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Re: Any difference between 99 2.3 HK stereo and... (archive)

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Posted by Jon G on January 12, 2000 at 09:29:54:

In Reply to: Re: Any difference between 99 2.3 HK stereo and... posted by Gordon on January 12, 2000 at 08:24:03:

: : the 00' M Roadster HK system? I am looking at trading in my 2.3 for the M and wonder if I'll have another system of the same caliber? (poor)

: I don't want to start an argument with anyone but in my opinion the sound system in my 00 MZ3 is just plain poor. (At least for a $45k auto!) It is the business CD with the HK amp setup. It is fine if you never go over 35 mph. But try listening to a CD at 65 mph on the highway with the top down! The buzz from the sub woofers is so bad I don't even bother to listen to it anymore. The stereo setup in my wife's 91 535 sounds infinitely better and it is the stock radio with the 6 disc factory player in the trunk. Unless BMW has done something significantly different I suspect you will get the same stereo setup and the same performance as you currently have.

I'd be surprised if you get any arguments -- seems the HK system is universally regarded as substandard. It certainly is when compared against any other stock system marketed as being "premium." The symptoms you're experiencing are exactly the same as in my '99 MZ3. Harmon Kardon should be ashamed to have their otherwise fine name associated with this system.

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