Hi there, I'm now running around in a silver S3. I've had 2 previous A3's (1.8T sports) with the Bose system in them. They had the concert stereo's with a 6 disc panasonic changer on them. This sounded pretty resonable to me. It had some life to it and if you tuned the bass, it was ok, not too boomy, but cold be heard. Now, on the S3, I have Bose, and the Symphony with the 6 disc slot loader in the dash and it just sounds plain awful. I've played with all the Tone controls as normal like you have to do with car stereo's and it still hasn't made any difference. It sounds as if the bass box isn't doing anything at all. It also sounds like the source itself, the symphony CD player is a remarkably average CD source compared to my previous 6 disc panasonics. Anyone had experience's of the Bose in their S3's sounding the same ? Could the bass box be disconnected for any reason ??? Roy.