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      12-17-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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For you guys who want to upgrade stereo

Hey guys
Happy holidays !

I thought Id share info to you about the BMW standard stereo.
I ordered the premium in my x1 but bought for my partner the upgrade for his 328i for xmas. I opened the box and was impressed with what I saw. Looks like Ill have to help put the speakers in and will take pics of anyone is interested.
I got the http://www.bavariansoundwerks.com kit
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      12-17-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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Lucky guy!
Yeah, I'd sure like to know how hard they were to install, and how they sound compared to the Harman Kardon branded "premium" (this is what you have in your X1, right?).

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      12-17-2012, 01:40 PM   #3
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I'm waiting to see what these guys offer for the X1. If they don't come up with something in the next few months I'll be looking at alternatives. I just have the base stereo. It isn't bad, but there is lots of room for improvement. But if you are not an audiophile you might be able to live with the base stereo for a long time. Just depends on what your stereo needs are.
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      12-17-2012, 04:05 PM   #4
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From what I've heard and read, the Harman Kardon does improve treble quite a bit over the US standard "HiFi" option, but has a somewhat thumpy bass and doesn't do all that much for improving midrange.
But both the HiFi and Harman Kardon options are supposedly way better than the European default, "standard".
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      12-17-2012, 04:08 PM   #5
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I really like the base stereo and think it's about as good (but different) than the fancy pants enhanced premium sound in my M3. The expensive M3 system seemingly only outshines our X1 at very high volume levels.
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      12-20-2012, 02:53 PM   #6
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I think we're all waiting to hear how they actually sound after installation?? Was it easy? Are you new to installing audio (I am)?
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      04-12-2013, 06:16 AM   #7
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How much are these?
I too have the base X1 stereo and find it lacking...

Want to know is there something I can do to improve alot by sending a little?

Can I just add an amp? Or change speakers?

And what's this about recoding the head unit to Hifi?
Can that alone do anything?
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