BMW factory audio systems explained
It’s critical to know which BMW audio system you’re starting with! BMW has three different levels of original-equipment sound system:
All these systems share a similar architecture – speaker size, count, location, and amplifier channel complement are all identical.
Premium Sound systems will always have graphic equalizer settings in the head unit’s menu, as well as a “Logic 7 On/Off” or “Surround On/Off” option.
The E9x 3-series will also a have center-channel dash speakers and two sets of rear speakers (side and rear deck).
The E82/7 1-series will not have center speaker or the second set of rear speakers (so check the head unit menu for the equalizer).
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