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      01-20-2011, 12:18 PM   #67
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Bumping for E90 settings or the "new & improved" settings.
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      02-15-2011, 06:14 PM   #68
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      02-15-2011, 09:13 PM   #69
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hey Malek - are you planning on posting your new settings anytime soon? thanks!!
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      03-13-2011, 06:31 PM   #70
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      03-14-2011, 10:27 AM   #71
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Just hop in the car and adjust it to your liking. There no "right" setting, nor a "new and improved" setting. Set it how you like it and be done with it. It's not rocket science and EVERYONE hears differently.
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      03-16-2011, 08:32 PM   #72
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is this the same dirac system in the 2011 335 coupe? If not, what is the diff.

Also can someone explain what ppl mean by adjusting the S-volume to get rid of the muddy sound at low volume?

And last, does everyone agree that if you are using ipod, you should set the eq to flat or off and remove the volume limiter.

I'm a noob at this so I apologize if these questions seem basic.
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      03-21-2011, 05:16 PM   #73
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Did you get an E90 M3 to test your settings out with?

If not, I'm happy to provide mine as the guinea pig.

Let me know, thanks!
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      04-05-2011, 10:53 AM   #74
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Did you get an E90 M3 to test your settings out with?

If not, I'm happy to provide mine as the guinea pig.

Let me know, thanks!
Lets do that man, there haven't been any E90's coming lately with the EPS to the shop, so lets make a time and make this happen for the board.

I will update the original thread with the better E92 settings as well guys. Sorry, I almost forgot about this thread. My bad guys.

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      04-05-2011, 11:00 AM   #75
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is this the same dirac system in the 2011 335 coupe? If not, what is the diff.

Also can someone explain what ppl mean by adjusting the S-volume to get rid of the muddy sound at low volume?

And last, does everyone agree that if you are using ipod, you should set the eq to flat or off and remove the volume limiter.

I'm a noob at this so I apologize if these questions seem basic.
I am not sure what system your car is equipped with, but if your car has those silver speaker trims around the front mids and the rear mids and tweets, then you have this system. Very rarely have I seen 335i's (non-US cars) with this system, the ones I have seen on here have been Individual cars, so odds are, this is not the same system you have.

The S-vol thing as someone else mentioned, I have yet to be able to replicate their explanation, that turning the S-vol higher eliminates the muddy sound issue at lower volumes. I have listened very carefully for this and cannot replicate this issue, not in my E92 or the many others I have been in with the EPS. I still recommend that the S-vol setting be set at the lowest setting of 1.

You are absolutely correct, the internal EQ of the iPod must be set to OFF, and the volume limited must be OFF. I think I mentioned this in the original post as well.

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      04-05-2011, 06:59 PM   #76
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Lets do that man, there haven't been any E90's coming lately with the EPS to the shop, so lets make a time and make this happen for the board.

I will update the original thread with the better E92 settings as well guys. Sorry, I almost forgot about this thread. My bad guys.

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Let me know when you want to meet up.. Thursday / Friday works for me.

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      04-06-2011, 10:49 AM   #77
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Let me know when you want to meet up.. Thursday / Friday works for me.

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Does next Thursday and Friday work? I am pretty swamped this week. Let me know Mike.

I want to come down sometime for some coding as well.

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      04-06-2011, 11:36 AM   #78
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I'm gonna check these settings out today. Thanks for the suggestions.
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      04-06-2011, 12:02 PM   #79
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I am not sure what system your car is equipped with, but if your car has those silver speaker trims around the front mids and the rear mids and tweets, then you have this system. Very rarely have I seen 335i's (non-US cars) with this system, the ones I have seen on here have been Individual cars, so odds are, this is not the same system you have.

The S-vol thing as someone else mentioned, I have yet to be able to replicate their explanation, that turning the S-vol higher eliminates the muddy sound issue at lower volumes. I have listened very carefully for this and cannot replicate this issue, not in my E92 or the many others I have been in with the EPS. I still recommend that the S-vol setting be set at the lowest setting of 1.

You are absolutely correct, the internal EQ of the iPod must be set to OFF, and the volume limited must be OFF. I think I mentioned this in the original post as well.

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Ok, I checked and in canada we get the BMW Individual Sound System w/Dirac Live with the upgrade. Not sure it's what you guys have on the M3 in the states.

Will remove the volume limiter and eq. Thanks.
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      04-07-2011, 09:14 AM   #80
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I am getting an Individual 335d with the EPS and plan on busting out my RTA and some test discs to try and get a good tune on it.
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      04-07-2011, 11:07 AM   #81
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I am not sure what system your car is equipped with, but if your car has those silver speaker trims around the front mids and the rear mids and tweets, then you have this system. Very rarely have I seen 335i's (non-US cars) with this system, the ones I have seen on here have been Individual cars, so odds are, this is not the same system you have.

The S-vol thing as someone else mentioned, I have yet to be able to replicate their explanation, that turning the S-vol higher eliminates the muddy sound issue at lower volumes. I have listened very carefully for this and cannot replicate this issue, not in my E92 or the many others I have been in with the EPS. I still recommend that the S-vol setting be set at the lowest setting of 1.

You are absolutely correct, the internal EQ of the iPod must be set to OFF, and the volume limited must be OFF. I think I mentioned this in the original post as well.

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That's not what I said or implied...

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S-volume at 4... eliminates the muddyness when the volume is automatically increased.
The only way for the volume to be automatically increased is at speed (S-Volume cannot be turned off), and to increase the volume it has to be first at low volume.

In other words, S-Volume can help with the muddyness only at speed and higher than the nominal/low volume, which pretty much confirms what it is already known: this system is designed to sound better at higher than nominal/low volumes.

The S-Volume only helps to get rid of the muddyness a little bit faster while driving, but it will do nothing with the muddyness at low speed/low volume conditions.

This system is just muddy at low volume by design.
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      04-07-2011, 03:10 PM   #82
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That's not what I said or implied...



The only way for the volume to be automatically increased is at speed (S-Volume cannot be turned off), and to increase the volume it has to be first at low volume.

In other words, S-Volume can help with the muddyness only at speed and higher than the nominal/low volume, which pretty much confirms what it is already known: this system is designed to sound better at higher than nominal/low volumes.

The S-Volume only helps to get rid of the muddyness a little bit faster while driving, but it will do nothing with the muddyness at low speed/low volume conditions.

This system is just muddy at low volume by design.
Thanks for the clarification. I wasn't sure what you meant before.
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So the numbers on the front page are now the finalized improved numbers?
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No, I will be doing that today.

First day off in a long time.
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      04-09-2011, 06:31 PM   #85
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No, I will be doing that today.

First day off in a long time.
Thank you for doing this for everyone! We audio noobs really appreciate it.
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      04-09-2011, 07:25 PM   #86
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Thank you for doing this for everyone! We audio noobs really appreciate it.
Its great that the OP has taken the time to post the EQ settings for everyone to use as a guide but what people need to understand is that's all it is, a guide. There is no absolute right or wrong way to tune a system. If you like what you hear, that's all that matters. If these settings get you there, that's great. If you take these settings and feel the need to tweak them a little, there's nothing wrong with that. If you come up with your own settings by listening with your own ears, even better because you know what you did to get to that point.
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