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Bose Sound System

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Rileym, May 31, 2013.

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    Hi all,

    Im hoping someone may be able to help me out.

    I am looking to upgrade my sound system and I thought a good route to go down would be upgrading to Bose, as the Black Edtion has.

    I just need to know, how easy is this to do?

    Secondly, is there a reason why there is such a proce difference for the systems on Ebay? They range from £130 to £400 and they all seem to have everything included (spreakers, amp, sub).

    Any help would be great!
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    Personally i wouldn't bother with the BOSE, i would just buy some other aftermarket speakers etc, save alot of money and you can probably get some better quality stuff also.

    Just my take on it. BOSE is a very expensive brand name.

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    fair enough, is there anything you would recommend? I dont want to spend too much... prob £200
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    Speak to NHN he may be able to improve the sound quality but may cost a little more than £200. I know he does an upgrade on the Bose setup for about £380. I don't know what he can do if there is no Bose on the car but give him a PM.
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    Do I, lol, Bose upgrade for £380 is doubtful as there's a fair bit of work involved & the parts are more than that amount fella.

    I can do it, but its not cheap sorry to say.
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    I'm giving serious thought to having the AndyMac upgrade, the factory Bose system is pony.
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    Yeah I was very disappointed when I heard the Bose for the first time. Im gonna go for the same upgrade. I just gotta get the car first lol :think:... Then I need to find the time to go and see AndyMac and get it fitted as its a long trip for me.
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    He's pretty local to me I think, I just need the money, between this and the DAB upgrade I want I've got a few things to save for!
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    Yeah got lots I want to do. First thing will be upgrade the alarm to have proxitimy and glass break sensors. Car is booked in for Friday. Hopefully I will have the car by then. I supose i shouldnt complain re waiting since they are fitting a brand new Mechatronic unit in the car before I get it. :yes: DAB is on my list too.. Are you going for an AutoDAB unit or something else?
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    Yep AutoDAB, I got a quote from Advanced In Car Tech, I just need to scrape toegether the funds, there's always something else to spend it on when you have a wife and two girls in the house lol
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    As everybody said Bose sound system is awesome compared to other cars (factory) however to spend money and time it's not worth the upgrade.

    Andy does have a tutorial (detailed) on custom subwoofer box and driver. I recommend doing what we did to my brothers car; custom subwoofer box bought off eBay second hand for £50 plugged it into the side panel so hidden away plus JL speakers all around connected to a Rockford amp.

    For your budget I would recommend upgrading your sub and leaving the rest as it would cost lots.
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    Personally i think the Bose system is amazing and I'd pay to get it retrofitted if I didn't have it. U can crank it up to max and its still clear and punchy. I'd love to here the B & O to compare the two :)
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    Hear even* lol :)
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    tbh the BOSE system sucks compared to some of the others offered. I am in the midst of removing it from my A3 and replacing with a A/D/S setup and JL sub.
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