I have an Audi S3 8P with the standard non-Bose stereo system.
Keeping the RNS-E, I have fitted Alpine amps and speakers.
The amps receive inputs from the speaker wires that are connected to Alpine speaker-to-line-level converters, and this is alright, but frankly quite poor at the same time.
Connecting my iPod using a line-out adapter directly into the Alpine amps gave much much better quality, especially the bass which had so much more definition and clarity; this is in comparison to listening to the same song using CD or SD card from the RNS-E. (Aux-In on the RNS-E is further distorted compared to CD/SD)
Is there a stock amp the RNS-E connects to in the non-Bose system?
If so, where is it and how do I access it? Does the amp have a pre-out (doubtful)?
If not, are there seperate speaker out and line out connectors on the RNS-E?
Am I wasting my time going through the RNS-E if I'm after sound quality? I was thinking if I can't get a decent line level signal out of the RNS-E then to connect the iPod via a seperate EQ in parallel to the Alpine amps so I can retain nav/phone/radio functionality.
Any comments/opinions/suggestions would be appreciated.