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      02-26-2008, 02:13 AM   #1
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Enhanced audio?

Why is the enhanced audio $1900? How is the basic audio? I do listen to music, pretty much all the time and especially with the IPOD hookup i'll be utilizing my stereo. Would the enhanced audio be worth it?
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      02-26-2008, 02:24 AM   #2
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I know that that audio system is God-like...BUT if the stock one is the Logic 7, then there's no need to upgrade!!!!
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Everyone told me it was worth it, so I got it. Can't tell you YET what it sounds like. Next week, I will let you know.
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stock one IS NOT logic7. it's the crappy one from BMW. NOT LOGIC7. i made that mistake too!
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i thought it was worth it just coz there's no logic7. Logic7 was okay, not the best, so i couldnt live with a worse one, i had to buy premium sound
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Why is the enhanced audio $1900? How is the basic audio? I do listen to music, pretty much all the time and especially with the IPOD hookup i'll be utilizing my stereo. Would the enhanced audio be worth it?
Being you described yourself that way, there's no reason why you shouldn't get the Enhanced Audio. The same system is in the 08 M5, and it's absolutely astonishing. Combining it with a digital transfer host makes for audio that the stock system cannot compare to in any conceivable form.
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stock one IS NOT logic7. it's the crappy one from BMW. NOT LOGIC7. i made that mistake too!
makes my decision easier!
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makes my decision easier!
Logic7 is standard in Canada. That is why it is a $1200 option in Canada versus $1900 in the US.
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Logic7 is standard in Canada. That is why it is a $1200 option in Canada versus $1900 in the US.
AH! then that makes my decision even easier! Thanks!
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Why is the enhanced audio $1900? How is the basic audio? I do listen to music, pretty much all the time and especially with the IPOD hookup i'll be utilizing my stereo. Would the enhanced audio be worth it?
Additional info on the Audio forum.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=113303
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Is it possible for your dealer to install the EPC a little bit after you recieve the car? I don't really feel like spending the 1.9k right now
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Is it possible for your dealer to install the EPC a little bit after you recieve the car? I don't really feel like spending the 1.9k right now
No, not for any reasonable price. What's crazy is that BMW expects you to shell out that much money without any useful specs or info to compare. If you were buying a home system you would have everything.
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No, not for any reasonable price. What's crazy is that BMW expects you to shell out that much money without any useful specs or info to compare. If you were buying a home system you would have everything.
So would you say its more economical "efficient" to install an aftermarket one and have someone install it
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So would you say its more economical "efficient" to install an aftermarket one and have someone install it
If you don't want to spend the money up front. However, what you can get for $1,900 aftermarket will likely not be as good and will not have the 4-year warranty. Quality of the install will vary greatly depending on the shop that does it.
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So would you say its more economical "efficient" to install an aftermarket one and have someone install it
It's not more economically efficient nor does it make any sense. You'd be paying A LOT for an equivalent after market system should you decide to upgrade down the road. The major downside to after market is the install. After market will never be as clean as stock. With the stock system, everything fits perfectly and has its own place.

So this gets a big NO, NO, NO, from me. Splurge right now so you don't regret it down the road, which you probably will.
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Is it the Dirac system like in the M5/M6? If so the system is very good. I have it in the M6 and it (no pun intended) rocks!
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OK so how bad is the US stock audio? i don't listen to music that often but would like to have a decent stereo.
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Is it the Dirac system like in the M5/M6? If so the system is very good. I have it in the M6 and it (no pun intended) rocks!
Yes, it's the Dirac system found in the 08 M5 and 08 M6. A review:

http://www.dirac.se/upload/EN-Transl...-No10-2007.pdf
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OK so how bad is the US stock audio? i don't listen to music that often but would like to have a decent stereo.
I would also like to know how the quality of the stock audio is for any of those that have heard it
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