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Retro-fit Bose

Freddiedog Aug 17, 2007

  1. Freddiedog

    Freddiedog New Member

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    Does anyone know whether you can retro-fit the bose sound system, if so how much will it cost?
     
  2. si_reading

    si_reading Member

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    For what it would probably cost I'd probably fit a different setup myself. I had a really nice Focal/JL setup in my last A3 which sounded awersome. Got Bose in my new A3 only because I couldn't be botered putting the interior to bits on this A3 to fit wires etc lol.

    I guess if you found someone selling 2nd hand Bose parts and fitted them yourself it could be quite cheap. Just Audi Parts prices would be stupid money I'd guess for all the Bose parts required.

    Si
     
  3. Boydie

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    As Si said it would be easier to upgrade your system to aftermarket gear than fit bose

    I contemplated the idea but went for aftermarket

    I have 6.5" Focal KP2 components up front, Becker Grand Prix head unit, 2 genesis amps, audiocontrol eql and diamond D6 10"

    great system for SQ
     
  4. mitch78

    mitch78 Active Member

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    :thumbsup:
     
  5. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

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    these are my first focals and will def not be my last!
     
  6. si_reading

    si_reading Member

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    Focal stuff is impressive sounded much better in my black A3 than my current white A3's Bose imo.
     
  7. Boydie

    Boydie Guest

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    focals will fit straight in si lol
     
  8. JohnS3

    JohnS3 Active Member

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    A mate of mine looked into this retrofit. It was a lot of work and the cost of the parts from Audi almost made his hair fall out. Needless to say he didn't do it.
     
  9. Boydie

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    a decent aftermarket set anyway will kick the ass off any bose system
     
  10. Gti Jazz Blue

    Gti Jazz Blue Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Having removed the Bose setup in mine and replaced it with a decent aftermarket setup I'd tend to agree.

    Retro fit Bose would be a big job as it uses a totally different wiring configuration to the non-Bose. The Bose wiring loom is installed at the factory whilst it is in build.

    Paul
     
  11. si_reading

    si_reading Member

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    I know I had the Focal K2 Power Comps in my last A3 it's ust having to wire in amps etc which takes time running cables up and down the car. Then I had JL W3's and, caps and more amps lol. Wanted the practicality of having a usuable boot again in this car lol.
     

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