View Full Version : HK in a Touring.
01-13-2002, 07:20 AM
I was just wondering what does this system include if it is installed on a Touring model. I know of an entire system that will be for sale (through a friend at a stereo installation company) out of a 2001 330iT and I mentioned that I might be interested. The problem is that neither of us have a clue what the system includes and or if it can be used in conjunction with the OE Blaupunkt Business CD system. I looked through my '01 BMW equipment catalog and really didn't get any wiser other than it is an option, but different than the Sedan and Coupé models.
If any Touring owners have this, I would be greatful to hear more about it!
01-13-2002, 10:40 AM
In the Touring, the HK system gets only 10 speaker as compared to 12 in sedan/coupe. In the T you get the 3 in each front door, tweeter in back door, and ~6x9 woofer in rear. In standard T system the rears are ~6.5".
According to Kaz, both the 6.5 and 6x9 use the reaar fender well as the encloser and there is limited space to add anything in the stock location with much of a magnet.
As far as using OEM head unit, you should be able to. The HK has different amp(s).
As I mentioned, KAZ is a good source of information. In fact, he mentioned to me that he was looking into doing something to add some bass (possibly spare tire well use). I'm anxious to see how he makes out.
The HK system works with the Business CD, I have the same setup.
The salesman told me it had 12 speakers, but there are only 10, and you can really hear the difference with the sedan HK system.
PM is correct. Although I don't know 100% of the details, overall I think its a simpler setup than the coupe/sedan HK setup with its separate sub enclosure and amp.
Because there's no additional speaker locations, I think an HK retrofit (probably without the HK dash button and the speed sensitive volume) on the wagon would be much simpler than on the other bodystyles.
On the other hand, the wagon HK dropped into a sedan/coupe won't quite work either since the rear speaker setup is different. BUT, if the extra bass isn't that much of a concern, what might work is to put in the HK front and rear door speakers, the amp (which I believe has the sub amp built in) and find another pair of non-wagon HK rears which would serve as the sub instead... Dunno... it might work OK.
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