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Crackling from front centre speaker on BOSE

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by djoblong, Mar 16, 2005.

  1. djoblong
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    Hi All

    I have a problem which seems to be getting worse by the day. After only about 4 weeks of ownership a crackle has developed in the front centre (dashboard mount) speaker in my A3. I have the BOSE option.

    This seems utterly ridiculous to me - I went for the superior option after all! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/swear.gif

    This started as a barely noticeable crackle and now it's quite noticeable between 12 and 17 on the volume range. It gets drowned out much higher than that.

    For the record I have had my volume at max (30) before to try it out but never for extended amounts of time. MOstly it's around 15ish and occasionally 20-25 if a REALLY good song is playing.

    Anyone else had this issue? If I take my car to Audi to check this out are they obliged to give me another A3 or whatever whilst they have my car? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif

    Cheers
    DJO
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    sounds like a blown speaker..
    can happen sometime.. and its life..
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    I've had the same (ish) problem for over a year on my A4,although it's the front passenger door speaker on mine.
    They're tried replacing the speaker and the head unit,to no avail.
    Unfortunately,it's such a random thing that they never get the chance to hear it.
    It differs slightly from your problem in that the crackling/breakup happens at low volumes.
    Anything over 10 and it doesn't happen.
    I've put up with it knowing that my new car is imminent.If it were a new car it would drive me nuts.
    I'm no ICE expert but I've always found it strange that Audi use 'active' speakers.
    Seems like asking for trouble to me.
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    Dash Speaker - Cool

    Didn't know there was one. The book brochure says 6 speakers:

    2 rear, 2 front door & 2 pillar tweeters.

    I've got bose and i'd be chuffed about the '7th' speaker!!
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    Is there a Bose option with 10 speakers? I'm sure I read that somewhere...
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    Eeef Lord of War

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    not on the A3
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    No there is no 10 speaker option. I've found I can drown out the cracking at 20+ on the volume control but it's getting worse on the 10-15 area. Below 10 it's not there at all. Highly annoying. Is that definitely a speaker on the dash? Maybe I'm mistaken but I don't know why the cracking/squelching noice would be coming from there otherwise...
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    No it's the Golf mkV with 10 speakers.
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