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Upgrade standard sound system to Bose?

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by woohoo, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. woohoo
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    [Apr 5, 2009]
    Whats needed to upgrade a standard sound system to Bose? can the amp just be added to power the existing speakers?

    Anyone done this and where does the amp sit, how easy to connect etc?
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    Don't bother get a decent aftermarket setup installed.

    You would need to replace the whole stereo loom to install the Bose setup and it is marginally better than a stock system.

    Been covered many times.

    If you want to keep the stock headunit then look at using an Alpine Inprint processor with after market amps and speakers.

    Paul
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    Cheers pretty happy with the standard sound anyway but see the bose amplifiers for sale, just wondered how easy and if worth it! not a big Bass head so will keep as standard!
    cheers for that!
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    [Apr 6, 2009]
    Any more info on that, need that info on my cousins mk1 TT roadster with bose.....wanna upgrade but keep standard headunit
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    Here you go http://www.alpine-europe.com/imprint/

    Paul
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    Upgrade to something better than bose if you are considering anything from standard IMO - thats what I have done and now have a far better system than bose
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    Cant beat alpine imo, reasonably priced too, although if your on a budget jbl have a decent range
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