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Half Bose or Full Bose

NobberUK Nov 23, 2011

  1. NobberUK

    NobberUK VAG Junkie

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    Morning All,

    Anyone any idea how to tell if I've got Full or Half Bose? I'm trying to install my Alpine Headunit but need to buy the correct connector to get the (sorry to all you purists) crappy Bose amp to power up etc.

    Cheers

    Nobber
     
  2. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    No such thing as half Bose (despite what all the web sites say), if you have Bose you have full Bose
     
  3. A1DEYB

    A1DEYB Well-Known Member

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    Am i right in saying if you replace the head unit with an after market one you'll remove the BOSE EQ which will mean you don't actually have BOSE any more?
     
  4. NobberUK

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    The idea is, you still use the Bose Amp and Bose speakers, but it's powered from your aftermarket HU instead of the std Audi one.
     
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  7. AndyMac

    AndyMac Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    The Bose EQ is just a very flat EQ i.e. little bass & treble control, but you still have Bose, just a more responsive control of the sound i.e. your bass & treble will actually have more of an effect. You can remove the Bose EQ on the standard Audi HU by snipping the Bose wire on the back (or using VCDS). A lot of people do this just to improve the woolly flat sound of the Bose system without changing the HU.
     
  8. Helifella

    Helifella Co-Driver ~ Hattie Moderator Regional Rep VCDS Map User

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    Having not heard my Bose setup just yet i'm a tad concerned now. Having heard other Bose kit, headphones, home stereo's & aviation headsets i've found them leaning towards heavier bass. It would be good to compare a factory setup and one that has had the 'snip' :-O
     

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