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Old 12-17-2013, 11:55 PM   #139
in1985
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Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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My Ride: 2003 330ci
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Originally Posted by SKR7 View Post
Tommy,

Is this unit compatible with the Harmon Kardon upgraded cars? Other units I've looked at (Dynavin etc etc) are technically compatible (in that they fit), but lose the AMP and over half of the speakers.

If its affirmative I'll be ordering one immediately.

Cheers,
Matt
I've just had the AVIN unit installed in my 2003 330ci with factory navigation and Harmon Kardon sound.

Overall the system is awesome, very very happy with it.

The only issue is with the Harmon Kardon amp - when there is no sound coming through the system (radio off etc) there is a small amount of hiss and static present, even when the system is muted. If you turn the sound up it becomes quite audible.

The guy at the pro audio installation said this is because of the HK sound, the new AVIN unit doesn't have the hardware to suppress the noise when there is no active audio, where as the factory one did.

When driving, you don't notice it at all. That's the only issue I have with it.

However, when music is playing it's a non issue, it sounds awesome.

Cheers,

G
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