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      10-10-2018, 09:39 PM   #1
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X1 and other BMWs Speaker/Amplifier compatibility and recommandations

Hi All,

I have 2017 X1 with Hi-Fi. I've been thinking to upgrade.

There are couple of junk yards where I live, I stopped by there to see what I can get from old BMWs to make my audio system better.

Those are the models below that I can remove speakers and amplifier from

E90 3 series Harman Kardon
2005 5 series Harman Kardon
2008 7 series Harman Kardon or other high level brand

I wonder which amplifier should be compatible with - like plug and play?

All BMWs mostly use 4" speakers, I don't think it won't be a problem.

Speakers are $25 each.

Which speakers from models above would you recommend me to get?

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Hi All,

I have 2017 X1 with Hi-Fi. I've been thinking to upgrade.

There are couple of junk yards where I live, I stopped by there to see what I can get from old BMWs to make my audio system better.

Those are the models below that I can remove speakers and amplifier from

E90 3 series Harman Kardon
2005 5 series Harman Kardon
2008 7 series Harman Kardon or other high level brand

I wonder which amplifier should be compatible with - like plug and play?

All BMWs mostly use 4" speakers, I don't think it won't be a problem.

Speakers are $25 each.

Which speakers from models above would you recommend me to get?

Thanks!
HK speakers are not compatible with HiFi stereo.

The amplifiers are completely different and ohms of speakers are different.

Keep your stock Hifi and add the Bimmertech DSP/AMP.
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X1 has three levels of system, base has 6 speakers, HiFi has 7 and the HK has 12.

I wouldn't bother with any of them and look for after market, even people with the HK setup say its poor! Plus you cant just swap one to the other.

If you replace the subs, they will go from 6'' to 8'' with a better sound output, lots of plu and play versions out.
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HK speakers are not compatible with HiFi stereo.

The amplifiers are completely different and ohms of speakers are different.

Keep your stock Hifi and add the Bimmertech DSP/AMP.


Bimmertech amp is around $900 - used X1 HK or Mini Cooper F56 HK amp is less than $300 -

Can I at least replace my HIFI amp with original X1 HK amp and HK speakers without a problem ?
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X1 has three levels of system, base has 6 speakers, HiFi has 7 and the HK has 12.

I wouldn't bother with any of them and look for after market, even people with the HK setup say its poor! Plus you cant just swap one to the other.

If you replace the subs, they will go from 6'' to 8'' with a better sound output, lots of plu and play versions out.
Mini Cooper F 56 sub woofers are same as X1 (same product code as well) so subs are around $100 each but not sure how good they can be with HIFI amp.
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Bimmertech amp is around $900 - used X1 HK or Mini Cooper F56 HK amp is less than $300 -

Can I at least replace my HIFI amp with original X1 HK amp and HK speakers without a problem ?
You can find them used for roughly $600.
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Can I at least replace my HIFI amp with original X1 HK amp and HK speakers without a problem ?
I don't know that answer.....check the F30 forums.
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Mini Cooper F 56 sub woofers are same as X1 (same product code as well) so subs are around $100 each but not sure how good they can be with HIFI amp.
I've read and watched multiple pages and videos. It appears manufactures know a lot of people want plug and play upgrade units and charge a premium for it.

I've ordered two vibe 8'' subs and two plug convertors, so if I need or want to remove them, I can. My wife has the F55 Cooper, so if all go's well and the gains have been worth while, the mini is getting a pair too.

I'm going to take some videos of before and after, to see if the difference is captured. My system doesn't have an amp, so your results should be better.
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Bimmertech amp is around $900 - used X1 HK or Mini Cooper F56 HK amp is less than $300 -

Can I at least replace my HIFI amp with original X1 HK amp and HK speakers without a problem ?
The HiFi(676) OEM amp can be swapped directly with an HK(674) OEM amp -205W vs. 360W. HK(674) is stable at 2ohms (HiFi woofers are 2ohms).

It will improve the sound of HiFi OEM speakers some for the cost, just do not expect a radical improvement. A good upgrade is swapping the OEM amps and replacing the HiFi OEM tweeters with aftermarket/filters, nothing else.
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I changed out my oem non hi-fi speakers for Focal co-ax speakers and love the upgrade. Oem amp has plenty of power to drive these and the subs. Not too expensive.
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^^ Which Focal's did you use & where did you source them? Their BMW-specific stuff is hard to find in the states. And I'm a total slut for their sound quality
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Would these work?

Has anyone tried using an adapter? If these work then we should be able to install any speakers, right? (Within the allowed mounting depth)

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