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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 10-20-2012, 08:00 PM
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Premium sound Question (Silver rings?)

A few days ago I brought home our new 2012 X5 35d with Sport, Premium & Premium sound packages. I recall reading on here (or the X6 forum) that premium sound models had "silver rings" around the speakers instead of the black rings. Mine are all black and I do have an all-black interior. How can I verify if I got premium sound on this one or not? Are there additional speakers in the premium model that aren't in the standard model. Personally, the stereo isn't a big deal to me so that may explain why I didn't investigate this a bit more while picking up the truck with the sales guy.

PS - Premium sound is listed on the window sticker & the truck does have Sirius satellite so I THINK it has the premium sound but I also know that you can get Sirius without the premium sound package.
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Old 10-20-2012, 09:01 PM
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The only way to get silver rings is to option the Dirac individual sound option.
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:36 AM
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How can I verify if I got premium sound on this one or not? Are there additional speakers in the premium model that aren't in the standard model.
Count the number of speakers. Base model should have about 10 of them, the "upgraded" audio system should have 16. That includes 2 subwoofers below the front seats and the speakers in dashboard (the top of dashboard, covered by mesh).
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:54 AM
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I recall reading on here (or the X6 forum) that premium sound models had "silver rings" around the speakers instead of the black rings.

There are 3 sound systems available for your vehicle, base sound, premium sound and Enhanced sound. If it says on the sticker you have premium sound, then most likely that’s what you have. The system you speak of with the silver rings is the Enhanced sound, and that is a special order system, not an option. Have fun with your new X.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:18 AM
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Have you checked to see if you have an equalizer? I believe the premium sound system has that capability but not the basic stock sound system.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:19 AM
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Hey, Ndabunka, how do you like the 20" rims?!
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Old 10-21-2012, 12:34 PM
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Thanks for the "silver rings" clarification. Other threads had mixed the message of premium vs. ENHANCED (often calling the silver rings a "premium" audio system which I now understand was incorrect). It does appear that I DO have the premium system as I do have an equalizer. I also finally had a bit of time (by myself rather than lots of family in the car) to "play with things" today. I got the Homelink programmed (it was a bit more difficult than the 7-series was for whatever reason).

I LOVE the look of the 20-inch rims and LOVE the FAT BUTT effect of the 315's in the rear of my new lady. However, I am not so certain how happy I am with the "Summer Performance" run flat tires. I've never been a fan of ANY run flats and these are no exception to that rule. Being run flats with an internal support structure, they do not have much of an ability to make up for roads with poor conditions. However, they DO handle the curves...VERY, VERY well which makes me actually like them for handling @ speed (40-70MPH). However, I already arranged for a tire swap (to Continental DWS) before the final papers were signed so I am scheduled to take this back into the dealer to have them do that swp sometime this week. However, there is really no "financial" benefit to that swap so I am trying to re-structure things and have an offer to one of the members here to pick up his DWSs before swapping the Dunlop RFs and if I can complete that, I will simply pull these summer tires off and put them up on a rack in the garage until summer. That will give me the ability to have the best of both worlds. The more forgiving All-Season 20" in the winter and the stiffer performance 20" tires for the summer.
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:29 PM
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Yeah, too bad you didn't order the truck with Adaptive drive. AD definitely smooths things out in the ride quality department.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:11 AM
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Yeah, too bad you didn't order the truck with Adaptive drive. AD definitely smooths things out in the ride quality department.

ouch....Low blow kar don!
but i like it

AD rocks!

Next time

"ndabunka"

ps have u seen the eq settings thread on this site for the premium sound

Fader +2 towards rear
Treble +4
Bass 0
Surround off!!!
100Hz -2
200Hz -1
500Hz 0
1KHz +2
2KHz -3
5KHz +4
10KHz +6

Ull love these ! let us know what u think
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:20 AM
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Yeah, too bad you didn't order the truck with Adaptive drive. AD definitely smooths things out in the ride quality department.
I considered the AD but didn't feel it was worth an additional $4K to the bottom line (I know that some got it included free in their trucks ...or was that the X6 it was free in for a bit?). Too bad you haven't figured out how to add the description of your e70 into your signature line yet....
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:16 PM
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Btw ... You're not missing anything by not having enhanced / individual sound. I had it on my m3 and its mediocre at best.

Complete rip off

BMW must have agreed too since they have dumped it on new models offering the B&O system as the top of the line sound option.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:37 PM
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Basic Radio BMW Professional is 6 loudspeakers

First level is code 676 - HiFi loudspeaker System, 12 speakers 205w digital Amp with equaliser.

Second level is code 677 - HiFi System Professional, 16 speakers, 600w digital Amp with Surround mode & Equaliser.

