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F06 Gran Coupe (2013 - Current)
BMW's entrance into the 4 door coupe segment to go head to head with the Audi A7 and MB CLS

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Old 12-12-2012, 01:52 PM
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I bought from BSW, system sounds great in my Z3

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Would you share what BSW supplied, and how was it installed? What was the final cost?

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Old 12-12-2012, 02:56 PM
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BSW supplied the entire 6-speaker set (all but subwoofers). they were a very simple plug&play installation, no alterations to existing wiring or mounting locations. Cost was excellent at approx $250.
very clear, easily heard at speed, top up or down.

ordering was simple from their website. Shipping was prompt.

They also supply ipod-sat radio integration hardware.


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Old 12-12-2012, 03:53 PM
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Would you share what BSW supplied, and how was it installed? What was the final cost?

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BSW does not have a speaker replacement set for the F12/F06 yet. It could be possible that the E92 set (shallower than the E90 Sedan) may fit.
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Old 12-15-2012, 03:37 AM
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Can I buy a portable hard drive like the Seagate 3TB, download my music, and play the music thru the USB port in the center enclosure or glove box? If so, how would I format the hard drive, and how should I keep a charge on the hard-drive while listening?
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Old 12-18-2012, 05:10 PM
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I just had a Reus Audio System installed in my 550 that already had the premium sound system. It sounds great. My 4th system with them. It truly is a "system" designed specifically for your particular car that adds on and works with the existing premium sound system. Really a fair price for the end result. Was actually cheaper than going to a high end shop and letting them install off the shelf components. Feel free to PM for more info.
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Sirius =32kps-48kps

CD burned into HDD = 128kps WAV

Bluetooth streaming = 229kps-345kps/by the source compression, i.e. if the source material is highly compressed (128kps for example) then BT audio resolution will be closer to 128kps than to 229kps. To get as close to 345kps as possible then the source should be a commercial CD.

USB = up to 320kps; if the source is 320kps then it will play at 320kps

Commercial CD = 1411kps

That's what you found out by listening without the technical mumbo jumbo.
Do all devices which transmit a BT signal for music operate under the same standards across all brands as WiFi operates under an industry standard?

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Old 01-03-2013, 02:29 PM
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Do all devices which transmit a BT signal for music operate under the same standards across all brands as WiFi operates under an industry standard?
Yes... search for "A2DP".

As you can see, the kbps standard is quite wide.
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So two devices can transmit lossless music via BT at different rates, creating lossy music?

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So two devices can transmit lossless music via BT at different rates, creating lossy music?
No current smartphone transmit lossless, even via USB. And the Combox can only handle a max of 320kbps anyways.

Put it this way, between BT Audio and an MP3 encoded at 320kbps played via the USB the MP3 will sound better.

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No current smartphone transmit lossless, even via USB. And the Combox can only handle a max of 320kbps anyways.

Put it this way, between BT Audio and an MP3 encoded at 320kbps played via the USB the MP3 will sound better.
Why does the BT audio not transmit at 320kbps or higher? If so, then why is there not one standard?
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:17 AM
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Why does the BT audio not transmit at 320kbps or higher? If so, then why is there not one standard?
Please search for A2DP... it will give you all the details that you are asking for.
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