Sound system

Kieranja

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Has any one found a way or can you code a standard sound system not to turn it self down when turned up full. For the 2 seconds Its on full it's not distorting but it turns it self down a little. And there's just no kick in it. Does my head in
 

RichardT

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I can’t imagine why it would ever be turned up full. It would be much too load (and I’m a bit deaf!)
 

Schizophonic

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The system has a protection to stop its speakers blown and stop it from distorting. If you want some kick you can retrofit an *** sub and center speaker.
 

Kieranja

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The system has a protection to stop its speakers blown and stop it from distorting. If you want some kick you can retrofit an *** sub and center speaker.
No way to turn this off via vag ? When it comes in at full they still not distorted or popping. It seems s bit odd.
 

RichardT

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It's not loud at all. Quietest sound system I ever had in a car.
Even if you have standard system, on full volume it’s much too load to be able to listen to in the car. If your’s is as quiet as you say, then I think it must have a fault.
 

Kieranja

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No seen a few complain about it. Of you like.loud music and used to it then you know what's quiet. I train 5 days a week with expensive headphones bouncing my head off. It's a quiet system. Schizophonoc pic knows where I coming from.
It's dreadfull compared to other cars standard systems. Prob I would say the worse. My insignia had.much better base that didn't fade away.
 

TimWills28

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I totally agree, system is crap...

I retrofitted the parts and got it coded by @DJAlix must say the bass is way better but not super loud obviously...for that you’d be looking at a non oem amp and all sorts..

Link to my videos below if any help...
 

oli356

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I'm so confused. So you're saying you have the volume set to max?? I think I have it on 30 max which is like half? And that's more than enough. In my last car which had the standard system it was the same.
 

TimWills28

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I'm so confused. So you're saying you have the volume set to max?? I think I have it on 30 max which is like half? And that's more than enough. In my last car which had the standard system it was the same.
Each to their own I suppose, I believe what the OP is saying is that like on most car systems, the more you crank up the volume the louder it gets but on the Audi System as you turn it up it will reduce the volume towards the max volume to protect the speakers
 

Kieranja

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Yeah from like 25 onwards makes.no difference then when all the sound kicks in after about 3 seconds if turns it self.down for this protection stuff. Which is about volume 20. The speakers are barly struggling. It's a big overkill. It means no matter what you do. Speakers etc it won't get any louder with this module amp controlling it. With out changing it I was woundering is there a option on vag to code it out but seems no there's not.
 

Kieranja

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Oli I sure.30.or 35 is full anyways lol turn it up full and wait 3 seconds into the song. You can hear it cut the volume
 
The standard system I had on a recent loaner was nowhere near as good as the standard system that I had on my 2003 8V, all about Audi cost cutting? Most buyers will just have the wireless on in the background, don't care and won't notice. Can you expect the standard system to be fantastic when Audi offer *** or B&O as upgrades? - you want better you pay more.
If sound was so important to you, why did you buy a car with a lowest spec system?
 

Jimbbobw1977

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I had a new A3 1.6tdi Sport with recently with the standard system as a courtesy car. It was merely okay - nothing more, just a basic sound system and no different really to the system in a Skoda Fabia 1.4tdi I was using at work at the time - simply meh.

The Bose in the 8P cab I have is better but again that’s shrill high up and the bass is centred to far behind the driver in the back panel.

Compared to the 500w + watt and 12 speakers + sub as standard in my daily MK5 Mondeo none compare, that is an awesome sound system, and one that will rattle the number plate on the boot..

Sound systems are a funny thing really - I think at times designed to make you pay more...

The standard systems in the Corsas we have at work are actually not to bad for what they are, whereas the B&O in the A4 B8 was terrible, just not worth the money.

Surely the Q2 with only ‘passive’ speakers I.e no speakers in the rear is a massive step back
 

oli356

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Wait... What... The Q2 doesn't have speakers in the back. Wtf. That sounds uhm... Cheap.
 

