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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by lake_m, Dec 8, 2009.

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    lake_m Soon to be S3'd up.

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    Ok another daft audio related question. Been trying to find out a bit more about the Audi USB console. I'm hoping that I'll be able to buy a large USB pen drive of about 32GB and load (just about) all my music onto it. question is... what is the max capacity it can take? I know the 2x SD cards on the RNS-E are limited to approx 2GB each. I also thought the sound quality from the SD cards through the RNS-E was better than my ipod adapter on the previous car - so long as you kept the encoded bit rate above 160kbit/s. The ipod adapter sound 'dull' in comparison probably because the connection was analogue whereas the SD card was straight digital.

    Anyway, enough waffle. -- anyone got a USB console and can you give it the thumbs up??:music:

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    You can have up to 4GB SD cards by the way mate.

    I'm fairly sure with the USB you're limited to 6 playlists of 99 tracks just like on the iPod.
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    Didn't the SD cards have to be none HC or something? I recall not being able to track any down (plenty of HC 4GB cards around though) and just bought a stack of 2GB.
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    Yeah you can't use SDHC cards but you can get 4GB non HC cards.
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    :thumbsup:Thanks for that.

    Last question honest....and before anyone shouts :rtfm:I don't have one yet !!!!

    Can you 'drive' the USB console from the RNS-E or does the retro-fitting of RNS-E render the console 'defunct' ??

    Andy
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    Don't know what you mean! :think:
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    I don't either :scared2:
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    I'm pretty sure the usb console replaces the cd changer, so if you can add a cd changer/ipod to the rns-e then I think it should 'drive' it.
    I still need to save up for rns-e :faint:
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    hehe you're right - sorry about that :wtf:??

    What I meant to say was ....The USB console will operate via the multifunction stering wheel / concert radio in my S3 when delivered. If I do a retro fit of the RNS-E, will it make the USB console obsolete i.e. is there a connection for the USB console into the back of the RNS-E and can the console be operated via the screen? Hope that makes better sense.

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    Aha right! No as waqi says the USB console plugs into the same pins as the CD changer so it's controlled in the same way.
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    That's great - thanks. :icon_thumright:

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