I thought I should start a new thread as I couldn't get a straight answer elsewhere on different audio forums...
I have tried a search on here but couldnt find a relevant thread hence a new post... Forgive me if it has been covered elsewhere and my search hasnt picked it up...
I have an Audi A4 B5 with the standard Concert radio Cassette, ISO plugs... I don't really want to change the HU unless it would be to a double Din unit, where I might still face the same questions...
I have owned the car for many years now and over the last three or so years, I have noticed that the sound quality of the stereo has diminished... ie. the bass drops off the louder the stereo's volume increases. (I see this is mentioned in another thread and I have asked a question there) Can the diminishing loudness function be turned off, so its loud all the time?
I replaced the speakers with high quality units of the same or higher outputs than standard and kept the same sizes. I cant recall the name of the units but they were over £200 for the set.
The fronts are components with the little adapter thingy box and the rears are Co axial? Ala standard. The Bass boot speaker has not been changed, but will be along with the amp in a day or two as I have just acquired one to see if that cures the issue, which I fear it wont.
Now for the questions bit...
I want to improve the volume and the sound quality at motorway speeds as the stereo is weedy to say the least; particularly noticeable at speed.
I have been offered a full Bose speaker system and Amps for the car. Should I fit this, activate Bose on my HU or will it make little or no difference? If its a good idea is there an idiots guide as I don't have too much experience of amps and other such like things but am willing to learn.
If Bose isn't a good idea, is there a way of including an amp or two in the current system to assist the power output? I understand an amp in the front speaker circuit is a possibility but the rears are awkward to say the least; is this correct?
As I said, I don't want to change the HU so an aftermarket one is out, so all improvements would have to be compatible with the Audi HU.
Sorry if its a bit of a FSQT but I thought it might be worthwhile asking your advice as I guess many of you would have faced the same or similar issues.
Thanks in advance.