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Old 09-25-2003, 12:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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If you could improve any one thing about the system, what would it be? Bass, speaker quality at high volumes, amplification? Sub strength?

I'm trying to decide if I should/need to replace anything.
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Old 09-26-2003, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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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?
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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
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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.



was anybody able to follow this? :P
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does the alpine cd changer (best buy for little $$, as opposed to bmw) fit the trunk bay ?

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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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I have a 2001 bmw 330ci and I have an Alpine 6disc changer in the trunk works prefectly. You may need an in line adapter for the alpine changer though. I think I saw one on eBay once...

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Anups or anybody for that matter,

Don't you need the adapter for your Alpine changer?
I've got a 2001 325i with the HK upgrade. Does anyone know if I'll need the signal adapter?

I want the MP3 changer, does that use the same controls?

Any help would be appreciated.
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