Kieranja

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The standard system I had on a recent loaner was nowhere near as good as the standard system that I had on my 2003 8V, all about Audi cost cutting? Most buyers will just have the wireless on in the background, don't care and won't notice. Can you expect the standard system to be fantastic when Audi offer *** or B&O as upgrades? - you want better you pay more.
If sound was so important to you, why did you buy a car with a lowest spec system?
I didn know that it would be do ****. Its was used car so you cant really spec better sound system. Most sound systems these days are decent. Ford,vx,Renault. Audi hot to be the worse.
And you cant get a 2003 8v. 2013?
 
I didn know that it would be do ****. Its was used car so you cant really spec better sound system. Most sound systems these days are decent. Ford,vx,Renault. Audi hot to be the worse.
And you cant get a 2003 8v. 2013?
Thanks for pointing out my typo. Glass houses and all that.
 
G

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No seen a few complain about it. Of you like.loud music and used to it then you know what's quiet. I train 5 days a week with expensive headphones bouncing my head off. It's a quiet system. Schizophonoc pic knows where I coming from.
It's dreadfull compared to other cars standard systems. Prob I would say the worse. My insignia had.much better base that didn't fade away.

My previous motor was an Insignia (65 reg) and got rid 6 weeks ago for the Audi and i have to say the B&O in the Audi is far far superior to the speakers in the Insignia. I had a VX-Line Nav model which came with the 7 inch screen / sat nav unit as standard but the speakers were terrible in comparison to the Audi so IMO if you think they are better than the B&O in the Audi then there's either something wrong with the system in the Audi or you had the BOSE upgrade in the Insignia.

For what it's worth i don't think the B&O is fantastic, yes it's better than the insignia set up however i was expecting more punch from the B&O setup, i seem to recall that the BOSE setup in my previous 8P Sportback Audi was much punchier than the B&O that's in my 8V saloon.

Having said all the above if you don't have the B&O in your Audi and you have the basic 'Audi sound system' then that is still worlds apart from the insignia sound quaility (again unless you has the Bose upgrade), i know this as I've had all three setups to compare them against.
 

Jimbbobw1977

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My previous motor was an Insignia (65 reg) and got rid 6 weeks ago for the Audi and i have to say the B&O in the Audi is far far superior to the speakers in the Insignia. I had a VX-Line Nav model which came with the 7 inch screen / sat nav unit as standard but the speakers were terrible in comparison to the Audi so IMO if you think they are better than the B&O in the Audi then there's either something wrong with the system in the Audi or you had the BOSE upgrade in the Insignia.

For what it's worth i don't think the B&O is fantastic, yes it's better than the insignia set up however i was expecting more punch from the B&O setup, i seem to recall that the BOSE setup in my previous 8P Sportback Audi was much punchier than the B&O that's in my 8V saloon.

Having said all the above if you don't have the B&O in your Audi and you have the basic 'Audi sound system' then that is still worlds apart from the insignia sound quaility (again unless you has the Bose upgrade), i know this as I've had all three setups to compare them against.

The Insignia I have driven most recently was a 2011 2.0cdti basic model. The sound system was terrible in it, lacking bass and sounding tinny. Strangely it was far worse than the current Corsa which for a standard system isn’t actually that bad sounding in mid volume.
 

ben gough

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Even if you have standard system, on full volume it’s much too load to be able to listen to in the car. If your’s is as quiet as you say, then I think it must have a fault.

mine is the same the sound is okay but the speakers can put out more and the sub can ofload more
its just like running a race and not being able to cross the finsih line
 

RichardT

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I tried this in my car following this thread. I turned mine up to full (over 30, can’t remember value) and it stayed there, didn’t reduce.
But, despite what others say on here I just cannot believe people drive around with it that loud - it would certainly damage your ears over time. And it’s a safety hazard as well - couldn’t hear a thing going on around.
 
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