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      12-19-2016, 05:17 PM   #1
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BMW Active Sound Booster - Best Exhaust Yet

Well, not really an "exhaust" but enhancing the factory "fake" system, the BMW Active Sound.

The kit contanins everything you need: Maserati ECU sound, BMW I8 bluetooth interface, BMW i8 specific cables, install manual.

You can control everything from your phone app, you can set it as loud as you want, quiet as a mouse or everything in between. The app links to your car profiles Confort, Eco and Sport and you can assign volumes, tones and even start exhaust sounds to each one.

We did two cars today, it's absolutly incredible and you do not void the warranty, everything is reversible, it takes around 2 hours for the install.

Here is a sample of the sound, with sound booster / factory / with sound booster again.

http://vocaroo.com/i/s1KStw0jkLQo
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      12-19-2016, 05:23 PM   #2
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Far better, and cheaper, option than changing the exhaust
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      12-19-2016, 05:26 PM   #3
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      12-19-2016, 05:30 PM   #4
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full kit is around 950 euros, pm me...I can give you the contact details
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      12-19-2016, 05:44 PM   #5
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Meh. It's great what can be done with electronics, but to me, it only aggravates the slight discomfort I already have with the fakeness of the original sound.

Does this only work inside the car, or does it affect the sound outside as well?

Love the fellow-German fellow talking about having a nice "zound". :-)
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      12-19-2016, 05:49 PM   #6
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the sound clip I posted is from outside the car
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      12-19-2016, 07:48 PM   #7
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Finally listened...quite a difference.
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      12-20-2016, 02:19 AM   #8
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Much deeper growl
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Very cool, but a bit pricey IMHO
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Finally listened...quite a difference.
Will dealer install? I'm interested in this.
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      12-20-2016, 06:16 PM   #11
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you can easily install / uninstall it yourself or any car hi-fi shop
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Do you need the external pedestrian speaker? I believe that was optional in Europe - or is there another outside speaker to enhance the exhaust ?

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You already have the speaker, is number 6.
This kit upgrades the sound the speaker makes with a Maserati OEM Sound Ecu, a SoundBooster Bluetooth module and all the parts / wires needed for the install on the i8.
Also lets you manage the volume, intensity, "rhythm", idle sound, start up sound, linkages to the car modes via a phone app

Update: we managed to make it sound like the exotic lambo v10 today, I'll post a clip later
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Cool. I always thought #6 was an option in the UK (and Europe), hopefully it is always there
Is it visible from under the car if I get under it for a look?
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You already have the speaker, is number 6.
This kit upgrades the sound the speaker makes with a Maserati OEM Sound Ecu, a SoundBooster Bluetooth module and all the parts / wires needed for the install on the i8.
Also lets you manage the volume, intensity, "rhythm", idle sound, start up sound, linkages to the car modes via a phone app

Update: we managed to make it sound like the exotic lambo v10 today, I'll post a clip later
Can you post some youtube videos from both outside and inside the car?
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Can you post some youtube videos from both outside and inside the car?




http://bfy.tw/94w6
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So that one is only 399 euros...
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You need everything from the first picture I posted (except the springs ): bluetooth module (that's 399), maserati ecu sound (that's another 400), custom made wires, plugs, etc. It comes around 950.

I DON'T SELL THEM )) !
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So that one is only 399 euros...
Not clear why it is selling for 1000 euros, I would pay 399 euros. Maybe it is missing the module you need for Bluetooth control? Website also does not mention Maserati anywhere.
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Then go ahead and order only that one like we did )).
I'm just trying to help here ...
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Thanks for bringing this option to our attention!

Also, who sells the kit?
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Pm me, I can give you the contact info.
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