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There is no bass, treble and balance dials on the S5 with B&O, even with MMI? That totally blows. (BTW, Firefox is run my Nazis, its spell checker lists Goebbels as the recommendation for trebbel, lol)
 

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Thanks for the clear up. Is the difference between the sound processing with MMI and that without MMI huge??
I believe its the same as one of the settings, you just don't have to option to change it. Which is weird because MMI is standard, so there should be no reason not to have that ability if you got B&O and didn't get nav.
 

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Yes there is a very good reason: MMI is not standard. Only a radio is standard with MMI-like operating logic and screen. The actual MMI (that comes with navi) is a whole different beast and thus the B&O difference is technically quite reasonable.

The whole story:

Difference between standard radio Concert/Symphony and the optional DVD navigation's MMI controls in B8 platform Audi A4 and A5
http://www.geocities.com/a6retrofit/articles/a4a5realmmi.html
Yes, I knew that, and I also know that when you get MMI, its actually uses a different bus system to send the music to the B&O speakers then if you get the B&O without advance MMI and Nav (I dunno if bus system is the word, but it has a different method of transferring the sound to the speakers.. I think its all digital with MMI/Nav and not without.) However, someone called B&O, and asked if it was even possible to have those symphony type options on the car without the digital bus, and they said it was possible, but Audi didn't put it in. I understand that if you don't get nav, that you get a stripped out version of MMI, but there is still a controller knob, and still an LCD screen, and the bus system supports it, so I don't see why Audi didn't put those features in non nav cars with B&O. Maybe it was too expensive, and they didnt bother to spend the time since most people getting B&O would probably be getting nav anyways. I just hope the B&O sounds as good, if not better than the HK Logic 7 in my dads S550, and in my buddys new 335 BMW.
 

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Loc is right, the fact that the much cheaper 'Audi Sound System' gets a subwoofer dial (seperate from Bass) and the B&O gets nothing, is why I am annoyed..

I feel generally my B&O system struggles to deliver Bass.
My door speakers seem to be doing most of the work (then at higher volumes start vibrating - natch), whereas my subwoofer never seems to be make much effort.

I've played back a Bass heavy track, and almost climbed into the boot/trunk to hear and feel the subwoofer. Although the subwoofer is on, it is certainly not 'carrying' the low end Bass for the system, nor is it displacing much air. (I could only feel some vibration, not the 'puff' effect you would expect.

It wouldn't matter so much if these things were tuneable via the DSP.
But that's another bag of worms.
Three different settings!? How long were B&O working on this? Half a morning with a couple of long tea-breaks inbetween?

To say I'm feeling short changed from this system would be an understatement
If its that bad, I would take it to the dealer. Its possible that the standard volume level for your sub was placed lower in comparison with the other speakers. I hope that they should be able to change speaker levels with their computer system that connects to the ODBII port.
 

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Loc is right, the fact that the much cheaper 'Audi Sound System' gets a subwoofer dial (seperate from Bass) and the B&O gets nothing, is why I am annoyed..

I feel generally my B&O system struggles to deliver Bass.
My door speakers seem to be doing most of the work (then at higher volumes start vibrating - natch), whereas my subwoofer never seems to be make much effort.

I've played back a Bass heavy track, and almost climbed into the boot/trunk to hear and feel the subwoofer. Although the subwoofer is on, it is certainly not 'carrying' the low end Bass for the system, nor is it displacing much air. (I could only feel some vibration, not the 'puff' effect you would expect.

It wouldn't matter so much if these things were tuneable via the DSP.
But that's another bag of worms.
Three different settings!? How long were B&O working on this? Half a morning with a couple of long tea-breaks inbetween?

To say I'm feeling short changed from this system would be an understatement
Also, to add insult to injury, the standard audio system without nav gets an SD card slot for MP3s, and the high end sound with nav loses that feature, which sucks, although I will be using my iPod anyways.
 

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I guess so... I must admit, that for most cars I have driven, changing the bass was suffucuent enout to get the sub going strong, but I guess this is not true for the B&O, my bad. I guess the B&O was designed to play high fidelity music, like classical or soft classics, and I am sure it sounds great with those on. I guess they didn't realize youngins like me will be blasting TI and Yung Jeezy, lol.
 
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