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Just about to put an order in for a new sportback and was wondering if the Bose option on the hifi was worth it.

Can anyone give advice please.

I thank you.
 

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if you do not intend to uprate with after market products then i strongly recomend
bose as its a fantastic sound quality :eek:
 

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In my 2005 A3 2.0 FSI, the Bose Sound System quality is Incredible. I totally recommend to buy your Sportback with the Bose Sound System. You wond regret it. One friend of mine told me The BMW 1 Series adds $1,800USD to the price of the car if you want it with The Bose Sound... In my experience, Audi does not do that...
 

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i've got nothing bad to say about teh bose system.. great sound quality all around. bass is a bit lacking if you want a real "thump" but for normal listining you cat go wrong :huh:
 

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I'm actually thinking about getting the Bose sound upgrade myself.
Does anybody know what it actually comprises of, as i havent been able to find any information about it online, or in any of the Audi brochures.
 

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A sound system tuned to your car, amps 1,2,5 not quite sure exactly how many, a higher wattage than the standard stero output. must have upgraded speakers, sounds great.
Searched hard to find a car with it before i bought my new car, it's fantastic if you like music.
 

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Is this something ou can buy yourself (pehaps from another cheaper suppliers than audi ?) and fit yourself with a little DIY expertise ?
 

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You can buy can buy an evenbetter system from any car hifi shop & fit it your self but it will still cost a penny or two.
It's only amps, speakers , wires but the BOSE has been tuned to your car & factory fitted.
I think the BOSE system has more than enough bass for me.
 

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I just got my sportback after waiting for 8 weeks and the bose system is the only disappointment. I also have a Land rover discovery with Alpine head-unit & amps and pioneer speakers & sub. It is even not comparable. Dont pay a penny for bose..
 

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I stopped by an aftermarket stereo shop and told them I had a bose system in my new A3. They said they probably can't put any aftermarket stereos without tearing every speakers out and rewiring everything because bose uses a "proprietary" standard resistance that is not really the industry standard. Is this for real?
 

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It is very disappointing because you have no chance to adjust mid-frequency. You even dont have GALA function, which is available on the standard radio. Subwoofer is not sufficient. Sound gets better and better when you increase the volume. The reason is you get more power on the subwoofer and, mid-frequency speakers reaches to their limit.

On the otherhand, the only good thing with the system is having no distortion even on top volume.

Changing the system with aftermarket products?
You can use most of the wiring. It is better to cancel center speaker in case of an upgrade.

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Yeah well the Bose ain't meant to be altered, I find it's a quality package and if ya just turn up the base to the back speakers a bit then you shouldn't need any subs or any of that and the sound quality is excellent!!
 

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swarrin said:
I'm actually thinking about getting the Bose sound upgrade myself.
Does anybody know what it actually comprises of, as i havent been able to find any information about it online, or in any of the Audi brochures.
It comprises 8 speakers (2 in the A-pillars, 2 in the front doors, 2 in the rear doors or side-panels on the 3dr, 1 centre speaker on top of the dash and a subwoofer in the boot) plus a 200-odd watt amp in the boot somewhere.

Definitely worth IMO, had it for 2.5 years on my A3. No it's not as good as a specialist aftermarket install but for a factory fit option (and as a company car I have no other choice) it's not half bad.
 

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BOSE is well worth the money if you're happy to spend that little extra. Unless you intend to get an aftermarket system, get the BOSE. Big improvement on normal system. :)
 

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Obviously a bose system would not compare to a head unit with aftermarket subs and speakers all amped. Bose is only a couple 6x9s and a few 6 1/2s but it still sounds great for basically a factory system without thump.

my friend has an 02 altima that came with a factory "noss" system (never heard of it before) and it actually sounds amazing.
 

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0fr0ad said:
It is very disappointing because you have no chance to adjust mid-frequency. You even dont have GALA function, which is available on the standard radio. Subwoofer is not sufficient. Sound gets better and better when you increase the volume. The reason is you get more power on the subwoofer and, mid-frequency speakers reaches to their limit.

On the otherhand, the only good thing with the system is having no distortion even on top volume.
This is incorrect, I just picked up my A3 S-Line this weekend with the BOSE sound system, it has GALA features and in the tone menu you can alter the bass, mid and trebble settings. It also has a built in microphone in the roof which detects road noise and cancels it to give the listner a clear crisp sound, the bass is deep and the trebble is crisp. I have had it on full volume, no rattles, no distortion and even from outside the bodywork doesnt rattle... All around I think its a cracking bit of kit and defiently worth the extra pennies.

Chris
 
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