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Audi Symphony V Concert V Chorus

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by jonboy, Oct 16, 2007.

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    [Oct 16, 2007]
    Just a quick question with refernce to the ICE in Audi vehicles..well specifically the S3.

    I currently have the stock Bose setup with the sub etc in the boot; the headunit is an Audi Concert unit (not sure on model number)

    My question being; I am able to upgrade the HU to a Symphony or Chorus unit?

    I was speaking to someone the other day who said the Symphony is a better spec unit? Is this true and what are the differences of the three units?

    Many Thanks

    Jon:icon_thumright:
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    [Oct 17, 2007]
    Have a look here: http://www.ibiblio.org/tkan/audi/radios/

    I went from a concert 1 to a doubledin setup, which temporarily i have a symphony running in at the mo and there is virtually no difference soundwise.

    Upgrade wise - a symphony or any doubledin is a lot of work unless you have a facelift (2001+) A3/S3, even then requires a good few centre console parts.

    If you went to a symphony II you could have an in dash 6 CD changer.

    Edit: i see your S3 = 2003! :keule:
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    [Oct 17, 2007]
    All Audi HU's are the same basic spec, the only difference being tape/CD/6 CD
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    jonboy 'Team Tweedy'

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    [Oct 17, 2007]
    Big thanks for the help on this guys :icon_thumright:

    Slighty off subject... when i got the car i noticed in the centre console there was a phone output type thing; and in the glovebox a cradle for an Nokia type business phone. If i purchase the correct phone could i run this through the stereo? It all looks like standard Audi stuff, but i dont have a multi function wheel. Got me a little confused :think:
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    [Oct 17, 2007]
    If its an old CARK-91 kit, you can connect to the speaker out and mute wire to the rear of your concert/symphony etc

    Then the front speakers are utilised for your phone

    If you extract your headunit, you can check if the wiring is already present.

    I used to have one with a cradle for a nokia 6210, although the controller had been removed by a previous owner.

    these days its a parrot,nokia CK-1W or some other bluetooth device
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    [Oct 18, 2007]
    Thanks for this Steve:icon_thumright: will check it out at the weekend:)
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