Replacing stock system, need advice

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  1. Bcr821

    Bcr821 New Member

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    I'm trying to replace the factory speakers and head unit in a 1997 318ti. I'm pretty sure that it's factory amplified so I'm going to have to replace everything.

    I don't know too much about car audio, but I was thinking about getting new speakers, an amp, and a fresh head unit for the car. I'm not looking to have the loudest thing out there or the best sounding system, just something to give me good clean sound for not too much money. Here's what I was looking at:

    5-1/4 (front):
    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_107DB52...521.html?tp=97

    6-1/2 (rear):
    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_130TSA6...43P.html?tp=95

    Amp
    I remember hearing something about having a channel for each speaker, so would something like this do well for the amp? (I had an alpine in the past and loved it):

    http://www.crutchfield.com/p_500MRPF...00.html?tp=115

    Head unit

    I'm not sure about the head unit because I'm not sure how many pre-outs I need. Down the road I may decide to put a sub in with it's own amp so how many pre-outs should I get?
     
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    Also, If the factory speakers are factory amplified and I decide not to go with an amp, what is the best option? Amp bypass?
     
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    If you choose to not go with an amp then yes a factory amp bypass is a must.

    They are solid choices and with that alpine amp they should give you pretty solid performance (no distortion, etc).

    As far as the head unit go for with one with at least two or three sets of pre outs. That way if you do want to put in subs in the future it will make it a lot better. If not you can always use high lo converters
     

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