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Adding DAB to RNS-E

jdp1962 Feb 16, 2012

  1. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    Does anyone know if this can be connected to an RNS-E to provide DAB radio reception?

    If it can, what leads and/or adapters would be needed?

    If it helps, here's a link to the user guide.
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2012
  2. s8craig

    s8craig Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    It can be, but without any control from the RNS-E and you would require an IMA adaptor for the RNS-E, so unless you have a pre 2010 RNS-E that allows VIM hacking then you would have to stop the car to see the screen or use a VIM can bus unit to disable the speed signal.

    I have another little project on the go to provide an integrated DAB receiver for RNS-e or concert/symphony as long as you have a MFSW.
     
  3. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    Alas, I don't, otherwise I'd have been tempted by one of these.
     
  4. Jonesey

    Jonesey New Member

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    Just noticed this thread Craig. I'd love dAB in my S3 (MY10) is it possible?
     
  5. xtremedetailz

    xtremedetailz Member

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    any news on this ? just had a RNSE fitted and would love DAB too
     
  6. Cruiser89

    Cruiser89 Advanced In Car Tech Site Sponsor

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    Stol1975 Member

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    Anyone had the advanced in car DAB fitted?
     
  8. elrao

    elrao Member

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    Fancy adding DAB to my new S3 (RNS-E). Anyone tried this unit?
     
  9. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    I eventually replaced my trusty old Revo In-car DAB with a Kinetic Digitizor from DABonwheels. Click here.

    It's absolutely brilliant. Still uses FM-modulation but it's properly engineered (provided you go for the wired installation), provides DAB station info on the head unit and DIS, and is completely invisible once installed.

    Brest £90 I've spent on the car, by a loong way.
     
  10. Cruiser89

    Cruiser89 Advanced In Car Tech Site Sponsor

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    Check out this video I made bud... Shows off the AutoDAB working on the RNSe



    I haven't tried jdp's Digitizor before. It's quite a good system if you don't have steering wheel controls. If you have steering wheel controls then go for the AutoDAB. Works really well with them!
     
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  11. jdp1962

    jdp1962 Grumpy Old Moderator Staff Member Moderator TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Gold Supporter Team Tornado Audi S4 quattro Black Edition s tronic

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    Spot on, Tim. If I'd had steering wheel controls, I'd have gone for AutoDAB. As it is, the Kinetic does a cracking job. It might be worth you getting one to evaluate.
     
  12. Cruiser89

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    I think I might!
     

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