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  1. I am not fan of e60, but this example looks just awesome!
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    Bowers&Wilkins sound system in e39

    Hi Dennis, actually i was asking here for some exact parts as i am not the best specialist in car audio i mean which speakers, amplifiers, cabling and stuff, nobody gave me a proper answer so i am working with what i have and speaking of expences 55pounds for the system plus some cabling converters and stuff is not most expensive experiment so, will see, will see. And i don't see any problem in a case that will not work to put the system back and to have a zeppelin for home/garage so....
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    Bowers&Wilkins sound system in e39

    Understand you Dennis, all i am doing i am doing for myself and i see no point in audio shows or someone's opinion, if it will sound as i am expecting i will just enjoy it if no then i will think of another way to upgrade my sound. Btw i already teared down zeppelin and speaking of enclosure for the mids it has nothing there, just closed back so all sound from them to be redirected from frontal side, just subwoofer have special enclosure, so i don't see any reason why it should sound bad in car doors. Cheers.
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    No cold air from vents

    As you all noticed it get's warmer outside and i noticed that my climate system does not blow any cold air, which is bad, like really bad in city traffic. So here can be 3 problems: Freon, compressor or fan as from what i noticed it does not start to work. Does anybody know how to check which one from this 2 is dead, compressor or fan. Thanks.
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    Bowers&Wilkins sound system in e39

    Thanks all for comments, but from what i see no one gave me a proper alternative of what i am trying to do. And guys, i already bought a zeppelin donor 1'st generation for 55 pounds. F...ck this i believe in my idea
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    Bowers&Wilkins sound system in e39

    What i really want is to get a good quality sound (without big subs in a trunk) by keeping the original oem look of cabin, i also don't want usb/aux wires from phone and stuff, i love the clean original look. If anybody have upgraded the stock audio by keeping the original look please let me know how and using what components have done it. I don't wanna spend money for useless things or to break by parts beautiful home components without good result. Thanks
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    Bowers&Wilkins sound system in e39

    This is what i am talking about, i am not a bass fan and i can tell that amount of bass which gives me my a5 is enough for me, what is more important for me are mids and highs. I hope is not a waste and will think twice before starting to do it but still think that anyway it will sound good.
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    Bowers&Wilkins sound system in e39

    Ye, i've got the idea from first time, thanks for explaining, i also thought about that,but don't thinks this is my biggest problem on this. Will keep this in mind.
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    Bowers&Wilkins sound system in e39

    Thanks for you're ideas and opinion on that Denis, is not a must for me to brake by parts the already amazingly working system by putting it into the car also i understand that it can be a loss of money/time this was just my idea that i think it will work, i thought if i get in my room such an amazing sound from that speaker, why i should not get same quality sound in a car where is even more compact space. What i want is to get in the car something close to what i have in my room. And i hate all this aftermarket units that has different plastic facture and color and that android menu, i want to keep all in oem look, light and stuff. I was thinking of a way to just control b&w system by bmw oem gps unit and from what i see is close to impossible. In any way thanks and i would like to know brand names of quality speakers that will have same size as factory ones, maybe also to change wires (if need?)
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    Bowers&Wilkins sound system in e39

    Thanks, but i need quality in sound not bass, i am too old for that
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    Bowers&Wilkins sound system in e39

    Btw does anybody know if harman/kardon system from e46 fits in e39?
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    Bowers&Wilkins sound system in e39

    Yep, this is true, but i think b&w speakers will handle that
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    Bowers&Wilkins sound system in e39

    Thanks for point of view Dan, i understand that i will not get 100% of the zeppelin sound by putting it in a car but if i will get 70% of it i will be more then happy comparing with what i have now, i don't think that it will be a bad sound, i think it will be just different but anyway a high quality sound (the best that i heard is my a5 system so...) so will see my friend, will see :). i don't think for this i will spend more then 200 pounds for all. As an audiophile can you please advice me of an alternative not too much expensive but with great quality. Thanks
  14. Brilliant idea have come in my head (in my opinion). So let's start from the beginnig, i have poorest stock sound in my e39 and the cheapest stock radio head unit (hate the looks) and as we know the sound is shi...ty. Now, home i have bowers&wilkins a5 airplay speaker which sounds just amazing, i am not the fan of bass so for me this is just best system that i had, what i want now? i want same sound quality in my e39 and i thought it will be interesting to fit B&W system in a car. So my idea consist in buying a zeppelin system (which has also a subwoofer) to tear it down and speakers to mount in stock door places and the system amplifier to mount in trunk and somehow to connect it to stock bmw tv unit that i plan to buy. If i will be lucky to get one airplay version of zeppelin the plan is to buy an airport router si this way i will have purest b&w sound in my e39 via airplay from iphone, sounds cool ha? At this point we have some problems, the b&w speakers should easily fit in door stock places of old ones as b&w are smaller and i should think of a way to fit them tight, not biggest problem in my opinion, the tweeters should also fit in stock tweeter places now remains one speaker the subwoofer which i think to put in a place of back speakers. From what i saw on gumtree you can find one zeppelin system for less then 100 punds which makes this not the most expensive upgrade. Now looking for a right b&w donor and will keep you updated how will go. Also if any have ideas that will help me with ideas on how to connect stock unit to b&w also how the best to fit smaller speakers in stock holes i will be pleased to hear. Hope will be a great project
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    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Changed egr thermostat, on my 530d, now car heats and keeps working temperature as it should