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      05-23-2020, 01:56 PM   #1
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I added Equalizer Settings on my G20

Finally after a lot of try and error here is my first post and contribution to this forum after I purchased my g20 last year I noticed the lack of equalizer settings on my Base 330i I was thinking no problem I can add one WRONG ! Well after going to numerous places getting quotes and getting non sense amounts from 2k to 4K you can do it because of the ram radio thanks to bimmercode and research on expert mode here is the procedure go to bimmercode to HU MGU HEADUNIT then expert mode from there pic 3002 then look for AUDIO-SYSTEM then change the parameters from alev2-Ram to alev4-Ram code and you got a free working Bowersand Wilkins settings and working equalizer enjoy,
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And this my friends is one hell of a first post. Welcome and thanks for sharing!!
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Does it significantly improve the quality of the stock system?
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      05-24-2020, 11:25 PM   #6
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I’m wondering if anyone has some good EQ settings to consider.
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Does it make any difference on stock stereo systems? I don't have Hi-Fi or Harman Kardon Surround.
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Does it make any difference on stock stereo systems? I don't have Hi-Fi or Harman Kardon Surround.
I dont know how this feature has influence for stock Audio system , but bower Wilkins settting in “ concert” change my audio settings to different level. Bass and treble are much much higher, sounds magic. Of course I added eq settings like V sounds and increased surround level to max.
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I dont know how this feature has influence for stock Audio system , but bower Wilkins settting in “ concert” change my audio settings to different level. Bass and treble are much much higher, sounds magic. Of course I added eq settings like V sounds and increased surround level to max.
What you got? Hi-Fi or HK ?

EQ settings seems to be working pretty good on stock system.

I wasn't expecting anything from the sound profiles since I have the stock system.
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That's awesome work mate. So on the stock system does it actually work as an equaliser, with adjustable bands, or is it just cosmetic? Please tell us more.
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What you got? Hi-Fi or HK ?

EQ settings seems to be working pretty good on stock system.

I wasn't expecting anything from the sound profiles since I have the stock system.
Yes i have harman kardon audio. The surround settings is much much better so now I feel voice of singer completely different as on the stage .
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How the heck did you get Expert Mode on HU_MGU?
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How the heck did you get Expert Mode on HU_MGU?
E-mail to owner in order to get the beta version from the Test Flight

support@bimmercode.app

Somebody correct me if the email is wrong.
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Finally after a lot of try and error here is my first post and contribution to this forum after I purchased my g20 last year I noticed the lack of equalizer settings on my Base 330i I was thinking no problem I can add one WRONG ! Well after going to numerous places getting quotes and getting non sense amounts from 2k to 4K you can do it because of the ram radio thanks to bimmercode and research on expert mode here is the procedure go to bimmercode to HU MGU HEADUNIT then expert mode from there pic 3002 then look for AUDIO-SYSTEM then change the parameters from alev2-Ram to alev4-Ram code and you got a free working Bowersand Wilkins settings and working equalizer enjoy,
Welcome! Outstanding post and a doozy for your first one! I’m going to have to try coding this too.
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I contacted bavsound (since I have stage 1 plus ghost woofers) and they suggested the following settings. I don’t have logic 7 as an option, but will try the rest.

Bass - FLAT
Treb - FLAT

Logic 7 - ON

Balance FLAT
Fader FLAT
(keeping it flat after speakers break in give you the best reproduction of the music, although I did have it "+1 Fader" originally to create more imaging while keeping the volume down)

+2 100HZ
-3 200HZ
-1 500HZ
-3 1KHZ
-1 2KHZ
-2 5KHZ
-1 10KHZ
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About the settings on my G20

Yes I also have aftermarket speakers bavsound (the best ) and I am glad that they share some settings for this mod already added a aftermarket JL AUDIO WOOFER mono to the 2 woofers in the bottom of the seats and let me tell you I used to sound really flat only using the treble bass and fader lol I know it’s sad but I been playing with it a bit and it’s sound amazing so I can really tell that the mod it’s not just (cosmetic) there is a setting to make it louder on expert since the number set on Max Vol ( in German ) it’s set on 35 I may play with it a bit this weekend it will be my next frontier 😁 since bavsound had not released a amp for us yet
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I tried it on the non-HK HiFi system in my car and couldn't notice a difference with the presets (movie theatre, concert etc). With the equalizer, I noticed a difference only when I changed the two on the ends (bass and treble settings) and none in the middle (100Hz, 200, 500 etc). I tested it on SiriusXM.
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I tried it on the non-HK HiFi system in my car and couldn't notice a difference with the presets (movie theatre, concert etc). With the equalizer, I noticed a difference only when I changed the two on the ends (bass and treble settings) and none in the middle (100Hz, 200, 500 etc). I tested it on SiriusXM.
Thanks for testing. So it IS just cosmetic on the stock system then ie if your hardware doesn't support it...so you may as well just stick with Bass and Treble.
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How the heck did you get Expert Mode on HU_MGU?
E-mail to owner in order to get the beta version from the Test Flight

support@bimmercode.app

Somebody correct me if the email is wrong.
Do you have to delete the original Bimmercode app to use the beta mode?
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Do you have to delete the original Bimmercode app to use the beta mode?
No. You don't have to do that.
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No. You don't have to do that.
so i can use both without any issues correct?
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Thanks for testing. So it IS just cosmetic on the stock system then ie if your hardware doesn't support it...so you may as well just stick with Bass and Treble.
From how it works in my car, yes. It's purely cosmetic. I totally forgot that I had coded that. I'll revert it back to stock.
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