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    Head unit upgrade - OEM Look

    I want to upgrade the concert head unit before the volume control fails. The problem is I dont want somthing that doesnt look 'right'. The OEM audi unit had a wider facia than a standatd DIN, and I like the ilumination thats the correct colour / controlled with the rest of the interior.

    Has anyone fitted a concert II? are they any good, and do they fill the slot properly? pics would be nice.

    Or are there any alterantives?
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    No idea on the Concert II but I fitted a Sendai Unit from Halfords.



    It had the proper colours but with bluetooth, SD card, USB and Aux in.
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    Pretty sure a concert II fits exactly however think you need a canbus simulator for lighting etc, but these are available from kufatec. I have a console and a concert II in the house so I can pop a picture up for you when I get home.
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    Becker used to some cracking decks that blended in nicely with the dash.

    I opted for this as I had it from my old car and it was too damn good not to fit.

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    I have the pioneer deh80prs and it's got plenty useful functions and the colours can be adjusted to pretty much anything you like.
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    Ok concert II won't fit directly you would need to trim the facia of the stereo, where the silver strip is.image.jpg
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    Im using a Pioneer DEH-4500BT. Suits the dash perfectly and it has Bluetooth integrated, which keeps the dash nice and tidy
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    Thanks! I think ill buy myself a concert 2 then. Some seem to have different facia's, the one pictured there has quite a bit more plastic around it than most.

    In my first B5 I fitted an aftermarket but the spacers at the ends always bugged my OCD. I do have an RNS-C that was destined for my 2.8 to replace the symphony, but I sold the car before I changed it and I dont really want to convert this one to double din as the double centre consoles seem to sell for loads!

    If anyone has a concert 2 they would swap for an RNS-C I'd be interested.
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    if your current head unit is a panasonic made one it will never have the volume problem, if it's a german made one it will, the problem lies with a chip in the unit that counts the number of times it's turned on (from the dim parts of my memory) once it reaches a set value it goes haywire, the panasonic ones do not do this

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    The one I have is out of a b6 a4, I think you want one out of a mk1 tt
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    Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    I have a sony unit fitted has front aux input and a cd player iirc was only £50 from BMS thats all i need really i tend to only use it on long motorway journeys as the milltek gets a bit to much after awhile.

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