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      09-06-2018, 11:24 AM   #749
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Thanks for the quick response.

What I have is the HK system that comes with the '19 230i I'm picking up today. I'm not aware of the signal processing this system does.

In my previous '16 228 with the HK System, I used the capacitor - I believe the Eton B100XHP was not available back then. So I am seeking advise of whether to use the capacitor that comes with the Eton B100 speaker kit, placing it between the main driver and tweeter, or the B100XHP.

Thanks much!
Just to be safe, I would install the Eton filters if you're installing only the Etons (i.e., running off the OEM amp).

Be mindful, however, that if you upgrade the amp, add a DSP, etc. after that, you should not use any similar function on it. It's generally not a good idea sonically to 'double up' frequency filtering, especially when it's likely two types of it: electrical (the Eton part) and electronic (the amp/DSP).

Hope this helps!
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Just to be safe, I would install the Eton filters if you're installing only the Etons (i.e., running off the OEM amp).

Be mindful, however, that if you upgrade the amp, add a DSP, etc. after that, you should not use any similar function on it. It's generally not a good idea sonically to 'double up' frequency filtering, especially when it's likely two types of it: electrical (the Eton part) and electronic (the amp/DSP).

Hope this helps!
Great help, indeed!
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I did the Eton / JL Audio upgrade for my '16 228 with Harmon Kardon system and it has been great. I'm turning the car in (it was a lease) an picking up a '19 230 on Thursday. Rather than go through the trouble of removing the Etons I am considering purchasing a new pair, but I can't find them anywhere except for places like Lithuania.

Any suggestions as to where else I might purchase, or whether this is still the best cost-effective upgrade from the HK system?

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eBay seller acr-hof. Delivered the Eton kit from Germany to the U.S. in two days .
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I did the Eton / JL Audio upgrade for my '16 228 with Harmon Kardon system and it has been great. I'm turning the car in (it was a lease) an picking up a '19 230 on Thursday. Rather than go through the trouble of removing the Etons I am considering purchasing a new pair, but I can't find them anywhere except for places like Lithuania.

Any suggestions as to where else I might purchase, or whether this is still the best cost-effective upgrade from the HK system?

Thanks
eBay seller acr-hof. Delivered the Eton kit from Germany to the U.S. in two days .
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I currently have the HK system, would there be much benefit in just replacing the rear speakers to Eton B100N's and leaving the rest of the system stock?

Also i know its been discussed quite a bit but I'm still confused as to whether i need to add any kind of crossover if fitting the Eton B100's using the oem amp?

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I currently have the HK system, would there be much benefit in just replacing the rear speakers to Eton B100N's and leaving the rest of the system stock?
Yes, but it's the third thing I would do. The first is to disconnect the centre channel speaker, the second is to code out or bypass ASD, then do the rear speakers. That's about 75% of the improvement in sound available to you short of an amp replacement.
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Yes, but it's the third thing I would do. The first is to disconnect the centre channel speaker, the second is to code out or bypass ASD, then do the rear speakers. That's about 75% of the improvement in sound available to you short of an amp replacement.
sorry, forgot to mention i have already disconnected the centre speaker and have the ASD bypass harness fitted.
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Has anyone installed the Eton B 100 XHP crossovers? I've had my Eton B100's installed for approximately 5 months now, (Shoutout to Viffermike for the solid recommendation), but didn't install the Eton crossovers as I didn't know where to mount them, and didn't want to ruin their double-sided tape.

Has anyone used Dynamat or equivalent to replace the door sound-deadening pad as done in these videos?





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      12-04-2018, 11:48 AM   #757
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Has anyone installed the Eton B 100 XHP crossovers? I've had my Eton B100's installed for approximately 5 months now, (Shoutout to Viffermike for the solid recommendation), but didn't install the Eton crossovers as I didn't know where to mount them, and didn't want to ruin their double-sided tape.

Has anyone used Dynamat or equivalent to replace the door sound-deadening pad as done in these videos?

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Tried to PM you, but your box is full ...

Sorry for the tardy reply; been busy the past week with work and a few forums.

Question: Do you run an aftermarket amplifier? If you do and it has adjustable high-pass filtering and/or crossovers, you don't need to install the Eton units. As I explained in another post (IIRC) in the Strangelove thread, one should almost never use two sets of crossovers with a speaker array. The crossovers in the amp will almost certainly be better than the Eton ones.

Now: The B100 XHPs are high-pass filters; they are NOT crossovers. All they do is prevent bass frequencies (150Hz and below) from reaching the woofer and tweeter. The OEM amp is already doing this. So, IMHO, there is no need to install them in any situation except if you're running an aftermarket amp without internal high-pass filtering.

Hope this helps ...

... Oh, as for Dynamat: It can only help if installed reasonably well. If you do it, cover the speaker openings and the flat area around those (several inches' worth). But since you've already got the speakers in, I wouldn't go back in to do it unless you have to for another reason.

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Hi ,
Im looking into just replacing the front speakers in my HK equiped M240i Convertible to avoid the hassle of dealing with the rear side panels.
After reading all 35 pages of posts im not clear if there is another direct replacement speaker option like the Eton but with better sensitivity similar to the HK speakers.
I looked at the Bavsound kit but it seems they dont sell just a couple but all 5 speakers. (I see like a waste to even buy 5 when the center has to be unplugged for better soundstage performance).

Thanks for any input on the matter!
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Hi ,
Im looking into just replacing the front speakers in my HK equiped M240i Convertible to avoid the hassle of dealing with the rear side panels.
After reading all 35 pages of posts im not clear if there is another direct replacement speaker option like the Eton but with better sensitivity similar to the HK speakers.
I looked at the Bavsound kit but it seems they dont sell just a couple but all 5 speakers. (I see like a waste to even buy 5 when the center has to be unplugged for better soundstage performance).

Thanks for any input on the matter!
Bavsound will sell a single pair.
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Thanks, since i didnt see a pair offered on their website i thought they wouldnt sell speakers separately.
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