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      02-11-2016, 06:38 AM   #1
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HiFi audio or upgrade to HK audio for 330i

Recently ordered 330i Luxury sedan, to be built next month (March). I optioned it with HiFi audio (9 speakers, 205W) compared to base audio (6 speakers, 100W) and HK audio (16 speakers, 600W). After reading endless posts about how bad the HIFi audio is compared to the HK audio, I am having second thoughts. I can still potentially upgrade my order to HK audio as the car will only be built next month. The questions are for AUS $1,000 extra is the HK audio so much better, do I need it and would I really notice the difference? I mainly listen to the radio, music from the 1960's and 1970's at a moderate volume, occasional a CD.
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      02-11-2016, 06:56 AM   #2
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I have always, up until my current F10, upgraded the sound system in my cars. It's always the first option I tick in fact. I love music and I would highly recommend upgrading to HK.

I've had loaners with the lower grade systems and they are just crap!
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      02-11-2016, 03:57 PM   #3
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I had the Logic7 in my E90 and HK in my F30. For me, it's worth it, but I negotiated a package price for the car.

For you, it may be harder to get a discounted rate for the last minute change, but you could try to see how much extra it would be. Maybe drop one option (if you can live without it) to offset the HK system. You never know.

Listening to a high quality recording brings out the true quality of this very nice but certainly not brilliant system, but do not, for a second, believe it's a '600 Watt' system in the true sense of how a hi fi system's power is rated -Watts RMS.
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Picking up my new 420D GC tomorrow and ordered it with HK. Will tell you what I think as I am fairly fussy with audio sound.
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Should have added just for the hell of it, the F10 comes standard with HK and the upgrade is Bang & Olufsen and its $12.5K FFS!
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Should have added just for the hell of it, the F10 comes standard with HK and the upgrade is Bang & Olufsen and its $12.5K FFS!
Naim so far the best stock audio system in a car I have experienced .H that is ridiculous haha especially when the HK is so good for a standard option.Might be worth it in a m6GC where the rising center speaker adds even more flair.

ontopic : Get the Harmon kardon 100%
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