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      06-11-2016, 01:20 PM   #1
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MY2017 Stereo Upgrade?

What are the odds of the stereo being upgraded, since they did upgrade everything else with the idrive 5.0 and such. Anyone know if this is the case?
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      06-11-2016, 05:55 PM   #2
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What are the odds of the stereo being upgraded, since they did upgrade everything else with the idrive 5.0 and such. Anyone know if this is the case?
I thought the MPE Exhaust was offered as the upgrade to the sound system!

In all seriousness, I doubt the stereo is going to be upgraded.

I have premium (DIRAC) in my M3 and very seldom listen to it. I just listen to that glorious V8 sounds and thats all the music i need.
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      06-11-2016, 06:00 PM   #3
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I thought the MPE Exhaust was offered as the upgrade to the sound system!

In all seriousness, I doubt the stereo is going to be upgraded.

I have premium (DIRAC) in my M3 and very seldom listen to it. I just listen to that glorious V8 sounds and thats all the music i need.
True!! Already have MPE checked on the order sheet...all the sound I'll ever need
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The stereo sounds terrible and I hope they add the EQ like the HK on the F80/F82's. That would be a great help.
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      06-12-2016, 02:44 AM   #5
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Yep the stereo is the 'worst part' of the M2. Harman Kardon? Come on! The normal system in my 1M sounded three times better.

Luckily I'm blessed with a voice like Axl Rose...



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      06-12-2016, 07:29 AM   #6
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Stereo hardware will stay the same. Hopefully the updated iDrive will enable proper EQ, etc., again once it's out.
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      06-12-2016, 08:22 AM   #7
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Have a loaner 428 grand coupe as I draft this. My M2 is in the shop (new rotors). The Logic 7 HK on the 428 is sooo much better than the non L7 in the M2.
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      06-12-2016, 08:36 AM   #8
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The stereo sounds terrible and I hope they add the EQ like the HK on the F80/F82's. That would be a great help.
I just picked up a '16 M235i yesterday and can confirm, it sounds like crap compared to either of the '13 AH3 or '10 335i L7 systems. I guess BMW figured their "entry level" cars do not qualify for quality audio.
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Even the Radio / Sat receiver seems bad. I listen exclusively to the radio in cars and it seems about the worst I've had. The Sat seems to drop anytime I pass a shrub.
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Yep the stereo is the 'worst part' of the M2. Harman Kardon? Come on! The normal system in my 1M sounded three times better.
I never liked the HK that was in my 1997 E36M3, sounds like it hasn't improved any. Wish they would switch to Alpine.
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Even the Radio / Sat receiver seems bad. I listen exclusively to the radio in cars and it seems about the worst I've had. The Sat seems to drop anytime I pass a shrub.
Apple Music gets better reception (no drops, only used it when it was free) especially in rural areas where I thought it would drop than the HD radio in my X5. HD constantly drops back to regular radio and now I've been getting dead air when it drops. Wonder if stations are moving exclusively to HD.
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Stereo hardware will stay the same. Hopefully the updated iDrive will enable proper EQ, etc., again once it's out.
That would be a start, hopefully they tweaked it somewhat, time will tell.
L7 plus EQ would be perfect, but then I didn't buy the car for the stereo.
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That would be a start, hopefully they tweaked it somewhat, time will tell.
L7 plus EQ would be perfect, but then I didn't buy the car for the stereo.
True but BMW stereo should sound better than a Honda regardless.
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the stereo system is so bad in the car is not even funny
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are you saying the optional HK system is bad and not the standard? IS it worth not opting fro HK and go after market?
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True but BMW stereo should sound better than a Honda regardless.
Is it currently really that bad, I hear conflicting opinions, more on the negative. The HK in my F30 is fantastic! They should have just used the same system without spending money on redesign for an inferior system.
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are you saying the optional HK system is bad and not the standard? IS it worth not opting fro HK and go after market?
I would not pay to "upgrade" to the HK from standard.
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This isn't boding well as I've opted for HK.I've had my suspicions that it doesn't sound as good as Bose and that isn't exactly brilliant.

Looks nice on the description board come resale time though

Does anybody know whether it can be upgraded with an amp module and a code to L7 ?
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This isn't boding well as I've opted for HK.I've had my suspicions that it doesn't sound as good as Bose and that isn't exactly brilliant.

Looks nice on the description board come resale time though

Does anybody know whether it can be upgraded with an amp module and a code to L7 ?
All of these same questions have been addressed in the 2-series forum on this site. The M2 has the exact same stereo system with exact same considerations for alternatives or upgrades.
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This isn't boding well as I've opted for HK.I've had my suspicions that it doesn't sound as good as Bose and that isn't exactly brilliant.

Looks nice on the description board come resale time though

Does anybody know whether it can be upgraded with an amp module and a code to L7 ?
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All of these same questions have been addressed in the 2-series forum on this site. The M2 has the exact same stereo system with exact same considerations for alternatives or upgrades.
If it's this thread you're on about then it doesn't address my question;that is taking the HK to the level as that found higher up in the BMW range ie full L7 functionality with OEM parts.

http://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1251916
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Is my radio jacked up or is Sat just non-functional? It's not getting a signal out in pretty open areas and takes minutes to regain signal after getting dropped. I actually thought my service was shut off and gave up a couple days ago as it didn't work at all.
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If it's this thread you're on about then it doesn't address my question;that is taking the HK to the level as that found higher up in the BMW range ie full L7 functionality with OEM parts.

http://f87.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1251916
You're not going to be able to do it, because the HK system is designed to work holistically with the physical factory speaker setup. The higher-end setup, such as you'd see in the E90/F30, involved complicated tuning work which was never done for the 2 series configuration.
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