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Phatbox and speaker upgrade

Discussion in 'In-Car Entertainment' started by dreddg, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. dreddg

    dreddg Member

    Jan 7, 2005
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    After reading a number of threads about phatnoise I am now thinking of making the switch.....as I am getting tired of my cds skipping when passing over speed tables/ potholes....so a few questions

    1. Will the phatnoise skip when hitting bumps/ potholes?
    2. I already have cd mounted in the rear I believe it is a straight swap, is this correct?
    3. Should I buy in UK or US, as price in UK seems about £199 but US price is cheaper, but with items you need due to voltage difference, is there much difference in price?
    4. I am looking for recommendations as to what to look out for speaker upgrades ( One for andymac)...I am not electrically minded so please bear with me

    Thanks for looking and I hope you guys (n gals) can help... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/noidea.gif

    George /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/book.gif
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  3. Anito

    Anito Member

    Dec 13, 2003
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    1. Never experienced it myself and would imagine it's pretty unlikely

    2. Should be, the phatnoise comes with an adapter cable

    3. The voltage isn't a proble as the US ones come with switchable AC supply (for the USB cradle)

    4. Like you say this one's for andy mac
  4. timps

    timps Shakersville

    Oct 2, 2005
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    I have never experienced any form of skipping as for the power supply unit mine came from the USA and it needed replacing (2 pin plug & wrong voltage).

    The cheap Phatnoise are all sourced from the USA

    A lot of sellers on ebay are based in the USA & pretend to be in the UK (or source the box from there) they just bundle a new PSU with the box but some people have reported the PSU is of poor quality & not up to the job.

    Mapin sell one that works for about £15.

    Basically the box will have come from the same source just some one has changed the PSU for you if you are lucky it’s a good one if your not you will still have to replace it.

    I have upgraded the speakers in my A4 with Focal unfortunately not sure about an A6.

    If you have the CD cable installed its plug & play just make sure you get the Audi version of the Phatnoise (round plug) the glovebox CD changer requires a VW Phatnoise (rectangular plug) some people sell this as Audi
  5. jonnye

    jonnye New Member

    Apr 13, 2006
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