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No rear speakers/sub pc9 - 408??

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by tonks s3, Mar 16, 2013.

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    Alright guys I have a 2001 audi S3 with a concert system have changed the HU to a aftermarket one, the red plug can't plug into the new stereo was just wondering if I need to get a pc9-408 auto leads for it or something else?! Cheers Tonks
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    Is yours a Bose system?

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    I used a PC9-408 adaptor on my Alpine setup for a few years... there is a very slight whump noise when you turn the head unit on but tbh I really never noticed it...

    There is a link in my sig they may be of interest to you should you feel inclined :)

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    Not with my car at the moment tuffty :/ haven't noticed any Bose symbols on anything but my rear speakers and sub are powered separately to the fronts it's a audi concert stereo with the tape deck and volume control in the centre if that helps?&nbsp;<br>Cheers
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    Sorry just seen that mate ill have a geek! Cheers!!!
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    Don't use the 408 as it uses a hideous hi-lo converter, far cleaner sound with the PC9-404 for non Bose (rear amp only)
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    I should of said earlier I am using the 404 which is giving me now rear audio :/ just wondering the blue with white trace wire does that need to be connected to a 12v supply? Also on the red SOT it doesn't look like it has the right amount of outputs? Cheers
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    Yes it needs to be connected to the power antenna or remote on feed from the new HU
    It only needs left & right pre-outs. The other sections are blanked off as they are for cd changer and DIS feed neither of which will work with an aftermarket HU
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    Ideal cheers bud! Will have to order a aerial adapter
    cheers Tonks
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