Car Stereo Question- Adding EQ Software

Specific discussion about the E89 2009 Z4 (sDrive35is, sDrive35i, sDrive30i, sDrive23i)
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Post by RustyZ4 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:22 pm

I Have the business/hifi system in my car with the 10 speakers plus I seem to have the centre dash too?? it actually is very punchy with some nice bass which was a pleasant surprise, as I was after a Z with the HK, but had to relent as it ticked every other box, anyway, sometimes I would like to have the option of adding more mid, and wondered if there is an option of updating the system to include the graphic equaliser as with the HK option,
I did phone BMW, but as expected no help there, I have looked at Carly but im not sure that is able to do it, so I thought I would ask the experts if its possible

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Edit - forgot to mention it is a 14 plate with idrive
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Post by willgill » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:45 pm

probably much easier and cheaper to add an aftermarket dsp, which you certainly can do :)
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Post by Maniac » Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:51 am

I’ve never seen an HK option for the e89?

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Post by RustyZ4 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:11 am

Maniac wrote:
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I’ve never seen an HK option for the e89?
I thought the top of the range was a Harmon Kardon system which came with a graphic equaliser and surround option, I know it used to be called carver, I just wondered if the graphic eq software could be uploaded to work with mine
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Post by djstan » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:42 pm

I don't have HK but I *do* have the graphic equaliser though...?
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Post by RustyZ4 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:38 pm

djstan wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:42 pm
I don't have HK but I *do* have the graphic equaliser though...?
That’s interesting, do you know what option stereo you have ?
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Post by djstan » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:59 pm

Not a clue! How would I find out?
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Post by willgill » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:01 pm

shove your vin code in here:

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Post by Nick9one1 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:07 pm

this might be useful. Posted to another thread earlier today.
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Post by RustyZ4 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:13 pm

Nick9one1 wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:07 pm
this might be useful. Posted to another thread earlier today.

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Very interesting, I have the mid option, just trying to figure out if I can get the graphic EQ software loaded on my idrive
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