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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 02-20-2010, 12:47 PM
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The 2011's get a Harmon Kardon Sound system, Keep that in mind.
Not applicable to the M3.
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Old 02-20-2010, 07:38 PM
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If I were you, I would go to the dealer lot with a CD of your choice and compare your car with an M3 with premium sound side by side. It sounds like you have a better ear for the differences than most...especially me. I mostly listen to the sound of that revving V8. If I am actually listening to the stereo, it's usually some sort of rock or techno cranked up such that an equalizer doesn't really matter. I do have the EA and I can attest that it does get loud and the bass kicks pretty good.
Thanks, I had a chance to listen to the M3 Hi-fi (standard) system for a short while. It's not terrible, but its not as good as the Logic 7 in my 335. I would be disappointed to pay M3 money for the car and not have at least a Logic 7 caliber system. So I'll be getting the enhanced audio I think, unless I can find out about an aftermarket upgrade for the Hi-Fi system which would improve things.
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Old 02-20-2010, 08:30 PM
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So I'll be getting the enhanced audio I think, unless I can find out about an aftermarket upgrade for the Hi-Fi system which would improve things.
I don't recall if you are getting iDrive/Navi, but the EA (752) is integrated with iDrive and the Navi screen. Not sure if any aftermarket gear would provide that interface. Just something to consider (and I actually like the EA 752 system, although if Logic7 had been an option or base, I would have picked Logic7)
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:07 PM
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I don't recall if you are getting iDrive/Navi, but the EA (752) is integrated with iDrive and the Navi screen. Not sure if any aftermarket gear would provide that interface. Just something to consider (and I actually like the EA 752 system, although if Logic7 had been an option or base, I would have picked Logic7)
Yes, I will be getting I-Drive and NAV. I'll probably just get the enhanced audio although if there were an easy amp upgrade that could get me Logic7 quality sound I'd consider that.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:28 AM
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For the HiFi the replacement of the OEM amp with aftermarket is the best "bang for the buck" to upgrade the system, as you will replacing that OEM processing and filtering in one sweep. A nicer 6-channel, balanced inputs compatible aftermarket amp will make that HiFi to sound great, even with the OEM speakers and without major installation costs and effort. For example, the upcoming new JL Audio XD600/6 (March) will be a great replacement for the HiFi OEM amp, as it is small enough to fit in the area of the OEM amp and the CD Changer trunk trim while leaving your trunk space OEM, and powerful enough to drive all your OEM speakers with more clarity and "punch".
Technic, do you have any other suggestions for alternative amps? Perhaps something that is already out there?

Many thanks, I've followed a lot of your audio posts and have found the information valuable...
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Old 04-30-2010, 06:25 PM
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I wanted to circle back and say I've been listening to music most of the time now in the e90 with Enhanced Premium Sound as opposed to before in the e46 with HK where a rarely listened to anything. Two reasons, this system sounds WAY better and the ability for me to listen directly from my iPhone makes it more convenient than changing discs. But mostly it's the fact that it sounds so much better.

Now that it's getting warmer, I've been listening with the windows opened and noticed low bass response is much better than when the windows are closed. It's much richer and deeper. I always felt the low bass was lacking/thin but now I realize the system is "congested". Any ideas on how to fix it (other than driving with the windows down all the time)?
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:26 PM
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I just tried mine, and thought it was awesome! coming from 335i logic 7. HD radio, imo is as good as CD
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