Third level is code 752 - BMW individual High End Audio System, 16 Speakers, 625w 9 channel AMP with digital sound processing (Dirac) plus you get Equaliser & Surround mode.
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Old 10-22-2012, 09:20 PM
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Old 10-25-2012, 08:40 PM
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Dunlop to conti DWS swap

ndabunka,

What kind of deal did you work with the dealer to swap out the Dunlops for the Conti DWS all season's? I was looking at getting a winter setup, but maybe just switching to all seasons would be the better route.
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Old 10-25-2012, 10:11 PM
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Here is a list of components that I am planning to install into my 09 X5 E70, where I now have a Logic 7, Top HiFi Sound System, which I am completely unhappy with:

- MOBRIDGE M100-M-MDA1
- Audison bit one sound processor
- (1) McIntosh Power Amp 6-CH 50Wx4 + 100Wx2
- (1) McIntosh Power Amp 4-CH 50Wx4
- (2) Earthquake Sound SWS-8X 8" Super Shallow subwoofer 4OHM (under front seats)
- (7) HERTZ EM 100 4" ENERGY SERIES 4-OHM 1-WAY MIDRANGE SPEAKERS 150 WATTS (center + front + rear + rear)
- (7) Hertz HT-25 Tweeters 120W (center + front +rear + rear)
- (1) Focal 33 KX - 13" Dual 2-Ohm 400W Subwoofer (custom boxed for rear /trunk area)
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:44 PM
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ndabunka,

What kind of deal did you work with the dealer to swap out the Dunlops for the Conti DWS all season's? I was looking at getting a winter setup, but maybe just switching to all seasons would be the better route.
$140 for the swap. In the end, the dealership ends up with the better end of the deal because the Dunlops are worth about twice as much as the DWSs (retail). There was a guy on here from DC who was selling a set of the tires and I was going to try and buy his and keep the original Dunlops as well. it would have been the best "deal" as he only wanted $600 for the four tires. However, it appears that he sold them to someone else and I missed out on that deal.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:50 PM
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Here is a list of components that I am planning to install into my 09 X5 E70, where I now have a Logic 7, Top HiFi Sound System, which I am completely unhappy with:

- MOBRIDGE M100-M-MDA1
- Audison bit one sound processor
- (1) McIntosh Power Amp 6-CH 50Wx4 + 100Wx2
- (1) McIntosh Power Amp 4-CH 50Wx4
- (2) Earthquake Sound SWS-8X 8" Super Shallow subwoofer 4OHM (under front seats)
- (7) HERTZ EM 100 4" ENERGY SERIES 4-OHM 1-WAY MIDRANGE SPEAKERS 150 WATTS (center + front + rear + rear)
- (7) Hertz HT-25 Tweeters 120W (center + front +rear + rear)
- (1) Focal 33 KX - 13" Dual 2-Ohm 400W Subwoofer (custom boxed for rear /trunk area)
I don't see how this has ANYTHING to do with my original question regarding which stereo MY X5 came with from the factory. The X5 is not a disco so I am not in the least bit interested in hearing anything about your mad science project. Please start another thread for pointless drivel about who has the biggest...ah, er...stereo in his pants.
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Third level is code 752 - BMW individual High End Audio System, 16 Speakers, 625w 9 channel AMP with digital sound processing (Dirac) plus you get Equaliser & Surround mode.
Total power of SA752 is 825W, not 625W.
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The X5 is not a disco so I am not in the least bit interested in hearing anything about your mad science project.
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Total power of SA752 is 825W, not 625W.
I have the Australian spec sheet printout, its say 9 channel amp is 625w .............on there ebrochure it says 825w from the Australian BMW website, someone made a typo.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:32 PM
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"ndabunka"
ps have u seen the eq settings thread on this site for the premium sound

Fader +2 towards rear
Treble +4
Bass 0
Surround off!!!
100Hz -2
200Hz -1
500Hz 0
1KHz +2
2KHz -3
5KHz +4
10KHz +6

Ull love these ! let us know what u think
Rob
I finally got around to trying these settings. They're not bad but makes the middles sound "tin-ny" to me. Also looses too much of that deep bass on things that should have it like the kettle drums (Celtic Women) & Film & the BB's Tricycle. The clarinet in High Wire has a warmer tone. The following settings are about as close as I cam come to my old 7-series quality IMHO...

Fader +1 towards rear
Treble +5
Bass +3
Surround ON
NOTE: It may be a personal thing but I like hearing the stage around me rather than mostly in front. It makes me feel IN the music rather than watching a performance in front of me.
100Hz +3
200Hz +3
500Hz -2
1KHz +4
2KHz +3
5KHz +6
10KHz +8

One thing that is a bit irritating is that there is no visual representation of the volume levels I listened to the music @ on this audio system so I can't tell you if I was listening @ 40%, 50%, 75% or anything in between which makes subjective reporting a bit...um, er... difficult
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