I love my 04 330i, but the stereo in it doesn't sound very good? it has
the 10 speaker Harmon Kardon, and i cannot get it to sound very good at
all? I thought that it was because i was using "burned" cd's, so i got
the originals out of my collection, and they sounds just as bad? I have
played around with the bass and treble, with now real improvement.
Now comes the hard one to get past.... the cd's sound way better in my
99 for ranger with a stock 6x8's....
Does anyone have any ideas? or has anyone else had this same issue?
My 1996 325iC has the Harmon Kardon. I bought the car in 2000, the system
sounded great (except for weak low bass response). One of the front kick
plate speakers went bad, I replaced it with a similar size. The original BMW
head unit had been replaced with a European Pioneer unit (FM but no AM
band). I installed a new Pioneer head unit.
Here is how I cured the bass response: The HK amp is mounted behind the
passenger side rear seat. I added a 200watt single channel amp mounted
behind the driver side rear seat, feeding a 10" square subwoofer in the hole
where the ski door would be on a sedan (it is closed off on the convertible
so as not to interfere with the conv. top mech.) This makes a totally
invisible installation, but it definitely audible. All the sound goes into
the car instead of in the trunk.
After 8 years, I do need to replace the subwoofer, it is getting a bit
My daughter has a 2004 325 convertible with the multiple speakers, it also
Your problem may be related to bad speakers, a bad HK amp, or even some
problem in the head unit. I'd use the faders to feed only front left, then
front right, then rear left, then rear right to see if that sheds any light
on the problem.
Is there sound coming out of all the drivers? If you pop the covers,
are there any drivers with visibly damaged surrounds? Is the sound okay
with the balance full in either direction? Are you the original owner of
the car, and if so, did it sound this way when it was new?
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
I am not the original owner, i bought the car from a bwm dealer under
the cpo program in sept 07. I knew that it didnt sound right not long
after i bought it, but kept figuring it was the burned cd's. I dont
elieve any of the drivers to be damaged.
Scott Dorsey wrote:
It is difficult to know if I have the same issue as you if you do not
describe what the issue is.
What, specifically, sounds bad? Distortion at normal listening levels? No
bass? Too much treble? Occasional squeaks? What?
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isolate each speaker quadrant ... fader ... balance ...
left/right and front/back speaker sets.
allow the stereo to put all the signal down one section of the car and check
for performance ... if any at all.
go from each of the four areas ... and see where the speakers are putting
out or not.
if each section is the same feable output ... then the music box is poop is
my next check.
put in a good one that works ... or put your bad suspect one in another car
that you know works well ... and test it there ... if you have that means
cheaply to do a test.
otherwise ... a electronic brainaic has to be let lose on it ... see if you
are losing the wire loom ... or if a connection as come apart to some
most of electical problems ... are just to be sure it is plugged in.
since you have a plug in going on ... some sound ... then the output is the
problem to go down the logic path is my IMO
sumbuddie wear blind sea
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