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A3/S3 Speaker Upgrade - Story so far

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by imported_maviceuk, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. imported_maviceuk
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    imported_maviceuk Guest

    [Sep 13, 2004]
    No gain control

    thats causing some probs at the mo.

    Had to fade to R8 as the panasonic amps the front too much.

    seems ok now providing I can live with fader on R8 as normal position.


    worth it for the sound improvement though.

    Will keep my eye out for a better amp that will fit behind dash. The Panasonic slots nicely into a space top right behind the glovebox.

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    [Sep 13, 2004]
    I have fitted these alpine amps under the front seats before,bargain now on ebay, but I doubt there is room under the S3 seats or behind the dash best bet would be to fit it in the opposite rear quarter to the sub rear speaker amp.
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    [Sep 21, 2004]
    Too much re-wiring for me from rear panel to front speakers

    I will live with the little pana for now and keep my eye out for a quality minature amp that will fit behind the dash - tall order though.

    cheers anyway

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    [Nov 17, 2004]
    Well here goes, my first post....

    Well there I was searching the net for any evidence of people upgrading there S3 speaker and amp combinations whilst still using the standard HU when I fall across this rather impressive project! It has made very interesting reading and I sure am glad I have found this forum.

    This might cover a bit of old ground but I just wanted to ask a couple of questions to clear a few things up, hope nobody minds?

    My S3 has the concert HU with 6 Disc Changer and the Bose speakers, now normally this would fine but the system I used to have in my last car was a lot better and I thinking about putting it in my S3. But one thing I am not keen on is using my Rockford Fosgate HU as I think it will look stupid having a chrome look HU sat in my nice black Audi dashboard.

    So my questions are...

    What output is my current concert headunit?
    Does it have RCA outputs I can use to connect to my AMP?
    Does it have Pre-outs?

    Thanks in advance
    Jim
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    [Nov 17, 2004]
    If you have the Bose upgrade then the Concert uses both front & rear pre-outs to drive the Bose 4 channel amp, and the Bose 100w sub. Pre-outs are on a non standard mini-ISO plug so you need an adapter to get standard RCA's. the Concert head unit only has front speaker outputs which are a massive 25w (max) per channel. These aren't used in the Bose setup.
    If adding amps you will need to change the speakers as they are 1. 2 ohm impedance and 2. pathetic. RCA adapter
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