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A3 HU Concert - MP3 Connection

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Crisis, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Crisis
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    So far from what I can gather their are a few options to choose from. But the main question is:

    What is the standard connection on the back of THIS headunit:

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    As far as I know its :
    ISO or Quadlock

    Its the standard headunit in a 54 Audi A3 Sportback 2.0TDI Sport. If that helps.

    Once I know the connection I can find what I need to plug in an MP3/USB.

    So far I've found a few products doing this (any views?)

    Dension Link Gatway 100
    These Products from In Car Express - (not sure which one connects) http://www.incarexpress.co.uk/catse...essories&type=Aux-Input&fitment=Audi&limit=10

    This eBay Product - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MP3-Player-fo...oryZ3293QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    This eBay Product - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MP3-MAZDA-6-M...oryZ3293QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    This eBay Product - http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MP3-Player-fo...oryZ3293QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Any help?

    Thanks!
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  2. MarcQuinlivan
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    It is ISO - the Gen II head units were all ISO. As far as I know you'll need something that mimics the external cd changer to work with it.
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  3. Crisis
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    Something that has the same connection presumably.

    Wondering tho, how the Playlist function works? As the CD Changer would be 6 CDs, but with the new iPod Connection Audi offer they say you need 6 Playlists on the iPod for it to work.

    How does this link up?
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    I've just fitted a Dension Gateway 100 to my RNS-E.

    The first 5 CDs on the changer will be the first 5 playlists on your iPod. CD 6 allows you to choose the interface. Track 1 on CD 6 uses the Gateway Interface i.e RNS-E controls iPod. Track 2 uses the iPod interface i.e. you just use the iPod to select the playlist/albym/track you want to hear. Track 3 on CD 6 is the aux input (3.5mm jack) on the Gateway.

    I got mine from www.ipodcarkitdirect.com

    Jon
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    Well I don't have an iPod. I have a new MP3 player which plugs directly into my PC USB Port (just like a USB Pen Drive) and it has the standard 3.5mm headphone jack. I somehow doubt it will be compatable with a USB Port in the car, so its probably going to be the 3.5mm jack.

    Just don't want to pay lots of money for a kit designed for an iPod I guess. Most of them are!

    Btw, I'm not against iPod, but we have 2 in the house and iTunes annoys me enough as it is. New MP3 player is drag and drop.

    Thanks so far!
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    Ahh right - sorry just assumed MP3 player was iPod!
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    iv got this xcarlink usb, its great. installed it myself, very easy only took few minutes. i got a mini portable external 80GB hard drive from staples £39.99, its usb powered so no external power supply which means i cn keep it in my glove box. can't go wrong. got all my music on there. can accept upto 6CD's full of as many music as you like.
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