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Audi a3 Stereo syetem identification?

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    Hi, I'm new.

    This has probably been done to death - but I need to find out what sound system is factory fitted in my A3.

    Is there an easy way to identify the system? I have a 2000 model 1.8 sport (non turbo).
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    A3Tom Smell my finger.

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    It should say it on the front of the headunit mate. Concert etc etc.

    If it has BOSE then you'll have a sub in the rear left wheel arch (behind the trim in the boot) and the display will say "BOSE" on it when you turn it on.

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    All concert stereos also have a sub in the left hand side boot compartment Tom, the Bose sub is slightly different though.
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    It is a concert head unit - but i'm not convinced that my sub is bose as well, what's the difference between standard sub and bose?
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    cassette or cd?. single or double din?
    Oh, and if it is bose equipped, it usually says it on the front and rear speaker grills.
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    Ahh, fair enough. My sub has BOSE written on it so phew!.
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    Yes that's the non Bose sub, Bose looks like this:
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    £60!!!! are they worth that? (the concert sub? )
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    Nope, £25 tops for non Bose, around £70 for Bose.
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    is there any way of keepin the concert head unit but connecting an aftermarket sub ??
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