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Old 11-18-2012, 06:28 AM
djcwardog djcwardog is offline
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My 2007 550i had the code 676 Hi-Fi speakers. BMW seems to actually make at least 4 levels of audio:

Base (not on cars for exprt to US, but you will read posts from folks in Europe who have it),
Hi-Fi (yours - which is the "base" system for US-export cars),
Logic7 (code 677, HiFi system Professional DSP - adds more speakers to include a center-channel on the dash top, larger under-seat subs (8" instead of your 6") and a DSP amp, and
Individual Audio in top-end cars, a $700 option (code 752 I think...) that may also be referred to as a DIRAC - adds an even better DSP amp and speakers - seen on M3, M5 and M6. Check out Bavarian Soundwerks for some good info on the speakers as well.

For your direct comparison, be sure it is exactly that: check your bass and treble - set both to flat in both cars, then listen. Now crank up the bass level in each car and see what happens. Because of cabin dimensions, etc. it may take different settings to achieve the sound you want to hear. If you still hear no bass in the sedan, then troubleshoot for inop underseat sub-speakers, a bad amp (in left-rear of trunk behind access panels...), cut wire, etc...
djcwardog: car just SOLD - 2007 650i 0440/LCGE, 6MT, Sport, Nav, HUD, NiVi (w pin swap in CIC), HD Radio (from CIC), CDC, SiriusXM. Coding: no lawyer screen (CIC), fan speed LED seen on "auto" (with an LCI-IHKA), turn signals in HUD. Complete: CIC.C1A retrofit>E90.SSD >E90-E60 merged CIC.trc >CMEDIAR.C05 coded Combox, w/ ConnectedDrive, Plug-In, etc., Verde 19" wheels, DINAN CAI, BAVSOUND Stage One Speakers and Ghost Underseat Subs, DIRAC 752 Individual Audio retrofit amp (up from L7).
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