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Old 06-01-2010, 01:36 PM   #1
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Lont trip coming up, need advise.

Getting ready to hit the road for a 500 mile trip, the trunk will be full of suitcases, ect. Has anyone had any experience with their base speaker (in the center of the rear seat) performing poorly, as a result? It seems the speaker faces out into the trunk cavity and if the air flow of it is blocked with luggage, sound quality would suffer. I'm thinking if removing the center back seat peice that sits over top the ski bag, anyone have any experience with this? Would it even make a difference or is it a complete waste of time? Thanks in advance,

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Old 06-02-2010, 01:04 PM   #2
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Sorry this made me laugh, gotta have that bass huh?
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:16 PM   #3
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Haha! any type of maintenance questions? That's what I was expecting..
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:38 PM   #4
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I would worry about fluids, tires, etc... and not the bass.
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:52 PM   #5
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Got all those items covered. Car was fully serviced at the stealers just yesterday (in addition to adding Dinan Stage II software) but i gotta have my tunes and they have to have the appropriate thump. Thanks for the response.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:41 PM   #6
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Got all those items covered. Car was fully serviced at the stealers just yesterday (in addition to adding Dinan Stage II software) but i gotta have my tunes and they have to have the appropriate thump. Thanks for the response.
first off the stock sub doesn't offer much thump!!!!!!!!!!!!! In fact it pretty much sucks.
Regardless that this might take the cake of the biggest waste of time thread. I'll respond anyway cause i'm addicted.

the answer to you question is it depends on a number of factors
if you have lots of soft stuff it will probably absorb most of your bass wave and kill your base.

if you have hard stuff you will get doubling at certain frequencies and cancelation at others which usually means it will sound boomy and disjointed.

Lastly since the woofer in the m3 sucks so you will not notice any thing at all
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:35 PM   #7
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:41 PM   #8
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first off the stock sub doesn't offer much thump!!!!!!!!!!!!! In fact it pretty much sucks.
Regardless that this might take the cake of the biggest waste of time thread. I'll respond anyway cause i'm addicted.

the answer to you question is it depends on a number of factors
if you have lots of soft stuff it will probably absorb most of your bass wave and kill your base.

if you have hard stuff you will get doubling at certain frequencies and cancelation at others which usually means it will sound boomy and disjointed.

Lastly since the woofer in the m3 sucks so you will not notice any thing at all
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Factory sub sucks.. The factory 8" Bose in my old Acura TL put out some great bass. Factory system in the TL was much better than my HK in my M3.

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Old 06-03-2010, 01:18 PM   #9
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first off the stock sub doesn't offer much thump!!!!!!!!!!!!! In fact it pretty much sucks.
Regardless that this might take the cake of the biggest waste of time thread. I'll respond anyway cause i'm addicted.

the answer to you question is it depends on a number of factors
if you have lots of soft stuff it will probably absorb most of your bass wave and kill your base.

if you have hard stuff you will get doubling at certain frequencies and cancelation at others which usually means it will sound boomy and disjointed.


Lastly since the woofer in the m3 sucks so you will not notice any thing at all

+1. I have never heard the factory sub in the M3. But the subs I had in my 5series before, when I was moving and had some stuff in there, the bass was significantly diminished. Chances are, it's gonna be soft stuff. And therefore, just absorb everything.
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:15 AM   #10
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I was hoping for a maintenance thread as I too have a longer trip coming up. Sending to the dealer next week for an inspection 2
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