BMW e46 M3 budget build AV system

NealfromNZ

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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
PPI DSP-88R
Have been lurking around the forum and are a general AV nut. Have an older AV rig , analogue hifi system from the 80s and I a dyi car stereo hobbyist.

The car concerned is a BMW M3 from the 2000s . Its a great car and mine has the circa 2002 factory AV package which has a 16:9 7.5 inch screen , TV tuner and a factory 10 channel hifi package.

A few years back I gave the audio and AV side a revamp with two goals. Budget speaker and amp based on end of line NOS and to put in a system that was still ok for track days and could be removed an returned to factory should I sell it.

SOURCES
RASPBERRY Pi based system running libraelec / Kodi with ESS Sabre 9016 usb dac
Factory tuner
Factory TV tuner with AV input
IPhone X via analogue ashtray dock.
CD Stacker deleted and Kodi unit above placed in stacker case
BLURAY computer drive to cover optical disc.
WiFi connection to sync music collection from home media pc to kodi system in lossless audio formats.

DSP
PPI 192k / 24 bit 8 channel.
inputs
Tosklink to sabre / optical async doc
Analogue to iPhone x
High level to balanced audio outputs from BMW tuner

Amps
Soundstream class ab 110w rms x 4 into components
Soundstream class d 600 rms x1 for subwoofer

Speakers
4x PPI 355cs components (5.25 inch)

Subwoofer
Boston Acoustics SPG555 . Oval shape area similar to 13 inch
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Kodi media player ,Raspberry PI 3, USB powered hub , hifimediy ess2016 usb DAC , Asus computer blue ray player , 256gig thumb drive.
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NealfromNZ

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PPI DSP-88R
Subwoofer build. 1 cubic foot box, 1.5 inch front baffle. one BA spg 555. 1 passive radiator. Tuned to 23hz. Sub can achieve low 130s DB.
Changed one section of back seat for ski bag section through arm rest. Bass vents into cabin via ski bag section.
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NealfromNZ

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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
PPI DSP-88R
Factory speakers replaced with PPI comps


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NealfromNZ

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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
PPI DSP-88R
Amps and DSP install

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NealfromNZ

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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
PPI DSP-88R
System interface. Kodi media player controls mapped to BMW nav control buttons via system bus controller. This was an earlier interface I ran
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Sonnie

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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
NAD M17 V2 Processor
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-1 Gen 2 Monoblocks
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA Seven
Other Amp
Emotiva A-150
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Panasonic UB9000 4K UHD Player
Front Speakers
MartinLogan Classic ESL 9
Center Channel Speaker
MartinLogan Focus C-18
Surround Speakers
MartinLogan ElectroMotion ESL
Surround Back Speakers
MartinLogan Motion 12
Front Height Speakers
MartinLogan EM-IC
Rear Height Speakers
MartinLogan EM-IC
Subwoofers
SVSound SB16-Ultra x 4
Video Display Device
Epson 6050
Screen
Elite Screen
Remote Control
Universal MX-890
Other Equipment
Dish Joey 4K
Wow... very serious install there... love love love the subs behind the seat and the BMW emblems... very clean and cool looking.

I was going to do an install in my 2012 528i, but ended up selling it for a truck before I ever got around to it. It was going to be very similar to what you did with the subs behind the seat.
 

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My AV System  
Preamp, Processor or Receiver
Emotiva XMC-1
Main Amp
Emotiva XPA-2 Gen 2
Additional Amp
Emotiva XPA-3 Gen 2
Other Amp
Dayton SA1000
Universal / Blu-ray / CD Player
Sony BDP S590 & Pioneer DV-610AV
Front Speakers
JTR NOESIS 210 RT - L/R mains
Center Channel Speaker
Chase SHO-10 - Center
Surround Speakers
Chase PRO-10 - Surrounds
Subwoofers
Chase VS-18.1 x 2 - Subwoofers
Video Display Device
Vizio E550VL
Other Equipment
h/k TC35C/Ortofon Super OM10/Pro-Ject Phono Box S
Very cool. Gives me ideas for my E46!
 
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