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      01-14-2013, 08:29 PM   #45
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Check your option codes for 676 HiFi.
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      01-14-2013, 11:26 PM   #46
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My answer to that question is, yes:

1) Turn off the Logic 7 processing and unplug the center channel speaker. To test this out, take a later Tom Clancy hardback or a Harry Potter hardback, fold a thick towel, sit the towel on the center speaker and sit the book on it. Now listen for a while. Sounds better.
How to disconnect the center speaker? Also what are recommend EQ settings for the HK?
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      01-19-2013, 01:30 AM   #47
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^^ Can the H/K be improved by any cost-effective methods?
My answer to that question is, yes:

1) Turn off the Logic 7 processing and unplug the center channel speaker. To test this out, take a later Tom Clancy hardback or a Harry Potter hardback, fold a thick towel, sit the towel on the center speaker and sit the book on it. Now listen for a while. Sounds better.

2) We are introducing a complete plug-and-play subwoofer package by Christmas for the h/k system. Probably going to start at $995 for the completely-stock-looking, no-modification required, plug-and-play system.

We are behind my original schedule, but I like how it looks. Imagine this in matching upholstery and with a matching grille:





What is included in the package deal?
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      01-19-2013, 01:47 AM   #48
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that's great, original stereo audio got a blur mid, treble and bass also. I try to upgrade it like you or BSW as support. Do i need add more noise reduce ?
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      01-19-2013, 01:54 AM   #49
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wich one better ? BSW audio or Polk Audio db501 ? why don't use : Polk Audio DB521 5.25-Inch for bigger hod ̀̀̀̀̀̀ ̀̀̀̀? pls help to choose for upgrade . thanks .
http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/pr...-Sedan-12-F30/

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      01-20-2013, 10:10 AM   #50
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vp, just curious how many speakers are there in F30 ?

5 front including center
2 subwoofer
4 rear
11 speakers in total am i right ?

anymore ?
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did bas release amp for f30
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ok ..so my friend has a 2013 328 sport. basic sound . We want to up grade the sound a little. What size are the door speakers? is it a simple plug n play? any extra work involved...nothing crazy, just basic.... ?

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vp, just curious how many speakers are there in F30 ?

5 front including center
2 subwoofer
4 rear
11 speakers in total am i right ?

anymore ?
1 mid front
2 tweeters front
2 fron door
2tweeter rear
2 midrange rear
2 back shelf
2 woofers

13?
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1 mid front
2 tweeters front
2 fron door
2tweeter rear
2 midrange rear
2 back shelf
2 woofers

13?
The US standard setup (called HiFi in Europe) has only 9 speakers:

4" 1 mid dash
1" 2 tweets sail front
4" 2 mids front doors
8" 2 woofers under the front seats
4" 2 mids back doors
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Thread has went kinda stale.....any updates?
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Thread has went kinda stale.....any updates?
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Anyone in SoCal installed the subwoofer? I would love to hear it.
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Thanks for all the information,

I am in Canada, and leasing the value edition of 328i. I think I do not even have the HiFi system. The audio quality is just unacceptable, it made my music library dull, unpleasant, and frustrating! Since I am leasing it, I guess there is no point I for me to do any mods.

Along with other issues, such as lack of enhanced Bluetooth, and undesired wooden interior, I really want to get rid of this lease.
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      06-23-2013, 02:31 AM   #58
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do you happen to know wire color code of h30 hifi system? e.g from head unit to hifi amp and amp to speakers and others. I am working on installing aftermakret amp and subwoofer.
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Also in for updates on the usdm upgrades for the hi-fi system.
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Would love to see the frequency response of the Hi-Fi (US Standard) system.
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wich one better ? BSW audio or Polk Audio db501 ? why don't use : Polk Audio DB521 5.25-Inch for bigger hod ̀̀̀̀̀̀ ̀̀̀̀? pls help to choose for upgrade . thanks .
http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com/pr...-Sedan-12-F30/
This isn't really an apples to apples comparison.

Our speakers are designed as a direct, plug-and-play upgrade system, optimized for use with the factory amp. The same can't be said for the Polk Audio drivers, which are likely to require modification and quite a bit of work to fit in the car, and no real data exists on whether they'd perform well in the application.
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ok ..so my friend has a 2013 328 sport. basic sound . We want to up grade the sound a little. What size are the door speakers? is it a simple plug n play? any extra work involved...nothing crazy, just basic.... ?

Thank you in advnce.
What is "a little?" What aspects of the audio system are you trying to improve?

Doors are 4" in size and basically nothing on the aftermarket except our speakers are plug and play.
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What is "a little?" What aspects of the audio system are you trying to improve?

Doors are 4" in size and basically nothing on the aftermarket except our speakers are plug and play.
Micah is correct that only his speakers plug in and bolt on, AND are presented as speakers that work with the stock HK amplifier.

Of course, if you're talking about plug-in and bolt-on speakers into the car, using a DIFFERENT amplifier (one might even use an amplifier without the stock processing, for example) then there is more than one option.
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Would love to see the frequency response of the Hi-Fi (US Standard) system.
I will be posting pics and screenshots of the electrical freq response of the HiFi system any day. I didn't take any acoustic measurements of the HiFi system, because it sounded like crap, so I really didn't care about the frequency response. We didn't have it long enough to do any impulse response curves or distortion measurements, I'm afraid.
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Micah is correct that only his speakers plug in and bolt on, AND are presented as speakers that work with the stock HK amplifier.

Of course, if you're talking about plug-in and bolt-on speakers into the car, using a DIFFERENT amplifier (one might even use an amplifier without the stock processing, for example) then there is more than one option.
They also happen to sound quite good with an aftermarket amp, if that's preferred.
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