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    B&O upgrade or bespoke?!

    Hi there - I've got a 2009 S4 Avant with the standard Audi audio system. To fit the 'factory' B&O system is £1800+VAT. Does anyone have any experience of doing something a bit more bespoke, i.e. Alpine or Pioneer or other amp / speakers??

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    yes i have a lot of experiance doing stuff like this
    ive been building car audio and competition audio systems for over twenty years now
    2003 pearlescent black s4 avant tiptronic - milltek exhaust - pre cats removed - remapped ...
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    Ah nice. I used to be really into custom systems years ago. What do you think of the price of the B&O retrofit?

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    not exactly sure whats included in the retrofit , but i will say ive never heard a factory fitted system which was even halve as good as an aftermarket bespoke one

    £1800 is a very nice system in bespoke territory if you spend the money wisely and where its needed
    2003 pearlescent black s4 avant tiptronic - milltek exhaust - pre cats removed - remapped ...
    koni adjustable suspension front and rear
    alpine f1 dvi9990 -pxah990 headunit and processor - alpine d511r
    4 x focal 5ws midbass drivers - focal audiom 6w midrange - focal tce tweeters - velodyne df 12 sc servo controlled subwoofer
    3 x phoenix gold zpa 0.5 amplifiers

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    If I was you I would be looking along the lines of Genesis, Phoenix Gold etc. If £1800 is your budget then you could have one hell of a system, as dualmono says I have never heard a stock system sound as good as a bespoke even if it is supposedly Bose etc. I think that is more of a marketing ploy if I'm honest as Bose home audio is fantastic.

    I have just got my A3 and it has a Bose system in it, although it isn't a touch on my complete Genesis system in my Focus I think I will leave it be as it must help with resale value having Bose but I might add a sub for a bit more bass.

    That said, I *might* be selling my Genesis kit from my Focus. If I do I will put it in the relevant section on this board as well as TalkAudio (a fantastic ICE forum).

 

 

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