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    Concert or Symphony on my S3 Order?

    Still have time to amend my order....apart from the built-in CD changer, is there a difference between the Concert and Symphony systems (with Bose)? Particularly interested in sound quality.
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    Not sure on sound quality , but you can play MP3's on the symphony II+

    If you have any plans to retro fit the RNS-e at a later date , then save your money and stick with the concert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post


    And for the sake of about 600 to fit the RNS-E (DVD Sat Nav) I'd just go with the Concert for now. There's no difference in sound quality between that and the Symphony, but the RNS-E sounds a hell of a lot better.
    Hiya Lee , sound quality wise is the RNS-E better than the Symphony? i heard it was a lower line volume?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch78 View Post
    If it is, that's news to me. I tested the Concert and Symphony in demo cars before I ordered mine and they sounded identical, so I just ordered the Concert. When I swapped it for the RNS-E it was a similar difference to when I took the factory unit out of my 2004 Astra SRi and put it in a 650 Alpine head unit. With the concert I was thinking of fitting some amps and upgrading the speakers, as soon as I turned on the RNS-E I thought all that could wait a while, no rush now.
    I think it was MarcQuinn , who said it had a lower line volume , i will get one sooner or later, but i think i'll also get the 6cd changer to put in the glovebox, rather than use the smart cards.

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    I'm never convinced by factory stereo upgrades anyway. For example i've been looking into my new car options (starts with a B and ends in a W)... The factory options are a total rip off. I'm thinking i'll upgrade the speakers myself in time and fit a new head unit for a lot less than the dealers are quoting....And it'll sound better.
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    Stndard fit concert 2 plays mps as well, listened in the showroom to a car with the Symphony fitted and could not tell the differance. Interested to see if the RNS-E sound better - Cant seem to get the Concert loud enough for my liking !

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    whatever's cheapest as long as its double din so you can swap for rns with ease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsarjantson View Post
    Stndard fit concert 2 plays mps as well, listened in the showroom to a car with the Symphony fitted and could not tell the differance. Interested to see if the RNS-E sound better - Cant seem to get the Concert loud enough for my liking !

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    Snap! sometimes i have my Symphony full whack with Bose and it's still only JUST loud enough!

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    Thanks for the replies. I'll stick with a Concert as it will play MP3s and might look for an RNS later - where can they be bought for 600?
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    fleabay has number of decent sellers & might get cheaper than that mate, I might have one for sale soon, PM me direct then if I do sell I'll email you directly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PNH80 View Post
    I'm never convinced by factory stereo upgrades anyway. For example i've been looking into my new car options (starts with a B and ends in a W)... The factory options are a total rip off. I'm thinking i'll upgrade the speakers myself in time and fit a new head unit for a lot less than the dealers are quoting....And it'll sound better.
    Unless you are going up to the Logic 7 (which blows the bose away) the you are better getting the standard and upgrading from there.

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