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MATCH MS 42C-BMW.2

2-way component speaker system designed for select BMWs

Item # 97542CBMW2

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About the MATCH MS 42C-BMW.2

Component sound

If you've been intimidated by the idea of altering your BMW with aftermarket speakers, don't be. This MS42C-BMW.2 component system from Audiotec Fischer delivers superb sound quality, and these speakers will handle plenty of power. Installation is hassle-free, thanks to 4" woofers designed to fit the original mounting position in your doors and 1" silk dome tweeters made for direct-fit installation in your BMW's factory tweeter housing.
MATCH MS42C-BMW.2

MATCH's shallow woofer design allows for excellent sound and a perfect fit for your BMW.

Component sound

If you've been intimidated by the idea of altering your BMW with aftermarket speakers, don't be. This MS42C-BMW.2 component system from Audiotec Fischer delivers superb sound quality, and these speakers will handle plenty of power. Installation is hassle-free, thanks to 4" woofers designed to fit the original mounting position in your doors and 1" silk dome tweeters made for direct-fit installation in your BMW's factory tweeter housing.

German quality

What better for your German-engineered car than a German-engineered sound system? MATCH built these speakers using the latest technology and materials. To minimize distortion, the 4" driver uses a special magnet structure that efficiently dissipates heat and promotes extreme accuracy. The coated silk dome tweeter brings a natural smoothness to the high frequencies.

Fine tuning

The compact crossover network uses a frequency curve and filtering designed specifically for your BMW. MATCH gives you plenty of leeway in the power department, as these components handle up to 60 watts RMS. You'll be knocked out by the sound of these speakers even if you're powering them with your original BMW radio, but they'll perform on a completely new level when powered by an outboard amp.

Installation note: To ensure that this direct-fit speaker system is compatible with your BMW, please enter your vehicle information or call an Advisor at 1-888-955-6000.

Grilles are not included; the factory grilles should be suitable for most applications.

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Product highlights:

  • component system includes two woofers, two tweeters, and two crossovers
  • 4" coated paper woofer with rubber surround
  • 1" silk dome tweeter
  • designed specifically for select BMW models
  • works with factory radio, aftermarket receiver, or outboard amp
  • handles up to 60 watts RMS (120 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 100-25,000 Hz
  • impedance: 4 ohms
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # MS42C-BMW

What's in the box:

  • 2 MS 4B-BMW.2 Woofers
  • 2 MS 1T-BMW Tweeters (with 11" wires attached terminated with bullet connectors)
  • 2 Crossovers
  • Two 31" Lengths of tweeter wire (each has spade terminals on one end and bullet connectors on the other)
  • Two 17" Lengths of woofer wire (each has spade terminals on both ends)
  • Two 19" Lengths of crossover input wire (each has spade terminals on one end and bullet connectors on the other)
  • Four 1" Self-tapping screws
  • 4 Speed clips
  • Instructions (English/ German)

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Dramatic improvement in sound quality.

JG from Alpharetta, GA on 2/27/2018

2013 BMW X1

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I bought these for my BMW X1, although they apparently fit in many e90 cars. The X1 came with the Harmon Kardon system, which supposedly includes upgraded speakers. I found that the HK speakers have awful sound staging, and start to distort badly when turned up even to a moderate volume. To my knowledge, there is only one other company which makes a plug and play set of speakers for this car, but that brand costs nearly 3 times as much as I paid for these from Crutchfield. I've heard the competitor's speakers, and frankly, the Match speakers sound every bit as good, and maybe even better than the so called Stage One speakers from the competitor. The competitor has easy to follow DYI installation instructions online. It took me about 3 hours to complete the installation of the front and rear speakers. The crossovers are easily hidden in the front of the doors, and the back has ample room for them. I used double stick tape to secure them, but you can also use self tapping screws. I also applied Dynamat to the inside of the doors while I had the panels off. This really helps to lower road noise as well as to get the best sound from the speakers. As with many component speakers, I noticed it takes a few days for the speakers to "burn in", but the improvement in sound quality is dramatic from the first minute you turn the audio system on. I found that turning off the Logic 7 and setting the EQ to nearly flat provides the best sound. These speakers are a fantastic value.

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size Vehicle-specific
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Coated Paper
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 90
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 100 - 25k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 120
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 1/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 1 11/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 3 3/8

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Mounting: The midrange included with the MS 42C-BMW.2 system mounts easily in place of the factory midrange. The included tweeters snap into the BMW factory tweeter housings.

Wiring: The system includes wire for the woofers, tweeters, and crossover inputs. The two 17" woofer wires have spade connectors on both ends (both the woofers and crossovers have screw terminals). The two 31" tweeter wires have spade connectors on the crossover end and bullet connectors on the tweeter end (the 11" wires attached to the tweeters also have bullet connectors attached). The two 19" crossover input wires have spade connectors on the crossover end and bullet connectors on the input end (these inputs must be spliced into the BMW factory wiring, they do not plug directly into the factory harness).

Crossovers: The crossovers are separate components with screw terminal inputs and outputs. The screw terminals will accept bare wire or spade connectors up to 1/4" wide. The included wire has spade connectors attached. The crossover dimensions are:

  • Width: 2-3/8"
  • Height: 1-3/16"
  • Depth: 3-1/4"

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The stock bmw speakers have a inline crosover do you have to take that one out and then wire this in or can it be wired in after the stock inline crossover?
[ Austin  Nov 28, 2018 ]
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You do not have to remove any factory crossovers for the installation. You can view the speaker manual and their installation instructions by clicking the link for it under the "What's in the Box" heading on their main webpage. For additional assistance and personalized recommendations, feel free to contact us directly by phone or through our inline chat service: https://www.crutchfield.com/support/ContactUs.aspx
[ Ryan  Dec 05, 2018 ]  Staff

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