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      01-13-2017, 06:20 AM   #1
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G30 Audio system Diagrams

Sure some would like to see the difference between the 3 optional Audio systems

1) HiFi 250W 12 Speaker (Option 676 )
2) Harman Kardon 600W 16 Speaker (Option 688 )
3) Bowers and Wilkins 1400W 16 Speaker (Option 6F1 )
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      01-13-2017, 01:58 PM   #2
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What are items 3&6 on the B&W System? Speakers or crossovers?

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What are items 3&6 on the B&W System? Speakers or crossovers?
3: Active frequency diplexer
6: Microphone
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      01-14-2017, 05:59 AM   #4
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3: Active frequency diplexer
6: Microphone
Thanks, so 3 is an Active Crossover.

Since all the Tweeters a labelled 1, I don't think it has the Diamond Tweeters up front, like the 7 series?

http://www.bowers-wilkins.co.uk/Imag...MW_7Series.jpg
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Thanks, so 3 is an Active Crossover.

Since all the Tweeters a labelled 1, I don't think it has the Diamond Tweeters up front, like the 7 series?

http://www.bowers-wilkins.co.uk/Imag...MW_7Series.jpg

It has the same Diamond tweeters in the front doors as the 7 Series, but the center console tweeter has a different part number to the one the 7 Series has.

Otherwise all the speakers and the amp are the same as the 7 Series
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It has the same Diamond tweeters in the front doors as the 7 Series, but the center console tweeter has a different part number to the one the 7 Series has.

Otherwise all the speakers and the amp are the same as the 7 Series
That's good to know, thank you
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Do you have one for the standard 6 speaker system
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      01-17-2017, 05:29 PM   #8
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Do you have one for the standard 6 speaker system
No, sorry

But its:
2 Front door speakers ( 1 in each front door)
2 Bass speakers ( 1 under each front seat)
2 Rear shelf speakers

No amplifier (run off the head unit)
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Has anyone heard the hi fi compared to HK sound system?

hi fi looks good with 12 at 250w.

much difference?
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      03-02-2017, 01:23 PM   #10
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Has anyone heard the hi fi compared to HK sound system?

hi fi looks good with 12 at 250w.

much difference?
Anyone care to answer this? Had to do a limbo dance today to finalise spec before the door shut and opted for the Hi Fi set up ( in Europe this an upgrade on the base system). I have Harmon in my current F10 which sounds great when the car is at rest, but at motorway speeds I tend to be more focus send on the road rather than the sound, and mostly listen to talk radio so I figured I could put the €1000 saved to something else. I have a B&W home cinema as well as a separate B&W powered listening room so I do appreciate good sound but frankly figure that there are limits to any system within a vehicle so not worth the extra bucks unless you're a recent lottery winner!
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Does anyone know what the highest Flac Files the new idrive can handle before down-sampling it

I have ordered the new BMW G31 Touring with B&W , online entertainment etc ( all options ) and before it arrives want to fill my Samsung 512GB T3 drive ready to try out the sound system.

Running 2 Business's i tend to spend more time driving around than at home etc so my only change for decent music is in the car so want to see its limits
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Has anyone heard the hi fi compared to HK sound system?

hi fi looks good with 12 at 250w.

much difference?
I compared them both in a 2017 7-Series. The specs are the same for the two cars except that in the 7 the hifi system has speakers in the rear doors whereas the g30 has them in the parcel shelf. I actually preferred the sound of the hifi system. It was punchy and clear with lots of strong base. The HK was probably a more sophisticated sound but it didn't do it for me.
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does anyone know if HK system is 8ohm or 4ohm?
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What about G31? Any differences in speaker numbers and location?
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What about G31? Any differences in speaker numbers and location?
I had G31 for test-drive with HK and it had back speakers on the ceiling instead of back shelf in G30. But it's identical configuration, no difference.
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Sure some would like to see the difference between the 3 optional Audio systems

1) HiFi 250W 12 Speaker (Option 676 )
Is it correct?
250W, not 205W?
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My bmw 7 series g12 come with Harman Kardon system.

I bought Bower wilkin system off ebay and retrofit it into my car.

Right now the system is running without:

- 2 frequency diplexers
- mic to receive noise in cabin

My question is: if i play the system while wait for frequency diplexers, would it damage my tweeter or mid?

Does the lack of mic lead to the system can not play full potential? The tech guy told me that the mic will receive noise and without the mic, the system think that the noise is zero and will not let it play too loud. Does it make sense at all?

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Guys, can anyone point me in the right direction, I have the basic system i believe as the door doesn’t have any tweeters in the top part of the door.

I want to find out how much it would set me back for getting the B&W kit retro fitted and if there is an alternative like Etons/Audisons which are on the same par?
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Strange question but is the headend unit the same for HK & B&W systems? I've seen eBay retro kits available but none of them include headend units, just speakers and amps.
BTW the B&W retro was going for around $4k US plus shipping. HK retro around $2k US.
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Does anyone know if the bluetooth audio quality in the G series is any different from the F series? Quality as in technology (a2dp, bluetooth 3.0, etc)
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Does anyone know if the bluetooth audio quality in the G series is any different from the F series? Quality as in technology (a2dp, bluetooth 3.0, etc)
Don't know the specifics but find the Bluetooth audio quality to be pretty darn good for my untrained ears. Perhaps I am easily impressed, but streaming Carl TJader recordings from Spotify sound fantastic in my standard stereo with excellent stereo separation and clean highs with good base.
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Don't know the specifics but find the Bluetooth audio quality to be pretty darn good for my untrained ears. Perhaps I am easily impressed, but streaming Carl TJader recordings from Spotify sound fantastic in my standard stereo with excellent stereo separation and clean highs with good base.
Loll never heard of the artist but going to check it out
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