1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Head unit upgrade - OEM Look

Discussion in 'A4/S4 forum(B5 Chassis)' started by Mr K, May 2, 2013.

  1. Mr K

    Mr K Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    Messages:
    343
    Likes Received:
    2
    I want to upgrade the concert head unit before the volume control fails. The problem is I dont want somthing that doesnt look 'right'. The OEM audi unit had a wider facia than a standatd DIN, and I like the ilumination thats the correct colour / controlled with the rest of the interior.

    Has anyone fitted a concert II? are they any good, and do they fill the slot properly? pics would be nice.

    Or are there any alterantives?
     
  2. Google AdSense Guest Advertisement



    to hide this advert.
  3. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2010
    Messages:
    15,274
    Likes Received:
    1,082
    No idea on the Concert II but I fitted a Sendai Unit from Halfords.

    [​IMG]

    It had the proper colours but with bluetooth, SD card, USB and Aux in.
    Still going strong in the other car.
     
  4. Sulli79

    Sulli79 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    33
    Pretty sure a concert II fits exactly however think you need a canbus simulator for lighting etc, but these are available from kufatec. I have a console and a concert II in the house so I can pop a picture up for you when I get home.
     
  5. Oranoco

    Oranoco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2007
    Messages:
    3,499
    Likes Received:
    279
    Becker used to some cracking decks that blended in nicely with the dash.

    I opted for this as I had it from my old car and it was too damn good not to fit.

    [​IMG]
     
    norad97 likes this.
  6. Soupie69uk

    Soupie69uk Owner

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Messages:
    2,851
    Likes Received:
    11
    I have the pioneer deh80prs and it's got plenty useful functions and the colours can be adjusted to pretty much anything you like.
     
  7. Sulli79

    Sulli79 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    33
    Ok concert II won't fit directly you would need to trim the facia of the stereo, where the silver strip is. image.jpg
     

    Attached Files:

  8. AR-rkon

    AR-rkon AllROOOOOOOOOAD!!!
    Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2010
    Messages:
    1,828
    Likes Received:
    125
    Im using a Pioneer DEH-4500BT. Suits the dash perfectly and it has Bluetooth integrated, which keeps the dash nice and tidy :)
     
  9. Mr K

    Mr K Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2007
    Messages:
    343
    Likes Received:
    2
    Thanks! I think ill buy myself a concert 2 then. Some seem to have different facia's, the one pictured there has quite a bit more plastic around it than most.

    In my first B5 I fitted an aftermarket but the spacers at the ends always bugged my OCD. I do have an RNS-C that was destined for my 2.8 to replace the symphony, but I sold the car before I changed it and I dont really want to convert this one to double din as the double centre consoles seem to sell for loads!

    If anyone has a concert 2 they would swap for an RNS-C I'd be interested.
     
  10. Ian2012

    Ian2012 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2012
    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    29
    if your current head unit is a panasonic made one it will never have the volume problem, if it's a german made one it will, the problem lies with a chip in the unit that counts the number of times it's turned on (from the dim parts of my memory) once it reaches a set value it goes haywire, the panasonic ones do not do this
     
  11. Sulli79

    Sulli79 Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    33
    The one I have is out of a b6 a4, I think you want one out of a mk1 tt
     
  12. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2010
    Messages:
    3,583
    Likes Received:
    163
    I have a sony unit fitted has front aux input and a cd player iirc was only £50 from BMS thats all i need really i tend to only use it on long motorway journeys as the milltek gets a bit to much after awhile.

    Pic -
    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page