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Jboo

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Hi,

Is there a big difference between the Harmon Kardon speaker system and the standard system in a BMW? Does anyone know the cost of upgrading also?

Thanks.

NickXX

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It's quite a bit better than the standard system, but the standard system is also pretty bad (I went from an e46 with standard audio to one with HK).

It was a £750 option new iirc. Upgrading is a PITA and I wouldn't recommend it. The cost of buying all the bits would go a lot further if you were to buy some aftermarket kit.


SPORTSTER

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HK is ok, but nowadays you can get upgrades of speakers, amps for very little money whoch will blow away the HK.

Jboo

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NickXX said:
It's quite a bit better than the standard system, but the standard system is also pretty bad (I went from an e46 with standard audio to one with HK).

It was a £750 option new iirc. Upgrading is a PITA and I wouldn't recommend it. The cost of buying all the bits would go a lot further if you were to buy some aftermarket kit.
Hmm, that's a pain as the car i'm looking at is ideal other than having the standard audio. Thanks for the reply.

SPORTSTER said:
HK is ok, but nowadays you can get upgrades of speakers, amps for very little money whoch will blow away the HK.
Yeah, i think i'll look at upgrading but thought the HK was one of the better audios. Is there any you'd recommended taking a look at?

Thanks again.

sjj84

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The HK is a significant improvement over the standard system, however an aftermarket one will be a significant improvement again over the HK one. Not having it wouldn't put me off buying the car.
You can retrofit the HK system and they often appear on ebay, however I wouldn't bother fitting it. If you are going to the expense and effort you can get better.
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Jboo

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sjj84 said:
The HK is a significant improvement over the standard system, however an aftermarket one will be a significant improvement again over the HK one. Not having it wouldn't put me off buying the car.
You can retrofit the HK system and they often appear on ebay, however I wouldn't bother fitting it. If you are going to the expense and effort you can get better.
Cheers. I'm going to see the car tomorrow so if I buy it I'll take a look at an aftermarket unit. If anyone has any suggestions for some systems out there that are worth a look (which don't cost an arm and a leg!) please let me know. I'd appreciate it.

Thanks again for the replies.
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