Originally posted by woobiee@Sep 26 2003, 05:10 PM i have the HK system in my 323ci, and first thing i did took out the subs and put in 2 aftermarket subs with an aftermarket amp. for me, the bass in the hk is not enough for me.
the speakers are fine until you crank it up real real high. i 'may' replace them in the future.
hey woobiee do you know what kind of speakers the HK system uses? i know they say harmon kardon, but doesnt HK just use renamed Infinity reference or kappas in the 3series?
i wished i knew, i never opened up the speakers yet. i heard somewhere that they were nokia speakers? kinda strange huh. its very odd that they would use speakers other thank HK even though it is the HK system
here's something interesting i found off google. Harmon Kardon as well as other speaker brands are manufactured by Harman-Motive. so all these brands are basically the same speaker built to different specs, and after looking around a few people were able to make direct comparisons with a certain range of JBL speakers to the 'HarmonKardon' speakers bmw uses.
But i guess since bmw has a contract with harmon kardon and harmon kardon owns Harman Motive (the manufacturer) they can put the HK badge on any of these speakers:
Harman-Motive produces high-end sound systems, including JBL, Infinity, Harman-Kardon, Mark Levinson, and Becker.
Over the years, Harman-Motive has built its reputation for high-quality products and forward-thinking management practices by "tuning in" to the needs of its customers, which include the likes of BMW, Lexus, Toyota, and Chrysler.
im not sure if you can hook up an aftermarket cd changer to a stock bmw unit. Vice versa, im 90% sure that you cannot put a bmw changer to an aftermarket unit. There are special cases like alpine since some bmw audio components are made by alpine, it would sometimes work.
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