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post #1 of 20 Old 04-20-2014, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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If anyone is interested I found this dedicated Mini Harman Kardon Site

www.mini.harmankardon.com

The HK option sounds like it will be fantastic!
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I do wish I had spec'd it but you have to stop at some point!
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just go aftermarket

cheaper and you end up getting nicer speakers anyways
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I do wish I had spec'd it but you have to stop at some point!
Yeah true. I was messing about with the configurator the other day and choose every option. The price was a few pounds under £30K for cooper D !
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The HK system has the potential to be fantastic but choose your sound source wisely.


I've taken delivery of an F56 with the Media XL pack (8.8" screen + visual boost etc.) but not the HK system.


DAB and FM radio sounds okay. Medium quality MP3 (have also tried apple and Microsoft WMA files) again sound okay; high quality digital files sound good for a stock sound system.


Remember the car does not come with a CD player as standard.


Therefore high quality digital sound files will sound better through the car's standard system than your average quality digital files through the HK system.


If you buy the HK system make sure you increase the bit rate of your recordings.
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I have HK in my current Cooper now, so will definitely be specifying them again in the new car.

Great speakers :-)
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The HK system has the potential to be fantastic but choose your sound source wisely.


I've taken delivery of an F56 with the Media XL pack (8.8" screen + visual boost etc.) but not the HK system.


DAB and FM radio sounds okay. Medium quality MP3 (have also tried apple and Microsoft WMA files) again sound okay; high quality digital files sound good for a stock sound system.


Remember the car does not come with a CD player as standard.


Therefore high quality digital sound files will sound better through the car's standard system than your average quality digital files through the HK system.


If you buy the HK system make sure you increase the bit rate of your recordings.
Yes that's a good point. I think most of the stuff on my iPhone
are 256K AAC files. So should be good enough??
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I ordered it

I love my music - I've got a Bowers and Wilkins Zepplin Airplay at home which is thunderously brilliant! And in the A5 the Bang and Olufsen system was a treat so I'm hoping for a continuation!
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id say the hk system would always be louder due to the number of speakers and the two subs under the seats... quality will ultimately rely on the audio files you feed it.

ive never not had the HK option so i dont really know what the standard sound system goes like?

does your dealer have both so you can do a sound check using the same audio source / music?

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....it's not just the HK that has subs under the seats - it comes with Visual Boost onwards.

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