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Old Dec 31st, 2012
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Hi Jerry,
I do the same except I don't put it into the K. If I had the K before I spent days and days importing it into the system noted above I'm sure I would though.
I went lossless as I use the 160gb iPods not only for my car and gym but for my office system which is decent -- Dynaudio C-1s, NAD M3 and Krell KID. I admit I could live with compressed though.

Couldn't agree more about the car and other noisy environs -- it's a joke to think it matters. Reminds me of when high-end cassettes were in vogue such as the Nakamichi Dragon (are you old enough to remember?). I'd tape some Telarc CD of classical music disc with about a 95 db of dynamic range and half of it was silent in the car. LOL. Remember the DBX noise reduction and compression systems too?

Looking at new cars now and the B&O option in the BMW M6 and MB SLs for $3.7 and $6K respectively. Salesman say that being a convertible is all the more reason to spend the extra money. I smile at him. Plus I think B&O is a fashion statement anyway.
Also agree that the songs I purchased from iTunes can't get into the K, but I'm a remote control button away from access to them at home anyway.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I might load a few CDs into the K and experiment a bit.

Well time to go celebrate!! Have a great night and see you around next year!!!
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Old Jan 1st, 2013
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Hey- I have the B&O in my M6! It happens to sound great. I like prog rock.

I do remember the Nakamichi cassette decks- I loved the one that would pop the tape out and spin it around so you never had to play it backwards for the second side.

I remember Dolby B&C NR.

I'll tell you why getting the nicer stereo in those cars might make sense- what would it cost to do a really good after market system with the kind of integration you get with the car audio system? Im guessing 10k at a minimum and probably more like 15k.

Dynaudio are really nice speakers. Sweet.

FWIW, B&O has gotten better over the years- they are still a fashion statement but now days they back it up with performance. I have a set of their headphones I use for the gym and they are quite good- for gym headphones. Listened to 2112 today. The Priests of Syrnix never had it so good.

PS- the new M6 is a sweet ride- highly recommended.
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Old Jan 2nd, 2013
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Small world Jerry.

Appreciate the info on the B&O. I will reassess based on your input. I think my dealer may have a car equipped with it to check out.
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Old Jan 2nd, 2013
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Well everyone has to make their own decisions. To some its a total waste of money. But to some owning a sports car is a total waste of money. And to some owning a movie server is a waste. Its all subjective here. Im just giving you a thought about why it might not be quite as crazy as it sounds. And to be fair- I never listened to the stock system. Im sure its already very good. I guess you could say I wanted the whole cake with the cheery on the top of it.
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Old Jan 2nd, 2013
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I have done several very long drives in a 640d fitted with B&O and was very impressed. The 640d is a fine car ....not as fruity as an M6 but can travel 500 miles on a single tank.

Naim and Meridian are also providing some excellent automotive sound systems.

I would definitely have B&O in a 6series. I have been told by a friend B&0 in the SL is worthwhile.

As ever with HiFi.... some systems work for the listener and some don't.
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Old Jan 3rd, 2013
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I have done several very long drives in a 640d fitted with B&O and was very impressed. The 640d is a fine car ....not as fruity as an M6 but can travel 500 miles on a single tank.

Naim and Meridian are also providing some excellent automotive sound systems.

I would definitely have B&O in a 6series. I have been told by a friend B&0 in the SL is worthwhile.

As ever with HiFi.... some systems work for the listener and some don't.
Don't want to take this too far off track. Just want to say I appreciate the candor and input on the B&O from both of you. No need to caveat it as worthwhile to some and not others. For those using the K system, a background in very good home audio gear is probably very common. I caught the bug at 13 and mowed lawns so as to buy the latest phone cartridge, etc. Never even began to take differing opinions personally.

The $6K for the system in the SL is a bit harder to accept. I always think of it not in terms of value, but in opportunity cost. What other audio gear purchase could I make that's a bigger bang for the buck. The MB user forums are starting to have more posts complaining about the B&O (I have not heard it), specially that they tune the system to the car, which is obviously what one would expect and don't offer much user flexibility in terms of front / rear balance and other user preferences. I'm not buying either car off the lot, so I have a bit of time before placing my order to check it out. Leaning M6. Thanks again.
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Old Jan 4th, 2013
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We aim to please. What do we have to do to put you in a car today?
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Old Apr 20th, 2013
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Nice to have the music in the K bc you can run the dcoax out to your DAC, play it through you music system and control by the K app. If compression doesn't bother you, you can also get iTunes over. It just a cumbersome task.
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Old Apr 20th, 2013
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New B&O earphones next month. Called H3 or H6
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Old Apr 20th, 2013
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K store out of beta, Bluray available!
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