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Old 08-15-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
Jag Sahota
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Harman Kardon Amp & TV Question

Well..got 16:9 sat nav and HK in my 330Ci Sport.

Firstly, the HK is OK..but not brilliant! Now..to improve the sound...do I replace the amp or uprate the speakers? I've used the search function to no joy so I do apologize.

2nd, freeview or digital in car...Can get in car freeview but for the life of me don't know how to wire it up. I read somewhere that you can actually use the freeview without using the AUX and just get it operational via the 'TELEVISION' function?!

Thank you fellow fanatics.
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:21 PM   #2
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There is a lot you can do to improve the sound, but the bottom line is you really have to replace BOTH the amp, and the speakers. Due to the way the factory stuff all works together its best to keep factory h/u, add aftermarket amps and speakers.

As for the freeview, I'm guessing this is digital TV standard over in UK? I've heard there are actaully OEM digital tuners made by BMW that you can swap in over there, but I don't know much about them since none of them work in America.

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Old 08-18-2009, 12:08 PM   #3
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on improving the sound, depends on how much improvement you're after and the budget. definitely upgrade speakers first before amp. use quality aftermarket speakers designed as drop-in replacement. that might do for some. next maybe look at a sub and amp to improve the low-end. or just do everything at once, i.e. multi-channel amp, replacement speakers and sub. with aftermarket amp, you'll have more choice wrt speakers. i'm quite happy with the hk premium system on my 328ci. on my e34, i run a full active aftermarket system.
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