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Old 06-12-2019, 09:53 PM
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Sound system

Iím sure this has been covered but I canít seem to find much info. Am I the only one who finds the Harmon kardon sound system to be awful? I canít quite pinpoint what it is about the system but it seems very flat, or shrill perhaps. What are you guys thoughts on it? The last vehicle I had, had a Bose system and it was far superior. What are my options for making it sound more like the Bose?

Thanks in advance for any input.
 
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Old 06-12-2019, 09:57 PM
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There is a small group of people who hate HK system. I am a member. I'm constantly upgrading my F56, I think I am finally near the end.
 
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:45 AM
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I had the HK system in my 2016 R60, and the HK system in my new 2019 F60. The HK system in both of my Countrymen was/is 'good', not great. There was def. more volume available out of the HK system that was in my R60. I think the HK system is 'brighter' than most stock premium sound systems so I tune some of the highs down accordingly.
 
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:38 AM
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I also hate the HK system, but only because you can't really equalize anything. For example, the bass is pretty weak when the volume is low, but on the other hand, I think it sounds great loud.
 
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Old 06-13-2019, 08:53 AM
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Honestly, as far as stock systems go, the HK is pretty good. It is a fat sight better than my wifeís Tiguan and the horrible Jeep Compass that is my loner car.
 
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Old 06-13-2019, 04:21 PM
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Without singing any praises for the HK system, when I heard the non-HK sound in a 2019 loaner from the dealer while my car was being serviced the difference was just enormous. I thought I was listening to an old transistor radio in the loaner.
 
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:16 PM
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I'm not a fan of the HK system either. I just feel it could be better. You would think it would have HD radio too. it's a little underwhelming for me.
 
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by 1RavingLunatic View Post
You would think it would have HD radio too.
It doesn't? What is package is HD radio included with? I've never used it, but I do have it in my 2017, which has the HK system.
 
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Old 06-14-2019, 07:59 AM
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I thought HD radio was standard in the stock radio and HK radio. Isn't it just built into the radio? I know there's a setting to turn HD on and off...
 
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:17 PM
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I thought HD radio was standard in the stock radio and HK radio. Isn't it just built into the radio? I know there's a setting to turn HD on and off...

I haven't seen it yet. If you find it, let me know
 
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Old 06-17-2019, 08:09 PM
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I haven't seen it yet. If you find it, let me know
HD Radio Reception is located by selecting the Media section and pushing the Options button located beside the touchpad controller in the center.
-Bob

 
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