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February 22, 2018, 12:56:32 PM

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Basic Audio upgrade
« on: February 22, 2018, 12:56:32 PM »
The first part of my audio equipment has been delivered today........

Helix P6 DSP mkII
Helix P2
Helix Director



2012 E70 X5 40d M-Sport

February 22, 2018, 10:48:49 PM
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Re: Basic Audio upgrade
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2018, 10:48:49 PM »
Full system details

Trioma Most Spidf interface

Processor is a Helix P6 6 channels 120w @ 4 Ohm or 2 channels 120w @ 4 Ohm and 4 channels 230w @ 2 Ohm

Additional amp is a Helix P2 2 channel 280w per channel @ 4 Ohm or 490w per channel @ 2 Ohm

Helix Director control

Hybrid Audio Technology L2 2 inch wide-band on the mirror backs

Hybrid Audio Technology C5 5.25” inch mid bass in the front door

Gladen Extreme 8” inch underseat subwoofers

Hybrid Audio Technology Clarus 12” 2ohm subwoofer

Solid brass baffles and fully sound deadened

I just can’t live with the basic audio system it’s shocking!!!!
2012 E70 X5 40d M-Sport

February 22, 2018, 11:49:26 PM
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Re: Basic Audio upgrade
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 11:49:26 PM »
Awesome!! Let us know how it goes!
Are the amps a direct swap? Or is there much cable splicing to be done?
E70 2008 3.0sd, 7 Seats.

February 26, 2018, 02:04:30 PM
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Re: Basic Audio upgrade
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 02:04:30 PM »
Very interested in the outcome of this, ie ease of fitment and sound quality, although i understand the latter is different to everbodys tastes...
Any chance of a pictoral how to fit aswell, if your doing it yourself...
Also if you dont mind divulging the aprox cost of it all.
Thanks...
Dave W.
BMW E70 X5 40D

February 26, 2018, 07:05:02 PM
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Re: Basic Audio upgrade
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2018, 07:05:02 PM »
What vehicle have you got and what system do you have at present?
E53 X5 4.6is, Carbon Black, LPG, Paddle Shift, Dynavin N6, Lowered, 22"Wheels, Side Bars. Perfusion Exhaust
E30 M3 Black, S50B32 Engine, 6 Speed Box, Ireland Engineering ARBs & Big Brake Conversion, Lowered, 18"LMs, CF CAI, CF Splitter & Barge Board, ZM3 Quad Exhaust.
VW R32 Gone

February 27, 2018, 11:52:32 PM
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Re: Basic Audio upgrade
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 11:52:32 PM »
So this install isn’t exactly plug and play.....

I have a MOST ring interface that converts the digital audio signal into SPIDF via a Tosh link cable.

Tosh link goes straight into the P6 for processing via it’s BURR BROWN DACS.

The P6 then sends the analog signal to the speakers.

The P6 does time alignment and graphic equalisation.

Basically the purest sound via the OEM head unit.

You change the input signal pathway to the processor too so you can stream lossless files direct or via USB.

The Helix stuff is very very good quality German engineering.

If anyone is after any Helix, Ground Zero, Audison, Rainbow, Eton stuff let me know what you want and I will supply you with UK stock cheaper than anyone else.

I will be taking some photos and demonstrating how to get a true musical reproduction in your car.

Thanks, Sam
2012 E70 X5 40d M-Sport

March 03, 2018, 06:49:42 PM
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Re: Basic Audio upgrade
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2018, 06:49:42 PM »
wow, I just brought an e70 (2009) with standard professional stereo and coming from an E53 (2005) I think the sound is awesome in it, no DSP etc at all......just sounds good to me?
E53 X5 SE 2005
E70 X5 SE 5S (Shadow package)2009
Z3M 1998 special order (black and red interior)
Lotus Elise S1
Aprillia Caponord
2 Caravans.