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2007 A3 with Concert III

Discussion in 'In-Car Entertainment' started by Ian_C, Sep 13, 2007.

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    Hi - some advice if anyone has a spare 5mins.

    I will be purhcasing a car with the above stereo system - no Bose.

    The no Bose bit pains me, having had two previous A3s with the Bose system. However, my plans are to upgrade the system -

    1) How far can I go with the Concert III stock unit - i'd like to improve the speakers and bass without havign to change the stock headunit to maintain the original look of the car.

    2) Re. the above, I want to install an RNS-E system, how would this affect being able to upgrade the speakers and bass.

    Please treat me with kid gloves I am a novice-!!:detective2:

    Thanks in advance
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    The Concert III has front and rear pre-outs so you can pretty much do anything you want. The only limitation is it only has an internal amp for the front speakers, and doesn't have a non fading sub pre-out, so no independent control of a sub.
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    Andy, thanks - but in laymans terms........

    i.e. "pre-outs"

    Would I be able to replicate or surpass the clarity and bass of the Bose system and retain the Cocert III head unit?
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    Sorry I'm struggling with "clarity and bass of the Bose system", isn't that a contradiction in terms?
    Yes of course you can if you're aiming that low!
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    -Whilst retaining the Conert HU?
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