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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by dragon, May 4, 2009.

  1. dragon
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    dragon A3 Fan

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    [May 4, 2009]
    Have taken delivery of a new A3 S Line Sportback 170, after driving an 8P Sport for the last three years.

    Pros: Love the new engine, the refinement, styling, colour (Monza Silver), bluetooth, the seats, standard alloys and the xenons.

    Cons: Standard stereo unit looks cheap, AUX socket volume levels are a joke! (wish i could have specced the RNS unit but costs were too high).

    Also suprised by the ride, I was expecting it to be quite harsh (as outlined in many threads here) but in fact its perfect.

    Overall I'm chuffed with it!!!

    Photos to follow!
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    Congrats on the new car!

    With regards to aux-in, the volume problem is caused by the low output volume from the source rather than lack of gain on the input. I used to have a Sony mp3 player that had a line-out option for this purpose. The volume difference was huge!
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    Thanks for the advice. I am using a Sony MP3 player and will check the settings!
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    Which model? Mine was one of the old 20GB HDD models (HD5) which had extra features. Newer ones don't have all the options. There was also a hack for mine which overode the EU volume limit.
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    Retrofit RNS.
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    I have the same problem. I park in the big row of empty spaces along the back of Tesco and someone will always park right next to me! I even counted 7 spaces either side one time.

    Thankfully no one has marked my car just yet.
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    Do what l do. Find same said spaces and park over two of them. Last time l did that l found another car had done the same. It was an R8. Did l feel humble at that point or what.
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    [May 4, 2009]
    We had exactly that problem with iPod Classic, turned up volume on iPod, turn up volume on Stereo et voila... Still not a patch on the B&O on my newish A5... awesome:blackrs4:
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    :sign_pics:
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    I would do the same 100%. I'd kick off at the person about their lack of respect. Then I'd follow them (secretly if necessary) and get their own reg. Then I'd either leave a note on the damaged car or wait until they came out.
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    Boringggggggg "Unfortunately the sig pic had to go guys, but you can find it here if you need it"
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    I can think of at least one place it'd be more than welcome. ;)
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    So can I, lol.

    :icon_thumright:
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    :ohmy: :3sadwalk:
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    I have a sony MP3 I just wack the volume up to max on the player and mine is fine.
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