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Old May 14th, 2014, 03:32 PM
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What is the standard 2014 Mini audio like?

Hi all,

Just wondering what the standard audio system is like on the 2014 Mini as I've not had a chance to have a listen?

Is it better than the R56? I had a 2009 Cooper D previously and the audio was pretty pants, but I am wondering if the new system is better, given that there are a lot more parts in common with the BMWs now?

Just wondering whether it is worth forking out the 590 for the Harmon Kardon system, I think consensus was that it was on the R56.

Advice much appreciated!

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Ryan.
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It's really good, the base speakers are under the front seats and give a nice rich sound as do the mid range speakers in the doors and rear panels,in my opinion it's much better than my outgoing R56
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I'm not that impressed by the speakers in my F56, I'm wishing I'd gone for the upgrade, I don't find it bassy enough and find the sound rather flat
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Standard is 2 x 4" full range door speakers and 2 x 6.5 bass speakers under the seats. Visual boost option adds 2 more 4" full range in the rear. Most people seem happy with these options. If the standard/boost is better than an R56 though then so will the HK option be better than the R56 HK. The F56 HK has 5 x tweeters and 5 x 4" midrange and 2 x 8" bass speakers under the seats. One of the tweeter/midrange combinations are a centre channel. Plus a more powerful amp so if you can afford it go for it.

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I went for the HK upgrade in the end.
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