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      04-22-2014, 02:20 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,

I have a 2013 320xi, I have noticed that I only have 4 speakers and well the sound sucks lol, I am kinda disappointed that for the amount of money I have spent on this car it doesn't come with a better sound system. That being said my question is:

What would you recommend:
Option 1) Harmon Kardon Upgrade - Price yet to be determined
Option 2) Bavsound.com Stage 1 kit

Please let me know what you have and what do find is the best for your money.

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      04-22-2014, 02:57 PM   #2
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The price difference between the Bavsound Stage 1 upgrade and the HK Audio system isn't that much. If there's not a substantial savings or a significant improvement in performance, I'd rather just get it straight from the factory.
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      04-22-2014, 03:02 PM   #3
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The price difference between the Bavsound Stage 1 upgrade and the HK Audio system isn't that much. If there's not a substantial savings or a significant improvement in performance, I'd rather just get it straight from the factory.
What one do you have? how do you find the sound?
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      04-22-2014, 04:40 PM   #4
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Hey Guys,

I have a 2013 320xi, I have noticed that I only have 4 speakers and well the sound sucks lol, I am kinda disappointed that for the amount of money I have spent on this car it doesn't come with a better sound system. That being said my question is:

What would you recommend:
Option 1) Harmon Kardon Upgrade - Price yet to be determined
Option 2) Bavsound.com Stage 1 kit

Please let me know what you have and what do find is the best for your money.

Thanks,

Ghost
I'm not aware that you can upgrade to the HK system after production as it is more than just speakers.
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      04-23-2014, 11:06 PM   #5
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There's no way to upgrade to HK if you have the base system. Your only option is BAVsound or aftermarket components.
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      04-25-2014, 04:44 PM   #6
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How come there is no way to get the HK system?
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      04-25-2014, 05:34 PM   #7
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How come there is no way to get the HK system?
...not sure if there's NO way to get the HK system....just probably no cost effective way.
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      04-25-2014, 05:40 PM   #8
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New door panels, new panel between the backseat and back window, new speakers, new HK "amp," new wiring, etc.

That sounds fun.
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      04-29-2014, 11:39 AM   #9
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New door panels, new panel between the backseat and back window, new speakers, new HK "amp," new wiring, etc.

That sounds fun.
It sure does doesn't it :P, looks like it cannot be done with rebuilding almost all of the interior lol.
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      05-06-2014, 03:16 AM   #10
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If it makes you feel any better, there are two more 'speakers' with the basic audio - two subwoofers under the front seats; albeit I wouldn't call anything less than 8" a subwoofer... still counts

But yeah, the sound is fairly disappointing in any case. If I'd thought to give it a listen when I test drove my 320d, I would have certainly upgraded.
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      05-13-2014, 11:44 AM   #11
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well i think I may have been jipped, I looked underneth my seat, no sub there
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The subs in the HiFi system are under grills flush with the floor under each front seat. They aren't really visible just glancing under the seat. Unless the real "base" stereo is available in Canada (I have no idea if it is), you should also have an amp under a black metal rain guard under the plastic storage tray in the left rear of the trunk.

If you have the HiFi setup, there are a bunch of upgrade options available for you.
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Hi Ghost, I'm on the same boat...
Any luck finding options to upgrade our crappy audio system?
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BMW do the Alpine Hifi upgrade if you have the base system which costs around £500 in the UK but I am not sure what it replaces, I know that you get the two tweeters and the trim for the door.
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BMW do the Alpine Hifi upgrade if you have the base system which costs around £500 in the UK but I am not sure what it replaces, I know that you get the two tweeters and the trim for the door.
Thank uou so much much for this info!
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BMW do the Alpine Hifi upgrade if you have the base system which costs around £500 in the UK but I am not sure what it replaces, I know that you get the two tweeters and the trim for the door.
I had the Alpine upgrade in my E91.
A very nice enjoyable sound.
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