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      01-27-2020, 02:49 PM   #23
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PREACH!

Just. Say. No. and YANK that thing OUT, stat.

If an audio system really wants to call itself a surround system, it needs to not simply combine stereo channels into a mono channel and call it a center channel, because that's not really a channel at all. That's like sticking a 1980s boom box in mono mode on the coffee table in the middle of your home theater setup ...

... which, by extension, wouldn't have time correction applied properly, either, because the sum-of-two-stereo-channels signal it gets hasn't had proper correction applied. That's what messes up the soundstage the most.
Might be a dumb question, but like do I need to disconnect the battery before un-wiring the leads onto tho back of the magnet? I really don't know how this stuff works. I would assume unless the stereo is ON it won't matter but wanted to be safe.

All I want is any semblance of sound stage, right now I feel like that car has absolutely none compared to my 3 series.

Thanks for any info you can provide!
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I didnít disconnect the battery when working on my speakers, except for the sub install.
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      01-30-2020, 08:30 AM   #25
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good lord that's a clean install...
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Might be a dumb question, but like do I need to disconnect the battery before un-wiring the leads onto tho back of the magnet? I really don't know how this stuff works. I would assume unless the stereo is ON it won't matter but wanted to be safe.

All I want is any semblance of sound stage, right now I feel like that car has absolutely none compared to my 3 series.

Thanks for any info you can provide!
Nope. Just make sure the electronics are turned off so that the speakers won't receive a signal.
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      01-31-2020, 07:31 PM   #27
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Might be a dumb question, but like do I need to disconnect the battery before un-wiring the leads onto tho back of the magnet? I really don't know how this stuff works. I would assume unless the stereo is ON it won't matter but wanted to be safe.

All I want is any semblance of sound stage, right now I feel like that car has absolutely none compared to my 3 series.

Thanks for any info you can provide!
Nope. Just make sure the electronics are turned off so that the speakers won't receive a signal.
I would assume that the speaker leads cannot ever touch or else they will close the circuit and sparks can fly?

I assume you have to tape off the ends of the wires?

Still new to all of this but it would seem they could rattle around and connect while driving...
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I would assume that the speaker leads cannot ever touch or else they will close the circuit and sparks can fly?

I assume you have to tape off the ends of the wires?

Still new to all of this but it would seem they could rattle around and connect while driving...
The speaker leads are in a plastic clip (for speedy assembly on the line). They can't touch. You just pop the clip off the woofer cage while the wires are still inside.
(Also it's audio, it's low voltage, no sparks.)

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I would assume that the speaker leads cannot ever touch or else they will close the circuit and sparks can fly?

I assume you have to tape off the ends of the wires?

Still new to all of this but it would seem they could rattle around and connect while driving...
The speaker leads are in a plastic clip (for speedy assembly on the line). They can't touch. You just pop the clip off the woofer cage while the wires are still inside.
(Also it's audio, it's low voltage, no sparks.)

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I installed the Eton B100XCN center speaker, made specifically for that purpose. It is a great little speaker and you can pick one up on eBay for about $100.
+1, I've got Etons all around and I must admit the center did make a noticeable change.
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+1, I've got Etons all around and I must admit the center did make a noticeable change.
Agreed. I just installed this. I had been running with the center speaker disconnected for about 3 years. I much prefer the sound running a quality center channel speaker. Gives the music more depth, IMO.
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+1, I've got Etons all around and I must admit the center did make a noticeable change.
Agreed. I just installed this. I had been running with the center speaker disconnected for about 3 years. I much prefer the sound running a quality center channel speaker. Gives the music more depth, IMO.
Did you have the HK before (the one which you were running disconnected before the Erin)?
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      12-28-2020, 01:12 PM   #33
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Did you have the HK before (the one which you were running disconnected before the Erin)?
I do have the HK system. I still remain impressed with the center channel upgrade. I'm also running JL Audio C2-400x rear speakers and Tidal HiFi as my music streaming service. Even with Bluetooth steaming, the difference in sound quality is quite noticeable compared to Spotify. If you want the best sound quality, you need to start with the music source, not the speakers.

I'm extremely pleased with this setup.
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I do have the HK system. I still remain impressed with the center channel upgrade. I'm also running JL Audio C2-400x rear speakers and Tidal HiFi as my music streaming service. Even with Bluetooth steaming, the difference in sound quality is quite noticeable compared to Spotify. If you want the best sound quality, you need to start with the music source, not the speakers.

I'm extremely pleased with this setup.
Can anyone tell me if the Eton B 100 X CN center speaker also needs the Eton B 100 XHP crossover component as stated here:

https://www.eton-gmbh.com/en/product...ct/b-100-x-cn/

Or is it a simple speaker replacement of the OEM one?
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      08-01-2021, 11:02 PM   #35
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I have to agree that just because there's space for a center speaker, doesn't mean you should use it. Best option is to disconnect and I've been very happy with the results.

Because of its small size, the 2 series in particular has no need for a center speaker. It ruins the soundstage.
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Just in case someone is wondering, the Eton B 100 X CN center speaker
is a decent upgrade. It's not a game changer but it's audibly better. Replacement is straightforward, see attached.
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Just in case someone is wondering, the Eton B 100 X CN center speaker
is a decent upgrade. It's not a game changer but it's audibly better. Replacement is straightforward, see attached.
Hello friends! I'm looking to do a speaker upgrade on the HK system and add a trunk sub in my 235, so far I have decided on doing Eatons all around, is the OEM tweeter retained with the center channel upgrade?
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