have chosen the basic no frills basic audio. It makes no difference to the quality of the components used. Your car will always benefit from at the very least some new speakers which include the subwoofers.

So stage one should be to replace the front door speakers, stage two fronts and subs, stage three fronts, subs and rear speakers, stage four fit or replace the amplifier with the bit product that will flatten out or de-equalise the horrible factory head unit output and you will then be on your way to audio heaven.

We have created Audison Prima packs at special prices for next working day UK delivery or we can offer installation at our Dunbar workshop. Nationwide installers can be recommended if you don't fancy a bit of DIY with these plug and play packs. contact us if you need help.


Stage One:

 Components:

APBMW K4E 2-way system for BMW

Quantity: 1

Position: Front door

Description:

The two-way APBMW K4E kit creates a three-dimensional soundstage and gives the musical message the essential timbre accuracy. The 100 mm (4") midrange is provided with a water-repellent pressed-paper cone, a material providing natural sound. It features a low resonance frequency that allows hi-pass cut-off in the 150-200 Hz range for an excellent mid-low reproduction. The 25 mm coil and Tetolon dome tweeter features a great extension on both medium and high frequencies and is optimized for off-axis output, for an extended sound stage in the three dimensions, that amplifies the perception of reality in the car cabin. 


Stage Two:


Components:

APBMW K4E 2-way system for BMW

Quantity: 1

Position: Front door

APBMW S8-4 Subwoofer for BMW

Quantity: 2

Position: Front under seat

Description:

Subwoofers have been designed with electro-acoustic parameters that maximize performance for the factory box available below the seats. The ABS plastic basket, reinforced with fibreglass, and the acoustic structure featuring a front magnet, provide for a minimal installation depth for a perfect compatibility with the whole range. Two 5 mm polyurethane gaskets, supplied, allowing the subwoofer to fit perfectly into the box, decoupling it from vibration. The 200 mm (8″) APBMW S subwoofers allow a “direct replacement” of the OEM speakers underneath the front seats, making the most of the factory acoustic load and generating deep and crisp low frequencies. You can choose between S8-2 with 2-ohm impedance and S8-4 with 4-ohm impedance for improved system composition versatility. In fact, in the mid-high passive filtered system configuration, with the crossover provided, 4 of the 8-channels of the AP 8.9 bit can be configured in bridge mode delivering 130W RMS to each S8-4 installed under the seat. The S8-2 can be used in a fully active, multi-amplified front system, maximizing the power of the AP 8.9 bit at 2 ohms, and employing additional 2 channels for the rear system. The Neodymium magnet used on S8-4 and S8-2 allows for greater power and control than ferrite while maintaining the depth of installation unaltered. 


Stage Three:


Components:

APBMW K4E 2-way system for BMW

Quantity: 1

Position: Front door

APBMW S8-4 Subwoofer for BMW

Quantity: 2

Position: Front under seat

APBMW K4M 2-way system for BMW 

Quantity: 1

Position: Rear shelf

Description:

The two-way APBMW K4M kit creates a three-dimensional soundstage and gives the musical message the essential timbre accuracy. The 100 mm (4″) midrange is provided with a water-repellent pressed-paper cone, a material providing natural sound. It features a low resonance frequency that allows hi-pass cut-off in the 150-200 Hz range for an excellent mid-low reproduction. The 25 mm coil and Tetolon dome tweeter features a great extension on both medium and high frequencies and is optimized for off-axis output, for an extended sound stage in the three dimensions, that amplifies the perception of reality in the car cabin. 

 

Stage Four: (Buy this pack @ 10% discount)


Components:

APBMW K4E 2-way system for BMW

Quantity: 1

Position: Front door

APBMW S8-4 Subwoofer for BMW

Quantity: 2

Position: Front under seat

AP8.9 bit Amplifier

Quantity: 1

Position: Boot

Description:

The AP8.9 bit amplifier was designed by Audison R&D Department to achieve maximum sound quality in OEM Integration applications. The power management software proves the ability to acquire the bit Drive presets which the Audison team fine-tuned specifically for your car. Thanks to the innovative power supply stage, a power of 520 W total can be achieved in an extremely compact case. The non-amplifiable ninth channel can be used to drive a subwoofer via the mono AP1 D amplifier.

AP T-H BMW01  T-Harness “DCC”.

Quantity: 1

Position: Dashboard

Description:

T-Harness “DCC” is the Plug&Play solution to integrate Audison Prima with the factory car audio system. The battery positive is taken from the head unit without the need of reaching the engine compartment thanks to the DCC* solution.*The DCC solution, (Direct Cockpit Current) can be used combined with the AP bit amplifiers’ feature which controls the amplifier absorption peaks, protecting the car power supply system.

AP 560P&P I/O ISO EXTENTION IN/OUT 560 cm / 220 in

Quantity: 1

Position: Cabin

Description:

Prima Extension cable with Plug&Play connections allows total freedom in positioning the AP bit amplifiers. Two extension typologies are available: input only, to only send the audio signal coming from the head unit to the AP bit amplifiers, or input/output, transmit also the AP bit amplifiers’ output signal to the factory audio system. To do so, the AP Extension Cables IN/OUT needs to be installed together with the AP Speakers Output Cables (see the following paragraph). By use of the input/output extension, the installer is free to choose which configuration to adopt. Actually, thanks to the AP Extension cables, every single channel of the AP bit amplifier is sent to any of the speakers in the car, so the installer is free to carry out the desired configuration. For example standard front (2ch TW+WF), multi-amplified front (2ch TW + 2ch WF), multi-amplified front with 4 bridged channels (130W @ 4ohm) for the woofers (2ch TW + 4ch bridge WF) and all the other possible combinations.

AP SPK OUT 8.9 8CH OUTS CIRC. TERMINALS FEMALE

Quantity: 1

Position: Boot

Description:

The AP Speakers Output cables are available in 3 versions: for AP8.9 bit, for AP5.9 bit and for AP4.9 bit. These cables are dedicated to the connection of the AP bit amplifiers with the input/output Extension cable. The Plug&Play connectors circle terminals are numbered (“CH1 +”, CH1 -“, etc…) for a foolproof connection. There is no need to solder any cable.

APBMW BIAMP 1 BMW OEM replacement

Quantity: 1

Position: Cabin

Description:

This Plug & Play harness provides the ability to bi-amplify the front speakers of BMW and MINI vehicles that are not provided with an OEM amplifier.  

The components contained in this configuration are compatible only with cars that have the OEM placement for the front tweeters as standard. Otherwise, the OEM placement for tweeters must be purchased from an authorized BMW® dealer in order to install the Audison Prima BMW tweeters of the K4E and K4M 2-way kits.





  


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