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      01-22-2013, 09:48 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by AstonKarim View Post
I was under the impression that the base audio had two subwoofers under the driver and passenger seat, is this true?
The base US stereo (which is the mid level stereo in other markets I think) has:

1 center speaker on the dash
1 tweeter and 1 midrange on each front door
1 midrange on each back door
I think 2 small subs, one under each front seat

So that makes 7 speakers and 2 small subs

I find it more than adequate, but I'm no audiophile. Mainly I like that it is versatile and can play radio, satellite radio, audio CD, mp3 CD, iphone/android input, USB stick mp3, all easily controlled via iDrive. Besides, while fairly quiet, it's not like the F30 has got a super insulated cabin like a Lexus or Buick, so I wonder how much you'd notice better sound quality while on the move. The bass is not that thumping, tho, so I guess if you're blasting hip hop all day long you might want to upgrade.