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A3 Sportback - Technology Package or Bang & Olufsen Sound System ?

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by Chester Draws, Nov 30, 2012.

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    Newbie here , my first post on this forum so please be gentle !

    I am off to Portsmouth Audi tomorrow to sit in the new Sportback which they have for the weekend. I believe it is going to Guildford Audi for next weekend if that info is of use. I think it is a left hooker though.

    Anyway, my question is as per the post , if I can only afford one or the other which one to go for . Do I take the freebie satnav that is on special offer at present and add the B&O or just go for the Tech pack ?

    Thoughts / comments most welcome.

    Chester
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    Hi, welcome to audi-sport.net. Where are you located? Hope you enjoy the forum:) x
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    I wonder if it's the same one that was at Audi Five Oaks this week - Beluga Brown I think. It was a LHD. Very lovely nevertheless :).

    I'm sorry I didn't get pics, only thought to after I'd left!
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    Welcome Chester.

    Depends what the tech pack costs & includes, more info would help an honest opinion please :)
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    Personally you have to weigh up the benefits to you.
    For me i like my music, so would go for the sound system then the tech pack.

    I guess when you are in the car you spend more time with your eyes on road and listening to the radio/music.

    The benefit of the tech pack is bigger screen and 3D maps and touch interface, you still get the smaller screen and command dial as standard with car, plus USB/SD as standard.
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    Just to clarify, the "touch interface" is on the top of the MMI wheel - the screen isn't touch regardless of tech pack or otherwise (and nor would I want it to be, despite loads of people seemingly criticising Audi for not using touch screens).
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    Thank you for your comments.

    I am now wondering if the B&O system is better suited to the HDD tuner rather than the standard spec tuner. Is it a bit over kill ?
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    Standard in SE model

    Standard in sport and s-line model in addition to SE model
    Optional
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    your welcome.

    B&O is always going to be the best sound option, not sure what you mean by HDD.... (i know its a hard drive, but in what relation to the sound system)

    It might be a good idea to go listen the system, take a CD of your choice and use the same tracks in a car with B&O and one with something else, ask your self is it worth the extra money or sacrifice of something else? will it make that difference to you?
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    I am aware of the specs from the website. I cannot see any mention as to the tuner spec that comes as standard . I see the HDD tuner is a triple tuner etc so was wondering if the basic Audi audio upgrade is a better match with the standard head unit

    Chester
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    Ahh, Portsmouth Audi- my local dealer.... You might see me around in my 3 door, glacier white S-Line! I'm pretty certain it is the only one around!!
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    no idea to be honest. maybe someone else can help, or the local audi dealer.
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    Errrr no!! Lol ;)
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    By HDD tuner, do you mean the DAB option?
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    Ok I rephrase - the only white S-line in portsmouth?? Haha
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    Great colour choice by the way ! :)
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    Vertigo,


    the Tech Pack tuner is a triple tuner with phase diversity according to the blurb, I suppose I am asking how this compares against the standard head unit

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