Newbie Hello and Bose or not - help please viewing car tomorrow

tt ted

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Hi All

Viewing a 2001 S3 tomorrow and had told myself the one i buy must have Bose as i love my music. Never had a great system and thought Bose would be so.

However have read on internet that it isnt so good.

The question is, is it worth hanging out for a bose system?

The one i am looking at seems to have a sub mounted in the boot on left hand side. But no Bose labeling on the speaker cases. I am guessing this is an audi setup - is that right. If it is an audi setup is it any good, does it have an amp?

Is it worth getting this car if all else is good and then going for an Andymac sub upgrade??

Thanks in advance to all - hope to be an owner soon.
 

MURRAYS444

Registered User
I think the standard speaker setup has a subwoofer in the boot but would be the chorus system. The Bose system is better than the standard system but its not amazing compared to having Alpine speaker system installed!
 

finesse

Registered User
I think the standard speaker setup has a subwoofer in the boot but would be the chorus system. The Bose system is better than the standard system but its not amazing compared to having Alpine speaker system installed!

Yeah , what he said!
 

<tuffty/>

Badger 5 Edition...Its all about the flow...
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Bose + Andy Mac stealth sub.... disable Bose equalisation but cutting the wire at the back of the head unit to give you tonal control and its a half decent system... never going to set the world on fire though..

If you want iPod control there are options for the OEM headunits but they are not fantastic... There are no aftermarket adaptors for double DIN units (Symphony 1 & 2) so others have modded A4 adaptors to fit that look ok otherwise hunt around for a car with single DIN headunit and replace with an aftermarket unit of your choice... there are adaptors available to plug aftermarket HU's into the 'Bose' system... I used the Autoleads speaker line adaptor and other than a small thump every now and then turning the HU on it worked flawlessly... there is an RCA adaptor available too but not tried that...

I fitted an Andy Mac Stealth sub and some other gear but tbh I was happy enough with the std setup long enough that its taken nearly 18 months to get around to fitting it lol...

Here is a link to the install in my thread..
http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthread.php?76389-tufftybloke-s-S3-minor-modding-thread/page13#609

<tuffty/>
 

jdas03

Registered User
I have Bose in my s3, coming from a car with a basic stereo I love Bose! For me it's great quality and I have a tape in my hu which means I can use the iPod tape adapter and play my iPhone perfectly through that! I'd recommend getting Bose!
 
i wouldnt be bothered about bose. Iv got it and its ok, the sub is lowsy and i replaced mine with a AMSS.
 

Dazboss

Like A Thristy Dingo ;)
How do you know if you have the Bose system then ? mines a concert ?
 

1animal1

The Clar!! it mouves!!!
stereo will say it upon switching on and your speaker covers will have a Bose emblem
 

Nilz

Defo worth the wait :)
The Bose is not all that at all, you are better off finding a decent car and not worry too much about the HU in there.
 

tt ted

Registered User
Thanx for all the replies.

Looked at a couple since post. Decided to not worry about bose, but then found the right motor with it. Deal is done collect it next week, so thanx again. Will be on here a bit so hope can help others at some point.

ted
 

1animal1

The Clar!! it mouves!!!
good man, now get ya name changed and take that nasty 'TT' you have in your name away,unless you enjoy blokes coming on to ya :)

na seriously, nice one mate...get some pics up asap and possibly get ya *** to Audis in the park in Kettering :)
 

A3Tom

Smell my finger.
Bose shmose IMO.

Now I've cut the wire at the back of the HU its better but its only just good....not the ear related orgasm people expect from something with 'BOSE' written on it.
 

Dazboss

Like A Thristy Dingo ;)
Mines not the Bose, system then but still im happy with it, not going to change anything on the stereo side.

Got other plans to it.
 

lloydsta101

Registered User
Question... my speaker covers do not say Bose on them, but my Stereo says 'BOSE' every time it starts up. Does that mean I have it... or not? Not too bothered really, just curious! It's a pre-facelift by the way (don't know if that makes any difference).
 

Nilz

Defo worth the wait :)
Question... my speaker covers do not say Bose on them, but my Stereo says 'BOSE' every time it starts up. Does that mean I have it... or not? Not too bothered really, just curious! It's a pre-facelift by the way (don't know if that makes any difference).

It may not be Bose, as i believe it can be programmed to have the stereo say Bose, but then again, im not sure if the speakers actually do say Bose or not.
 
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